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Wednesday, 10 April 2013 11:38


Ryg leaves for FBI National Academy

by Marianne Morf


Police Lieutenant Deb Ryg has recorded another professional first.  

The first woman on the Clear Lake police department has now become the first Clear Lake police officer to be invited to attend the FBI National Academy at Quantico, Va.  Ryg left last week to begin a 10-week course of study.  She will concentrate on management studies.

Police Chief Greg Peterson nominated Ryg for acceptance into the prestigious academy.  FBI National Academy graduates make up less than one percent of the country’s law enforcement officers.

“It’s quite an honor,” Peterson said, noting only six Iowans are selected each year for the academy.  He submitted her nomination 


Dancers team up with Mirror-Reporter for fundraiser



Wednesday, 10 April 2013 11:37


Clear Lake High School Dance Team members will be teaming up with the Clear Lake Mirror-Reporter April 15-25.  During that time, members of the Dance Team will be manning the phones at CL Tel, offering new


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,


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