Category Archives: Remember When

Remember When 6-28-2017

(Above) Clear Lake parade, 1908 - Here comes the parade on July 4, 1908.  Clear Lakers marched or rode down the middle of Main Street in all of their glory during the most anticipated holiday in Clear Lake.  The photo was taken by a local photographer, Phil Bench, and came from a scrapbook of Mrs. A.E.…
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Remember When 6-14-17

Band Fest parade, 1992 - Clear Lake Band Director Dan Djuren marched along side the stylish Clear Lake Marching Band in 1992.  The band took second place honors among the big schools participating in the 54th Annual North Iowa Band Festival, held Saturday, June 7.  Rebecca Harrenstein represented the Clear Lake band as its queen candidate.…
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Remember When 6-7-2017

(Above) Showboat, 1967 - The Showboat was launched in Clear Lake in 1962.  In 1967, the boat was loaded up and was shipped to Lake Erie on a flat car.  Clear Lake has had excursion boats since 1909 when the Princess was launched.  The Princess was shipped unassembled on a flat car to Clear Lake. Lon…
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Remember When 5-31-2017

(Above) 1967 tornado - Shelled corn was left in a scattered mound on the ground and bins were flattened by a tornado in May 1962 on the Bill Wilson farm.  The house received down spout damage and damage to the roof and chimneys.  Trees were toppled and debris was scattered for three miles.  About eight farms…
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Remember When 5-24-2017

Worn with pride in 1992 - Members of the Lincoln School Student Council in 1992 display the new T-shirts and sweatshirts being sold. T-Shirts sold for $7 and sweatshirts for $12.  Seated (L-R) was Dru Dzick, Crystal Scutter and Angela Ott.  Standing (L-R): Zach Frederick, Connor Turek, Rezza Rahmani, Barry Pump, Melodee Thackery, John Harrenstein and…
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Remember When 5-17-17

(Above) CLHS graduation, 1992 - Mike Andrews was the first to climb the bell tower outside the gymnasium and ring the bell in 1992.  Ringing the bell is the traditional way to signify the students have graduated.  Clear Lake High School graduated 97 students in 1992.  The graduation was held on Sunday, May 31, in the…
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