Robert Brown

   Robert Bentley “Bob” Brown, 88, passed away on Monday, July 25, 2011, at Scottish Rite Park Health Center in Des Moines, Iowa. In agreement with Bob’s wishes, cremation rites were accorded. A memorial service celebrating Bob’s life was held on Monday, Aug. 1, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Des Moines. Private entombment took place at the Masonic Cemetery Mausoleum in Des Moines.

Ventura Board addresses changes

The Ventura School Board voted Monday to expand Rob Cassidy’s duties as principal from grades 5-12 to K-12.  Cassidy will receive no extra compensation for the work.

CL School Board candidate number jumps to four

    What a difference a week makes. 
    Last week, no candidates had filed nomination papers for the September School Board election in Clear Lake.  But as of Tuesday morning, Aug. 2, there are four candidates for the three seats up for election Sept. 13.

Adoption is a blessing for this family

By Marianne Morf
    Ashley and Shea Coleman share a strong faith which they believe has brought them a great challenge and blessing in a tiny package.

Lions earn plenty of post season honors

Clear Lake well represented on All-North Central Conference and All-District teams


    The outstanding season the Clear Lake baseball team enjoyed has been rewarded with a wealth of post-season honors.  Lions were well represented on both the All-North Central Conference and All-District Teams.
    “I think these kids accomplished some pretty great things this year, improving a very respectable record of 22-10 from a year ago to 28-10 this year,” said Clear Lake Coach Seth

Raymond Ward

    Raymond “Chan” Ward, 81, of 3714 North Shore Drive, Clear Lake, died Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City, Iowa.
    A memorial service was held Tuesday, July 26, at the Evangelical Free Church, Clear Lake, with the Rev. Randy Vaage officiating.  Inurnment will take place at a later date. 
    Memorials may be directed to Opportunity Village or Hospice of North Iowa.

Ilse Bruntjen

    Ilse J. Bruntjen, a resident of Apple Valley in Clear Lake, passed away Friday, July 22, 2011 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City, Iowa, surrounded by her family.
    A memorial service will be held Wednesday, July 27, 10:30 a.m., at Galilean Lutheran Church, 4454 255th St. Highway 18 West, Clear Lake, with the Rev. Scot McCluskey officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. A private family inurnment will be in the Clear Lake Cemetery at a later time.

Steven Gould

    Steven E. Gould, 56, of 1101 S. 9th Pl., Clear Lake, died Sunday, July 24, 2011 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City, Iowa. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, at the Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, with the Rev. Dennis Ganz officiating.  The family will greet friends one hour before the service.  Family suggests memorials to Steven E. Gould Memorial Fund.

Frederick Koch

    Frederick “Fred” Koch, former president of Metro Bancorporation, parent of Waterloo Savings Bank (now US Bank) and a longtime summer resident of Clear Lake, died July 11. He was 84. He had suffered without complaint several physical complications of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). The Koch family has enjoyed happy summers at the Clear Lake Outing Club since 1967.
    Survivors include his daughter, Katy Koch Campbell of Edina, Minn.; his son, Fritz Koch of Ward, Colo.; grandsons, Jack Frederick Campbell and Baxter Quigley Koch.

JoAnn Shallberg

    JoAnn E. Shallberg, 77, of Clear Lake, died Monday, July 25, 2011 at her home.  A Celebration of Life will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 29, at the Galilean Lutheran Church, 4454 255th St., Highway 18 West, Clear Lake, with the Rev. Scot McCluskey officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Nebraska.  Upon her wishes she was cremated and there will be no visitation.
    Memorials are suggested to the Galilean Lutheran Church or Opportunity Village, both of Clear Lake.

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