Category Archives: Remember When

Remember When 4-12-17

(Above) 1992 Easter Hunt - In 1992, three-year-old Kaitlyn Zenner, of Clear Lake, got some help from her mother, Joan, discovering what treasures were in her Easter basket.  Zenner and many other youngsters took part in the annual Easter Egg Hunt in City Park sponsored by the Clear Lake Women of Today. 25 Years Ago April…
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Remember When 4-5-2017

(Above) “Alice in Wonderland,” 1992 - Ventura High School students presented “Alice in Wonderland” in 1992.  Pictured is Angie Pueggel, as Alice, confronting Tweedledum (Josh Grimm) and Tweedledee (Mindy Coe). 25 Years Ago April 1992 The ice is officially out and docks have already started to be put in the lake in preparation for another busy…
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Remember When 3-28-2017

(Above) Demolition in Ventura, 1992 - On Monday, April 6, 1992, the former Ventura Public Library and Post Office were demolished in preparation for a new building that would serve the same purpose.  Crews from Yohn Ready Mix were able to knock down the structure.  Dean Snyder Construction was the contractor for the project. 25 Years…
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Remember When 3-22-2017

(Above) Young inventors, 1992 - These Ventura Schools students participated in the Invention Convention held in 1992, at Southbridge Mall in Mason City.  As local winners, they competed against approximately 127 other area students from more than 20 schools.  Pictured (L-R): is Courtney Connor, Angie Grey, Erin Hiscocks, Syreeta Monson, Crystal Pueggel, Emily Chambers, Emily Pueggel,…
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Remember When 3-15-2017

(Above) Young barbershoppers, 1992 - From Harold Hill to Harold Arians, barbershop music was alive and well in 1992.  Pictured (L-R): is David Baker, Matt McNamara, Peter Norris and Sam Langholz, members of the “Unstoppable Me and The Other Three” barbershop quartet.  It was unusual, according to their choral teacher and barbershop mentor Harold Arians, for…
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Remember When 3-1-2017

(Above) Ice harvest underway - The ice harvest operation began in the late 1800s in Clear Lake and continued into the 1940s.  The ice blocks, approximately 22x32 inches, where loaded into railroad cars, trucks and ice houses for transportation and storage.  The ice harvest provided winter jobs for many in the area.  Pictured is the ice…
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