Van Wert D.A.R.E. program to host fishing derby this weekend

VAN WERT — Van Wert County Sheriff Thomas Riggenbach reports the 2018 D.A.R.E. fishing derby will be held Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days at the Middle Point quarry.

The cost to participate for adults is $50 for two days or $30 for one day. Persons under the age of 18 will be charged $25 for both days or $15 for one. All youths must have a participation form signed by a parent or guardian and the parent or guardian must fish with the youth.

Boats are required to participate in the fishing derby and may be equipped with electric trolling motors only.

For additional information, contact Deputy Mike Biberstine at 419-238-3866 or or Deputy John Gabriel at

Individuals interested in participating in the Fishing Derby can register the day of the event.

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