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Tire warehouse goes up in smoke

[caption id="attachment_14279" align="alignleft" width="270"] Clear Lake firefighter Greg Nicholas watches clouds of black smoke rise from the NTI Ltd. building Monday morning. Crews battled the blaze at the tire and wheel warehouse in the 2000 block of 7th Avenue North for almost nine hours Monday morning, then returned late Monday as hot spots created more…
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Central Gardens hires part-time executive director

Central Gardens of North Iowa, Inc. has named a part-time executive director. Jody Hamilton, Clear Lake, began her duties on Dec. 1. “We are excited to have someone of Jody’s experience, expertise, and dedication to help us meet the demands of our growing Gardens,” said Robert “Chip” Kinsey, board president. Hamilton, a native of New…
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Neighbor helping neighbor

Christmas wishes, needs remain on tree Looking for a way to make your Christmas more meaningful?  Please consider The Giving Tree at the Clear Lake Mirror-Reporter, 12 N. 4th St. The 26th Annual Giving Tree features ornaments representing the needs of local families this holiday season.  Some ornaments represent a child’s needs, while others request…
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Former Opportunity Village employee charged with criminal conduct

A North Iowa woman is accused of stealing from residents at Opportunity Village in Clear Lake. Amy Lynn Palmer, 42, of Garner, is charged with ongoing criminal conduct and 15 counts of dependent elder abuse. Authorities say that while working at Opportunity Village between November, 2014 and September, 2015, Palmer withdrew money from the accounts…
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Meeting a challenge has its rewards

Students at Clear Creek Elementary cheered and celebrated Friday as they all took part in duct taping Principal Mike Barkley to the cafeteria wall.  The students successfully reached their goal of completing 2,000 acts of kindness between mid-October and World Kindness Day on Nov. 13.   As their reward, Barkley agreed to be affixed to…
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Vehicle rollover sends one to hospital

(Above) Ventura firefighters responded to the scene of a vehicle rollover Sunday night.  The  Jaws of Life were used to extricate the driver from the vehicle.-Reporter photo by Chris Barragy. Foot of snow, ice contribute to dangerous road conditions A young driver and his passenger escaped serious injury Sunday when the car they were traveling in left…
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