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Remember When 1-11-2017

(Above) Snowmobile Rally, 1967 - These four men were on the committee for the 2nd Annual Snowmobile Rally in 1967.  The four were testing the ice and snow conditions on the lake.  Left to right were Harold Ver Steegh, chairman, Gary Marshall, Ron Brinkman and E.L. “Moose” Hanson, all were from Clear Lake. 25 Years Ago…
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New local dining experience serves up unique decor

(Above) The Surf District Rock ‘n Roll Grill, located in the former District 619 Restaurant at 619 Buddy Holly Place, features a rock ‘n roll themed atmosphere featuring music and memorabilia from artists who have performed at the Surf Ballroom. This photo of country superstar Miranda Lambert and the tamborine she donated to the Surf,…
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School Board to consider ways to cut $400K from 2017-18 budget

More will take early retirement The Clear Lake School Board is scheduled to meet tonight (Wednesday, Jan. 11) to discuss possible spending cuts. At its December meeting, the Board estimated it would need to trim $400,000 from its 2017-18 budget. “We will be discussing options to get to that mark, given the early retirements and…
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Public invited to tour new facilities at GHV Friday

The public will have the chance to tour new facilities at Garner-Hayfield-Ventura High School Friday, Jan. 13.  An open house will be held during the varsity halftimes at the home basketball games. The $7.2 million project includes a science wing, special education addition, fine arts storage and wrestling/weight room addition. Construction of a pre-engineered bus…
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Popular summer event shares funds to upgrade ice rink lights

(L-R) Bob Rolling, owner of LakeTime Brewery and instrumental in the Brews on the Beach event, Clear Lake Parks and Recreation Director Randy Miller, and Tim Putman, co-founder of the Bicycle, Blues and BBQ Festival, at the Marian Park Ice Rink.-Reporter photo by Chris Barragy. The lighting at Marion Park ice rink is being upgraded…
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Firefighters dispatched to care center

The Clear Lake Fire Department was dispatched to Oakwood Care Center at 400 Highway 18 West, on the report of a fire in the basement Wednesday, Jan. 4. At 7:52 a.m. the Clear Lake Fire Department responded with one ladder company, a command vehicle and one ambulance. Upon arrival, the fire had already been extinguished…
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