Ann Joslyn Hall Murray


Ann Joslyn Hall Murray, 61, of Iowa City, died Aug. 4, 2012 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.

     She was born Aug.12, 1951 in Independence, Iowa, the daughter of Reeves and Alberta (Joslyn) Hall.  Ann had two brothers, David and Jim.  Ann was the middle child. Ann’s brothers delighted in calling her “Mother Ann”

 because they maintain she was quick to take matters into her own hands when her brothers misbehaved!  Ann attended school in Independence and college at Mankato State where she majored in elementary education. 

Thomas Simmering


Thomas “Tom” Simmering, 64, of 1323 N. Shore Dr., Clear Lake, Iowa, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 in Kenora, Ontario, Canada, while on his 42nd annual fishing trip with lifelong friends. 

     Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug.11, 2012 at Zion Lutheran Church, 112 N. 4th St., Clear Lake, with Rev. Derik Yarian officiating.  Visitation will be Friday from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Ward-Van Slyke 

Hooked on classics


The CLASS Car Club hosted one of the biggest events of the year, and one that’s popular for classic car owners and lookers.  

City approves parking at lake access-- for now

Councilman Terry Unsworth called it “an immediate problem in search of a long term solution.”  

Monday night the Clear Lake City Council dealt with a business’ parking problems by approving a short term fix.  On a 5-0 vote the group approved temporary parking on the north side of the 16th Avenue South public access 

and boat ramp.  The measure is intended to provide much-needed parking for The Landing, owned by Gary and Diane Laabs.  The restaurant, which opened this summer, is part of the South Shore Inn, formerly known as The Heartland Inn.

P&R Department keeps moving ahead


Miller takes over as director, Story is new assistant

There’s never a slow time for Clear Lake’s Parks and Recreation Department, so without missing a beat the department transitioned into  the summer season under new leadership.

Sting operation at local motel foils man’s plan to meet 13-year-old


On Sunday, Aug. 5,  Clear Lake police arrested 25-year-old Mason City resident David Powell II for Lascivious Acts with a Child, a Class D felony and Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree, a Class C felony. 


Linda Nuehring


 Linda Ruth Nuehring, 65, Clear Lake, Iowa, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at her residence.  A funeral service was held Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at Zion Lutheran Church, Clear Lake.  Interment was at Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City, Iowa.  Memorials may be given to the Linda Nuehring Memorial Fund.

Ronald Butz


Ronald Paul Butz went home to be with his Lord on July 27, 2012 at the age of 59 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn.  He died from complications of congestive heart failure.  A funeral service was held for Ronald on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at the Clear Lake Evangelical Free Church, Clear Lake, with Pastor Dan Jordan 

officiating.  Burial was in the Clear Lake Cemetery.  Should friends desire, memorials may be left in Ronald’s name to the Clear Lake Evangelical Free Church.

Brian Isch


Brian M. Isch, 44, of Clear Lake, Iowa, died Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City, Iowa.  A memorial visitation will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2012 at Hogan 

Marjorie Hopper


Marjorie E. Hopper, 89, of Ventura, Iowa, died Saturday, July 28, 2012 at the I.O.O.F. Home in Mason City, Iowa.

  Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug, 4, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Ventura with Pastor Daird Korth officiating.  Burial will be in Concord Township Cemetery in Garner, Iowa.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., Friday, Aug. 3, at the Cataldo Funeral Chapel, 160 E. 4th St., in Garner, and will continue one hour prior to services at the church. 

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