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Wednesday, 12 February 2014 15:07

Extreme cold, deep frost causing pipe problems

It was 75 years ago this month that Billy’s Casino, one of Clear Lake’s night clubs on the south shore, burned to the ground.  The fire started in the rest room, where the owner was using a blow torch to thaw out the water pipes which had frozen with sub-zero temperatures.


Natural rhythms



Wednesday, 12 February 2014 15:06

by Lowell Washburn

It’s mid-February. And although the skies above Northern Iowa are clear and sunny, mid-morning temperatures have only risen to a finger numbing 10 below.  But the wind is down and, once dressed in proper attire, it is a perfect day to explore our favorite wetland.


City will hold the line on tax rate



Wednesday, 12 February 2014 15:06

The tax rate for the City of Clear Lake is proposed to remain the same for the fourth consecutive year.  The City Council reviewed the proposed fiscal year 2015 municipal budget at a special Council meeting held Monday night.  

The proposed tax rate is $10.54 per $1,000 of taxable valuation for the 2015 fiscal year, which begins July 1, 2014, and ends June 30, 2015.


Sanitary District Board seeks trustee



Wednesday, 12 February 2014 15:05

The Clear Lake Sanitary District Board of Trustees is expected to appoint a temporary trustee at its meeting Feb. 18 to replace Kelly McLaughlin.

According to Superintendent Kevin Moler, McLaughlin has accepted the position of Maintenance Supervisor at the Sanitary District plant, making it necessary for him to resign his position as a trustee. 


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