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April 2024 newsletter

The Wonder Lake Community Club thanks everyone who was a part of the Egg Hunt!! About 150 neighborhood kids had fun looking for eggs this year. Thank you to Robbie S for being the Easter Bunny, thank you to the Wonder Lake Fire Protection District for bringing the truck, your families and the fire dog. And thank you to the Wonder Lake Community Club, the Wonder Lake Police Department, Sweets In Heaven Mini Pancakes, Diesel Brew, Brooke (decorations), Samantha (photographer) for your support!

March 2024 newsletter

Ice Fishing Derby a huge Success! Even without ice, approximately 125 people attended the Ice Fishing Derby Raffle at Alibi Pub and Grill for the meat raffle, 50/50 and Big 3 prizes. All the money raised will go towards the Club's lake conservation efforts. Big Thanks to the entire Bruschaler Family and all of the volunteers for making the Derby Raffle such a success. One of the benefits of money raised: Thursday, March 14th, approximately 250, 10-14" musky will be placed in the lake.

Lake Manager’s Report – February 2024

1. The Illinois Lake Management Association (ILMA) is hosting its annual conference at the I-Hotel & Conference Center in Champaign from March 4th through March 6th, 2024. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Trent Ford, Illinois State Climatologist, who will discuss Climate Change and Water Resources in Illinois. Registration info can be found at 

February 2024 newsletter

No ice for the Derby - but join the fun and Raffle at Alibi’s! 
The Ice Fishing Derby is officially cancelled due to the warm weather. But there’s good news! There will be an Ice Fishing Derby Raffle at Alibi Pub and Grill on Sunday, February 18th from 12-4. In addition to the Green raffle tickets 1st Prize $1,000 Gift Card to “Butcher on the Block”, there will be numerous meat raffles, 50/50 raffles, and more. You can purchase raffle tickets at the door.

Lake Manager’s Report – January 2024

1. With single digit temperatures forecast starting this weekend, we might finally be heading towards “safe ice”. As such, this is a good time to remind winter lake users about the need to exercise particular care when venturing out on the ice as it does form. The MPOA website ( has a video posted on how someone falling through the ice can perform a "self-rescue". Winter lake users are also reminded of the presence of the rip-rap collars around O'Brien Shoals and Wickline Island, and that ice formation may have changed in those areas of the lake that had been dredged.

January 2024 newsletter

Welcome our new MPOA Board President. 
Let’s get to know Brad Dennison. My grandmother bought a lakefront house in Sunrise Ridge subdivision in the 80s when I was just a little kid. It was a weekend house and we spent as many summer weekends as we could there. Then even when the lake would freeze we spent some winter weekends up there as well.

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