Monthly Archives: February 2018

Curse continues at State for Lions

(Above) Senior Jordyn Barragy drives the lane to lay up a shot in the Class 3A State Tournament first round game.  -Reporter photo by Chris Barragy Clear Lake’s first round State Tournament curse continued Tuesday, as the fifth ranked Monticello defeated the third ranked Lions, 61-50. Clear Lake Coach Bart Smith said qualifying for the…
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Lions bow out early in double overtime loss

A very successful basketball season ended with a heartbreaking loss in double overtime for the Clear Lake boys.  Crestwood (8-14) out-scored the Lions, 10-6, in the second overtime period to earn an 87-83 victory in a Class 3A District semi-final played at Waverly Tuesday night, Feb. 20. “We knew it was a very tough first…
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Cardinals rally, but fall short in Class 2A Substate Final

(Above) GHV’s Nick Joynt lays up a shot against an Aplington-Parkersburg defender during Monday night’s game.  Also pictured for GHV is Ryan Meyers.  -Reporter photo by Chris Barragy The Garner-Hayfield-Ventura boys gave it their all, but were unable to make the State Tournament, after Aplington-Parkersburg defeated them in the Class 2A Substate Final Monday night.…
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Remember When 2-18-2018

(Above) Old timers - William McGowan and son, Bill, pose in front of the McGowan Hardware, where Wilcox Furniture Store is now located.  The McGowans were among the first people to come to Clear Lake.  The family was in the hardware business here for 53 years.  Easily recognized in the picture are objects used in 1903. …
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Gary A. Truax

Gary A. Truax, age 85, of Lincoln, Neb., passed away on Feb. 13, 2018. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel.  Condolences may be sent to lincolnnfh.com. He was born on Jan. 31, 1933, in Geneva, Iowa, to Theodore and Ben (Raysack) Truax.  Gary served in the…
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Michael L. Sharp

Michael Lee Sharp, age 49, of Plainwell, Mich., passed away at home on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. Mike was born on Jan. 4, 1969, in Mason City, Iowa, the son of Virgil W. and Helen E. (Smead) Sharp.  Mike graduated from Clear Lake, Iowa High School.  After graduation, Mike moved to Michigan. He owned his…
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