Category Archives: Remember When

Remember When 3-22-2017

(Above) Young inventors, 1992 - These Ventura Schools students participated in the Invention Convention held in 1992, at Southbridge Mall in Mason City.  As local winners, they competed against approximately 127 other area students from more than 20 schools.  Pictured (L-R): is Courtney Connor, Angie Grey, Erin Hiscocks, Syreeta Monson, Crystal Pueggel, Emily Chambers, Emily Pueggel,…
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Remember When 3-15-2017

(Above) Young barbershoppers, 1992 - From Harold Hill to Harold Arians, barbershop music was alive and well in 1992.  Pictured (L-R): is David Baker, Matt McNamara, Peter Norris and Sam Langholz, members of the “Unstoppable Me and The Other Three” barbershop quartet.  It was unusual, according to their choral teacher and barbershop mentor Harold Arians, for…
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Remember When 3-1-2017

(Above) Ice harvest underway - The ice harvest operation began in the late 1800s in Clear Lake and continued into the 1940s.  The ice blocks, approximately 22x32 inches, where loaded into railroad cars, trucks and ice houses for transportation and storage.  The ice harvest provided winter jobs for many in the area.  Pictured is the ice…
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Remember When 2-22-2017

CLHS boys basketball, 1967 - Members of the Clear Lake High School 1966-67 basketball team included front row (L-R): Bob Budolfson, Kerry Frampton, Mile Mullen, Gary Bostrom, Mike Callanan, Bruce Evensrud and Larry Jacobson.  Back row (L-R): Manager Randy Miles, Mark Westberg, Jim Elting, Ken Grabinski, Craig Chapman, Doug Floy, Pat Cookman, Manager Russ Nelson and…
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Remember When 2-15-2017

(Above) Snowmobile races, 1967 - Art Ashland, Clear Lake, upper photo, flagged the start of the Oval Track race at the 2nd Annual Snowmobile Rally held in 1967.  A large crowd can be seen in the bottom photo as the racers skimmed by.  There were 30 registered drivers for the rally.  About 350 people watched the…
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Remember When 2-8-2017

(Above) Finishing touches in 1992 - Clear Lake artist Marlan Mastellar put the finishing touches on a pen and ink drawing he titled “Buddy ’57” in 1992.  Mastellar contracted with Maria Elena Holly to produce 1,000 of the lithographs for sale at the Buddy Holly Tribute ’92.  The drawing, which depicts Holly as he looked in…
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