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Remember When 1-16-2019

Now that’s a drift - Drifts on South Shore Drive in 1969 were twice as high as the automobiles, and that’s no joke.  Sure is a lot of snow.  Dareld Petersen, 18, stands by a high drift, which dwarfed his station wagon. by Michelle Watson 25 Years Ago January 1994 Curtis Lewerke, one of the founders…
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Kurtis D. Kemmerer

Kurtis Dean Kemmerer, 62, of Clear Lake, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at Muse-Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, in Mason City. Visitation will be from 4-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, at Zion Lutheran Church, 112 N. 4th St., Clear Lake, with a prayer service beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Harley-Davidson attire or colors are appreciated.…
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Randy M. Carolus

Randy M. Carolus, 61, of Mason City, died on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. A memorial service was held on Monday, Jan. 14, at St. James Lutheran Church, with Pastor Sid Bohls officiating.  Inurnment was held at Memorial Park Cementery, Mason City. Memorials can be made to the family of Randy Carolus.  Online condolences may be…
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No stopping the undefeated Lions

(Above) Clear Lake’s Andrew Formanek takes a shot sandwiched between two Waverly-Shell Rock defenders.  The Lions beat the Go-Hawks, 59-47.  -Reporter photo by Chris Barragy By Marianne Gasaway In a pair of games that Coach Jeremey Ainley says provided a good measuring stick about his team, the Lions improved to 12-0 last week by topping…
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Cards split a pair of games

(Above) GHV’s James Betz is not only a shooter, but he can handle the ball as well.  -Reporter photo by Chris Barragy By Michelle Watson The Garner-Hayfield-Ventura boys basketball team split a pair of games last week.  They easily handled North Iowa, but ran into a problem when they faced Forest City. GHV 66, North…
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CL girls in a tie for NCC crown

(Above) Clear Lake’s Mikayla Vanderploeg takes a shot during Friday night’s game against Hampton-Dumont.  You make the call, was she blocked or fouled?  -Reporter photo by Chris Barragy By Marianne Gasaway Clear Lake improved to 9-3 last week with a 40-point victory over Hampton-Dumont.  The win keeps the Lions in a tie for the North…
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