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Remember When 2-6-2019

(Above) Lots of snow in ‘69 - Harold E. Wolfe, 709 S. Shore Drive, attempted to sweep his walk in 1969 between eight foot snowbanks that stretched from the street to the front door.  Total snowfall for the month of January in 1969 was 16.92”.  Traces of precipitation fell on 19 days in the month. by…
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Twistin’ the night away

(Above) Winter Dance Party headliner Chubby Checker sang and danced his way into the hearts of Saturday audience members. -Reporter photos by Chris Barragy. by Marianne Gasaway The 60th anniversary of the Winter Dance Party was celebrated in Clear Lake in the most fitting of ways— with a gathering of all ages of people singing, dancing…
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Chamber leader announces retirement

Tim Coffey, president and CEO of the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, has announced his retirement from the Chamber effective June 1, 2019. In his letter to Board Chair Diana Symonds of the McQuaid Agency, Coffey wrote, “This position has been the most gratifying job that I have ever held, and has given me…
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City proposes keeping tax rate steady in FY 2020

by Marianne Gasaway Clear Lake continues to be a shining example of taxation done right. City Administrator Scott Flory presented a preliminary Fiscal Year 2020 budget to the City Council Monday night which keeps the city’s tax rate at a modest $9.70 per $1,000 of taxable valuation.  The proposed rate represents the fourth consecutive fiscal…
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Ocie G. Hrubetz-Smallfoot

Ocie Grace Hrubetz - Smallfoot, of Mason City and formerly Clear Lake, passed away Feb. 1, 2019 at the Nora Springs Care Center. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 2502 S. Jefferson Ave, Mason City, with the Rev.  Matthew Muters officiating. Burial will be…
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Renate M. Hill

Renate Maria Hill, 86, of Clear Lake, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, at her home. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, Feb. 4, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 1001 9th Ave. S., Clear Lake, with the Rev. John Gossman officiating. Burial was at Clear Lake Cemetery, in Clear Lake.   Family suggests…
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