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School leader is finalist for Nebraska post



Wednesday, 10 April 2013 11:35


Superintendent of Schools Anita Micich has informed the Clear Lake School Board that she is one of six candidates interviewing for a superintendent’s position in Nebraska.

Micich was named superintendent for the Mason City School District in 2008 and was hired by the Clear Lake School Board in 2010 in a sharing agreement with Mason City.  


Local singers take their talents to The Big Apple



Wednesday, 10 April 2013 11:32

Members of Una Vocis Choral Ensemble have returned to North Iowa.  The singers and their artistic director, Dennis Lee, spent five days and four nights in New York City preparing for their March 24 concert in Carnegie Hall.  

Andrew Swyter, Una Vocis baritone, snagged one of the coveted solos in Eric Whitacre’s “Cloudburst.”  After hearing Swyter audition for the solo Whitacre, who also directed the rehearsals and performance, nodded in approval and said,


CL man convicted in federal court on child pornography charges



Wednesday, 10 April 2013 11:13


A Clear Lake man who possessed child pornography pled guilty on April 1,  in federal court in Cedar Rapids.                          

Brandon Phinney, 27, was convicted of one count of possession of child pornography.

At the plea hearing, Phinney admitted that, between September 2010 and April 2011, he possessed child pornography on a computer.  In a plea agreement, Phinney admitted that he possessed over 1,000 images of child pornography and that he used the Internet to trade child pornography with others.


Donation to Outdoor Classroom



Wednesday, 03 April 2013 11:54


Clear Creek Elementary School Principal Mike Barkley accepted a $1,000 donation from the Clear Lake Earth Day Committee for use at the Outdoor Classroom located at the school property.  Barkley 


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