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Clinton, Sanders and other top Democrats to attend Wing Ding at Surf

The annual Iowa Democratic Wing Ding on Friday, Aug. 14, will be the largest-ever gathering of Democratic Party faithful at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake.  Four of the five announced Democratic Party candidates running for president will be in attendance:  former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Maryland Governor…
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Rescuers locate woman lost in kayak in Ventura Marsh

Clear Lake Fire medics anxiously wait on shore as Ventura firefighters bring the lost kayaker to the shore Thursday night. -Reporter photo by Chris Barragy. Rescuers successfully found a Garner woman who got lost while kayaking in the Ventura Marsh Thursday.  More than 12 hours after she set out, Rebecca Hejna, of Garner, was brought…
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Lady of the Lake evacuated as fire breaks out

Residents of Oakwood Care Center and others relax on shore as firefighters help Lady of the Lake owners extinguish a blaze in the boat’s engine room. About 100 were aboard the vessel when the fire was discovered as it was preparing to dock.-Reporter photo by Chris Barragy. Boat is already back in service after engine…
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Helping a friend in 1990

Bonnie and Larry Bacon were greeted in 1990 by about 20 friends and neighbors who had arrived to replace the Bacon’s roof.  Larry Bacon, who made regular trips to Rochester for kidney dialysis said he was “overwhelmed” as the men re-shingled the home. The project was coordinated through Redeemer Lutheran Church, in Ventura, and funded…
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25 Years Ago July 1990

Close to 4,000 people were treated to the Annual Noon Lions Chicken Barbecue at City Park in perfect weather. On Aug. 29, Clear Lake will host ambassadors and trade representatives from at least 30 foreign countries.  The stop in Clear Lake is part of the Third Iowa International Trade Symposium sponsored by Senator Charles Grassley. …
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50 Years Ago July 1965

The Clear Lake City Council will present a resolution of necessity on the 1965 street program.  A public hearing on the $80,000 program will be scheduled at a later date. The steeple of the new Clear Lake Zion Lutheran Church building was hoisted into place by Andrews Concrete Products Inc.  It took a 30-ton crane. …
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