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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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50 Years Ago June 1965

M.A. “Curly” Hintzman has been named Chamber of Commerce Secretary.  Huntsman will be assisted at the Chamber office by Ellen Lincimum and Mrs. Dwayne Frampton. Susan Sondrol, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.E. Saundra, of Clear Lake, has entered the Miss Mason City contest.  The winner will go on to the Miss Iowa contest at…
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25 Years Ago June 1990

June 1990 Response to a second Main Street meeting has led to a decision by local officials to hold off on writing a letter of intent to seek application to the Main Street Iowa Program.  With time being a factor the group did not feel it was time to apply. An air show - the…
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Officers elected in 1965

The Clear Lake Junior Chamber of Commerce held their annual election of officers in 1965.  Those elected included front row (L-R):  Elgin Morris, secretary; Dean Nelson, vice-president; Norman Knoke, president; Lester Landhuis, vice-president; Ken Smith, treasurer.  Back row (L-R):  Wayne Oltrogge, retiring president and ex-officio board member; directors Lyle Abbas, Lyle Laartz, Tom Skalsky, Ralph…
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85 Years Ago June 1930

F.C. DeBruyn has purchased what is known as the Bilk property on North Third Street.  This is one of the finest homes in Clear Lake. Miss Angela Chizek is driving a new sports model Ford roadster. Mr. and Mrs. D. Cal Branson have opened the Lake Shore Hotel for the summer. The Wayside Inn, a…
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60 Years Ago June 1955

Keith McGowan’s pickup was stolen from beside the hardware store on May 14.  The pickup was just recovered from Spirit Lake where it had been sitting on a residential street for a week.  A gasket had been blown and some articles in the car were missing. W.O. “Bill” Ward has been hired by the City…
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