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The tree is up: Let the giving begin!

by Marianne Gasaway As the song says, it’s “the most wonderful time of the year.”   The annual Giving Tree is now on display at the Clear Lake Mirror-Reporter office at 12 N. 4th St. For more than a quarter of a century the Giving Tree, a collaboration between the Clear Lake Mirror-Reporter and Clear…
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Past, present, future veterans honored in local ceremonies

(Above) Clear Lake V.F.W. Post 4868 Commander Mike Nelson grasps an American flag at the conclusion of a flag folding ceremony held as part of Veterans Day services at Clear Lake High School.-Reporter photo by Chris Barragy. by Katie Behr Clear Lake High School honored veterans past, present, and future Friday, Nov. 9.  At the…
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Marine Corps veteran strengthened by service

(Above) United States Marine Corps Veteran Eldon Vine shared his experiences in the Korean War to a large audience gathered at the V.F.W. Sunday.-Reporter photo by Chris Barragy. by Marianne Gasaway Eldon Vine treasurers a small wooden replica of a Corsair plane which he became all too familiar with during his service during the Korean…
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‘Ice-In’ declared

Officials from the Clear Lake Water Treatment Plant officially declared Clear Lake as “iced in” on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Iced in is called when a boat is no longer able to reach any shore of the lake. Although it seems early, the date is not a record.  The earliest ice in on record occured during…
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Upmeyer re-elected House Speaker

On Friday, Nov. 9, House Republicans re-elected Rep. Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) as Speaker of the Iowa House in advance of the 88th General Assembly.   Upmeyer was first elected Speaker in 2015, and had previously served as the House Majority Leader since 2011.  She is the first woman in Iowa history to hold both…
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K & B Emporium adds something sweet to downtown Clear Lake

(Above) K & B Emporium owner Vicki Sukup, left, and employee Robin Smalley, will cook-up some family favorite sweet treats to feature in the new candy store.  -Reporter photo By Michelle Watson Downtown Clear Lake just got a little sweeter with the opening of a new candy store in K & B Emporium, 8 N.…
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