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Former police chief turns memories into Benevolence fundraiser

by Marianne Gasaway Clear Lake is no Mayberry, but for 20 years Clear Lake had a police chief with a strong resemblance to fictional Sheriff Andy Taylor— an easy going, small town guy who protects and serves his community. Former Police Chief Dan Jackson has detailed the ups and downs of a small town cop…
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Commendations awarded to police officers

(Above) Clear Lake Police Chief Pete Roth (left) presented commendation awards to (L-R) Detective Jim O’Keefe and officers Dean Anderson, Brandon Trapp and Jerry Schade Monday night with the assistance of Mayor Nelson Crabb (right).-Reporter photo. by Marianne Gasaway At the Monday’s Clear Lake City Council meeting, Police Chief Pete Roth presented four officers with…
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Borseth named Dean of Students at Clear Creek

Clear Lake High School Band Director Brandon Borseth will be marching to Clear Creek Elementary School next school year.  Borseth, who came to CLHS in 2013, has been named a full-time dean of students at Clear Creek Elementary School. Superintendent Doug Gee explained the district has been operating with a part-time dean of students at…
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Ice out!

Wednesday, April 10, was declared as the official “ice-out” date by Clear Lake Water DepartmentSuperintendent Adam Theiss.  The lake is officially declared ice-out when a boat can run along the entire shoreline of the lake without encountering any ice.  Although it seems like winter hung on for an extended period, the ice-out date is actually…
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Ambulance rates going up July 1

User fees for the Clear Lake Ambulance Service will likely be going up, effective July 1. The Clear Lake City Council unanimously passed the first of three readings of an ordinance Monday night which seeks to better offset the costs of the service. City Administrator Scott Flory explained the amendment to an ordinance passed in…
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‘Ultra’ accomplishment

Local runner records 100-mile trek by Michelle Watson Dave Callison, of Ventura, proved that hard work and determination pay off at any age.  Callison recently competed in the Prairie Spirit 100-mile ultra-marathon in Ottawa, Kan.  Callison finished first in his age group, 50-59, and was seventh overall with a time of 21 hours and 12…
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