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Between the Lens: Fishing Clinic at Moorman Lake

Between the Lens: Fishing Clinic at Moorman Lake

[caption id="attachment_100889" align="aligncenter" ]Austin Mellon, 11, of Quincy, center, receives help removing a fish from the hook by Quincy Park District employee Jared Payne recently during a fishing clinic at Moorman Lake in Upper Moorman Park in Quincy. The free park district fishing clinics are offered annually. H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt Austin Mellon, 11, of Quincy, center, receives help removing a fish from the hook by Quincy Park District employee Jared Payne recently during a fishing clinic at Moorman Lake in Upper Moorman Park in Quincy. The free park district fishing clinics are offered annually. H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt[/caption] View Video: Austin Mellon, 11, of Quincy, and fishing instructor David Maas give their take on the Quincy Park District fishing clinic at Moorman Lake, Upper Morman Park in Quincy, recently. The free clinic is offered each year.

Raptor Rehabilitation

Each year, the Raptor Rehabilitation Center at Katherine Road Animal Hospital admits close to 200 birds. They arrive from all regions of Illinois, Missouri and Iowa, but the majority are found in areas along the Mississippi River. While no bird is ever turned away from the center, their specialty is birds of prey. Over 80% of the birds admitted have injuries which can be traced to accidental or intentional human interference. The birds have collided with cars, flown into windows or become ensnared in power lines. They have been shot, poisoned or trapped in steel jaw traps. Some have been taken from their nests illegally. They arrive with injuries such as fractured bones, concussions, damage to eyes, ears and feathers, and can have bone deformations due to malnutrition and clipped wings. The birds are depressed and in pain, yet often have an incredible will to live. The center offers them a home. Karen Roush offers them a heart. Roush, the center director, cares for the birds in a variety of ways. Some need mild rehabilitation, some will never be able to live in the wild again. A favored bald eagle eats from her hand. Roughly 35 percent of all birds admitted will eventually be released back into the wild.

Archive: Chicken Faire

From: The Quincy Herald-Whig

Park Xylophone

Brothers learn the art of a musical duet.

Archive: At The Cow Wash

The art of washing cattle for show.

Archive: Fishing Brothers

Brothers describe their secrets of fishing for success at Moorman Park Lake in Quincy, Ill.

Archive: Fair Impressions

A short feature film exploring one afternoon at the Adams County Fair in Mendon, Ill.

Archive: Anna Brown Fire

Raw video from the fire that consumed the Anna Brown House.

Archive: K of C BBQ Ferris Wheel

Parents and children appreciate good times on popular ride at Knights of Columbus BBQ carnival.

Soccer Camp 2012