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Kenwood Prunty

Kenwood “Ken” Prunty, 75, of Clear Lake, lost his battle with cancer Monday, June 15, 2015, at the Methodist Hospital, Rochester, Minn. A celebration of Ken’s life was held on June 20, at the Clear Lake Evangelical Free Church, with the Rev. Dan Jordan officiating. Burial was in the Clear Lake Cemetery. Family suggests memorials…
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Lavina Peterson

Lavina Hildur Peterson, 91, of Clear Lake, died Sunday, June 21, 2015, at Oakwood Care Center, Clear Lake. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Friday, June 26, at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, with Pastor Dennis Ganz officiating.  Burial will be in Clear Lake Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. on Friday, June…
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Dale Prescott

Dale E. Prescott, 81, of Mission, Texas, died Thursday, June 4, 2015. Dale was born in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, to Burton and Alta Prescott.  He was baptized at Clear Lake United Methodist Church and graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1952. On Sept. 8, 1953, Dale enlisted in the United States Air Force.…
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Officers elected in 1965

The Clear Lake Junior Chamber of Commerce held their annual election of officers in 1965.  Those elected included front row (L-R):  Elgin Morris, secretary; Dean Nelson, vice-president; Norman Knoke, president; Lester Landhuis, vice-president; Ken Smith, treasurer.  Back row (L-R):  Wayne Oltrogge, retiring president and ex-officio board member; directors Lyle Abbas, Lyle Laartz, Tom Skalsky, Ralph…
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85 Years Ago June 1930

F.C. DeBruyn has purchased what is known as the Bilk property on North Third Street.  This is one of the finest homes in Clear Lake. Miss Angela Chizek is driving a new sports model Ford roadster. Mr. and Mrs. D. Cal Branson have opened the Lake Shore Hotel for the summer. The Wayside Inn, a…
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60 Years Ago June 1955

Keith McGowan’s pickup was stolen from beside the hardware store on May 14.  The pickup was just recovered from Spirit Lake where it had been sitting on a residential street for a week.  A gasket had been blown and some articles in the car were missing. W.O. “Bill” Ward has been hired by the City…
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