Category Archives: Top Stories

First candidate throws hat in the ring for City Council

RICH OEHLERT Rich Oehlert will run for Ward 1 seat Rich Oehlert, a Clear Lake businessman, has announced that he will be a candidate for Clear Lake City Council Ward One representative. Oehlert, 67, is a lifelong resident of Clear Lake who grew up on his family farm south of town.  He owns and operates…
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Lazy, hazy summer days

The dog days of summer have finally arrived.  After a relatively cool start to the season, temperatures finally topped the 90 degree mark and humidity went even higher Monday.  The heat drove large numbers of people to the lake to find relief.  (Left)  These teens were having fun jumping from the city docks by City…
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Teachers trek to Surf Ballroom for summer ‘Ed Camp’

The Surf Ballroom and its Cypress Lounge were turned into a meeting place for area teachers last week. The Clear Lake Middle School and Area Education Agency 267 coordinated an “Ed Camp” where teachers could share trends and ideas with each other. About 70 educators attended the camp.-Reporter photo. Teachers use camp to network It…
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Winner, winner what’s for dinner?

Clear Lake Mirror-Reporter Owner/Publisher Mike Finnegan was pleased to present this MHP Patriot gas grill to the grand prize winner in the newspaper’s summer subscription promotion.  Ted and Lori Lawyer, from Ventura, were the lucky winners of the grill, provided by Lake Fireplace and Spa.  Their name was drawn from hundreds of entries in the…
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U of I police captain chosen as new CL police chief

Newly appointed Police Chief Pete Roth and his wife, Lisa, rode in the department’s classic patrol car in the July 4th parade. University of Iowa Police Captain Pete Roth has been named as the next Clear Lake chief of police.  Formal appointment of the City’s new top cop took place at the Monday, July 6,…
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Another record-setting Fourth

An outstanding five-day celebration of the Fourth of July holiday got even better Monday when officials from Evans United Shows informed the Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce the event was a record-setter. “It was their best in 42-years— even bettering the record they set last year,” said Tim Coffey, executive director of the Clear Lake…
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