Category Archives: Remember When

Remember When 4-17-2019

(Above) Earth Day, 1994 - Troy Wiegmann (left) combed the State Park beach in 1994 with his Lincoln students in recognition of Earth Day.  Mrs. Tremmel’s class was also on hand, as was the Department of Natural Resources. by Michelle Watson 25 Years Ago April 1994 The hope of having downtown restrooms constructed this summer was…
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Remember When 4-10-2019

MusiGals from 1969 - Members of a young mothers group called, “MusiGals,” are all dressed in their new attire in 1969.  Members of the group were back row (L-R): Sharon Rule, Ruth Garlock, Kathryn Denney, Mary Statesman, Morleen Bell, Mickey Varty, Joanne Oines, Joyce Knorr, Jane Pedelty.  Middle row (L-R): Louise Folkmann, Gerry Heimdahl, Lorraine Buck,…
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Remember When 4-3-2019

(Above) Corn anyone? - Clear Lake businessmen in the spring of 1933 undertook an interesting program for boosting business.  F.P. Waker was chosen chairman of the committee.  The plan was to buy corn from the farmers, paying for it in corn exchange money.  The corn money could be used in turn to purchase materials from businessmen. …
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Remember When 3-27-2019

(Above) Park Hotel fire, 1969 - Fireman Ken Priest headed up the ladder to smoke-filled second floor of Park Hotel as Don Huey mans the hose reel on the truck in 1969. Smoke poured out of room 214 and through second and third floors of the hotel, hampering efforts to reach a blazing mattress in the…
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Remember When 3-20-2019

(Above) Outlet, 1910 - In 1910 a Supreme Court Case was filed asking that the board be enjoined from interfering with the outlet or the flow of water.  The State of Iowa filed a petition of intervention, alleging ownership of the bed of the lake and asking it to be authorized to erect and maintain the…
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Remember When 3-13-2019

(Above) Bound for Spain in 1994 - These Spanish and art students and teachers at Ventura High School traveled to Spain March 16-24, 1994. Highlights of the trip included touring Madrid and Barcelona.  Making the trip were front (L-R): Raechel and Rebecca Thayer, Jane Schnuelle, Amanda Halverson, Erin Watson and Sarah Jackson.  Center row (L-R): Art…
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