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Water, water everywhere

Owen Heard, son of Jena and Brady Heard, of Mason City, found a fun way to beat the heat.  The almost two-year-old didn’t mind splish-splashing with a fish at the new Splash Pad in downtown Clear Lake.-Reporter photo by Chris Barragy.
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CL School District begins to consider options for start

by Marianne Gasaway What will learning look like for Clear Lake students this fall?  That’s what Superintendent Doug Gee and School Board members will begin considering this week. “We will be discussing different Return to Learning plans — whether we were totally online, some kind of hybrid or totally back in school,” said Gee in advance…
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Groups partner for boat cleaning stations at lake

(Above) The Association for the Preservation of Clear Lake, IDNR and City of Clear Lake contributed to this boat cleaning station at Tourist Park, just off South Shore Drive.-Reporter photo by Chris Barragy. [caption id="attachment_56516" align="alignleft" width="236"] The first of two boat cleaning stations at Ventura was installed last week at Lynne Lorenzen Park. Next…
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Another benefit to giving:

American Red Cross offers COVID-19 antibody testing to blood donors by Marianne Gasaway Giving blood has always been about making a difference in the lives of others.  Now, the American Red Cross is offering an additional health service to its donors. For a limited time, all blood, platelet and plasma donations will be tested for…
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Car club puts the brakes on Aug. 7 cruise

by Michelle Watson It’s been a year of tough decisions for many and the C.L.A.S.S. Car Club has had to make some hard decisions on its annual 2020 C.L.A.S.S. Car Club Summer Dance Cruise and Show.  The club decided to cancel the car show in early June due to COVID 19, but put the decision…
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Fireworks complaints explode

by Marianne Gasaway “The use of fireworks was an issue on July 4, 2020,” Clear Lake Police Chief Pete Roth informed the Clear Lake City Council Monday night. “Officers responded to 26 fireworks calls for service on Saturday, compared to only 13 on July 4, 2019.  Those firework calls on July 4 came between the…
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