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Sorensen takes oath of office as new City Attorney



Wednesday, 23 January 2013 12:09


John Sorensen was sworn in as the new City Attorney for the City of Clear Lake Monday night.  Sorensen replaces Charles Biebesheimer, who has represented the city since 2004.

Sorensen’s selection followed a request for proposals sent to Clear Lake and Mason City law firms and interviews of interested parties.  The Sorensen Law Office and Stillman Law Firm, where Biebesheimer practices law, were the only applicants for the position.


Upmeyer: Let’s show Washington what happens when we focus on common goals



Wednesday, 16 January 2013 12:34


Iowa House Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) delivered opening remarks to the Iowa House of Representatives Monday, kicking off the legislative session. 

“It is my hope that the 85th General Assembly of Iowa may serve as an example of the best in public service. Iowans can be proud that we do not have the same problems that plague Washington,” said Upmeyer.  “In fact, we have the opportunity to show 


National publication chooses to share Clear Laker’s touching story with others



Wednesday, 16 January 2013 12:31


by Marianne Morf

At just 20 years, Jordan Crosser is wise beyond her years.  And she attributes at least one important lesson learned to a simple class assignment she completed at Clear Lake High School.


Land adjoining Central Gardens of North Iowa sold



Wednesday, 16 January 2013 12:31


A Mason City developer has purchased the lot located immediately north of Central Gardens of North Iowa for $200,000.

The one-plus acre parcel was placed on the market in March 2012 at an asking price of $335,000.  

Donna Eckard, of Lake Iowa Realty, confirmed that the owners of the property, Burns & Burns Architects, of Iowa City, sold the property just before year-end.  Documents filed at the Cerro Gordo County Courthouse identify the buyer as BD Development LC, with Craig B. Skott and Ronald R. 


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