Category Archives: Remember When

75 Years Ago July 1940

Total enrollment in swimming and life saving classes at the municipal beach is 153. Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Hathaway flew from Los Angeles in 18 hours. Tailors have decided the two back pockets in men’s trousers are not needed.  Repeal did away with the necessity for one and the depression did the rest.  Men are…
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50 Years Ago July 1965

Norman Rutz, 26, has been named head football coach at Clear Lake High School.  Rutz will also teach mathematics at the high school.  Rutz succeeds Duane Brandt as the Lions’ grid boss. The first Outdoor Art Show ever staged in Clear Lake drew raves from an estimated 4,000 patrons who visited the gallery in city…
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25 Years Ago July 1990

Heavy rains last week were helpful in bringing the level up nearly three and one-half inches from the report of -42.96” below the spillway on July 16.  The level is now at -39.48” below the spillway. Snyder Construction, of Clear Lake, was awarded the contract for a major building project at Handicap Village.  The project,…
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Helping a friend in 1990

Bonnie and Larry Bacon were greeted in 1990 by about 20 friends and neighbors who had arrived to replace the Bacon’s roof.  Larry Bacon, who made regular trips to Rochester for kidney dialysis said he was “overwhelmed” as the men re-shingled the home. The project was coordinated through Redeemer Lutheran Church, in Ventura, and funded…
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25 Years Ago July 1990

Close to 4,000 people were treated to the Annual Noon Lions Chicken Barbecue at City Park in perfect weather. On Aug. 29, Clear Lake will host ambassadors and trade representatives from at least 30 foreign countries.  The stop in Clear Lake is part of the Third Iowa International Trade Symposium sponsored by Senator Charles Grassley. …
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50 Years Ago July 1965

The Clear Lake City Council will present a resolution of necessity on the 1965 street program.  A public hearing on the $80,000 program will be scheduled at a later date. The steeple of the new Clear Lake Zion Lutheran Church building was hoisted into place by Andrews Concrete Products Inc.  It took a 30-ton crane. …
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