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Junior ball players from 1965

In 1965, this group of junior baseball players at Sunset View Park were being shown the finer points of batting by Chuck Vega, far left, and Don Anderson, right.  About 45 boys attended the session.
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100 Years Ago July 1915

Some important facts about Clear Lake for those thinking of moving here.  We have a gas plant, a green house, public library, electric cars, two weekly newspapers, co-opertion creamery, fine brick general hospital, electric light plant, three prosperous banks, splendid fire protection, four large modern hotels, extensive sewer system, will soon have a Masonic Temple,…
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75 Years Ago July 1940

Total enrollment in swimming and life saving classes at the municipal beach is 153. Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Hathaway flew from Los Angeles in 18 hours. Tailors have decided the two back pockets in men’s trousers are not needed.  Repeal did away with the necessity for one and the depression did the rest.  Men are…
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50 Years Ago July 1965

Norman Rutz, 26, has been named head football coach at Clear Lake High School.  Rutz will also teach mathematics at the high school.  Rutz succeeds Duane Brandt as the Lions’ grid boss. The first Outdoor Art Show ever staged in Clear Lake drew raves from an estimated 4,000 patrons who visited the gallery in city…
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25 Years Ago July 1990

Heavy rains last week were helpful in bringing the level up nearly three and one-half inches from the report of -42.96” below the spillway on July 16.  The level is now at -39.48” below the spillway. Snyder Construction, of Clear Lake, was awarded the contract for a major building project at Handicap Village.  The project,…
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Jewel Kiefer

Jewel Lovel Kiefer, 87, of Mason City, Iowa, died Friday, July 24, 2015 at the Good Shepherd Health Center, Mason City, Iowa Memorial services for Jewel will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at the Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, with the Rev. Kent Mechler officiating. Burial will be in…
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