Category Archives: Remember When

Remember When 12-9-2015

(Above) Emergency landing in 1990 - An airplane transporting two inmates to the Iowa Medical and Classification Center at Oakdale, Iowa, made an emergency landing in the median of Interstate 35 near Clear Lake on Dec. 24, 1990.  There were no injuries reported following the belly landing by pilot Shirley Pardum, of Mason City.  The airplane,…
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Remember When 12-2-2015

(Above) CLHS wrestlers, 1965 - A host of lettermen led the Clear Lake High School wrestling team in 1965.  The team began its second year of wrestling in 1965.  The Lion lettermen are front (L-R): Gary May, Dave Henn, Gene Baker, Doug Bitker and Robbie Tibbitts.  Second row (L-R): Jack Anderson, Rick Miller, Duane Schlichting, Dave…
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Remember When 11-18-15

(Above)Brave men, 1965 - No vertigo here as employees of Waterpower Paint and Repair, did some painting on the Clear Lake water tower in 1965.  The men, who usually worked all over the country, are shown here working on their home town watertower. 25 Years Ago November 1990 A money scam devised by a man posing…
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Remember When 11-11-15

(Above) Veteran’s Day, 1990 - Members of Clear Lake V.F.W. Post No. 4868 stood at attention with Clear Lake High School students and others attending Veteran’s Day services in Clear Lake in 1990.  Following the flag ceremony outside, the group went into E.B. Stilton Auditorium for a formal program remembering those who served our country. 25…
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Remember When 11-4-2015

(Above) Ventura High School play, 1990 - The Ventura High School Drama Department staged “Once Upon a Mattress” in 1990.  The Saturday performance was a dinner theater.  “Once Upon a Mattress” featured Prince Dauntless (left) played by Troy Meier, Princess Winifred the Woebegon (center) played by Shannon Quinn, and Jester, Jennifer Shaffer.  This was Ventura’s first…
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Remember When October 28, 2015

(Above) 1133rd send-off in 1990 -  North Iowans lined County Road B-35 (old Highway 106) from the National Guard Armory in Mason City to Interstate 35 in Clear Lake to give members of the 1133rd a supportive send-off to Fort McCoy in 1990.  There were flags and banners to show the guardsmen they will be…
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