Category Archives: Top Stories

Airplane makes emergency landing at MC Airport

An American Airlines flight made an emergency landing at the Mason City Municipal Airport around 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 5. The Clear Lake and Ventura Fire Departments were among those who responded on the report of smoke in the cockpit of an American Eagle jet. The Embraer ERJ-145 twin-jet had taken off from the Joe Foss…
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All-Iowa X-Boat Regatta comes to Clear Lake

Young sailors recently had a chance to learn from one of the best, then test their skills in races, as Clear Lake hosted an All-Iowa X Boat Regatta Monday and Tuesday, June 27-28. Thirty-four youngsters, ages 16-years and younger, took part in the event based at the Clear Lake Yacht Club. Kids from both Clear…
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Painting the town

Downtown Clear Lake has an extra splash of patriotic color, thanks to Clear Lake High School student Macy Mixdorf.  Contractor Dave Marreel contacted the CLHS art department this spring with an idea to paint a mural on the temporary facade at 10 N. 4th St. The building, owned by Steve and Vicki Sukup, is being…
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Man pulled from lake pronounced dead

A Mason City man was pronounced dead at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa after he was found floating in Clear Lake Tuesday night, June 21. At 9:26 p.m. the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office responded to McIntosh Woods State Park in Ventura on a report of someone floating in the lake.  Boaters found George Baker, 85,…
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We love a good fish story (and here’s two!)

(Above) (L-R) Wyatt, Craig and Leo Anderson had quite a fish story to share after an outing on Clear Lake. -Photo courtesy of Clear Lake Bait & Tackle Youngster doubles his fun with rare catch “Wow, what a morning!” proclaimed Clear Lake Bait & Tackle co-owner Chris Scholl on his business’ Facebook page. Scholl, who…
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Rain Garden rehab

(Above) A rain garden designed to help protect the water quality of Clear Lake got some much needed attention last week, as new CLEAR Project Coordinator Jim Sholly mobilized volunteers for action.  The group started removing uninvited weeds in the rain garden near City beach and the Clear Lake Yacht Club in an effort to…
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