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Ventura school tax rate will drop 99-cents



Wednesday, 04 April 2012 11:05

The Ventura School District, which already had the second lowest school tax rate in the state, will reduce its tax asking by 99-cents in the 2012-13 school year.  The School Board held its budget hearing Monday night and approved dropping its school tax rate from $9.92 per $1,000 of assessed property valuation to $8.93 per $1,000.


CLPD K-9 officer will be replaced



Wednesday, 28 March 2012 11:43

The Clear Lake Police Department plans to exchange its K-9 officer.
    Police Chief Greg Peterson said “Quanto,” who came to Clear Lake in 2010, will be returned to Mid-Michigan Kennels where he was

purchased. The decision was made after Quanto bit a member of the Clear Lake Ambulance crew on the forearm.  Although the bite was not


A hot mess



Wednesday, 28 March 2012 11:42

Crews from Tony’s Wrecker in Clear Lake, work to upright an overturned semi on Interstate 35 north of Clear Lake.  The semi, hauling a tanker of tar, came to rest in the median of I-35 at the B-20 interchange on March 20.   The driver, 24-year-old Travis Noordhoek of Prairie Du Chien, Wis., was southbound


Econofoods will become Payless Foods



Wednesday, 28 March 2012 11:40

    Econofoods in Clear Lake will close at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 1, and re-open at 7 a.m. Monday, April 2, as Payless Foods.
    Econofoods, owned by the Nash Finch Company, has been sold to Randy Goetz, of Tipton, Iowa.  Goetz owns several Nash Finch-affiliated grocery stores in Iowa, including stores in Osage, Tipton, Dyersville, Anamosa, New English and Grundy Center.


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