Category Archives: Remember When

75 Years Ago June 1940

945 were listed in the school census.  This is a drop of 16 since the census of 1938. Vanquished France officially layed down her shattered arms Tuesday, a victim of the mighty might of Germany.  All flags were draped and all business houses were closed.  Millions are homeless. The milking contest held Saturday night in…
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50 Years Ago June 1965

Thousands of vacationers and visitors found their way to Clear Lake last weekend to get relief from the hot, humid temperatures.  Boats also crowded the lake and many fishermen reported good luck.  Clear Lake State Park had cars lined up on the outside grass and the beach was packed, despite high winds.  A gentleman from…
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25 Years Ago July 1990

A possible merger of staffs between the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and Clear Lake Business and Industrial Development Corporation may be approved by their respective boards.  The two boards want to combine their leadership.  Presently the two groups are both houses at the Chamber of Commerce, 205 Main Ave.  The two groups have…
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4th of July, 1990

The Grand Marshall of the 1990 Clear Lake 4th of July parade was Laurence Fredrickson.  His wife, Florine also enjoyed their ride.  Above top, oxen and horses brought up the rear of the parade.
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99 Years Ago June 1916

Military caps will be given away free at Peterson’s fountain with each 10 cent drink on Saturday. A big wrestling match will take place in the ball park on July 4.  The contest will be between Otto Suter, welterweight champion of the world, and Helmer Myre, of Forest City.  Ringside seats are $1.50. Contractor Ernest…
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75 Years Ago June 1940

The old Princess passenger boat has been repaired and launched after being in dry dock for several years. George Newman has stored in his warehouse, 30 carloads of government shelled corn, which he is ordered to ship out at once to England. Word has been received in Clear Lake of the critical condition of A.M.…
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