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Tribe helps rebuild Shabbona fish-rearing pond

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A small pond where fish are raised before being hand-released into Shabbona Lake was nothing more than a mud pit on Wednesday, but by this time next year, thousands of fish will be growing in deeper, cleaner waters. A crew of six men – four of whom are tribal members of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, a Kansas-based American Indian tribe – arrived in Shabbona this week to dredge the 5-acre pond, which is adjacent to Shabbona Lake.