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Another successful season of sharing

Congratulations, Clear Lake. You did it! With more than a week to spare The Giving Tree is beautifully bare, assuring that many local families will have an even merrier Christmas than they could imagine. This year 190 ornaments appeared on The Giving Tree, representing 64 families. The Mirror-Reporter has partnered with Clear Lake Schools to…
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On the home stretch

After spending half of the year under construction, the Main Avenue sidewalk restoration is nearing completion.  Crews were working on the last phase of the brick and concrete sidewalk replacement Monday.  According to Public Works Director Joe Weigel, concrete work was expected to be complete by mid-week, with installation of brick pavers to follow.  The…
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Groups benefit from RAGBRAI overnight here

Committee disperses profits to three groups The work of the Clear Lake RAGBRAI Committee began far in advance and continued even after bicyclists and their support crews rolled through. The 2017 Clear Lake RAGBRAI Steering Committee did not officially conclude their responsibilities until Dec. 5, when the committee met to determine the disbursal of the…
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Remember When 12-13-17

(Above) Young’s Idleo, 1910 - In 1910, Contractor George Petersen and his crew constructed Young’s Idleo (pleasure hall) for R.S. Young. Over the years it served as a dance hall, city hall and the manufacturer of wire bridles during the war.  It stood on present day North Lakeview Drive.  This photo and many more appear in…
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Michael Fatland

Michael Duane Fatland, age 70, of Mason City, Iowa, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa, with his family by his side. Memorial services were held on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at the Galilean Lutheran Church, 4454 255th St., Clear Lake, with Pastor Scot McCluskey officiating.  Military honors were conducted…
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