Fishing remains steady despite the weather

By Bill Cooper
    Despite what seems like rainy weather every other day, according to fishermen, fishing has remained very good in area lakes and rivers. Facebook has been wall to wall photos with happy fishermen and their abundant catches of crappie, walleye, bass and trout. Locally, the Meramec River has been on fire in recent weeks.

Forest Supervisor signs decision for Crane Lake

    Mark Twain National Forest plans to rebuild the dam at Crane Lake to eliminate hazards and restore the lake to its original size, allowing recreational access for boaters and anglers.  Forest Supervisor Sherri Schwenke attended the Iron County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, May 11 to solidify an official Forest Service decision to repair the dam at Crane Lake using a roller-compacted concrete (RCC) method.