Category Archives: News

Dedication set for Freedom Rock

Who was Captain Henry Irving Smith and why should you care? The finishing touches have been put on the Cerro Gordo County Freedom Rock® at the corner of Main and 8th Streets in Clear Lake and a date has been set for its official dedication.  Artist  Ray Michael Sorensen II, better known as ‘Bubba,’ will…
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Taking it to the streets!

The Clear Lake Mirror-Reporter has enlisted the help of One Vision clients to distribute reminders about the newspaper’s subscription campaign.  During the next week workers will be placing door hangers throughout various Clear Lake neighborhoods, encouraging residents to stay connected to their community through the local newspaper.  A special subscription offer is  available through Friday,…
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Mexican man sentenced to prison following deportation and document fraud

Used Social Security number of US citizen to apply for work  in Clear Lake       A Mexican man who had been deported, illegally returned to the United States, and then used false identification documents to obtain a job was sentenced Sept. 5 to more than two-months in federal prison. Emmanuel Santos-Diaz, 34, a citizen…
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Old-Fashioned fun on the farm

The threshing machine chews up an oat bundle, separating the oats from the straw. Photo courtesy of Tammy Orr. Life on the farm: Norris family centers celebration around vintage threshing machine [caption id="attachment_36807" align="alignleft" width="270"] Five generations of the Norris family were on hand for threshing fun. Pictured L-R: Lyla Behr, Katie (Cash) Behr, Ruth…
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Proposed solar housing development dealt a setback

Clear Lake’s Planning and Zoning Commission has turned back a request from a local businessman proposing a solar-powered housing development.  However, Equinox Eco Villas, proposed by Gregg Bacon, may still come to fruition in due time. Bacon completed construction of an Equinox zero energy solar powered home in 2017 on property he owns on the…
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