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March 29, 2013

Letters to the Editor: March 29, 2013

Fishing

derby

TO THE EDITOR: On March 2 and 3, the Schroon Lake Fish & Game Club held its annual ice-fishing derby. More than 550 anglers ventured out onto the ice to try their skills.

The winners of the two-day derby are:

Lake trout: First place, Rick Scholl (11.4 pounds, 34 inches); second place, Steven Barnaby (9.99 pounds, 31 inches); third place, Caleb Meade (6.9 pounds, 29 inches).

Northern pike: First place, Jeremiah Millington (14.9 pounds, 39 inches); second place, Chris Clarke (12.1 pounds, 36 inches); third place, Rob Parks (11.5 pounds, 34.5 inches).

Salmon: First place, Ed Harrington (4.6 pounds, 24.5 inches); second place, Jason D’Angelo (4.3 pounds, 25 inches); third place, Louis Galarza (3.8 pounds, 22.5 inches).

Largest perch: Joe Knizek (1.9 pounds, 15.5 inches).

Largest pickerel, Stacy Pruesser (4.8 pounds, 26.5 inches).

Door prizes were awarded each day. The winners were: pack basket and tackle, Mike Shaw; Jet sled, Douglas Padgett; portable shanty, Ethan Tyrrell; and Vexilar, Jim Maher.

The club would like to thank everyone who attended and help make this a successful event. We would also like to thank all our volunteers for their dedication and assistance in making this a very successful ice-fishing derby.

Thanks to you all and we look forward to seeing you all again next year.

DON SAGE

President

Schroon Lake

Unexpected

journey

TO THE EDITOR: On March 4, our family began an unexpected journey.

From the very first people to treat Bill (Mooers/Champlain Rescue Squad) to the ER, where Dr. Gauthier made such a rapid diagnosis, we knew he was in good hands.

From there, Dr. Cahill and her team provided us with constant information as we faced the prospect of bypass surgery. Next, it was the remarkable post-op care by the ICU staff. You helped to make Bill’s recovery speedy and provided us with all the information we would need to care for him when he came home. 

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