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Preparing for the unthinkable



Wednesday, 31 October 2012 11:15

Active Shooter Drills give police officers valuable experience


by Marianne Morf

Learning has never been more intense at Sunset School.  Police officers spent Monday at the vacant elementary school involved in training to prepare for the unthinkable.  

Six members of the Clear Lake police force led an Active Shooter Drill at the school for approximately 20 law 


CLEAR Project coordinator will step down



Wednesday, 31 October 2012 11:12



David Knoll, coordinator of the Clear Lake Enhancement and Restoration (CLEAR) Project for more than a decade, will be leaving the post this month.

Knoll said he has accepted an Environmental Specialist position with the Environmental Services Division of the DNR in Mason City.  His final day with the CLEAR Project will be Nov. 22.

Knoll, a 1999 graduate of Iowa State University, took over management of the CLEAR project in March 2000. 


County Auditor’s office open Saturday for voting



Wednesday, 31 October 2012 11:11


The office of the county auditor will be open on Saturday, Nov. 3, for persons to vote by absentee ballot and to return their voted absentee ballots for the 2012 General Election.  In Cerro Gordo County, the auditor’s office will be open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on that date.


Men charged in sexual abuse cases change pleas to guilty



Wednesday, 31 October 2012 11:11


Two men charged with sexual abuse involving a minor have changed their pleas.

David Powell II, 24, of Mason City, was charged with lascivious acts with a child, a class D felony, and sexual abuse in the third degree, a class C felony, after he allegedly arrived at a Clear Lake motel to meet a 13-year-old girl and encountered police officers instead.  


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