Tuesday 2 September 2014

Local News

State of Iowa releases test scores



Wednesday, 25 June 2014 15:20

Celebrations, challenges for CL schools

 Just like its students, the Clear Lake School District got a report card, of sorts, from the State of Iowa. And its worthy of being hung on the refrigerator.
 “We’re celebrating some terrific results from our Iowa Assessments,” commented Tracy Thomsen, curriculum director for the Clear Lake Schools. “I remember the year, about 20 some years ago now, when only 49 percent of our fourth grade students were proficient in reading on the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills, and that didn’t 


Severe thunderstorms tear through area



Wednesday, 18 June 2014 14:31

Severe weather pummeled the area Monday night with heavy rain, high winds and a tornado spotted one mile northeast of Clear Lake.  

Clear Lake city officials and those from Alliant Energy were busy Monday night and Tuesday morning clearing downed tree branches and power lines throughout the town.  In response to an overwhelming number of phone calls, the city plans to pick up tree limbs and branches placed curbside today (Wednesday, June 18).  


As course owners celebrate 30 years, they invite the public to ‘remember the fun’



Wednesday, 18 June 2014 14:29

by Marianne Morf

Tom and Sheila Sherman are celebrating 30 years as owners of Oak Hills Golf Course in Clear Lake this summer.  And perhaps more than ever, they invite golfers-- young and old, experienced or novices, to visit the course.


City negotiates cost of fire service with townships



Wednesday, 18 June 2014 14:26

Compensation paid by six townships for fire protection services provided by the Clear Lake Volunteer Fire Department will more than double under the terms of new, updated agreements.

Clear Lake City Administrator Scott Flory and Fire Chief Doug Meyers discussed agreements reached with Clear Lake, Grant, 


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