Category Archives: Remember When

Back to school, 1990

Getting ready for the PCN orientation event in 1990 were incoming fourth graders at Central School.  Pictured front row (L-R): Sarah Person, Kimberly Bacon.  Middle row (L-R): Lilia Montalvo, Leah Norris, Matt Washburn, Amanda Ward, Angela Sternhagen.  Adult organizers included back row (L-R): Becky Person, Melissa Norris, Carol Washburn, Linda Ward and Cheryl Sternhagen.  The…
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25 Years Ago August 1990

A television report of an armed robbery in Clear Lake Saturday led to the arrest of two Newell, Iowa persons.  According to Clear Lake Assistant Police Chief Herb Garlock, witnesses to he armed robbery of the Pronto Station in Clear Lake came forward after seeing the 10 p.m. news on KIMT-TV, Channel 3.  The couple…
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50 Years Ago August 1965

A lack of rain has caused the State Conservation Commission to issue a warning to campers, picnickers, fishermen and anyone enjoying the outdoors to be careful with fires and cigarettes in these dry conditions. The Ventura Viking Football team goes into a new season with a new coach in Bill Comstock.  The team will also…
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60 Years Ago August 1955

Mrs. Ole Flatland arrived Thursday from her old home in Norway where she had been visiting since leaving the United States April 23.  This was her first trip back to Norway in 46 years. Mrs. B.A. Morse, secretary to Supt. T.G. Burns, returned from Ames where she was elected vice president of Iowa School Board…
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85 Years Ago August 1930

W.J. McGowan and D.C. Brandon drove to the cemetery Friday and placed a wreath of flowers on the grave of S.J. Clausen.  For 15 years prior to the death of Mr. Clausen, the three men celebrated their birthdays, which fall on the same day, Aug. 22, with a dinner party.  Since Mr. Clausen’s death, in…
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Pops vs. Kids in 1965

Every Tuesday night in the summer of 1965 at the Bob Cash farm, northwest of Clear Lake, a baseball game was played in the Pasture League.  The league only had two teams, the “Kids” and the “Pops.”  Youngsters played with the “Kids” until they were married.  As soon as they get married they had to…
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