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Wheelchair in mud fails to deter hobby

Staff writer

Not even a wheelchair stuck in the mud could stop Salem Home resident Tom Schrag from taking advantage of Monday’s ideal fishing weather.

While assistance from fire chief Ben Steketee and other Hillsboro firefighters was needed to free Schrag’s wheelchair from mud behind the former Alco Discount Store, the spot remains one of his favorites.

Schrag managed to haul in four crappie, 4 to 6 inches, but decided to release them because they were too small.

Recent weather has done nothing to keep Schrag from his hobby, as he goes fishing around Hillsboro almost every day.

Last modified May 29, 2019