Category Archives: News

Ventura Council chooses Schmit as Mayor

Joe Schmit was sworn in as the new mayor of Ventura Monday night, May 14. Schmit was one of three persons who had expressed interest in filling the post for the remaining term of the position vacated by the death of Lynn Benson. Former Ventura Mayor George Simpson had been considered a possible choice for…
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American Idol finalist returns to North Iowa

Maddie Poppe from Clarksville, Iowa has captured the heart of hundreds of thousands with her performances on ABC’s American Idol.  Tuesday, she returned to her home town as an Idol finalist, was treated to a parade and pep rally in her honor, and filled the grandstand at the Butler County Fairgrounds with adoring fans of…
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Fundraising event announced for $250,00 inclusive playground project

(Above) This artist rendition of an Inclusive Playground shows the open spaces and the type of specialized play equipment which a group hopes to fund for placement in the city’s Outdoor Recreation Complex on 12th Avenue South.  A child in a wheelchair can experience the same playground as his or her sibling with no physical challenges.…
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City eyes South 15th Street for re-development project

(Above This section of South 15th Street, located just off Main Avenue, appears prime for re-development.  The City of Clear Lake is accepting proposals for the sale and re-development of a cold storage building at 100 S. 15th St.  In addition, county owned lots to the south, may be available.  County owned maintenance sheds on…
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Former CLHS student-athlete files lawsuit against school district

A former student at Clear Lake High School has filed a civil lawsuit against the school district for injuries connected to his participation in weight training for the school’s football team and other extra curricular activities. Parker Kyle Crispin, a 2017 CLHS graduate, claims to have suffered severe, continuous and permanent bodily injury because of…
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City will offer sidewalk repair incentives in area

Approximately 180 property owners will soon be receiving letters about the condition of their sidewalks, with the opportunity to have them repaired at a significant cost savings. City Administrator Scott Flory said that in conjunction with the city’s North 3rd Street and 1st Avenue North (downtown) Improvement Project  a survey of sidewalks was conducted and…
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