Recent Posts by Clear Lake Mirror Reporter Staff

Winner, winner what’s for dinner?

Clear Lake Mirror-Reporter Owner/Publisher Mike Finnegan was pleased to present this MHP Patriot gas grill to the grand prize winner in the newspaper’s summer subscription promotion.  Ted and Lori Lawyer, from Ventura, were the lucky winners of the grill, provided by Lake Fireplace and Spa.  Their name was drawn from hundreds of entries in the…
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Taking a hike in 1965

In 1965, 28 Boy Scouts, piled high with enough gear to last them three days, set out from Clear Lake on a Sunday afternoon for the Kennedy field south of town.  They planned to swing back north of Mason City and return to Clear Lake.  The boys were doing work on merit badges.
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100 Years Ago June 1915

One of the great attractions of July 4th was the balloon ascension and parachute drop put on by Harry Richards.  After inflating the monstrous craft on the lake shore before 10,000 people, Richards gave the word and the balloon began its flight.  The aeronaut dropped with the intention of falling in the park, but instead…
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75 Years Ago June 1940

945 were listed in the school census.  This is a drop of 16 since the census of 1938. Vanquished France officially layed down her shattered arms Tuesday, a victim of the mighty might of Germany.  All flags were draped and all business houses were closed.  Millions are homeless. The milking contest held Saturday night in…
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50 Years Ago June 1965

Thousands of vacationers and visitors found their way to Clear Lake last weekend to get relief from the hot, humid temperatures.  Boats also crowded the lake and many fishermen reported good luck.  Clear Lake State Park had cars lined up on the outside grass and the beach was packed, despite high winds.  A gentleman from…
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25 Years Ago July 1990

A possible merger of staffs between the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and Clear Lake Business and Industrial Development Corporation may be approved by their respective boards.  The two boards want to combine their leadership.  Presently the two groups are both houses at the Chamber of Commerce, 205 Main Ave.  The two groups have…
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