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Fall flavor



Wednesday, 08 October 2014 14:16

The 10th Annual Harvest Festival brought a large crowd to downtown Clear Lake Saturday to sample salsa, wine and other seasonal treats. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tim Coffey said 80 vendors participated in this year’s event, 


Open Bible Church members travel to Tijuana to build house, relationships



Wednesday, 08 October 2014 14:15

 Members of the Open Bible Church in Clear Lake traveled to Tijuana, Mexico last month to build a house. In between the hammering and painting they crafted something much greater.

“It’s about building relationships, not houses,” explained A.J. Abplanalp, one of nine church members who made the trip. Abplanalp was making his second mission trip to Tijuana. It was his wife, Deb’s, first trip. “Having Deb experience what I experienced last year, of the living conditions immediately south of our southern border, was 


Child okay after second story fall



Wednesday, 08 October 2014 14:13

On Wednesday, Oct. 1, at about 3:56 p.m. the Clear Lake Police Department was called to 708 S. 8th St. on a report of an 18-month-old child falling through a window screen.  The child fell approximately 15-feet from the window.


North Iowa businessman wants to turn tower into home



Wednesday, 01 October 2014 13:02

by Marianne Morf

Could Clear Lake’s soon-to-be abandoned water tower become a home?
 That’s what Stick Stecker is proposing. The North Iowa businessman is pursuing a plan to purchase the water tower near the Four Winds addition on Highway 18 West and turn it into a multi-story home with a 360-degree view.
 “I think it’s the greatest idea in the world,” said Stecker, who has gone to the extent of having an architect draw up 


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