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What’s in your attic?



Wednesday, 07 March 2012 11:43

Upcoming event will highlight a local find

by Marianne Morf
    The Clear Library has plenty of mysteries.  But did you know that there’s a real mystery surrounding the library?
    It’s always a good time for a good story, but considering March is Women’s History Month, along with the Clear Lake Historical Society’s focus on raising funds for its Save the Schoolhouse Campaign, it’s the perfect time to shed some light on the Monona VanCise mystery.


CL pastor had close ties to American teacher shot in Iraq



Wednesday, 07 March 2012 11:22

   Time spent in Iraq is inherently dangerous, even for those associated with mission work.  But the Rev. Dean Hess, from Clear Lake, said he was shocked and surprised to learn of the recent murder of a teacher with whom he lived and worked with in 2008.
    “There is danger, but it never occurred to me that it would occur in school,” said Hess, reflecting upon the life of Jeremiah Small.


Clear Lake man ordered to pay $2.3 million



Wednesday, 29 February 2012 11:52

Fraudulent grain receipts, false statements used to obtain bank loans

    A Clear Lake man who made false statements to obtain loans from a bank has been ordered by U.S. District Court Judge Linda Reade to repay $2.3 million in restitution to three financial institutions.
    Michael Dean Olk, 56, was convicted in September 2011 of using fraudulent grain receipts as collateral for two bank loans. Friday, Feb. 24, he was sentenced on one count of making a false statement to a federally-insured financial institution.


School Board settles on 2012-13 calendar



Wednesday, 29 February 2012 11:51

    The school year will start a bit later for Clear Lake students in the fall.
    After much discussion, the Clear Lake School Board voted Monday to set the start date for the 2012-13 school year as Monday, Aug. 20.  The school year will conclude Friday, May 24.  Any snow days incurred will be made up after the Memorial Day holiday.


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