Category Archives: Remember When

Remember When 8-16-2017

(Above) Fun at the fair, 1992 - Joey Meints, of Clear Lake, proudly displayed the blue ribbon he won as best in his class in the 1992 4-H Sheep Competition at the North Iowa Fair.  Pictured with Meints were other members of the Lakes Ambitious Feeders (L-R): Justin Meints, Ryder Schrage, Tyler Turek, Brandon Young and…
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Remember When 8-9-2017

(Above) Dart Drive-In, 1967 - The “Dart Drive-In”, located at the forks on South Shore Drive, held its grand opening in 1967.  The Drive-In is owned by Robert Denney. 25 Years Ago August 1992 The public is invited to a “Beach Party” at Handicap Village’s Boyer Pool on Sunday, Aug. 16, to find out more about…
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Remember When 8-2-2017

(Above) Back to the ‘50’s in 1992 - It was the 50s all over again in 1992, as car hops from the Barrel Drive-In donned their skates to wait on customers cruising in for dinner and the CLASS Car Club Car Cruise held on a Friday night.  Pictured is Aleigha Gruis delivering an order to Kim…
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Remember When 7-26-2017

(Above) Clear Lake mural, 1992 - In 1992, Ben Furleigh worked on a mural he designed and painted in support of the tourist and beautification efforts of the Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Main Street Clear Lake groups.  The Jaycees donated the paint and supplies.  Furleigh is using an old motto of “1st of…
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Remember When 7-19-2017

(Above) Group visits D.C. in 1992 - Nineteen Clear Lake High School students, along with teacher and chaperone Beth Ann Schumacher and Pat Schultz, posed with Rep. Fred Grandy and Sen. Charles Grassley (bottom) during their June 6-12 trip to Washington D.C. in 1992. 25 Years Ago July 1992 The Association for the Preservation of Clear…
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Remember When 7-12-2017

Oaks Hotel, 1893 - Built in 1893, the Oaks Hotel was one of the Clear Lake’s most renowned summer hotels until its destruction by fire on July 20, 1922.  It was one of the interests of the Western Lakes Resort Company and stood where the Hilltop Motel now stands.  An old hotel, Prospect, was on the…
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