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Janice L. Ward

Janice Lyn Ward, 47, of Clear Lake, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, at Muse-Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit. in Mason City. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept.16, at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. 4th St., Clear Lake, with Pastor Willie Rosin officiating.  Burial will be at Hillside Cemetery, in Sheffield,…
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Roger B. Mikkelsen

Roger Boyd Mikkelsen was born Jan. 9, 1960. Roger recently passed on Sept. 7, 2018, after a 19 month battle with prostate cancer. He joined the Marines with the help of his father at the age of 17 and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan. He loved to cook and he worked in several different states…
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Shirley A. Swartz

Shirley Ann Swartz, 83, of Clear Lake, died Aug. 29, 2018, at Muse-Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, in Mason City.  As per her wishes, she has been cremated.  A memorial may be held at a later date. Shirley (Orcutt) Swartz was born July 15, 1935 in Mason City, Iowa to Lawrence and Mabel Orcutt.  She grew…
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Jerry A. Lee

Jerry A. Lee, 78, formerly of Clear Lake, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in Palm Springs, Calif. Arrangements are pending at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake.
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Dedication set for Freedom Rock

Who was Captain Henry Irving Smith and why should you care? The finishing touches have been put on the Cerro Gordo County Freedom Rock® at the corner of Main and 8th Streets in Clear Lake and a date has been set for its official dedication.  Artist  Ray Michael Sorensen II, better known as ‘Bubba,’ will…
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