Monthly Archives: March 2018

Remember When 3-28-2018

(Above) 1993 Easter Egg Hunt - A  good number of youngsters turned out in 1993 to participate in the annual Easter Egg Hunt in Clear Lake City Park.  The spring ritual was sponsored by Clear Lake Women of Today. 25 Years Ago March 1993 Less than a day after city officials heard from the public regarding…
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Lynn R. Benson

Lynn R. Benson, 64, of Ventura, died Friday, March 23, 2018, at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, in Mason City, Iowa. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 31, 2018, at Cataldo Schott Funeral Chapel, 505 North Clark St., Forest City, Iowa, with Pastor Rod Hopp of Immanuel Lutheran Church officiating.…
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Colon named to Freestyle World Cup team

Joe Colon, a State champion wrestler from Clear Lake who went on to compete for the University of Northern Iowa, has been named to the 2018 Freestyle World Cup Team. Colon currently serves as a Fresno State Wrestling volunteer assistant coach and Valley Regional Training Center athlete. The World Cup is the annual international freestyle…
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Former Lions compete on college baseball teams

Two former Clear Lake High School baseball standouts are helping their respective college baseball teams on the diamond this spring. Ben Mason and Parker Truesdell, both 2016 graduates and members of three State championship teams for the Lions, are now playing in the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Mason is a sophomore pitcher for Wartburg College,…
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Ventura Mayor Lynn Benson dead at 64

Lynn R. Benson, who has served as Ventura’s Mayor since 2015, passed away Friday, March 23, 2018 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at Cataldo Schott Funeral Chapel, 505 North Clark St., Forest City, Iowa with the Pastor Rod Hopp,…
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One for the record books

(Above) Travel by foot, or heavy machinery was about the only way to get around after the storm moved out Sunday. -Reporter photo by Chris Barragy. Winter Storm Uma dumps 16+ inches by Lowell Washburn [caption id="attachment_31773" align="alignleft" width="270"] Vehicles in the ditch were a common site Saturday and Sunday. Icy conditions under the snow sent…
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