Category Archives: Remember When

Remember When 5-22-2019

(Above) Clear Lake bus drivers honored in 1969 - The Clear Lake bus drivers were honored in 1969.  Pictured front row (L-R): Bob Wrisberg, Jeff Quigley, Roger Johnson, Dennis Davis.  Back row (L-R):  Galen Pitkin, Dan Henderson, Alex Speaker, Leonard Juhl, Dennis Spilman.  These men cover a total of 7,602 miles a month, at a cost…
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Remember When 5-15-2019

(Above) State track participants, 1969 - Clear Lake was well represented at the Class A State track meet in 1969.  Seven events participated in the State meet. Those competing included front row (L-R): Rick Ott, Roland Drew, Tom Lewis, Mike Byington, and Bill Larson.  Back row (L-R): Head Coach Dave Long, Tom Leonard, Al Kappmeyer, Dave…
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Remember When 5-8-2019

by Michelle Watson 25 Years Ago May 1994 Clear Lake’s earliest beach combers this season won’t be tourists.  City Administrator Tom Lincoln announced members of the Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A.) will be in Clear Lake the week of May 16 to conduct surface and sub-surface testing of coal tar deposits located in the City Beach…
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Remember When 5-1-2019

(Above) Ventura music students, 1994 - These Ventura music students even amazed their teachers with their outstanding performances in 1994.  Pictured are front row (L-R): Ellie Pueggel, Jenn Rockow, Brenda Pueggel, Angela Rosendahl, Mindy Coe, Aleigha Gruis, Directors Bonnie Stewart and Nate Benzing.  Center (L-R): J.D. Shaffer, Reagan Elsbury, Rob Cash, Angie Bieber, Abby Ringus, Lisa…
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Remember When 4-24-2019

(Above) Businesses from a by-gone era - Lauritz “Pappy” and Etneta “Mom” Henningsen came to Clear Lake in 1925 and purchased the Vick’s Burg general store and rowboat rental operation.  At about the same time, Pappy Henningsen built a garage/filling station next door to the store.  Vick’s Burg/Touristville was located at present day Tourist Park on…
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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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