Category Archives: News

Flavors of the season

Clear Lake Evening Lions members cooked sweet corn and hamburgers to perfection Sunday and served thousands a delicious summertime meal.-Reporter photos by Chris Barragy.
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Supervisors eye smaller-scale mental health services provider

by Savannah Howe Cerro Gordo County is taking strides to move away from County Social Services (CSS), a 22-county-wide mental health and disability services program, to Central Iowa Crisis Services (CICS), a similar organization that serves neighboring counties such as Franklin and Greene. The need for change Cerro Gordo County Supervisor Chris Watts said that…
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Arts in living color

From toe-tapping music, to colorful stories, and even more colorful handcrafted original pieces, Lakefest weekend provided a weekend full of the arts.  (Above) City Park was filled with the sounds of Dixieland music Saturday and Sunday as five bands performed traditional jazz, prompting some to even get up and dance.  -Reporter photos by Chris Barragy.
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It’s a rock and roll weekend!

900 classic cars expected for Friday night cruise, Saturday show Clear Lake’s steady stream of July activities gives way to an August spectacular this weekend.  The Clear Lake Auto Social Society (C.L.A.S.S.) will host its 33rd annual Summer Dance Cruise and Car Show Friday and Saturday, Aug. 3-4, bringing thousands of classic car enthusiasts to…
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Physician finds link between writing and medicine rewarding

by Marianne Gasaway Mark Twain famously said, “Write what you know.”  For Dan Waters, that advice helps to spin some interesting stories. Waters, a vascular surgeon with Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa who has made Clear Lake his home since 1983, calls upon his childhood spent in Surf City, on the Jersey Shore, as the setting…
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CL police record second major drug bust in week

Clear Lake police and the North Central Iowa Narcotics Task Force have teamed up for a second large narcotics arrest within a week. On Thursday, July 19, Clear Lake police officers arrested Drew Richard Nettifee, 36, from  McKinleyville, Calif., on several drug-related charges. After 1 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to the 700 block of North…
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