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Incumbents voted off Clear Lake Council One newcomer in Ventura

Both incumbents seeking re-election to the Clear Lake City Council were ousted in the Tuesday, Nov. 7, Regular Election. Newcomer Bennett Smith topped two-term Councilman Tony Nelson, as well as challenger Ben Smith to win the Second Ward Council seat.  The winner captured 48 percent of the votes, finishing with 184, compared to 147 votes…
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CLHS grad delivers special Veteran’s Day message to students

The public was invited to attend Veteran’s Day ceremonies at Clear Lake High School Friday.   (Above) Angel Medellin, a 2017 CLHS graduate, sent a video-taped message to share with students during the program.  Medellin, who moved to Clear Lake at a young age after losing his parents at age two, enlisted in the United…
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The tree is up! Let the giving begin!

Are you in the holiday spirit yet? One of the community’s most recognizable symbols of the season is ready.  The 28th annual Giving Tree is now on display in the Mirror-Reporter office at 12 N. 4th St. For a quarter of a century, the Giving Tree has helped to make the holidays a little brighter…
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Business support for teacher training elevates student potential

If ever there was a win-win situation, it exists in the Industrial Arts Department at Clear Lake High School. Thanks to Billion Ford of Clear Lake, CLHS instructor Mike Lester was able to attend a special “NC3 Train the Trainer” in North Carolina recently.  Following a week of intensive training, Lester has returned to CLHS…
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Casey’s confirms purchase of Barrel Drive-In

A mid-November closing date has been set for Casey’s General Stores, Inc., to close on the Barrel Drive-In property located on Highway 18 West, in Clear Lake.  The property was listed at $398,000.   -Reporter photo by Chris Barragy After months of speculation, Casey’s General Stores has confirmed it is in the process of closing…
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East Main Ave. open to traffic

The barricades have been moved aside to allow traffic to pass onto East Main Ave.  The project began last summer.  -Reporter photo by Chris Barragy Construction began this summer on the East Main Ave. street reconstruction project and as of this week, the street has been opened for traffic.  The project was expected to be…
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