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Remember When 11-24-2021

(Above) Signs of the times in 1971 - Signs of the times in 1971 proved that Ol’ Man Winter was here to stay.  Clear Lake’s drive-ins, including (top to bottom) The Dart Drive-In, The Lighthouse, The Silver Boot Cafe and the Barrel Drive-In all had signs in the windows announcing they would be back in…
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Clear Lake girls are an early season favorite

(Above) Head Coach Bart Smith looks on as Brooklyn Eden (10) and Jaden Ainley run through drills during a recent basketball practice.  -Reporter photo by Chris Barragy The Clear Lake girls basketball team is an early season favorite in Class 3A. The 2021 Preseason Iowa Girls Basketball Rankings released last week by the Iowa Girls…
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Harley V. Lackore

Harley Valere Lackore, age 71, of Clear Lake, formerly of Leland, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, in Mesa, Az. Funeral services were held on Friday, Nov. 19, at the Forest City Methodist Church, with Pastor Les Green and Pastor Denny Ganz officiating.  The funeral was  livestreamed through the website, www.schottfuneralhomes.com, click on…
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Mary R. Clark

Mary R. Clark, 79, of Mason City and formerly of Clear Lake, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2021 at her home in Mason City.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place and inurnment will be held in Elmwood St. Joseph Cemetery, Mason City.  Mary was born on July 24, 1942 in Storm Lake, the…
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Peggy A. Linahon

Peggy A. Linahon, formerly of Clear Lake, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, at Rehabilitation Center of Hampton. A private graveside service will be held at Concord Township Cemetery, in Garner, at a later date. There will be no visitation.  Cataldo Funeral Home, Garner, is in charge of arrangements.    Peggy Ann Linahon, the daughter of…
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Church’s rich history recorded in book

(Above) The Congregational Church in Clear Lake was located at the corner of 2nd Avenue North and North 4th Street.  The church, dedicated in February 1895, is shown as it looked in 1912. by Michelle Watson First Congregational Church, of Clear Lake, is celebrating its 150th Anniversary. The church intended to honor this milestone last…
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