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Ada M. Hill

Ada Mae Hill, 75, of Clear Lake, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, at the Muse Norris Inpatient Unit- Hospice of North Iowa, in Mason City, Iowa, surrounded by her family. A graveside service was held on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at the Clear Lake Cemetery.  A gathering for Ada and her son, Tim, was held…
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Laurel J. Fandel

Laurel Jean Fandel, 93, of 620 Briarstone Dr., Mason City, Iowa, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, at the Muse Norris Impatient Unit, Hospice of North Iowa, in Mason City. A memorial service was held on Monday, Sept. 12, at Epiphany Parish-Holy Family Catholic Church, Mason City, with the Rev. Andrew A-Mensah officiating.  Burial was in…
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Boys injured in truck rollover

(Above) Members of the Clear Lake Fire Department work to extract the driver and a passenger from a truck which hit a bridge and rolled northeast of Clear Lake.-Reporter photo by Chris Barragy. One 16-year-old is in critical condition, and another has been transferred after a rollover crash Saturday. According to the Cerro Gordo County…
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Population explosion is having a positive effect in Ventura

(Above) CLEAR Project Coordinator Jim Sholly was on hand to visit with those who stopped at McIntosh Woods State Park last week to see the progress goats are making on the landscape. “Population Explosion! Forty-eight new kids!” exclaims the sign outside the Ventura Community Center. The “kids”, better known as “Goats on the Go” at…
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Main Avenue sidewalk project put on hold

Only one bid-- 32 percent higher than expected, received for brick paver project The Clear Lake City Council rejected the lone bid for its Main Avenue Sidewalk Replacement Project Monday night. Dean Snyder Construction, of Clear Lake, was the only contractors to submit a bid for the work, which was to begin this fall.  The…
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