Thursday 26 February 2015

Local News

Community says good-bye to hometown hero



Thursday, 08 January 2015 13:56

Clear Lake Police Chief Rex McChesney was laid to rest Tuesday morning amid a huge outpouring of love from his community.

McChesney, 52, died Friday after a battle with pancreatic cancer.  He received the diagnosis only a short time after being named interim police chief by Mayor Nelson Crabb in February.  The 28-year veteran of the local police force embraced the position and led the department throughout the year, even while receiving cancer treatment.


2014 Year in Review



Thursday, 08 January 2015 13:55

As we prepare to begin 2015, we take a look back at the stories which made the greatest news splash in 2014.  Surely our assessment of the top news 


Clear Lake cops and kids team up for Christmas shopping



Tuesday, 23 December 2014 15:04

Eleven Clear Lake youngsters had the opportunity to do some Christmas shopping for themselves and others as part of a new local program.  Clear Lake 


Declining school enrollment will challenge boards



Tuesday, 23 December 2014 14:59

Budgeting is always a tough task, but for local school leaders the task is even more daunting in the wake of the district’s largest decline in enrollment in the past five years.

The Clear Lake School District has reported its 2014-15 certified enrollment as 1,209.5.  Enrollment for 2013-14 was 1,236.7, meaning a loss of just over 27 students.  The 2.2 percent drop will amount to a loss of approximately $174,000 in state funding next school year (based on current funding levels).


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