An area veteran who has fished at Mississinewa and Salmonie lakes his entire life provided comments recently that could bring about much-needed improvements to reservoirs in the area.

Charles Sexton, at a public meeting last week, asked federal officials to fix the Lost Bridge East boat ramp at Salamonie Lake and look into making the facilities at local reservoirs more accessible to handicap individuals. He also suggested that the properties look into keeping lake levels higher during the “good fishing” periods in fall since the reservoirs are drained during the winter for flood prevention purposes.

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