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Clear Lake Public Library meets state accreditation

Iowa Library Services has announced that the Clear Lake Public Library has met the conditions for state accreditation as outlined in “In Service to Iowa:  Public Library Standards Fifth Edition.” Achieving accreditation requires a significant, ongoing local commitment to high quality library services.  Of Iowa’s 544 public libraries, 351 – including the Clear Lake Public…
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Democrats gather to hear presidential candidates

[caption id="attachment_12309" align="alignleft" width="270"] Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton opened her remarks at Friday’s Wing Ding with a strong endorsement of the Iran Nuclear Deal. -Reporter photo by Chris Barragy.[/caption] For a few hours on Friday night, the legendary Surf Ballroom became the center of the political universe as the 2015 Iowa Democratic Wing Ding…
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All three City Council incumbents will run again

All three incumbents on the Clear Lake City Council intend to seek re-election. At-Large Councilman Mike Callanan said Monday he plans to run for a third term, saying he has enjoyed his service to the city and considers it important to give back to his community. Last month Ward One Council Representative Dana Brant said…
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The unsolved murder of Linda Mayfield

This is a weekly feature highlighting some of Iowa’s unsolved homicides in the hopes that it will lead to new tips and potentially help solve cases. The project is a partnership between this newspaper and other members of the Iowa Newspaper Association. by Derek Sullivan Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil The brutal death of Linda Mayfield…
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Wheelin’ in for a good time

[caption id="attachment_12208" align="alignleft" width="270"] Kim and Robert Quint, from New Zealand, drove this 1939 Chevy coupe from California to Clear Lake to participate in Saturday’s show.[/caption] Classic car lovers once again made Clear Lake the place to be, as the Clear Lake Auto Social Society hosted its annual Car Show and Summer Dance Cruise over…
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Democratic presidential candidates will flock to Surf for Wing Ding

Friday event may become a national role model Anticipation is high for the annual Iowa Democratic Wing Ding on Friday, Aug. 14, at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake.  Organizers say the event is expected to be the largest political event North Iowa has ever seen.   Four of the five announced Democratic Party candidates…
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