Category Archives: Top Stories

Construction begins on CL Tel fiber optic network expansion

Construction began Monday on a CL Tel fiber optic network project that will give over 530 more Clear Lake residents and businesses high speed Gigabit Internet service. Gigabit Internet provides Internet speeds that are up to over 100 times faster than the typical download speed.  With the completion of this section, 90 percent of Clear…
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Never forget

The Clear Lake Fire Department held a program Tuesday to help the public “Never Forget” the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.  Retired Marine Corps veteran Bill Salier, of Nora Springs, Iowa was the guest speaker.  He told approximately 300 people gathered at the fire station that in addition to remembering and honoring the memory…
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Smoking ban in city parks, beach gains public support

Overwhelming support from the public has driven the Clear Lake City Council to proceed with development of an ordinance which will ban smoking and glass containers from City parks and City Beach.  City areas not known as traditional parks would also be included, such as Three Stars Plaza, the former downtown water tower site, Splash…
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Motorcycle accident claims life of Clear Lake man

A 26-year-old Clear Lake man was found dead at the scene of a motorcycle accident Wednesday, Sept. 6. Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of suspicious vehicles in the area of 270th Street and Eagle Avenue.  Upon arrival they found that the vehicles belonged to friends of a missing person, who had…
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Hurricane Irma strikes close to home for several Clear Lakers

Florida is over a thousand miles away from Clear Lake, Iowa, but for several locals Hurricane Irma struck close to home.  Thankfully, all were kept safe and property was spared from destruction. “It was a long week and The Weather Channel was on non-stop,” said Kay Wieck, who with her husband, Fred, owns a home…
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Clear Lake Royalty

Clear Lake High School students chose these senior girls and boys as their 2017 Homecoming Queen and King candidates. Winners will be crowned in a 2:30 p.m. coronation ceremony Friday in E.B. Stillman Auditorium.  That will be followed by a parade to City Park and community pep rally.  Queen candidates are: (bottom to top) Jenna…
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