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City expands project to attract developers

$1.7 million in improvements to North 32nd St. fast-tracked by Marianne Gasaway The Clear Lake City Council bought into the “build it and they will come” philosophy Monday night in a big way.  The group voted unanimously to spend an estimated $1.7 million to fund the first two phases of improvements to North 32nd Street. In December…
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Electrical problem suspected in rural Clear Lake barn fire

This barn on the Shannon and John Furst property was completely destroyed by fire Saturday morning.  The Fursts say they will miss the barn, but are thankful for the efforts of Clear Lake and Ventura firefighters who protected their home. Clear Lake firefighters worked for over two hours, but could not save a barn engulfed…
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Clear Lake hires teacher to lead new ag curriculum

by Marianne Gasaway Excitement is high for the launch of an agriculture program at Clear Lake Schools. Tuesday night the Clear Lake Board of Education approved the hiring of Elisa Russ to lead the curriculum.   According to Superintendent Doug Gee, Russ was one of eight inteviewed for the position.  She will graduate from Iowa State…
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Year in Review 2018

As the new year begins, we take a look back at the stories which made headlines in 2018. by Marianne Gasaway If there is a word to sum up 2018, it could be “stormy.”  As we look back on the stories that topped our news in the year just past, there is a major recurring theme:…
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Former CL school leader under investigation for spending at Mason City

Lake School Board likely to discuss issue at Jan. 8 meeting by Marianne Gasaway Anita Micich, who served as Clear Lake School District Superintendent through a sharing agreement with the Mason City Community School District for six years, is identified in a special investigation conducted by Auditor of State Mary Mosiman. The special investigation was…
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