Thursday 27 November 2014

Local News

Open Bible Church members travel to Tijuana to build house, relationships



Wednesday, 08 October 2014 14:15

 Members of the Open Bible Church in Clear Lake traveled to Tijuana, Mexico last month to build a house. In between the hammering and painting they crafted something much greater.

“It’s about building relationships, not houses,” explained A.J. Abplanalp, one of nine church members who made the trip. Abplanalp was making his second mission trip to Tijuana. It was his wife, Deb’s, first trip. “Having Deb experience what I experienced last year, of the living conditions immediately south of our southern border, was 


Child okay after second story fall



Wednesday, 08 October 2014 14:13

On Wednesday, Oct. 1, at about 3:56 p.m. the Clear Lake Police Department was called to 708 S. 8th St. on a report of an 18-month-old child falling through a window screen.  The child fell approximately 15-feet from the window.


North Iowa businessman wants to turn tower into home



Wednesday, 01 October 2014 13:02

by Marianne Morf

Could Clear Lake’s soon-to-be abandoned water tower become a home?
 That’s what Stick Stecker is proposing. The North Iowa businessman is pursuing a plan to purchase the water tower near the Four Winds addition on Highway 18 West and turn it into a multi-story home with a 360-degree view.
 “I think it’s the greatest idea in the world,” said Stecker, who has gone to the extent of having an architect draw up 


City: Plan is to dismantle un-needed towers



Wednesday, 01 October 2014 13:00

 Speculation about the future of the soon-to-be defunct Highway 18 water tower may come to an end Monday night, Oct. 6. The City Council is expected to discuss a timeline for demolishing the 250,000 gallon multi-leg storage tower.

 City Administrator Scott Flory said the City has not received any offer to purchase the water tower, however he is aware of interest to turn the elevated structure into a home. 


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