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Driver escapes injury after truck collides with train

A Clear Lake man escaped serious injury Thursday when his vehicle struck a train and was dragged approximately 15-yards before coming to rest alongside a power pole. The Clear Lake Fire Department was dispatched to Buddy Holly Place and US Highway 18 West for a vehicle vs. train collision at approximately 6:46 a.m. Thursday. A…
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Days of cold weather allow park to transform into ice rink

(Above) Staff from the Clear Lake Parks and Recreation Department flooded Marian Park last week to create an ice rink.  Weather conditions were prime for making ice, as evidenced by the sun dogs in the sky.-Reporter photo by Chris Barragy. If you’re looking for something the recent bitter cold weather was good for, consider this—…
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Start your engines! The Jack snowmobile race is a go

Organizers have announced that the annual Jack Helgren Memorial Race, better know as “The Jack” snowmobile race is “a go.” Last year the race had to be postponed to its February date when unseasonably warm weather made ice conditions too dangerous for races. “Mother nature is helping with the ice conditions and the volunteers have…
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City Council will move up meeting time in 2018

The Clear Lake City Council will soon start their regular meetings at 6 p.m., rather than 6:30. The Council has approved the first reading of an ordinance that would change the regular meetings, held the first and third Monday of the month.  The change was made in response to a survey the city placed on…
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New fire truck arrives in Clear Lake

(Above) Clear Lake’s new 2018 Toyne Pumper Truck, “Engine 2” Firefighter Shawn Puttman gets a look at Engine 2 controls, as explained by Fire Chief Doug Meyers.-Reporter photos by Chris Barragy. Clear Lake firefighters will soon have a new tool at their disposal to increase safety for the public, as well as themselves. On Friday…
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Baby, it’s cold outside

The final days of 2017 were among the very coldest, as temperatures dropped to -20 degrees and wind chills at -40.  The extreme cold has made “sun dogs” like these a common site.  Temperatures are expected to begin warming this week, with the 20s possible by Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.-Reporter photo by…
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