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Asbe will retire after 30 years with police force



Wednesday, 23 January 2013 12:15


After serving 30 years with the Clear Lake Police Department, Officer Ken Asbe will be retiring on Jan. 31. 

Asbe was hired by the Clear Lake Police Department in May 1983.  Prior to that, the Mason City High School graduate attended North Iowa Area Community College and took classes in law enforcement.  He was 


Fern Zinser celebrates 100 years



Wednesday, 23 January 2013 12:13


Family and friends gathering around Fern Zinser talked about their hopes of joining her in a very elite club-- those celebrating 100 years of life.  

“Let me know when you make it!” joked Fern, who turned 100 on Jan. 20.  

The Oakwood Care Center resident has certainly filled her years with adventures, hard work, travel and


Report: Ice may have downed helicopter



Wednesday, 23 January 2013 12:12


A preliminary report released by the National Transportation Safety Board about the Mercy Air Med helicopter crash near Ventura indicates icing may have caused the aircraft to go down, killing three staff members on board.

The report released Wednesday, Feb. 16, does not point to a cause of the crash, but details the information that investigators will be using to determine what caused the helicopter to go down in a farm field about a mile north of Ventura shortly before 9 p.m. Jan. 2.   


Sorensen takes oath of office as new City Attorney



Wednesday, 23 January 2013 12:09


John Sorensen was sworn in as the new City Attorney for the City of Clear Lake Monday night.  Sorensen replaces Charles Biebesheimer, who has represented the city since 2004.

Sorensen’s selection followed a request for proposals sent to Clear Lake and Mason City law firms and interviews of interested parties.  The Sorensen Law Office and Stillman Law Firm, where Biebesheimer practices law, were the only applicants for the position.


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