Category Archives: News

Arts Center announces date to unveil new gift shop, more

On Thursday, Nov. 8, from 5 – 8 p.m., the Clear Lake Arts Center will unveil three very special projects - its newly refreshed Gift Shop/Consignment Gallery, its 2018 Holiday tree and six limited edition, signed and numbered prints by Clear Lake artist Jim Larson. Every year the Arts Center asks their consignment artists to…
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Crowded ballot for county auditor position

by Travis Fischer There is a crowded field of candidates vying to take on the job of Cerro Gordo County Auditor in this year’s election. The position of county auditor has been in flux since long-time auditor Ken Kline took a new position as Deputy Commissioner of Elections for the State of Iowa. Kline was…
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Get ready to twist!

(Above) Chubby Checker, who was part of the 2014 Winter Dance Party, will return for the 60th anniversary event. -Reporter file photo by Chris Barragy. Surf Ballroom announces lineup to commemorate 60th anniversary of 1959 Winter Dance Party Plans for the 2019 Winter Dance Party, scheduled for Jan. 30 - Feb. 2 at the Surf Ballroom…
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Historical Society moving to P&R building

by Marianne Gasaway The Clear Lake Historical Society will make the city’s longtime Parks and Recreation Department building its new home.  The recently-completed expansion of the Public Works facility made it possible to move the Parks Department from its 800 1st Ave. S. location to the new building. “We are so thrilled to partner with…
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City will fund feasibility study for possible hotel, convention center

by Marianne Gasaway The Clear Lake City Council has agreed to spend up to $9,000 for a marketing and feasibility report for a hotel and convention center in the community. City Administrator Scott Flory told the Council he has had discussions with an unnamed developer about such a facility and called the project “potentially significant.” …
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Clear Lake graduates named to UNI Homecoming court

(Above) Clear Lake High School graduates Lindsay Kearns (left) and Emily Phalen were members of the UNI Homecoming court. by Katie Behr This year the University of Northern Iowa recognized the student leadership that comes from Clear Lake schools by selecting not one, but two CLHS grads as candidates on their Homecoming court. Emily Phalen,…
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