Category Archives: Remember When

75 Years Ago August 1940

A crowd estimated at between 6,000 and 8,000 attended the water carnival and Governor’s Day celebration here Sunday.  The log rolling contest and the dive from the airplane by Bill Daley, of Clear Lake, were highlights. The Misses Neva Harding and Dorothy Dolley plan to leave Saturday for a two week’s vacation to a dude…
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100 Years Ago August 1915

The Bly Clothing Co. had a bicycle stolen from in front of their store Friday.  What is this town coming to? There will be a flower show at the Congregational Church Friday.  Admission is 10¢.  Supper will be at 5:30 and costs 25¢. Seventy-eight lots were sold Sunday at Oakwood.  The IOOF recently sold 20…
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Back to school, 1990

Getting ready for the PCN orientation event in 1990 were incoming fourth graders at Central School.  Pictured front row (L-R): Sarah Person, Kimberly Bacon.  Middle row (L-R): Lilia Montalvo, Leah Norris, Matt Washburn, Amanda Ward, Angela Sternhagen.  Adult organizers included back row (L-R): Becky Person, Melissa Norris, Carol Washburn, Linda Ward and Cheryl Sternhagen.  The…
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25 Years Ago August 1990

A television report of an armed robbery in Clear Lake Saturday led to the arrest of two Newell, Iowa persons.  According to Clear Lake Assistant Police Chief Herb Garlock, witnesses to he armed robbery of the Pronto Station in Clear Lake came forward after seeing the 10 p.m. news on KIMT-TV, Channel 3.  The couple…
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50 Years Ago August 1965

A lack of rain has caused the State Conservation Commission to issue a warning to campers, picnickers, fishermen and anyone enjoying the outdoors to be careful with fires and cigarettes in these dry conditions. The Ventura Viking Football team goes into a new season with a new coach in Bill Comstock.  The team will also…
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60 Years Ago August 1955

Mrs. Ole Flatland arrived Thursday from her old home in Norway where she had been visiting since leaving the United States April 23.  This was her first trip back to Norway in 46 years. Mrs. B.A. Morse, secretary to Supt. T.G. Burns, returned from Ames where she was elected vice president of Iowa School Board…
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