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Bessemer officials eye Bluff Valley Park pond improvements


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BESSEMER — Members of the Bessemer Parks and Recreation Commission agreed last week on a three-year plan to improve the status of the fishing pond in Bluff Valley Park.

“The long range should be to plant some fish and get kids off their computers for an afternoon to catch some fish,” said Russ Maki, the commission member who suggested the idea in a previous meeting.

Toward that end, Maki introduced two local specialists who could provide related advice: Jerry Edde, a retired fisheries biologist for the Ottawa National Forest, and David Rowe, a retired Be...

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