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City moves ahead with wellness center funding

by Marianne Gasaway After hearing from just one person concerning its intention to issue $700,000 in General Obligation Bonds to support construction of a community wellness center, the Clear Lake City Council moved ahead with its proposed partnership with the school district for the project. City leaders entered into a Letter of Intent with the…
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School district sets public meetings to discuss $18 million bond referendum

The Clear Lake Community School District has planned a series of public information meetings to discuss details on its upcoming bond referendum. On March 3, the district is seeking passage of $18 million in general obligation bonds to fund several school projects, as well as a community wellness center which would be built in partnership…
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Watts announces re-election run for county supervisor post

Chris Watts has announced he will seek re-election to Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors, District 3. Watts was first elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2016, defeating Democrat Phil Dougherty.  Dougherty had served for 16 years in that role until Watts defeated him after previous attempts. Watts spoke of the achievements of the…
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Arctic traveler from the Midnight Sun

(Above) Like all peregrines, Aurora loves to hunt and will chase just about anything she sees.  Photo by Carol Washburn. Opportunity to capture, train wild peregrine falcon makes Washburn’s heart soar by Lowell Washburn The North Woods Capture:  If Jack Vooge had lost one more drop of blood; I should have called for a Medivac. …
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Latham announces run for Iowa House

Shannon Latham, a Republican from Sheffield, has announced she will run for Iowa House District 54 now that Speaker Linda Upmeyer will not seek re-election. “Speaker Upmeyer has served our district well and she has been a wonderful role model for so many,” said Latham, whose interest in public service was sparked when she was…
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