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Oh, what a night!

Saturday was a great night to be a Clear Lake Lions fan, as the girls basketball team earned a trip to State and Clear Lake senior Ryan Leisure became the schools’ first three-time state champion.  The basketball team will be making its third trip to Des Moines in the last four years and will play…
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What season is this?

Temperatures in the 60s throughout the weekend, provided inspiration for most to get out and enjoy what feels like early spring weather.  For at least one brave person that included spending some time on his paddle board in the open water in front of the downtown Sea Wall.  The Color The Wind Kite Festival had…
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City will hold budget hearing March 6

Tax rate expected to drop A public hearing will be held Monday, March 6, on the proposed 2018 municipal budget.  Under the plan, local taxpayers will see the city’s portion of their tax bill drop for a second straight year. The proposed tax rate for the next fiscal year, which begins on July 1 and…
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Clear Lake police officer submits resignation

A Clear Lake police officer accused of domestic assault has resigned. Clear Lake Police Chief Pete Roth confirmed that Ryan Eskildsen, 36, submitted his resignation Friday, Feb. 10.  He had been a member of the department since 2002. Eskildsen had been placed on administrative leave Dec. 5 after he was charged with domestic assault stemming…
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Remember When 2-22-2017

CLHS boys basketball, 1967 - Members of the Clear Lake High School 1966-67 basketball team included front row (L-R): Bob Budolfson, Kerry Frampton, Mile Mullen, Gary Bostrom, Mike Callanan, Bruce Evensrud and Larry Jacobson.  Back row (L-R): Manager Randy Miles, Mark Westberg, Jim Elting, Ken Grabinski, Craig Chapman, Doug Floy, Pat Cookman, Manager Russ Nelson and…
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Harold Michels, Jr.

Harold Fredrick Michels Jr., 85, of Waterloo, Iowa, formerly of Mason City and Clear Lake, died at Lakeview Landing of Friendship Village on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 of natural causes. Memorial Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at Cedar Valley Community Church, in Waterloo, Iowa, followed with a flag…
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