Category Archives: Top Stories

Arctic traveler from the Midnight Sun

(Above) Like all peregrines, Aurora loves to hunt and will chase just about anything she sees.  Photo by Carol Washburn. Opportunity to capture, train wild peregrine falcon makes Washburn’s heart soar by Lowell Washburn The North Woods Capture:  If Jack Vooge had lost one more drop of blood; I should have called for a Medivac. …
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Latham announces run for Iowa House

Shannon Latham, a Republican from Sheffield, has announced she will run for Iowa House District 54 now that Speaker Linda Upmeyer will not seek re-election. “Speaker Upmeyer has served our district well and she has been a wonderful role model for so many,” said Latham, whose interest in public service was sparked when she was…
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Airborne

This looks like fun -- even for whoever was on the bottom of this two-person ride down the Ventura sledding hill.  Enjoy the snow, there’s more coming this week! - Reporter photo by Chris Barragy.
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Smith announces candidacy for Iowa Legislature

CL Councilman will seek House District 54 seat as Independent by Marianne Gasaway Clear Lake City Councilman Bennett Smith has announced his candidacy for the Iowa Legislature.  This fall he will run as an Independent candidate for the House District 54 seat being vacated by Linda Upmeyer. “I want to offer my thanks to Speaker…
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The stories of the decade

(Above) Three persons were killed when Mercy Medical Center’s Air Med helicopter crashed north of Ventura in 2013. by Marianne Gasaway Looking back on the year just passed has become a tradition at the Mirror-Reporter, but ranking stories from a decade is an exercise we have never tackled.  The staff of the Mirror-Reporter decided to…
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