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Jacqueline D. Gerk

Jacqueline (Jackie) Delores Gerk peacefully entered Heaven’s gates on March 11, 2019, at the age of 86. Born on June 7, 1932, she was the only child of Paul and Lois Fettkether. A long-time Iowa resident, Jackie graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy and continued her music studies at Drake University, in Des Moines. She later…
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Milford “Mick” Knutson

Milford “Mick” Knutson, 91, of Clear Lake, died Sunday, March 17, 2019, at Good Shepherd Health Center, in Mason City. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 25, at St. Johns Episcopal Church, 120 1st St. NE, Mason City, with the Rev. Stephen Benitz officiating.  Inurnment will be at Memorial Park…
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Collision causes one driver to be ejected; Still under investigation

(Above) Clear Lake fire and police departments responded to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 122 and Willow Creek Court Thursday night.  Both drivers were transported to MercyOne-North Iowa.-photo by Chris Barragy. Two persons were transported to the hospital following a two vehicle crash Thursday night at the Highway 122 and Willow…
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Cabin Coffee named one of nation’s best small businesses

(Above) Cabin Coffee owners Brad and Angie Barber The owners of a Clear Lake homegrown— make that ‘home-brewed’ business— have been named as one of the nation’s top small business persons of the year. Brad and Angie Barber, founders of Cabin Coffee, are  Iowa’s 2019 SBA Small Business Persons of the Year.  They have been…
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Book answers tough questions with hope, guidance

(Above) Author Michelle Watson shares her story with granddaughter Giana Dennis. - Photo courtesy of Kilah Watson by Marianne Gasaway Death is a hard concept for anyone to understand, especially children.  That’s where Michelle Watson got the idea for her recently released children’s book, “Someone I Love is in Heaven Now.” “I wanted to write a…
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Lions couldn’t recover in loss to Norwalk

By Marianne Gasaway Clear Lake saw its chance for a State title and undefeated season slip away in the waning moments of the Class 3A semi-finals played Thursday at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Top-seeded Norwalk (23-4) trailed for most of the second half, but took the lead back for good with 1:19 remaining…
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