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Taking on the world one baby step at a time

(Above) Joe Colon’s arm is raised as the bronze medalist at the 2018 Senior World Championships. -Photo by Larry Slater. by Marianne Gasaway “Baby steps,” Joe Colon calls them.  “Baby steps.” Days ago Colon, a Clear Lake High School graduate, stepped his way into history with a third place finish at the 2018 Senior World…
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Ghosts, goblins, super heroes on parade

An estimated 150 children took part in the Clear Lake Parks and Recreation Department’s annual Halloween parade on Saturday.  Families gathered at City Hall and then proceeded down Main Avenue to get their sweet rewards at City Park.  The Clear Lake Arts Center also hosted a free creative activity following the parade. - Reporter photo…
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Arts Center announces date to unveil new gift shop, more

On Thursday, Nov. 8, from 5 – 8 p.m., the Clear Lake Arts Center will unveil three very special projects - its newly refreshed Gift Shop/Consignment Gallery, its 2018 Holiday tree and six limited edition, signed and numbered prints by Clear Lake artist Jim Larson. Every year the Arts Center asks their consignment artists to…
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Remember When 10-31-2018

(Above) Good neighbors in 1968 - On Monday, Nov. 11, 1968, the neighbors of Mrs. Robert Graham arrived with three corn pickers, tractors and wagons and picked and cribbed 22 acres of corn for her.  Front row (L-R): Walter Nickerson holding grandson, Todd Gillman, Larry Schaffer, Jeffrey Albers, and Alan Albers with Dale Albers.  Second row:…
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Deanna P. Thilges

Deanna Patrice “Dea” Thilges, 76, of Clear Lake, died Oct. 26, 2018, at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Clear Lake, with the Rev. John Gossman officiating.  Inurnment will be at the Clear Lake Cemetery at a…
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Dennis L. Loux

Dennis Lindsey Loux, 77, of Clear Lake, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa, in Mason City. Per Denny’s wishes, his body was cremated and a Celebration of Life was held on Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Clear Lake VFW, Clear Lake. Denny was born Sept. 13, 1941, the son of Lloyd…
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