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Rock River kayak trip comes through Sauk Valley

Published: Saturday, May 24, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST
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(Photo submitted by Shelly Long)
The kayak team of Jon Gress, Jake Boucher, and Garrett Felk head back out on the Rock River on Friday after a stop for lunch in Dixon. The three men are kayaking the entire 320 miles of the Rock River to raise money for Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown, Wis., where Gress and Boucher are students. Their journey began May 13.
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(Photo submitted by Shelly Long)
Dan Long of Eagle's Bluff Outfitters meets the kayakers to help them portage the dam on the Rock River in Dixon.
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(Photo submitted by Shelly Long)
Dan Long of Eagle's Bluff Outfitters helps the kayakers portage the dam on the Rock River in Dixon.
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(Photo submitted by Shelly Long)
The kayakers stopped to pose for a photo at the Heritage Riverfront Crossing in Dixon on Friday. Pictured (from left) are John Thompson, president and CEO of the Lee County Industrial Development Association, kayakers Jake Boucher and John Gress, Dixon Mayor Jim Burke, kayaker Garrett Felk, and Riverfront Commission Chairman Larry Reed.

The kayak team of Jon Gress, Jake Boucher, and Garrett Felk head back out on the Rock River on Friday after a stop for lunch in Dixon. The three men are kayaking the entire 320 miles of the Rock River to raise money for Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown, Wis., where Gress and Boucher are students. Their journey began May 13.

 

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