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Sworn into service at Ventura



Thursday, 02 January 2014 10:02

Outgoing Ventura Mayor George Simpson administered the Oath of Office to


Get a fresh start



Thursday, 02 January 2014 10:00

Library offers ‘Food for Fines’ during January

The Clear Lake Public Library will accept canned foods in payment for fines during the month of January.  Food items collected will be donated to the Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank.  


Couple reports snowmobiles, trailer stolen Christmas Eve



Thursday, 02 January 2014 10:00

A Clear Lake couple reported a grinch-like tale on Christmas Eve.

Todd and Alanna Engels noticed on Monday both of their Polaris snowmobiles, along with their trailer, were missing from their property.  On Tuesday they reported the theft to the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office.


Year in Review



Thursday, 02 January 2014 09:24

As we begin 2014, we take a look back at the stories which made the greatest news splash in 2013.The list ranges from tragedy to crisis’ averted, from celebrations to somber moments.  As our list demonstrates, 2013 was a year which saw even standard top 10 stories, like rise and fall of the lake level, pushed to extremes. 



# 1 Medical helicopter crashes near Ventura

The year started with a tragedy which shocked North Iowans.  Three people were killed Jan. 2 when Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa’s Air 


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