Tribe helps rebuild Shabbona fish-rearing pond


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.