Category Archives: Top Stories

A ‘Fantabulous’ day

(Above) All eyes were to the sky Saturday as hundreds of kites were featured in the 2018 Color The Wind Kite Festival on Clear Lake. -Reporter photos by Chris Barragy. Color The Wind organizer Larry Day works to ready a kite for flight as CBS Sunday Morning film crews capture the sights and sounds of the…
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CLHS Band starts fund drive for new uniforms

(Above) Design for new CLHS Marching Band uniforms. The Clear Lake Band Program has experienced a great deal of growth and success in the last several years. So much so, that the group is running out of marching band uniforms! Director Brandon Borseth has announced the band program is currently raising funds to pay for…
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Police ask for help in hit and run investigation

(Above) Clear Lake police are seeking information about this accident Sunday, Feb. 11, about 1:10 a.m. in the 200 block of South 3rd Street. The driver of the 2009 Ford Explorer left the scene before speaking with officers. The Clear Lake Police Department is asking for the public’s help with a hit and run crash…
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City looks at purchasing property

The Clear Lake City Council has announced the purchase of a property which someday could serve as a gateway site for the Surf Ballroom district. Monday night the Council set a public hearing for March 5 to consider the purchase of 813 Buddy Holly Place, located on the south side of the railroad tracks which…
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Plane makes a crash landing on Clear Lake

(Above) Department of Natural Resources officers were quickly on the scene of a downed plane on Clear Lake Saturday.  There were no injuries in the emergency landing of the 1943 aircraft.-Photo courtesy of Mike Quinn. Clear Lake was a busy place Saturday.  The west end of the lake was filled with automobiles, ice houses and…
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Former custodian charged with filming in school staff bathroom

A former custodian at Clear Creek Elementary School was arrested Monday on four counts of invasion of privacy. According to Clear Lake Police Chief Pete Roth, 46-year-old David Bemis, of Mason City, was taken to Cerro Gordo County Jail at about 5 p.m. Feb. 12. While employed as a custodian with the Clear Lake School…
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