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Clear Lake Christmas

(Above) MBT featured the Grinch on their winning entry in the Lighted Parade.  Lake Theatre was second and B&B Entertainment was third. by Marianne Gasaway Christmas spirit was shining bright Saturday, as the Christmas by the Lake celebration was held.  Inclement weather forced a one week postponement of the celebration, but it did little to…
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City sidewalk improvement initiative met with approval

by Marianne Gasaway The City of Clear Lake has received about 84 percent compliance in its effort to improve defective sidewalks within the community, but there is still work to be done— or at least scheduled. In the summer of 2017, the City embarked on a mission to replace 6,000 linear feet of defective sidewalk…
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Officials warn to use caution with aerators in operation

With the onset of ice cover, officials with the Iowa DNR would like to remind lake users that the winter aeration systems are now operating on Clear Lake. The aerators are located on the east shore in front of the water treatment plant and the north shore near the pump station west of Venetian Village. …
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It’s Christmas by the Lake weekend- take two

by Marianne Gasaway For only the second time in its 24-year history, Clear Lake’s Christmas By The Lake festival was postponed due to weather.  The celebration will  take place this weekend, Dec. 8-9. “We set a decision time on noon Friday and the forecast on Friday was dire,” said Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce…
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Giving Tree becomes a tradition for many

by Marianne Gasaway It’s hard to say who benefits the most from The Giving Tree.  The obvious answer is the recipients, but the reality is that the givers find true joy in helping to make Christmas a little brighter for local families. This year’s Giving Tree at the Mirror-Reporter office featured a record-setting number of…
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Festival of Trees extended to Saturday

Due to last weekend’s winter weather, One Vision is extending its Festival of Trees fun by an additional day to give community members another chance to view and purchase dozens of holiday trees, wreaths, and swags decorated by local organizations, businesses, and residents. The Festival of Trees Second Chance Event will be held Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. to…
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