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Winter Dance Party heats up the Surf



Wednesday, 06 February 2013 13:10


Clear Lake welcomed thousands last week and reveled in the celebration of rock and roll, courtesy of the Surf Ballroom’s Winter Dance Party.

The well-attended event included a fun family sock hop Wednesday, which set the stage for three nights of concerts.  


Matthew and Gunnar Nelson presented a tribute show celebrating their late father’s rock and roll 


Valens family shares keepsakes with Surf



Wednesday, 06 February 2013 13:09


This year’s Winter Dance Party included a special presentation to the Surf Ballroom and Museum from the family of Ritchie Valens.  Siblings Irma Norton, Mario Ramirez, Connie Lemos and Bob Morales have loaned the Surf the wallet their brother was carrying when the plane carrying him, Buddy Holly 


Man escapes as vehicle falls through lake ice



Wednesday, 06 February 2013 13:08


A Mason City man was uninjured when the 1999 Jeep Cherokee he was driving went through the ice and was submerged in approximately 10 feet of water, prompting Iowa Department of Natural Resources conservation officers to remind people about inconsistency of ice.


CL, Ventura firefighters called to blazes at OP, Silver Boot Motel



Wednesday, 06 February 2013 13:06


The Clear Lake Fire Department responded to two separate incidents Friday evening, starting with a reported kitchen fire at The Other Place on Highway 18 shortly before 5 p.m. 

Responding with three companies from Clear Lake and an additional two companies from Ventura, the blaze was contained to the kitchen area.  The Clear Lake EMS, Clear Lake PD, Iowa State Troopers, and Cerro Gordo County Sheriffs Dept. also assisted. 


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