Category Archives: Remember When

Remember When 12-13-17

(Above) Young’s Idleo, 1910 - In 1910, Contractor George Petersen and his crew constructed Young’s Idleo (pleasure hall) for R.S. Young. Over the years it served as a dance hall, city hall and the manufacturer of wire bridles during the war.  It stood on present day North Lakeview Drive.  This photo and many more appear in…
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Remember When 12-6-2017

(Above) Rehearsing in 1992 - Steve Erickson directed the community chorus in 1992.  The chorus presented “Handel’s Messiah.”  The traditional musical treat was presented at the United Methodist Church in Clear Lake.  Mary Jane Reynolds  accompanied the chorus on the church’s pipe organ. 25 Years Ago December 1992 Clear Lake Mayor Lois Kotz says she is…
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Remember When 11-29-2017

(Above Left) CLHS 1992 Girls Basketball Team - Members of the 1992-93 Clear Lake Varsity Girls Basketball team include front row (L-R):  Manager Lesley Simmering, Jenn Toyne, Coach Kay Bacon, Brooke Fisher, Assistant Coach Anne Hennings, Jodi Grabinski and Managers Laura Enabnit and Andrea Van However.  Left, going up the ladder: Tracy Lincoln, Joy Freesemann, Ronda…
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Remember When 11-22-2017

(Above) Loading ice - Pictured are workers loading ice into the ice house, which was located at the present day water treatment plant.  This photo and more can be found in Volume 1 of the “Remember When Clear Lake, Iowa” book.  The book can be purchased at the Clear Lake Mirror Reporter office, 12 N. 4th…
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Remember When 11-15-2017

(Above) Serving in 1917 - These men spent the summer of 1917 quartered in the armory at Mason City.  They ate army mess there and drilled daily at the outskirts of the city.  Several of them left for France in September 1918.  Sitting is Carl Nielsen, the cook.  Front row (L-R): Axel Rasmussen, Shorty Long, Johnny…
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Remember When 11-8-2017

(Above) Books, book everywhere in 1992 - Friend of the Clear Lake Public Library held a half-price book and magazine sale in 1992.  Taking a break from story time to look over a few of the many selections is Children’s Librarian Marcia Grabinski with Patrick Rich and (L-R): Beth Kraschel, Jake and Jenna Plagge, Julie and…
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