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It’s Homecoming Week!

(Above) Clear Lake High School Homecoming royalty includes (front L-R) Ali Maulsby, Delaney Eden, Sophia Ollenburg, Bella Clabaugh and Emily LeFevre, (back L-R) Tyres Green-Harrington, Andrew Formanek, Justin Wright, Andrew Crane and Cael Schmitz. The Homecoming queen and king will be crowned at a pep assembly set for 1:15 p.m. Friday at City Park.-Reporter photo…
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Clear Lake schools report good start battling COVID

(Above) Fourth grade teacher Melanie Marrell shares her lessons in person and virtually.  In school, students must wear masks unless distanced.-Reporter photo by Chris Barragy. by Marianne Gasaway The Clear Lake School District has completed one month of classes with little impact from the COVID-19 virus which ended the 2019-20 school year in March and…
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Council approves price hike for vacation rental permit fee

by Marianne Gasaway Owners of vacation properties in Clear Lake will soon be notified of an increase in permit fees.  The Clear Lake City Council approved raising the yearly fee from $150 to $500 per year at its Monday night, Sept. 21, meeting. The increase is the result of the city contracting with Bergland &…
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Ground is broken for new Community Wellness Center

(Above) Ground for the Community Wellness Center was officially broken Tuesday morning, Sept. 15.  Pictured are (L-R) Stacy Doughan, Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce; Chad Schreck, North Iowa Corridor EDC; Seth Meyer, Dean Snyder Construction; Mark Kroemer, Atura Architecture; Doug Gee, Clear Lake Schools Superintendent; Chelsy Snyder, Dean Snyder Construction; City Administrator Scott Flory;…
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City approves incentives for $3 million development along Highway 122

by Marianne Gasaway The Clear Lake City Council has unanimously approved a development agreement with Flatrock Group LLC which will facilitate a $3 million project in the newly opened Courtway Park Subdivision north of Highway 122 just east of Interstate 35. City Administrator Scott Flory reviewed the project with the City Council at its Tuesday,…
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