Category Archives: Remember When

Remember When 6-23-2022

(Above) Friends take in the sights - Three friends take in the sights along North Shore Drive.  Pictured in the background along the lake is the Surf Ballroom and Witke’s Cafe. -Photo from the collection of Keith Haugen by Michelle Watson 25 Years Ago June 1997 The Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce has decided to purchase…
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Remember When 6-16-2022

(Above) Parasailing in 1997  - A new offering to Clear Lake in 1997 was para sailing.  The sport can be enjoyed no matter the age.  Bruce and Sherry Kenison, owners of High Flyers Parasailing and WaveRunners, were up and running for the summer season. by Michelle Watson 25 Years Ago June 1997 Details are still sketchy…
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Remember When 6-9-2022

Municipal Band, 1997 - The Clear Lake Municipal Band, under the direction of Lud Wangberg, opened its season in 1997 on Saturday, June 21.  Band concerts were held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sundays in City Park. by Michelle Watson 25 Years Ago June 1997 Clear Lake and Ventura firefighters were called…
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Remember When 5-18-2022

(Above) Number one in 1997 - In 1997, Clear Lake’s shuttle hurdle relay team, featuring (L-R): Cathy Brookins, Kathy Bitker, Brandi Halsne and Liz Jaben, capped an undefeated season in the event by winning a State title in Des Moines.  Coach Mike Reysack emphasized the squad was successful because it was comprised of four consistent…
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Remember When 5-11-2022

(Above) Arbor Day, 1972 - Ventura fourth graders planted trees in observance of Arbor Day in 1972.  Pictured is Mrs. Daniels’ class.  Back row (L-R): Philip Boehnke, John Larson, Lovell Diddy, Jill Tessman, Jane Bergman, Shari Brower, Tamara DeVries, Eileen Hanna, Mrs. Daniels, Diane Eggerth.  Front row (L-R): Leslie Marshall, Cindy Smith, Kristin Wood, John…
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Remember When 5-4-2022

(Above) Reading group, 1997 - Fifth grade students in Miss Jennifer Dean’s class experienced special adventures and fun in a reading group in 1997.  Pictured in the front row (L-R): Josh Lloyd, Todd Numelin, Colby Heady, Kelli Kruckenberg, Katy Nickerson, Andrew Morrison, Melissa McLaughlin, Lynn Lynch and Lindsey Arispe.  Second row (L-R): Amber Berry, Zach…
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