Category Archives: Remember When

Remember When 2-21-2018

(Above) Free throw winners from 1993 - These sharp-shooters were winners in the 1993 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest held at Ventura High School.  The winners and their ages are: front row (L-R): Amanda Truex, 10, Clear Lake; Katie Gerhardt, 11, Clear Lake; Angie Avery, 12, Ventura; Lani Grabinski, 13, Clear Lake; and (not pictured)…
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Remember When 2-7-2018

Blizzard, 1993 - The snow falling as fast as Michele Bush could sweep it off of her car in 1993.  In all, Clear Lake was left with nearly nine inches of snow.  Cold temperatures kept the snow around. 25 Years Ago February 1993 It was more like a reunion, than a tribute, with Buddy Holly the…
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Remember When 1-31-2018

(Above) 1993 Buddy Holly Tribute - Clear Lake’s own Lee and Roger Walston, along with their daughter, Tina, were third place winners in the costume contest held at the Buddy Holly Tribute in 1993. 25 Years Ago • January 1993 Irma Norton and Connie Alvarez, sisters of Ritchie Valens, visited the Surf Ballroom and got their…
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Remember When 1-24-2018

(Above) Practice run in 1968 - Six Clear Lakers made some practice runs in preparation for the first annual North Iowa Snowmobile Rally held in 1968.  From left to right is Richard Nelson, Carlin Hahn, Don Olson, Nick Ong, Ed Snopek and Harold Ver Steegh.  Events in the two-day meet started at the Main Ave. lakefront.…
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Remember When 1-17-2018

(Above) 1992-93 Ventura Boys Basketball Team - Members of the 1992-93 Ventura boys basketball team included front row (L-R): J.D. Shaffer, Ryan Overgaard, Dan Field, Andy Luscomb, Brendon Gruis, Frank Rothrock, Matt Dillavou, Bret Paulson and Troy Roenfanz.  Middle row (L-R): Assistant Coach Dave Schaefer, Mark Wireman, Justin Rosendahl, Brad Hollatz, Wade Humphrey, Mitchel Kressin, Brian…
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Remember When 1-13-2018

(Above) 1936 Blizzard - Oldtimers will never forget the snow storm of February 1936.  This picture was taken at the railroad junction between Clear Lake and Mason City. From left is C.F. Rickard, F.J. Siesseger, Bud Budworth, W.A. Betty, H.I. Hawley and Supt. J.H. Siesseger.  The picture was loaned by Frank Wilder. It took a day…
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