Lillian Thiemann


Lillian B. Thiemann, 95, of 405 27th Ave. S., Clear Lake, Iowa, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City, Iowa. Memorial services were held on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012 at the Clear Lake United Methodist Church with Rev. Bernie Colorado officiating.  Inurnment was in Ell Twp., Klemme, Iowa.  

LaVerne Thornberg


On Sept. 8, 2012, heaven threw a boisterous “Welcome Home” party for LaVerne Thornberg. It is there that LaVerne is said to have leaned into the everlasting arms of her dear Lord and Savior, Jesus, and then enjoyed a grand reunion with her cherished husband of 71 years, Herb.

  Funeral Services were held Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 at Stanchfield Baptist Church with interment at Stanchfield Baptist Cemetery.  

‘Never forget’


Local 9/11 monument is dedicated“Never forget” is the simple, but powerful statement posted along side a 9/11 steel memorial dedicated outside the Clear Lake Fire Station on the 11th anniversary of a day which changed the world.

G-H/V queen and king candidates


Garner-Hayfield/Ventura High School is celebrating its Homecoming this week.  Pictured are queen and king candidates (front L-R) Kelly Babcock, Alysha Clevenger, Sara Faber, Hannah Hutcheson, Krista Jolivette, Renae Lau, Kelsey 



Clear Lake High School Homecoming King Paul Raner and Queen Hannah Bartlett presided at Friday’s Homecoming football game in a variety of ways.  Following Friday’s 

Council considers digital radar signs in Ventura

The Ventura City Council will hold a workshop session at 7 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, Sept. 19) in the Library Meeting Room to discuss the possible purchase of digital radar signs.  City leaders are considering the digital signs as a way to heighten awareness of slow speed limits through the town.

City pursues ambulance purchase

The Clear Lake City Council heard a request Monday for the purchase of a new ambulance.  The vehicle would replace one of two units the city purchased in 2005.

City Administrator Scott Flory reported that in recent months the 2006 Ford F450, one of two ambulances the city purchased in 2005, has experienced significant engine and other mechanical problems that make it unfit for 

further use as an emergency response unit.  The City fire chief and mechanic solicited input from a variety of sources regarding a potential replacement unit.

Sonya Ryan


Sonya S. Ryan, 71, 1314 2nd Ave. N., Clear Lake, Iowa, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012 at her daughter, Shelly Kirk’s, home in Thompson, Iowa.  A funeral service was held Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 at the First Baptist Church, Mason City, Iowa with Rev. Ron Stein officiating.  Interment was at the Clear Lake Cemetery.  Memorials may be given to the First Baptist Church or the Humane Society.  

Orval Thayer


Orval ThayerOrval V. Thayer, 92, of Rockwell, Iowa, died Sept. 5, 2012 at Rockwell Community Nursing Center in Rockwell. 

A memorial service was held Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 at Swaledale United Methodist Church in Swaledale, Iowa.  Chaplin Janet Dorenkamp and Rev. John Scherb were officiating.  Online condolences may be left at 

Tom Stump


Tom L. Stump, 62, of Clear Lake, Iowa, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at the Muse-Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City, Iowa, surrounded by his family.

A memorial service was held on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 at Ward Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, with Pastor Ed Bard officiating.  Military honors were provided by the Clear Lake V.F.W.

Should friends desire, memorials may be left to the Wounded Warriors Project in Tom’s name, 

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