Clear Lake students accept Rachel’s Challenge
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 10:49
by Marianne Morf
It isn’t always the lessons that are tough on kids at school. It’s the kids.
Bullying has made its way from the school yards into the schools and even cyberspace, say school leaders.
Cathy Spotts, guidance counselor at Clear Lake High School, said bullying has become one of the biggest challenges facing schools today.
Enter Rachel’s Challenge.
Winds whip up field fires
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 10:56
Members of the Clear Lake Fire Department battled two separate fires in the extremely windy conditions on Thursday, Sept. 29. Despite the wind fire crews, also concerned with dry vegetation, managed to keep the fires from spreading and causing further damage.
The first call, dispatched at 1:53 p.m., initially came in as a small grass fire in front of B20 Auto, north of Clear Lake. Responding with one brush truck and one engine company, arriving crews found the fire had spread in the junked cars inside B20’s lot.
CL farmer pleads guilty to loan fraud
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 10:53
Olk convicted of using fraudulent grain receipts
A Clear Lake man who made false statements to obtain loans from a bank pled guilty Thursday in federal court in Cedar Rapids.
Michael Dean Olk, 56, was convicted of using fraudulent grain receipts as collateral for two bank loans.
At the plea hearing, Olk admitted he pledged grain he did not own in order to obtain two bank loans.
Students and parents dig in to improve garden
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 10:51
Last spring, students at Clear Creek Elementary school launched an ambitious fundraising campaign to collect as much change and as many dollars as they could to enhance outdoor playgrounds, classroom and garden areas at the school. Through the “Change for Change…It Makes Sense to Grow our Children!”
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