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Collision causes one driver to be ejected; Still under investigation

(Above) Clear Lake fire and police departments responded to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 122 and Willow Creek Court Thursday night.  Both drivers were transported to MercyOne-North Iowa.-photo by Chris Barragy. Two persons were transported to the hospital following a two vehicle crash Thursday night at the Highway 122 and Willow…
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Cabin Coffee named one of nation’s best small businesses

(Above) Cabin Coffee owners Brad and Angie Barber The owners of a Clear Lake homegrown— make that ‘home-brewed’ business— have been named as one of the nation’s top small business persons of the year. Brad and Angie Barber, founders of Cabin Coffee, are  Iowa’s 2019 SBA Small Business Persons of the Year.  They have been…
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Book answers tough questions with hope, guidance

(Above) Author Michelle Watson shares her story with granddaughter Giana Dennis. - Photo courtesy of Kilah Watson by Marianne Gasaway Death is a hard concept for anyone to understand, especially children.  That’s where Michelle Watson got the idea for her recently released children’s book, “Someone I Love is in Heaven Now.” “I wanted to write a…
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Lake awaits $8.5 million hotel, convention center

by Marianne Gasaway An $8.5 million large scale hotel-conference center is expected to be announced soon in Clear Lake. City Administrator Scott Flory said a preliminary development agreement and letter of intent may be presented to the Clear Lake City Council as early as its next meeting, set for March 18. “The developer is still…
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Lester chosen as new Middle School principal

by Marianne Gasaway Mike Lester, a local graduate who returned to his hometown as an industrial arts teacher and coach, has been selected as the next principal at Clear Lake Middle School. Lester’s hiring is expected to be formalized at the next meeting of the Clear Lake School Board March 19.  He will begin his…
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A spectacular senior season

Clear Lake seniors Drew Enke and Tate Storbeck look toward the scoreboard in the final moments of their State Basketball experience last week.  The Lions, who qualified for State for the first time in 40 years, finished in fourth place in Class 3A.  Enjoy photos and stories from their games in a special section in…
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