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Declining school enrollment will challenge boards

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Tuesday, 23 December 2014 14:59

Budgeting is always a tough task, but for local school leaders the task is even more daunting in the wake of the district’s largest decline in enrollment in the past five years.

The Clear Lake School District has reported its 2014-15 certified enrollment as 1,209.5.  Enrollment for 2013-14 was 1,236.7, meaning a loss of just over 27 students.  The 2.2 percent drop will amount to a loss of approximately $174,000 in state funding next school year (based on current funding levels).

   

Amosson wraps up service as supervisor

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Tuesday, 23 December 2014 14:56

Calling it the most interesting job he’s ever had, Bob Amosson officially steps down as a Cerro Gordo County Supervisor at year’s end.  

After 14 years of service, Amosson decided not to seek re-election to his District 2 seat, which encompasses Clear Lake. The farmer and former state mediator says he is ready to pass on the responsibilities that go along with running one of the county’s largest businesses.

   

Clear Lake man killed in truck roll-over

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Tuesday, 23 December 2014 14:56

A Clear Lake man was killed in a single-vehicle accident in Humboldt County Wednesday, Dec. 17.  

The Iowa State Patrol reported that 39-year-old Richard Goscinski was eastbound on County Road C-20, east of Livermore, Iowa when he apparently lost control of his Yohn truck while negotiating a curve.  The vehicle rolled into the northwest ditch. 

   

City offices, library announce schedule for holidays

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Tuesday, 23 December 2014 14:56

City Hall and all other city departments will close at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Dec. 24), in observance of the Christmas holiday.  All city offices will return to normal operating hours Friday, Dec. 26.

   

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