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Remember When 6-28-2017

(Above) Clear Lake parade, 1908 - Here comes the parade on July 4, 1908.  Clear Lakers marched or rode down the middle of Main Street in all of their glory during the most anticipated holiday in Clear Lake.  The photo was taken by a local photographer, Phil Bench, and came from a scrapbook of Mrs. A.E.…
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Viola M. Jaspersen

Viola Mae Jaspersen, age 92, of Thornton, Iowa, was called to heaven Friday, June 23, 2017, at the Sheffield Care Center, Sheffield, Iowa, where she had been a resident.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 29, 2017, at St. Pauls’ Lutheran Church, Thornton, Iowa.  Pastor Rhea Evanson will be officiating.  Burial…
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Betty Sherman honored to be chosen as Grand Marshal

(Above) Betty Sherman poses with her three sons, Tom, Bob, and John Sherman (Left to right). Betty Sherman has thousands of reasons to look forward to this year’s Fourth of July parade - and they will be lining Main Avenue. For nearly half a century, community members have known Betty as a local businesswoman.  She…
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Opportunity Village to move forward as “One Vision”

(Above) CEO Jeff Nichols, OV Board President Vickie Snyder, and Chief Development Officer Michael Mahaffey display the new One Vision logo on a banner.  -Submitted photo On June 20, Clear Lake-based nonprofit organization Opportunity Village, started a new chapter in its history as One Vision. The organization’s new name was officially launched at celebrations held…
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Celebrate the 4th of July with a Clear Lake Snapchat filter

by Alli Weaver Clear Lake visitors and residents can show their pride in Clear Lake and the United States during this year’s July 4th Celebration with the Clear Lake Mirror-Reporter’s Snapchat filter. Anyone with the Snapchat app connected to the user location can use the filter to show their friends where they are and what…
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Overturned semi trailer kills 50 hogs in Ventura

by Alli Weaver On June 26 at approximately 9:58 p.m., Cerro Gordo Sheriff’s Office responded to the 1000 block of 210th street in Ventura for an overturned semi. Luis Valle, of Ankeny, Iowa was driving the 2017 Volvo tractor truck. The semi’s trailer was fully loaded with approximately 150 hogs. Traveling south on Apple Avenue…
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