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Clear Lake man sentenced to 15 years on drug dealer conviction

        Two men have been sentenced to federal prison for their roles in a Mason City area methamphetamine distribution conspiracy.         Shawn Benedict Zimmerman, 42, of Clear Lake, received his prison term after an April 20, 2015, guilty plea and Shane Lester McRoberts, age 28, of Nora Springs, Iowa, received his prison term after an…
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Ventura will make shift to ‘smart’ water meter use

Ventura city officials are readying the community for mandatory replacement of all water meters. According to City Clerk Else Taylor, installation of new meters will begin in mid-August.  The installation is mandatory to continue receiving water service.  There is no cost for the installation of the new meter, however, there may be residual costs involved…
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Antique boats on display in 1990

A large crowd was treated to a display of vintage wood boats in 1990.  The boats were part of the fifth annual Invitational Antique Wood Boat Show.  Wood boats from sailboats to racing boats were competing.  Winners from Clear Lake included Gale Goranson, Best Wood Cruiser, 27-foot 1960 Chris Craft; and Randy Cram, Best Non-Powered…
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25 Years Ago July 1990

The concept of merging the staffs of the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and Clear Lake Business and Industrial Development Corporation was passed by boards of each group.  In other news, Sharon May, executive vice president of the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, submitted her resignation to the Chamber effective Aug. 1. The…
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50 Years Ago July 1965

Riots which erupted in nearly a dozen resort areas in the Midwest failed to materialize in Clear Lake, as 65,000 enjoyed the holiday weekend.  The city took no chances and called in over 100 National Guardsmen, after 500 rioting youths tore up Arnolds Park, 100 miles to the west of here. Clear Lake State Park…
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85 Years Ago July 1930

The Anton Larson stand on the North Shore of Clear Lake was held up at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.  At that time two men with white handkerchiefs over their faces entered the stand, each having guns in their hands, but saying nothing.  Mr. Larson was in front of the stand as they entered.  Apparently the holdup…
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