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School leaders investigate refund amount

Micich salary payments under study by school districts by Marianne Gasaway The Mason City Community School District owes Clear Lake Schools some money in the wake of a special investigation conducted by Auditor of State Mary Mosiman.  But just how much? “We may, in actuality, have overpaid them quite a bit,” Clear Lake Superintendent Doug…
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Unseasonable weather forces race postponement; kites questionable

by Marianne Gasaway Unseasonably warm temperatures have taken a toll on ice conditions on Clear Lake, as well as the events that rely on it. Organizers of “The Jack” Helgren Memorial Race have announced that they have moved the event from its original date this weekend to Feb. 8-9. Conditions on the lake are simply…
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Buddy who?

Name the Buddy Holly look a likes and win WDP tickets in our contest! It’s the time of the year when we all channel our inner Buddy Holly— some more than others! Take a look at page 2 in this week’s newspaper and see how many faces you recognize wearing Buddy Holly-style glasses. Twenty familiar faces in…
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Work begins in Des Moines

Speaker Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) is pictured taking the oath of office in the Iowa House Chamber as the 88th General Assembly kicked off Monday at the Capitol.
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City expands project to attract developers

$1.7 million in improvements to North 32nd St. fast-tracked by Marianne Gasaway The Clear Lake City Council bought into the “build it and they will come” philosophy Monday night in a big way.  The group voted unanimously to spend an estimated $1.7 million to fund the first two phases of improvements to North 32nd Street. In December…
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Electrical problem suspected in rural Clear Lake barn fire

This barn on the Shannon and John Furst property was completely destroyed by fire Saturday morning.  The Fursts say they will miss the barn, but are thankful for the efforts of Clear Lake and Ventura firefighters who protected their home. Clear Lake firefighters worked for over two hours, but could not save a barn engulfed…
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