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Leaburg Fish Hatchery Sign Recovered

LEABURG, Ore. – More than $2,000 in property was stolen from the Leaburg Fish Hatchery a week ago. A freshly updated sign was stolen from front entrance.

Erik Withalm, the hatchery manager, says the entry sign was recovered at the Old McKenzie Hatchery at Leaburg Lake Monday morning. The sign was found in the back parking lot propped up against a tree.

“We’re very happy to have this historic sign back at Leaburg Hatchery,” Withalm said. “We’d like to thank the local community for their support, especially Majestic Forest Products in Eugene who even offered to donate lumber to make a new sign.”

Withalm plans to reinstall the sign later this month.

“Needless to say, the sign will be better secured this time,” Withalm said.

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