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City prepares Surf District gateway site

The City of Clear Lake has begun demolishing a home located near the Highway 18 and Buddy Holly Place intersection to ready the site for a gateway to the Surf Ballroom District of town. At its regular meeting Monday, the Council approved asbestos abatement at 813 Buddy Holly Place.  The city purchased the property in…
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9/11 speaker: We are more united than divided

A North Iowa veteran who served as program administrator for the North Central Iowa Chapter of the American Red Cross told a large crowd gathered for a 9/11 memorial service that “we are more united as a country then we are divided.” Iowa Army National Guard Sergeant First Class Peter Bieber, of Nora Springs, was…
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Community supports One Vision 49th annual Benefit Walk

(Above) One Vision’s inaugural Community Challenge was a new component to this year’s event.  Teams from across North Iowa signed up and raised funds to participate in the Challenge, which this year was a human foosball tournament, with the winner taking home a traveling trophy and bragging rights.-Reporter photo by Chris Barragy. One Vision hosted…
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Remember When 9-12-2018

(Above) 1922 Oaks Hotel fire - It was July 20, 1922, when the Oaks Hotel burned.  The fire reportedly started from a defect in the electrical wiring on the roof.  The fire raged for over five hours.  The Oaks, four stories high, held 40 rooms, and was one of the most fashionable spots in Clear Lake. …
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Jean C. Peterson

Jean C. Peterson, 93, of Clear Lake, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, at Oakwood Care Center, in Clear Lake, surrounded by her family. Per Jean’s wishes, her body has been cremated and a graveside inurnment for herself and son, Steve, will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at Clear Lake Cemetery. Following the…
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