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Public speaks out about loss of commercial dock

(Above) Speaking at a standing-room-only meeting with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Monday at Clear Lake State Park, local business owner Brad Barber stressed the impact the lake’s accessibility has on the community.-Reporter photo. Sunset Bay Marina owner tells DNR leader he will seek variance immediately Clear Lake residents and others from throughout North…
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Council ‘votes positive,’ approves tax abatement requests

The Clear Lake City Council unanimously approved two requests from downtown building owners for participation in its Retail Incentive Program. Following a public hearing in which the Council received several positive responses to the program and encouragement to continue to offer new building owners the opportunity to participate in tax abatement the Council discussed the…
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Surf Ballroom announces 2018 Winter Dance Party entertainment

Advance tickets on sale starting at 8 a.m. Nov. 8 Brenda Lee and Bobby Rydell will headline the 2018 Winter Dance Party Jan. 31- Feb. 3 at the legendary Surf Ballroom® in Clear Lake. “The 2018 lineup promises energetic performances, moments of remembrance, and a continued celebration of the rock ‘n roll history that our…
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Remember When 10-18-2017

(Above) Russell Young was well known in the day among boating enthusiasts.  Young worked at Lewis Boat Works and later Touristville Boat Co. for many years.  Above he is pictured in 1952 with The Rocket, a speed boat from Lewis Boat Line. 25 Years Ago Young is also pictured near the island at Bayside getting…
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Lions earn a place in the play-offs

(Above) Clear Lake’s Sean Wendel (74) and Max McKenna (77) try to make a hole for ball carrier Nick Danielson (5) who just received the hand-off from quarterback Jaylen DeVries.  -Reporter photos by Chris Barragy The Clear Lake defense manhandled Crestwood 21-0 Friday night, assuring the Lions of a spot in the Class 2A play-offs…
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IF-A sweeps CL girls in NCC action

(Above) Macy Mixdorf gets under a hit during Thursday night’s game against Iowa Falls-Alden.  Chloe Mueller is ready to lend a hand.  Mueller led the team defensively with 15 digs.  -Reporter photo by Chris Barragy Iowa Falls-Alden (28-5, 7-0) showed why they are the North Central Conference champion.  The Cadets swept the Clear Lake girls…
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