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Tuesday, July 23, 2013 11:54 PM

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Approximately 45 youngsters up to the age of 14 participated in the annual fishing derby sponsored by the Delphos Coon & Sportsmen Club Saturday morning.

The young fishers braved stormy weather, which according to local weather observers reported as recording 2.8 inches of rain being dropped in a short period in Delphos. Many of those youngsters chose to fish through the rain during the three-hour time of the fishing derby.

Kristi Claypool, Delphos, won the girls bicycle for landing a 3.79-pound bass and Danny Schleeter of Delphos won the boys bicycle for landing a 3.59-pound channel catfish.

Zachary Grone, Delphos, came in third with a 2.28-pound channel catfish and won four tickets to a Tin Caps baseball game played in Fort Wanye.

No participant left without receiving some sort of prize. Twenty Zebco rod and reel sets along with fishing tackle were given to those participating. Ten registered fishers went home with a $5 cash prize. All other participants were awarded prizes of fishing tackle.

Hot dog sandwiches, pop and chips were furnished to the youngsters and parents.

The fishing derby was made possible with funding from the Delphos Coon & Sportsmen Club along with many generous donations from local businesses and industries from Delphos.


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