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Fishing Derby Update


The Prophetstown Police Department’s “Dick Brown” Fishing Derby will have some modifications on Saturday.

The event will be staged in the campground section of the Prophetstown State Park with fishing done in Coon Creek. Police Chief Bruce Franks says the area next to the river remains extremely muddy and would pose a hazard for the kids taking part.

Registration starts at 7:30 AM and parents must register their child prior to fishing.

The derby is divided into age groups with each group is assigned a fishing time:  0-6yrs. 8-9 AM, 7-10 yrs. 9-l0 AM, 11-14 yrs. 10-11 AM

Prizes will be awarded to each group upon completion of their fishing time.

Each registered participant will receive a prize.


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