Category Archives: Remember When

Remember When 1-13-2020

(Above) Baby think it over, 1995 - In 1995, the first class at Clear Lake Junior High experienced “Baby Think It Over.”  A program that simulates the looks, feels and sounds of a real infant.  The school owned two dolls and as part of the class, students cared for a doll for two days and…
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Remember When 1-6-2021

(Above) Pony sledding in 1970 - These boys had the right idea in 1970 for the safest way to travel after 17” of snow fell on Clear Lake.  No gas, no anti-freeze and no snow tires were needed.  Mark Evenrud is in the saddle, with Jamie Moffett on the bottom of the sled and Rex…
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Remember When 12-30-2020

(Above) Star atop the Watertower, 1970 - Neither fog, drizzle nor wind could keep workmen from Clear Lake Water Tower Paint and Repair Co. from putting the traditional Christmas star atop the main water tower in 1970.  The custom of putting the star up as a service to the community was started many years ago…
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Remember When 12-23-2020

(Above) 1995 food drives -  Girl Scout Troop 467 conducted a food drive at Sunset School during the holiday season.  Together with the Student Council’s efforts at Lincoln School, local elementary students collected more than 600 food items.  Pictured are front row (L-R): Kaitlyn Zenner, Lauren Prickett, Brittany Secory, Brianne Dickerson, Andrea Anderson.  Middle row…
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Remember When 12-16-2020

(Above) Caroling in 1970 - These boys were among the Cub Scouts of Pack 303 who went caroling and decorated evergreen trees with food for birds in 1970.  Cub Scouts pictured in front of the tree are (L-R):  Daryl Hall, Pat Railsback, Stuart Oltrogge and Tim Hahn.  Back row (L-R): Steve Railsback, Tad Haxton, Craig…
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Remember When 12-9-2020

(Above) First ever Christmas by the Lake, 1995 - In keeping with the holiday spirit in 1995 Dave Okerlund and Larry Day treated shoppers to chestnuts roasted on an open-fire.  by Michelle Watson [caption id="attachment_59384" align="alignleft" width="300"] At seven feet tall and weighing in at 400 points in costume, Father Christmas was an imposing, but popular…
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