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Wrong-way collision kills Clear Lake man

A Clear Lake man is dead following a wrong-way collision Friday night near the Mason City Municipal Airport. According to the Iowa State Patrol, Richard Westcott, 80, was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of Highway 122 at approximately 6:36 p.m. on Nov. 15.  The 2005 Dodge Caravan he was driving struck a 1991 Ford…
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Suspicious activity report yields arrests

A traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle has led to the arrest of four persons on drug and other charges. On Sunday, Nov. 17, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Cerro Gordo County Deputies were called to the area of 305th Street and Hickory Avenue, north of Clear Lake, for a suspicious person complaint.  Deputies attempted to…
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Olympic dreams are real for local runners

(Above) Ventura graduate Andrea Toppin (left) and Alana (Enabnit) Scarano, who ran at Clear Lake High School, will compete in the Olympic Trial for marathon runners in February 2020. -Submitted photo. by Marianne Gasaway A pair of local runners who each captured state titles in high school and success in the collegiate ranks will test…
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Remember When 11-20-2019

(Above) Hunting helpers in 1969 - Donald Leonard, of Clear Lake, had plenty of assistances while hunting the Ventura Marsh in 1969.  His sons, Scott, Mark and Jeff and dog, “Sari,” were on the lookout for ducks while Dad set his sights.  Hunters were reminded that the duck season ended on Nov. 23.  The goose season…
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Remember When 11-13-2019

(Above) Ventura playground gets donation in 1994 - Linda Hale (left) represented the Ventura Playground Group in 1994.  She was pleased to receive a $100 donation to the playground equipment drive from Ventura Education Association President Lorie Huffman and VEW members Polly Suntken, Patsy Stuffy, Nate Benzing, Judy Whitte, Michele Penning, Charlie Schroeder and Carolyn Luscomb. …
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William E. Austin

William “Bill” E. Austin, 79, of Clear Lake passed away Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at the Mercy One North Iowa Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 815 North Kentucky Avenue, Mason City, with Pastor Mark Luckiesh officiating.  Inurnment will be held in the…
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