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Three Stars remembered at park



Wednesday, 19 October 2011 10:38

   The families of Ritchie Valens and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson were in Clear Lake last week to attend the dedication of a new park just west of the Surf Ballroom which honors the memory of their loves ones, along with rock and roll icon Buddy Holly.
    The centerpiece of “Three Stars Plaza” is a large record spindle with three stacked records; the bottom record displays the names of Valens, Richardson and Holly, who died in a tragic plane crash just north of


Departments team up to stop field fire



Wednesday, 19 October 2011 10:36

150 acres destroyed


    A large field fire charred more than 150 acres of farmland Monday afternoon, Oct. 10.
    The Clear Lake Fire Department responded to a report of a large field fire at the intersection of 310th Street and Cardinal Avenue.  The fire began racing through a big field of CRP at 12:19 p.m., endangering cattle and a residence.   A quick attack by local fire departments in the area contained the blaze and no property, other than the value of the


Absentee ballots ready for Nov. 8 City Election



Wednesday, 19 October 2011 10:32

    Absentee ballots are now available for all cities in Cerro Gordo County for the Nov. 8,  Regular City Election.
     An eligible and registered voter may vote an absentee ballot in person at the office of the county auditor, or may submit a written request for an absentee ballot to be mailed to the voter.  A written request must include the voter’s name, date of birth, registration address, signature, and the name of the election (regular city election) or date of the election (Nov. 8, 2011).


Tickets for 2012 Winter Dance Party are going fast



Wednesday, 19 October 2011 10:30

    You’d better act fast if you want to attend the 2012 Winter Dance Party at the Surf Ballroom.
    Executive Director Laurie Lietz said Monday that the event is close to being a sell-out.   Ticket sales began Tuesday, Oct. 11.  In fact,  booths are sold out, but a waiting list has been established, Lietz said
    Chuck Berry will headline the Feb. 2-4, 2012 Winter Dance Party.  Berry will perform on Saturday night along with John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party, The Bobbettes, Sid King and The Five Strings.


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