Category Archives: Remember When

Remember When 1-22-2020

(Above) Jensen’s Uptown Supermarket, 1970 - The grand opening of Jensen’s Uptown Supermarket as a Red Owl agency was held in January 1970.  The store was operated by Mr. and Mrs. DuWayne Jensen.  In 1961, the Jensen’s moved into a new and modern supermarket on Main Ave.  The brick building replaced four old structures and was…
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Remember When 1-15-2020

(Above) Ventura Jazz Band, 1995 - The Ventura High School Jazz Band made school history in 1995 when they qualified for the State Jazz Band Championship in Des Moines.  Seven of the 15 members received outstanding performance awards: Mindy Coe, Brenda Pueggel, Matt Frazier, Will Pueggel, Allison Cooper, Brandon Wind and Bethany Weberg.  Members of the…
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Remember When 1-8-2020

(Above) Rescue Sled, 1969 - Winston Perry, of Ventura, stands beside a rescue unit that was purchased by the North Iowa Snowmobile Club in 1969.  The unit was available to anyone for emergency uses and was housed at the Clear Lake Fire Station.  The rescue unit weighed about 200 pounds.  It was made of aluminum with…
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Remember When 12-31-2019

CLHS 1994 boys basketball team - Members of the Clear Lake varsity boys basketball team for the 1994-95 season include front row (L-R): Otto Simmering, Mark Ebeling, Josh Hoefker, Chad Willis.  Middle row (L-R):  Coach David Peters, Tom Rauk, Justin Lyster, Jeff Lewis, Scott Suntken, Scott Flatness, Manager Andy Linahon.  Back row (L-R): Eric Keifer, Jon…
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Remember When 12-25-2019

(Above) Snowmobile rally, 1969 - Clear Lake residents were startled in 1969 as snowmobiles roared down Main Ave.  The excitement was just a preview of action seen at the Snowmobile Rally held in Clear Lake.  41 cities were represented at the Rally from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Illinois and Colorado. by Michelle Watson 25 Years Ago December…
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Remember When 12-18-2019

(Above) Giving Tree help from 1994 - When Vicki Lenz’s sixth grade class learned there were Clear Lake families still needing food for the holidays in 1994, they wanted to help.  The class brought food items and toiletries from home.  The result was 13 boxes filled to the brim with all kinds of food and other…
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