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CLEAR Project leader resigns suddenly

MARY JO BURKGREN Local leaders refute Burkgren’s claim CLEAR has ended The coordinator of the CLEAR Project has resigned her position, effective immediately. Mary Jo Burkgren, who was named to the post in March 2013 after longtime leader David Knoll stepped down to accept a position with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, is no…
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Couple to begin new adventure as missionaries

SCOTT & ROBIN WILSON By Michelle Watson Scott and Robin Wilson have learned that when God places something on your heart, the only thing you can do is listen.  Scott, who is the senior pastor at Clear Lake Christian Church, and his wife, Robin, will be moving to Bo, in Sierra Leone, in July to…
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Police chief finalists may be named next week

The names of finalists seeking to become the new Clear Lake Chief of Police could be named early next week. City Administrator Scott Flory and Mayor Nelson Crabb said Monday the search is progressing well and the city is on track to have a permanent chief seated in early August. The pool of 24 applicants…
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North Shore Drive road work expected to be complete by June 28

The North Shore Drive Reconstruction Project is expected to be complete just in time for the busy July 4 holiday. Jason Petersburg, from Veenstra & Kimm, told the City Council Monday night paving of the road is complete, as well as all driveways and sidewalks except for a section located between Buddy Holly Place and…
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Fire department sets date to christen new fire and rescue boat

Firefighter Mike Meester slides down the new brass pole at the Clear Lake Fire Station. The Clear Lake Fire Department will christen its new fire and rescue boat and introduce those responsible for the incredibly generous donation. Doug Meyers, chief of the Clear Lake Fire Department, said the fireboat christening will be held at 6:45…
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Championships catch Rubio’s eye

Florida Senator, turned Republican presidential hopeful, Marco Rubio has winning on his mind and in his hands Saturday.  While attending the Roast and Ride fundraiser and rally in Boone, hosted by Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst, Rubio caught sight of the news of Clear Lake’s State Champion tennis player Sam Jones and golfer Dane Waldron and…
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