Category Archives: Remember When

85 Years Ago August 1930

Superintendent Pease and family, of Buffalo Center, Iowa, arrived in Clear Lake and are nicely settled in their home on North Second Street, which they purchased from the Eleanor Hansen estate. The hardware store of McGowan and Sheridan has undergone extensive improvements in the arrangement of counters and tables for the display of goods, making…
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100 Years Ago July 1915

An awful suspense brooded over this community from Friday until Tuesday of last week and to the family of O.V. Goldthorpe the skies were all leaden and the clouds dropped nothing but sadness and sorrow.  Friday the two-year old son had played in the yard and disappeared.  The only clue was that in the stream…
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Junior ball players from 1965

In 1965, this group of junior baseball players at Sunset View Park were being shown the finer points of batting by Chuck Vega, far left, and Don Anderson, right.  About 45 boys attended the session.
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100 Years Ago July 1915

Some important facts about Clear Lake for those thinking of moving here.  We have a gas plant, a green house, public library, electric cars, two weekly newspapers, co-opertion creamery, fine brick general hospital, electric light plant, three prosperous banks, splendid fire protection, four large modern hotels, extensive sewer system, will soon have a Masonic Temple,…
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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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