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Students step into The Sandbox for unique learning

(Above) Eighth grader Keslsie McKibben shared her love of Legos with visually imparied Justine Young.-Reporter photo. Make.  Believe. Emily Hill, Technology Integration Coach for Clear Lake Schools, says those two words sum up a new space this year at the school.  Formerly used as a computer lab, “The Sandbox,” a classroom space located adjacent from…
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‘Not your kids’ coloring book’

Adult Coloring Club takes off at library Sandra Jackson chuckled as she put colored pencil to paper last week, “It’s definitely different than coloring with my grandchildren.” Jackson and a handful of others took a brief junket from their busy lives to try a new Adult Coloring Club at the Clear Lake Public Library, “Just…
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Business owners, public invited to open house to look at sidewalk options

(Above) City officials say sections of the brick paver sidewalks in downtown Clear Lake pose a safety hazard.-Reporter photo. Property owners and the public in general are invited to discuss proposed sidewalk improvements in the downtown at an open house meeting Thursday, March 31, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at City Hall. Several concepts are being developed…
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Upmeyer will seek re-election to Iowa House

Speaker Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) has announced her intention to seek re-election to the Iowa House in 2016.  Upmeyer currently represents House District 54, which covers all of Franklin County, as well as portions of Butler and Cerro Gordo counties.   “It has been an honor to serve the people of Butler, Cerro Gordo, and…
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DNR sets public meeting to discuss Clear Lake access

Project planned to better utilize Lekwa Marsh site The public is invited to provide input to improvements being made at a public access on Clear Lake’s south shore at Lekwa Marsh. Staff from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will be on site from 4-6 p.m. on Monday, March 14, to answer questions about the work…
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Monarch Mania! reaches Clear Lake

(Above) Clear Creek third graders made these milkweed clay balls to plant in the Outdoor Classroom. -Reporter photos by Chris Barragy [caption id="attachment_16049" align="alignleft" width="270"] Todd Von Ehwegen, from the Lime Creek Nature Center, led students in the “snow planting” activity.[/caption] Monarch Mania! has struck at Clear Creek Elementary. Helped by Todd Von Ehwegen, conservation education…
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