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Clear Lake Classical School may expand to seventh grade

(Above) Clear Lake Classical students recite a lesson for their teacher.-Reporter photo. Encouraged by steady growth, Clear Lake Classical has announced it will expand its school to serve students in pre-kindergarten through grade four next year, with the possibility of also adding grades five to seven. Headmaster Cory Gerdts said the private Christian school, which…
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Three Lions earn NCC recognition

Three members of the Clear Lake boys basketball team have received All-North Central Conference honors. The Lions’ one-two scoring punch of Zach Lester and Thomas Storbeck, who helped the team to an 11-3 record in the league, were First Team All-NCC selections.  Lester was a unanimous pick.  Drew Enke was a Third Team selection. Lester,…
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All five GHV starters receive TIC West honors

The Garner-Hayfield-Ventura boys basketball team was well represented on the TIC West All-Conference teams.  After going undefeated in league play with a 16-0 record, and earning a berth in the State tournament, the accolades are well deserved.  All five of the Cardinal starters earned recognition. Leading the way was sophomore James Betz, who not only…
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Remember When 3-22-2017

(Above) Young inventors, 1992 - These Ventura Schools students participated in the Invention Convention held in 1992, at Southbridge Mall in Mason City.  As local winners, they competed against approximately 127 other area students from more than 20 schools.  Pictured (L-R): is Courtney Connor, Angie Grey, Erin Hiscocks, Syreeta Monson, Crystal Pueggel, Emily Chambers, Emily Pueggel,…
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Piece by piece

The building at 312 and 314 Main Avenue began coming down Monday to make room for the expansion of Clear Lake Bank and Trust.  Crews from Dean Snyder Construction, Clear Lake, worked with the Clear Lake Historical Society to preserve the “97” medallion which appeared in the center of the upper level arches.  Beth Ann…
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