Category Archives: Remember When

Remember When 12-26-2018

(Above) Class helps those in need in 1993 - Fifth graders in Mrs. Furleigh’s Central School class in 1993 wanted to do something for those who are not fortunate enough to enjoy a huge Christmas dinner with all the trimmings this season.  So the students began a food drive for the Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank serving…
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Remember When 12-19-2018

(Above) Coming to town in style  - It was a busy day for Santa in 1968.  The man in red arrived in downtown Clear Lake via the city fire truck, which was driven by Joe Scott.  Santa’s reindeer and sleigh were reported to be parked on the north edge of town.  Kids eagerly awaited Santa, who…
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Remember When 12-12-2018

You’d better not cry, 1993 - Twenty-two month old Jacob Klein was excited about seeing Santa in 1993 - right up until the time his parents put him on the Jolly Old Man’s lap.  Jacob, the son of Teresa and Ernie Klein, preferred to have his parents relay his Christmas wishes.  Jacob was visiting Santa’s house…
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Remember When 12-5-2018

(Above) 1968 CLHS Basketball Team - Members of the 1968-69 Clear Lake Lions squad include front row (L-R): Kurt Godden, Ross Klongerbo, Doug Ward, Steve Grabinski, Wolf Meier, Dave Gillen and Jack Peterson.  Back row (L-R): Coach Dave Long, Bill Wistey, Jim Travaille, Mike Byington, Brad Heitland, Paul Hankenson, Tom Lewis and John Angle. by Michelle…
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Remember When 11-28-2018

(Above) Students learn about smoking in 1993 - Dr. Connie Arispe discussed the dangers of smoking in 1993 with Clear Lake sixth graders.  The visit to the schools was part of a campaign knows as “Tar Wars,” sponsored by the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians.  Physicians have armed themselves with medical knowledge and some startling statistics…
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Remember When 11-21-2018

(Above) Farmer in need, 1968 - The Harold Currier family was the recipients of a good deed on Nov. 12, when the neighbors came in with nine corn pickers, three elevators, tractors and wagons to pick and crib 100 acres of corn.  Mrs. Currier had been hospitalized.  Kneeling in front (L-R): Larry Bacon, Pat Marshall, Vern…
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