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4th of July, 1990

The Grand Marshall of the 1990 Clear Lake 4th of July parade was Laurence Fredrickson.  His wife, Florine also enjoyed their ride.  Above top, oxen and horses brought up the rear of the parade.
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99 Years Ago June 1916

Military caps will be given away free at Peterson’s fountain with each 10 cent drink on Saturday. A big wrestling match will take place in the ball park on July 4.  The contest will be between Otto Suter, welterweight champion of the world, and Helmer Myre, of Forest City.  Ringside seats are $1.50. Contractor Ernest…
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75 Years Ago June 1940

The old Princess passenger boat has been repaired and launched after being in dry dock for several years. George Newman has stored in his warehouse, 30 carloads of government shelled corn, which he is ordered to ship out at once to England. Word has been received in Clear Lake of the critical condition of A.M.…
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50 Years Ago June 1965

M.A. “Curly” Hintzman has been named Chamber of Commerce Secretary.  Huntsman will be assisted at the Chamber office by Ellen Lincimum and Mrs. Dwayne Frampton. Susan Sondrol, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.E. Saundra, of Clear Lake, has entered the Miss Mason City contest.  The winner will go on to the Miss Iowa contest at…
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25 Years Ago June 1990

June 1990 Response to a second Main Street meeting has led to a decision by local officials to hold off on writing a letter of intent to seek application to the Main Street Iowa Program.  With time being a factor the group did not feel it was time to apply. An air show - the…
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