Tuesday 31 March 2015

Local News

Veteran’s memorial replica displayed for public comment



Wednesday, 21 January 2015 15:27

Models will be moved to other sites in weeks to come

What would the proposed veteran’s memorial look like by the Sea Wall?  Or where the water tower used to stand?

Now, you can see for yourself.

The task force charged with making a recommendation to the City Council about the best location for a memorial has placed a replica of the proposed structures at the Sea Wall and is inviting public comment.


The Jack draws a crowd



Wednesday, 21 January 2015 15:25

The sixth annual “The Jack” Helgren Memorial Iowa Lemans Championship drew a large audience and number of participants to Clear Lake State Park 


Lawsuit filed against Clear Lake School District will go to trial in 2016



Wednesday, 21 January 2015 15:25

A lawsuit filed by the mother of an injured Clear Lake football player against the Clear Lake Community School District has been set for March 15, 2016. 

A court scheduling order filed Thursday states the trial is expected to last four to five days. 

Roxanne Hasfjord filed the lawsuit on behalf of her son, Austin, in Cerro Gordo County District Court. 


Winds whip up an unexpected blizzard



Wednesday, 14 January 2015 15:51

Stranded motorists take shelter where they can

Winds whipped up a blizzard Thursday afternoon throughout North Iowa, stranding motorists and creating dangerous situations throughout the region.

Blizzard warnings first appeared west of the area shortly after noon Thursday, but by shortly after 2 p.m. Worth, Cerro Gordo and Franklin Counties were included in the severe weather watch.  

Wind gusts in excess of 45 mph created white-out conditions and Interstate 35 between Ames and Mason City was closed at 7:30 p.m. with accidents reported at mile markers 186 and 197 in Cerro Gordo County.


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