Category Archives: Remember When

85 Years Ago June 1930

F.C. DeBruyn has purchased what is known as the Bilk property on North Third Street.  This is one of the finest homes in Clear Lake. Miss Angela Chizek is driving a new sports model Ford roadster. Mr. and Mrs. D. Cal Branson have opened the Lake Shore Hotel for the summer. The Wayside Inn, a…
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60 Years Ago June 1955

Keith McGowan’s pickup was stolen from beside the hardware store on May 14.  The pickup was just recovered from Spirit Lake where it had been sitting on a residential street for a week.  A gasket had been blown and some articles in the car were missing. W.O. “Bill” Ward has been hired by the City…
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50 Years Ago June 1965

Dr. Robert L. Borgman has entered into partnership with Dr. James Hendricks effective June 28.  Until recently, the physician was in the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Dix, N.J.  He is a native of Pella, Iowa. Miss Linda Budolfson was Clear Lake’s representative in the 27th annual Mason City Band Festival, while Miss Sheryl Spilman…
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25 Years Ago June 1990

Some 75 trucks and 103 registrants were in Clear Lake over the weekend to participate in the F-100 gathering. Rain, and lots of it, has helped to lift the level of Clear Lake.  The level was measured at 40.08” below the spillway.  Last week the lake measured -42.80. Contributions for a new Ventura Public Library…
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Putting in the diving board

Employees of Touristville Boat Co. were shown moving the diving board into place at City Beach in 1965.  Lifeguards went on full-time duty in mid-June to supervise swimmers and to supervise the divers that use the board.
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99 Years Ago May 1915

On last Monday night the new bath house, owned by Robert Young and Cal Branson, was broken into and 42 bathing suits, as well as caps and hose were taken.  As yet no clue as to the miscreants has been found.   Steward and Choate, the draymen, have purchased a new auto bus which they…
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