Category Archives: Remember When

Remember When 12-27-2017

Winter break, 1992 - Who says skating is tough? In 1992, Zach Wistey was taking it easy on the Marion Park ice skating rink as his sister, Rachel (left), and friend, Jill LaGrange, pushed him on a park bench.  The youngsters were enjoying their holiday vacation. Clear Lake Historical Tidbits First girl’s basketball team The first…
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Remember When 12-20-2017

(Above) Christmas scenes from 1967 - Santa saw this sea of happy faces in 1967 when the Chamber of Commerce helped him distribute gifts to Clear Lake area youngsters. Miss Sue Henry was crowned Miss Merry Christmas by Santa Claus in 1967.  She is 17 and a Clear Lake High School senior.  Coronation was held at…
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Remember When 12-13-17

(Above) Young’s Idleo, 1910 - In 1910, Contractor George Petersen and his crew constructed Young’s Idleo (pleasure hall) for R.S. Young. Over the years it served as a dance hall, city hall and the manufacturer of wire bridles during the war.  It stood on present day North Lakeview Drive.  This photo and many more appear in…
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Remember When 12-6-2017

(Above) Rehearsing in 1992 - Steve Erickson directed the community chorus in 1992.  The chorus presented “Handel’s Messiah.”  The traditional musical treat was presented at the United Methodist Church in Clear Lake.  Mary Jane Reynolds  accompanied the chorus on the church’s pipe organ. 25 Years Ago December 1992 Clear Lake Mayor Lois Kotz says she is…
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Remember When 11-29-2017

(Above Left) CLHS 1992 Girls Basketball Team - Members of the 1992-93 Clear Lake Varsity Girls Basketball team include front row (L-R):  Manager Lesley Simmering, Jenn Toyne, Coach Kay Bacon, Brooke Fisher, Assistant Coach Anne Hennings, Jodi Grabinski and Managers Laura Enabnit and Andrea Van However.  Left, going up the ladder: Tracy Lincoln, Joy Freesemann, Ronda…
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Remember When 11-22-2017

(Above) Loading ice - Pictured are workers loading ice into the ice house, which was located at the present day water treatment plant.  This photo and more can be found in Volume 1 of the “Remember When Clear Lake, Iowa” book.  The book can be purchased at the Clear Lake Mirror Reporter office, 12 N. 4th…
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