Category Archives: Remember When

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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60 Years Ago June 1955

Mrs. Helen Langenfelt and Mrs. Helen Meyers, of Carroll, have leased the Gay Kacourek apartment house which they will operate as a nursing home for elderly patients. Invitations have been issued for the dedication of the Band Shell on June 19. The Clear Lake Park Board announced a reward of $25 for information leading to…
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50 Years Ago June 1965

Footings have been poured and foundation walls are rising at the site of the new Clear Lake Municipal Center now under construction at 1st Ave. N. and N. 6th St. The water level of Clear Lake rose to +6.96” above the outlet spillway. City workers were busy Tuesday morning cleaning hundreds of dead yellow bass…
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25 Years Ago June 1990

Clear Lake, recognized as one of Iowa’s greatest natural lake resources, is included in a five-year plan (1991-’95) prepared by the Cerro Gordo County Resource Enhancement Committee.  The Farmer’s Beach area, along the south shore of Clear Lake, was earmarked in the plan.  The Farmer’s Beach complex is owned by Max Clausen, and the Connell…
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Nice day at the Seawall in 1965

The sun finally shined in 1965 after a week of cloud, rain-filled days.  Scenes such as this were plentiful around the lake for most of the day.  After seven consecutive weekends plagued by inclement weather, Clear Lakers and resorters were ready for some long-awaited fun.
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99 Years Ago May 1916

Mrs. Willett Taylor and her mother, Mrs. Bieber, were overcome Friday by the smoke and gas coming from an asphalt mixer located near the electric depot.  The Taylor home is near and the wind in such a direction that the gases were carried where they were working outdoors.  They immediately became unconscious and it was…
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