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Ventura approves new fire truck purchase; proposes tax rate

by Marianne Gasaway The Ventura City Council has approved the purchase of a new fire truck at its regular Council meeting Jan. 14. A Nov. 3 rollover accident took Ventura’s 2000 Freightliner Pumper fire truck out of commission.  Since that time the department has had free use of a 1981 Hendickson fire engine, which the…
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The Geordies are coming!

(Above) The Baldy Holly Band will take part in Winter Dance Parties at the schools.-Submitted photo. British Buddy Holly fans begin trek to ‘home away from home’ by Paul King special to the Mirror-Reporter The usual hardy contingent of British Buddy Holly fans at the Winter Dance Party will be swelled this year with it…
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School leaders investigate refund amount

Micich salary payments under study by school districts by Marianne Gasaway The Mason City Community School District owes Clear Lake Schools some money in the wake of a special investigation conducted by Auditor of State Mary Mosiman.  But just how much? “We may, in actuality, have overpaid them quite a bit,” Clear Lake Superintendent Doug…
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Unseasonable weather forces race postponement; kites questionable

by Marianne Gasaway Unseasonably warm temperatures have taken a toll on ice conditions on Clear Lake, as well as the events that rely on it. Organizers of “The Jack” Helgren Memorial Race have announced that they have moved the event from its original date this weekend to Feb. 8-9. Conditions on the lake are simply…
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Buddy who?

Name the Buddy Holly look a likes and win WDP tickets in our contest! It’s the time of the year when we all channel our inner Buddy Holly— some more than others! Take a look at page 2 in this week’s newspaper and see how many faces you recognize wearing Buddy Holly-style glasses. Twenty familiar faces in…
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Work begins in Des Moines

Speaker Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) is pictured taking the oath of office in the Iowa House Chamber as the 88th General Assembly kicked off Monday at the Capitol.
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