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‘New Normal’ sparks creativity among Clear Lakers

(Above) The Lake Theatre is among those businesses ordered closed, however theatre owners have been making their concessions available.  Pictured here, Jessi Myers serves up some of the theatre’s famous buttered popcorn and treats through the front window.-Reporter photo by Marianne Gasaway. by Michelle Watson and Marianne Gasaway Just how are Clear Lakers tolerating social…
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Buy-In Clear Lake program pushes $25,800 into Clear Lake economy

by Marianne Gasaway It’s been said that there is a creative solution to every problem.  Nowhere is that more true than in our own town. Within hours of the coronavirus crisis spreading nationwide, the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce was already thinking about the impact it would have on local business.   Chamber President…
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Ice Out declared on Clear Lake

(Above) The ice was declared “out” and the Lady of the Lake made its way to its downtown docking location Saturday.-Reporter photo by Chris Barragy. “Ice Out” was officially declared on Clear Lake Saturday, March 28, by the city’s Water Superintendent Adam Theiss. On Tuesday, Theiss reported the lake level as 4.0 inches above the…
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Clear Lake Schools ready to launch online learning

Lockers have been cleared and bags of student possessions were readied for pickup at Clear Lake Schools.-Reporter photo by Chris Barragy. by Marianne Gasaway Learning will continue for Clear Lake students, despite the closure of schools through at least April 12 due to concerns about the spread of COVID 19. Superintendent Doug Gee reviewed the…
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Five Clear Lakers quarantined in Peru

Missionaries in Peru include (L-R): Katie Tofte, Riley Brinkman, Lucas Kirchhoff, Ericka Gonzalez and Mikayla Vanderploeg.  -Submitted photo by Michelle Watson We all know the coronavirus is a worldwide pandemic.  We all know everyone is worried and concerned about what this is going to look like in the United States over the coming weeks. But…
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Two COVID-19 cases reported in CG County

by Marianne Gasaway Health officials confirmed the first two cases of COVID-19 in Cerro Gordo County Sunday, March 22.  Both cases involved adults in the 18- to 40-year-old range.   Monday, public health officials reported two more cases in Hancock County, with both being older adults ages 61 to-80-years, bringing the statewide confirmed total to…
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