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A piece of CL history returns with Kopecky donation

(Above) H Milton Duesenberg, from the Clear Lake Public Library’s History Room, and Millie Thomsen are pictured with the French violin, Konvalinka violin, flute and piccolo which Thomsen recently donated to the History Room. The instruments belonged to her father, John  Kopecky, who was a Clear Lake musician and longtime band director.-Reporter photo. The return…
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Opportunity Village to announce name change

  On June 20, Clear Lake-based nonprofit organization Opportunity Village will begin a new chapter in its history.   A celebration will be held in Mason City and Fort Dodge on that day to commemorate the launch of the organization’s new name. Celebrations will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the North Iowa Events Center’s Kinney…
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Fireworks banned in Clear Lake

Fire department, Chamber lead push in name of public safety by Alli Weaver The state of Iowa recently passed legislation allowing the use and sale of fireworks.  However, the use of Class 1 fireworks within the city limits of Clear Lake is banned. During the City Council meeting on May 30, the Council unanimously passed…
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Relay for Life a success

The first planned Relay For Life of Cerro Gordo County in Clear Lake was a smashing success, according to organizers.  Total fundraising figures are not available yet, but the $105,000 goal has already been exceeded.  Committee member Colleen Snyder said  approximately $16,000 was raised Friday night with a Silent Auction, food sales, bounce house donations,…
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The Muskie opens under new ownership

by Alli Weaver Located in Ventura, The Muskie Lounge has been up and running for 42 summers, but this year, change is in the air. The Muskie Lounge opened for business once again on May 3. However, longtime owner, Richard Berry, passed away in December of 2016, leaving the business to his niece, LuAnn Hejlik,…
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Golf carts approved on Clear Lake streets

The Clear Lake City Council took quick action on an ordinance which will allow the operation of golf carts on city streets.  The measure passed by a 3-1 vote. City Administrator Scott Flory proposed an amendment to the City’s Code of Ordinances at a Special Meeting Tuesday, May 30.  Before the amendment was made, it…
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