Category Archives: Remember When

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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50 Years Ago June 1965

Dr. Robert L. Borgman has entered into partnership with Dr. James Hendricks effective June 28.  Until recently, the physician was in the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Dix, N.J.  He is a native of Pella, Iowa. Miss Linda Budolfson was Clear Lake’s representative in the 27th annual Mason City Band Festival, while Miss Sheryl Spilman…
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25 Years Ago June 1990

Some 75 trucks and 103 registrants were in Clear Lake over the weekend to participate in the F-100 gathering. Rain, and lots of it, has helped to lift the level of Clear Lake.  The level was measured at 40.08” below the spillway.  Last week the lake measured -42.80. Contributions for a new Ventura Public Library…
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