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Helping a friend in 1990

Bonnie and Larry Bacon were greeted in 1990 by about 20 friends and neighbors who had arrived to replace the Bacon’s roof.  Larry Bacon, who made regular trips to Rochester for kidney dialysis said he was “overwhelmed” as the men re-shingled the home. The project was coordinated through Redeemer Lutheran Church, in Ventura, and funded…
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25 Years Ago July 1990

Close to 4,000 people were treated to the Annual Noon Lions Chicken Barbecue at City Park in perfect weather. On Aug. 29, Clear Lake will host ambassadors and trade representatives from at least 30 foreign countries.  The stop in Clear Lake is part of the Third Iowa International Trade Symposium sponsored by Senator Charles Grassley. …
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50 Years Ago July 1965

The Clear Lake City Council will present a resolution of necessity on the 1965 street program.  A public hearing on the $80,000 program will be scheduled at a later date. The steeple of the new Clear Lake Zion Lutheran Church building was hoisted into place by Andrews Concrete Products Inc.  It took a 30-ton crane. …
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75 Years Ago July 1940

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Petersen have purchased the lunch room adjoining the Lake Theatre from Jim Anderson.  Mrs. Petersen plans to operate it and she will continue to work at the Standard Service Station. The city has purchased 15,000 gallons of oil to be used on city streets. Cerro Gordo County population is 43,812 according…
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100 Years Ago July 1915

J.P. Hill has made corn growth tests the past week which show corn has been growing three inches a day. Dr. A.A. Roslyn and family moved into their fine new home on Main St. There will be an ice cream social at the John Miles home Thursday evening for the benefit of the Christian Endeavor…
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