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Crisis averted after bus crashes into barrier on Interstate 35

(Above) A charter bus rests against a cable barrier on Interstate 35 Saturday night. -Photo by CLFD by Marianne Gasaway A charter bus carrying a college basketball team back from central Iowa toward Wisconsin was involved in an accident on Interstate 35 near Clear Lake Saturday night. The Clear Lake Fire Department responded to the scene…
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Paying it forward

Storm Lake Department gives truck to Ventura by Marianne Gasaway In the midst of the season of giving, the Ventura community is finding itself very blessed. A Nov. 3 rollover accident took Ventura’s 2000 Freightliner Pumper fire truck out of commission.   But in the true spirit of firefighter brotherhood, the Storm Lake Fire Department…
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Giving Tree update: Sixty ornaments remain on the tree

(Above) Josh and Jordyn Budd stopped at the Mirror-Reporter office to choose Giving Tree ornaments. In its third week, the Giving Tree at the Mirror-Reporter office has seen 169 of its 229 total ornaments checked out for Christmas giving. The Mirror-Reporter and Clear Lake schools co-sponsor the program each year, matching generous individuals, families, clubs,…
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Garner clinic has temporary home in Clear Lake

by Marianne Gasaway Iowa Specialty Clinics has located a temporary clinic in the former office of Dr. Robert Gross, 800 1st Ave. N., Suite 1. According to Kim Marker, of Iowa Specialty Clinics, the Clear Lake Clinic is a temporary home for a few of the providers that will be in Garner once a new…
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Arts Center surpasses capital campaign goal

The Clear Lake Arts Center’s capital campaign has surpassed its capital campaign goal with over $410,000 raised. “The Clear Lake Arts Center Arts Alive capital campaign is a community success story,” said Tom Lovell, campaign co-chair.  “We are so grateful to all the donors and campaign volunteers for making this happen,” adding a special thanks…
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Woman falls through ice on Fieldstone Pond

The Clear Lake Fire Department was dispatched to 1622 N. 24th Street, Clear Lake, at approximately 3:36 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, for a female subject that had fallen through the ice and was submerged in the waters of the Fieldstone Pond. Kelsey Boehnke, 28, of Clear Lake, had gone out onto the ice to…
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