Category Archives: News

Giving Tree

The 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 Lake Community School District, has helped to make the holidays a little brighter for Clear Lake area…
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Iowa Education leader finds initiatives in action in Clear Lake

(Above) Iowa Department of Education Direcotr Ryan Wise and Clear Lake Schools Superintendent Doug Gee listen as teacher Kelly Cooney and her Clear Creek Elementary School class explain what they have been studying.-Reporter photo. by Marianne Gasaway Ryan Wise was enjoying the favorite part of his job Friday.  The former teacher, who now heads the…
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Wrong-way collision kills Clear Lake man

A Clear Lake man is dead following a wrong-way collision Friday night near the Mason City Municipal Airport. According to the Iowa State Patrol, Richard Westcott, 80, was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of Highway 122 at approximately 6:36 p.m. on Nov. 15.  The 2005 Dodge Caravan he was driving struck a 1991 Ford…
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Suspicious activity report yields arrests

A traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle has led to the arrest of four persons on drug and other charges. On Sunday, Nov. 17, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Cerro Gordo County Deputies were called to the area of 305th Street and Hickory Avenue, north of Clear Lake, for a suspicious person complaint.  Deputies attempted to…
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Olympic dreams are real for local runners

(Above) Ventura graduate Andrea Toppin (left) and Alana (Enabnit) Scarano, who ran at Clear Lake High School, will compete in the Olympic Trial for marathon runners in February 2020. -Submitted photo. by Marianne Gasaway A pair of local runners who each captured state titles in high school and success in the collegiate ranks will test…
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‘All gave some. Some gave all’

Veterans memorial dedicated by Marianne Gasaway Veteran’s Day held special meaning for members of Clear Lake V.F.W. Post 4868 and its Auxiliary.  The Clear Lake community joined in dedicating the Lake Area Veterans Monument at the post. “There have been discouragements and encouragement along the way, but a handsome monument is now a reality,” exclaimed…
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