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Nadine Faye Weaver

Nadine Faye Weaver, 77, of Clear Lake, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at Good Shepherd Health Center in Mason City. Per Nadine’s wishes, her body has been cremated, and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Nadine was born Oct. 31, 1941, the daughter of Harold and Edna (Womack) Slagle in…
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Nancy Sue Thalacker

Nancy Sue (Craig) Thalacker passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2019 at Knapp Medical Hospital in Weslaco, Texas at the age of 76 from complications of cancerous brain tumors. Nancy was born Oct. 29, 1942 in Anamosa, Iowa. She was the daughter of Leslie Earl and Violet Virginia (Gilmore) Craig. They moved to Des Moines, Iowa…
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A yellow bass bonanza

(Above) The population of Ventura went up dramatically Sunday, as 308 teams of anglers rushed onto the ice for the Yellow Bass Bonanza. Almost 1,800 pounds of fish reeled in Saturday by Katie Behr [caption id="attachment_40399" align="alignleft" width="245"] Eric and Jackie Meyer, of Clear Lake, earned first place honors at the Yellow Bazz Bonanza. The…
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Good conditions for The Jack

The wait was worth it, as the annual Jack races, held in honor of snowmobile enthusiast Jack Helgren, were held Saturday.  January conditions didn’t allow the races on the orginially scheduled date, but there was plenty of snow in February and more than 20-inches of ice.-Reporter photo by Chris Barragy.
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High speed chase in blizzard lands pair in jail

by Marianne Gasaway A high speed pursuit of a stolen vehicle through Clear Lake in blizzard conditions ended with a pair of arrests. On Thursday night, Feb. 7, 2019, at about 10:15 p.m., a Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Deputy located a 2013 Chevrolet Camaro neat the Interstate 35 and Highway 18 intersection. The Camaro was…
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Police ask for public’s help to find Valens family photos, poster

The Clear Lake Police Department is investigating the reported theft of two picture collages and one movie poster belonging to Ritchie Valens’ family. The family was in town for the Winter Dance Party celebration held at the Surf Ballroom. The items were taken from the Best Western Holiday Lodge in Clear Lake on Saturday, Feb.…
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