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Joint investigation of burglaries leads to arrest of MC man

A Mason City man has been arrested on charges stemming from an ongoing joint investigation with several agencies including the Clear Lake Police Department. During the joint investigation, Johnny Lee Baugh, 52, became a person of interest in several burglaries committed in Clear Lake and the surrounding area from January through September 2016. The Clear…
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Miller marks 40 years of service as Sanitary District trustee

by Marianne Morf When he was asked to consider joining the Clear Lake Sanitary District’s Board of Trustees, John Miller says he thought it would be an interesting venture.  Forty years later, Miller is still serving— and the job has never gotten old. “Nobody cares much about the Sanitary District— but it’s very important,” he…
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PAINFUL ENCOUNTERS

(Above) The Bald-faced hornet – a fearsome deliverer of pain.-Photo by Lowell Washburn. Not all wildlife encounters end with warm fuzzies by Lowell Washburn Nothing compares to a day spent in the great out-of-doors.  Depending on individual interests, outdoor fun may include hunting, fishing, hiking, canoeing, biking or birding.  The list is virtually endless. But…
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Goats will take on landscaping duties at McIntosh

If you visit McIntosh Woods State Park near Ventura in the coming months you’re likely to see more than just a beautiful view.  A herd of goats will call the park home for six weeks beginning right after Labor Day. Yes, goats. About 40 of them will be chowing down on non-native honeysuckle, buckthorn and…
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