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Indiana to Recognize Creek Chub Bait Company

Garrett, Ind, will celebrate the founding of Creek Chub Bait Company with the placement of an Indiana Historic Marker August 12.

The ceremonies will be conducted on the site where the factory once stood. Creek Chub celebrated its 100th anniversary last year.

The state marker ceremony will begin at 8:30 am, half a block east of city hall which is located at 130 S. Randolph Street. Todd Fiandt, Mayor of Garrett, Casey Pfeiffer from the Indiana State Historic Bureau and author Dr. Harold Smith will be honorary speakers for the program.


A group of antique tackle collectors will be gathering for its monthly informal meeting at the Heddon Museum Sept 13.

The gathering is open to anyone interested in old antique fishing tackle or who has old gear that he or she would like to be appraised.

The group meets monthly at 6:30 p.m. at the former Heddon factory, 414 West St. in Dowagiac, Mich., that now serves as a museum. It’s located two blocks north and two blocks west of the McDonald's.

The get-together of antique lure collectors is mostly a show-and-tell with some selling, trading, and buying of old tackle taking place.

For more information, email Doug Bucha at ndBucha@yahoo.com.


The annual Southern Michigan Sporting Collectibles show will be held Oct. 29 at the Sturgis, Mich. VFW from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There is no admission charge.

The show will feature a selection of vintage and contemporary fishing lures, rods and reels, spearing decoys and other outdoors collectibles.

Anyone wishing to display should contact Ron Kurtz, 517-227-0216.