Saturday 28 March 2015

Local News

Suprise phone call leads to Spring photo shoot



Wednesday, 25 March 2015 13:52

by Lowell Washburn

The winter snows had melted. North Iowa ponds were thawing and the spring duck migration was gathering a full head of steam. I was contemplating where to go; how to “get out among ‘em” when my cell phone buzzed. It was fellow waterfowl enthusiast, Al Hancock.


The ice is OUT!



Wednesday, 25 March 2015 13:51

 Although it feels like winter is hanging on, a sure sign of spring has arrived. The ice has been declared “out” on Clear Lake.


Shining the light on energy savings



Wednesday, 18 March 2015 16:01

Work is underway by Jim Hunt Electric to make Clear Lake’s 174 decorative light fixtures more efficient. High pressure sodium lights are being replaced with new LEDs which use 


MC School Board keeps superintendent sharing agreement in place



Wednesday, 18 March 2015 16:00

On a 4-3 vote, the Mason City School Board will continue its superintendent sharing agreement with the Clear Lake School District next school year.  

The Board’s attorney had recommended the group readdress the issue after a 3-3 vote in December.  At that time it was believed failure 


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