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Hotel opens its doors

In advance of its Friday, Jan. 7 opening, Clear Lake City Council members were treated to a tour of the new Fairfield by Marriott Hotel in Clear Lake. Ground was broken in June 2020 for the project.  It is the first hotel built in Clear Lake in this century. The 84 room hotel features an…
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School Board passes COVID mandate for staff, delays putting in effect

by Marianne Gasaway Shortly after passing a vaccine mandate, Clear Lake School District leaders have reversed course. The Clear Lake School Board passed a measure at a special meeting Tuesday, Jan. 4, which mandates all staff which have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 must wear a mask indoors at all times and starting Feb. 9…
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Fair board asks City for $100K contribution

by Marianne Gasaway Clear Lake City Council members say they will consider a request to contribute $100,000 to a North Iowa Events Center capital campaign which would allow the group to expand and improve its facilities in an effort to host horse and livestock shows year-round. Don O’Connor, a member of the North Iowa Fair…
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Latham announces re-election bid to Iowa House

Shannon Latham, a Republican from Sheffield, has announced she will run for re-election to the new Iowa House District 55. Latham was elected in 2020 to Iowa House District 54 after Speaker Linda Upmeyer did not seek re-election. “It is truly an honor to serve in the Iowa House. This privilege isn’t lost on me…
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Get ready, get set….

Feb. 1 opening date planned for Wellness Center by Marianne Gasaway If you didn’t quite get around to making a New Year’s resolution, there’s still time.   The Clear Lake Athletics and Wellness Center had hoped for a Jan. 3 opening, but construction delays pushed back the opening date. Finally, the much-anticipated opening is almost…
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Marriott plans to open Friday

The New Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott® plans to welcome guests starting Friday, Jan. 7, according to Jeris Schesser, director of operations for VKB Management.   The new hotel, located 1401 Bayou Road, near the Interstate 35 Highway 122 intersection, features free Wi-Fi, a 24/7 fitness center and heated pool, as well as complimentary…
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