Joseph Jones


Joseph Franklin Jones, 90,  700 2nd St. S.E., Hampton, Iowa formerly of Thornton, Iowa went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012 at the Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hampton. 

A funeral Mass for Joseph was held Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Clear Lake,  with the Reverend John Gossman as celebrant.  Burial was in the Clear Lake Cemetery.

Visitation was held Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 at Ward Van Slyke Colonial Chapels, Clear Lake, with a Scriptural Wake service.

Cardinals move record to 11-3


It was a busy week for the Garner-Hayfield/Ventura volleyball team, as they competed in matches on Tuesday, Thursday and a tournament on Saturday.

G-H/V vs. West Hancock

The Cardinals topped West Hancock in three games on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 25-15, 25-12 and 25-19.

Lions regroup to defeat Crestwood


The Lions took the first step toward building a new win streak by regrouping and defeating Crestwood 19-12 Friday night on the road.  The win was the final tune-up to the Class 3A District 3 season, which begins this Friday at Lion’s Field.  Waverly-Shell Rock is the opponent for the 2012 Homecoming game.

Clear Lake X-C team competes at Belmond-Klemme Invitational


The Clear Lake girls were second and boys team was fourth overall at the Belmond-Klemme Invitational held Tuesday, Sept. 4.

Three Lions were among the top five in the girls varsity race.  The group was led by freshman Taylor Hauser, who was second overall in a time of 17:55.  Trudy Peterson was fourth and Sierra Greiman crossed the finish line

Van Gerpen leads G-H/V to a huge 54-12 win over West Fork


It was a thrilling night for the Garner-Hayfield/Ventura football team, as they manhandled West Fork, 54-12, in a home game showdown on Friday.  It was the first win of the season for


Volleyball team faces powerful competition


The Clear Lake volleyball team took on a pair of North Iowa powers in a Thursday, Sept. 6, triangular.  Host Charles City topped the Lions 25-10, 25-9 and Mason City posted 25-9, 25-22.  The losses put the Lions at 6-3 in match play.

“Charles City is ranked number two in the state in Class 4A . They are a very well coached team and deserve that high ranking,” said Clear Lake Coach Scott Swenson.  “MCHS has been playing a lot of the best 5A 

Toppin, Kronemann crowned champions


Both teams claim top honors for G-H/V cross country


It was a very successful day for both the Garner-Hayfield/Ventura/West Hancock boys and girls cross country teams.  Both teams brought home championships from the Belmond-Klemme meet held Tuesday, Sept. 4.

“I thought our runners have done a good job with the extreme heat conditions that we have been running in lately,” said Coach Jeff Short.  “I am looking forward to seeing our times when the conditions get back in the 

Fire empties Clear Lake apartment building

The Clear Lake Fire Department responded to a fire in an eight-unit apartment building early Tuesday morning in Clear Lake. 

Residents at 2102 14th Ave. N. were evacuated as firefighters worked to extinguish an electrical fire in the ceiling of the apartment occupied by Trent Schmitt.  The report of the fire came into the Clear Lake dispatch at 4:03 a.m. Tuesday. There were no injuries. 

The apartment building is owned by Daniel Jackson, of Clear Lake.

City Council approves radio upgrade for police; new vehicle for K-9 officer


The Clear Lake City Council has given its approval to proceeding with plans for an upgrade of the police department’s radio system, as well as a new emergency back-up generator for City Hall.

City Administrator Scott Flory reviewed the proposed Public Safety Radio Communications System Upgrade and stated that several years ago, the FCC ordered all public safety agencies to upgrade their radio systems to 12.5 kHz technology and that public agencies were to convert to a narrower band by Jan. 1, 2013.  Chief Peterson 

Winds whip up a mess


Fifty to 70 mile per hour winds tore through North Central Iowa and South Central Minnesota overnight Wednesday, causing several power lines and trees to be downed, as well as boats to be tossed and docks damaged on Clear Lake. This photo was 

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