Category Archives: Top Stories

Mother Goose – A tale of survival (and a happy ending)

(Above) Back on April 18, a nesting goose at the Ventura Marsh became completely buried by several inches of heavy, wet snow.  Remaining faithful to her mission, the dedicated bird refused to eat, drink, or even shake off the snow for fear of chilling her eggs.  The effort has paid off.  On May 2, the…
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Ice is (finally) out!

Officials from the City of Clear Lake declared “ice out” on the lake Thursday, April 26, 2018.  It was beginning to look as though it would be a record ice out, as Spring took its time to arrive.  However, the record for the latest Clear Lake ice out is April 28, 1951.  Ice out is…
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No evidence of school threat at CLMS

Clear Lake school officials quickly addressed a perceived threat last week and met with students at the Clear Lake Middle School to alleviate any fears. Superintendent Doug Gee posted a message on the district’s website and social media late Tuesday, April 24, informing parents a safety concern at the Middle School had been investigated and…
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Three names under consideration

Interest in appointment of Ventura mayor grows Three persons are now reportedly being considered for appointment to become Ventura’s mayor. Last week the Ventura City Council decided it will appoint a new mayor at its May 14 meeting, pending residents filing a petition in favor of a special election.  City Clerk Else Taylor said Monday…
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Speaker returns to CLHS banquet — and this time he knows why

by Marianne Gasaway Kyle Kern vividly remembers sitting at the Clear Lake High School Academic Excellence Banquet 14-years ago.  It should have been a great night, as he and other top students in his class were celebrated before they would be embarking on new challenges and adventures.  What it was, for Kyle, was frightening. “I…
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Businessmen jump at chance to own hotel, bar on lake

(Above) Jim Sulentic (left) and Brent Dahlstrom did a lot of renovation to the former South Shore Inn.  Although the exterior still needs some updating, the interior has been totally remodeled and is ready for guests.  -Reporter photo by Michelle Watson Jim Sulentic, a developer from Waterloo, Iowa, has been coming to Clear Lake since…
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