Tip of the hat goes to the Madison Township-based lake County Rod and Gun Club.
On Tuesday the group will donate $1,000 to the Riverside Local School District for start-up costs associated with the National Archery in the Schools program.
Students at both Riverside and John R. Williams Middle School are expected to participate in the program.
The club gave similar seed money to the Wickliffe City School District and now which sends both high school and middle school students to the state tournament each March.
And the club donates $400 for that portion of the program, too.
Lake Metroparks will stock Paine Creek at the agency's Indian Point Park in Leroy Township on April 13.
The parks system will stock the stream with approximately 500 pounds of rainbow trout, each fish weighing about one pound.
And on April 18 the Ohio Division of Wildlife also will stock Punderson Lake with 2,500 rainbow trout as part of the agency's annual inland lakes spring trout stocking program.
Though the Grand River doesn't have the walleye run like the Maumee River does each spring, the Lake Erie tributary still sees some fish make their migratory spawning dash up the stream.
Within the past two weeks Bob Ashley of Mentor has caught three walleye, each fish weighing between 8 and 10 pounds, while angling for steelhead trout.
The latest report says that muskies are on fire due to the generally dry and fairly mild March. The fish are hitting from Pymatuning to Alum Creek to Salt Fork Reservoir, says Ohio Division of Wildlife officials.
- Jeffrey L. Frischkorn