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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!”


This could be the start of something good



Wednesday, 05 October 2011 10:39

Clear Lakers urged to support state plan by walking on Friday


  Louie Covillo’s message is simple-- come out and walk on Friday.  Covillo is the local chairperson for Iowa’s Start Somewhere Walk, scheduled to take place at noon Friday, Oct. 7. 
    In Clear Lake, walks are planned at City Park and Opportunity Village as part of the goal of making Iowa the healthiest state in the nation within five years.  Iowa Governor


Holly, Valens, Richardson families will attend park dedication



Wednesday, 28 September 2011 11:18

    The City of Clear Lake, along with the Surf Ballroom & Museum and Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, will honor Buddy Holly, J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson and Ritchie Valens, with a special event on Thursday, Oct. 13.  The event dedicating the recently completed Three Stars Plaza will also feature an unveiling of the central art feature which celebrates


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