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Special feature makes this parking lot above the ordinary



Wednesday, 09 November 2011 11:50

    It isn’t everyday a community holds a ribbon cutting for a new parking lot.  But then again, this isn’t just any parking lot.
    Officials from the City of Clear Lake, V.F.W. Post 4868, Chamber of Commerce, Association for the Preservation of Clear Lake and others cheered Thursday as a new parking lot behind the V.F.W. on South 3rd Street was declared officially open.


Group celebrates completion of Ventura Marsh project



Wednesday, 09 November 2011 11:48

    A job well done. 
    That was the message as the completion of the Ventura Marsh Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Project was celebrated Tuesday, Nov. 1.  A ribbon cutting was held at the site of the $5 million project. The marsh restoration project was a partnership between the IDNR and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.


Plans moving forward on Lincoln School redevelopment project



Wednesday, 09 November 2011 11:41

Tom Green, Cameron Green and Gary Veeder, all of the Green Group, L.L.C., along with architect Randy Cram of Bergland & Cram, met with the Clear Lake City Council in a workshop session on Monday, Nov. 7, to update the council on how plans were moving forward concerning the Lincoln School redevelopment project.  
    According to Tom Green, asbestos removal from the school has been completed and his company is now doing salvage work inside the structure.  Green went on to say that they would like to have the older structure of the building torn down by the end of November.


Conserving energy pays big dividends for CL School District



Wednesday, 09 November 2011 11:39

It’s the time of the year when we all start thinking about conserving energy-- and in turn save some money.  We shut the windows up tight, and often wrap a blanket around our shoulders rather than turn up the thermostat.
    Little things like that can add up.  And in the case of the Clear Lake School District.  Little things can really add up.
    Mike Callanan has served as the school district’s energy manager since 2007.  The retired Clear Lake teacher said when he started the job


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