(Above) 1967 Clear Lake Football Team - Members of the 1967 Clear Lake varsity football team included front row (L-R): Dennis Amundson, Paul Hankenson, Wolfgang Meier, Mark Baker, Monty Buck, Doug Martin, Dennis Lincicum, Al Ashland, Barry Moen, Jay Stork. Middle row (L-R): Bill Kennedy, Gary Miller, Steve Johnson, Larry Treloar, Dennis Preston, Ron Miles, Doug Doss, Pat Dillavou, John Kennedy, Mike Schmidt, Randy Johnson, mgr. Back row (L-R): Assistant Coach John Klaudt, Brian Schram, Ed Hill, Mark Thomsen, Marty Davidson, Keith Chapman, Bob Larson, Steve Straw, Larry Collins, Jon Dillavou, Rich Schuler, Nick Ongs and Head Coach Norman Ruiz. Absent from the photo was Rick Wallace and Franics Rupp.
25 Years Ago
Just one year after its opening, the Guardian Angel Roadside Chapel was destroyed by fire about midnight Friday. Only a shell of the tiny chapel remains. The chapel featured a stained glass cross and oak altar and rail from an old Clear Lake Lutheran church. The fire remains under investigation but the State Fire Marshal’s office and Clear Lake police. The church was build by Jack and Wanda Kennedy and had some 2,000 visitors in its first year.
On the eve of Fire Prevention Week, a Clear Lake family learned firsthand that smoke detectors save lives. Clear Lake firefighters were called to the Bob Friest home, 1314 Main Ave., at 3:15 a.m. to douse a blaze that engulfed an addition being built to the house and that had spread to the attic. The Friests awoke to the sound of a smoke detector and smelled smoke. The Friests were able to exit the home safely.
Clear Lake Fire Chief John Simpson has announced the appointment of firefighter Richard Paulson to the rank of lieutenant.
The Fred Maytag Family Foundation has granted a multi-year gift to Handicap Village of Clear lake, totaling $50,000.
Brenda Gruis and Andie Rasmus were crowned Ventura’s 1992 Homecoming king and queen.
Clubs featured in the Club News section include: Zeta Theta of Beta Sigma Phi, Progress Club, Clear Lake Women of Today, Clear Lake Wa-Tan-Ye Club, Chapter EW TTT Society, Sons of Norway, Mended Hearts, The Sorosis Club, Clear Lake Storytellers and Omega Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi.
The Rev. Turner Tallaksen came to the Clear Lake Evangelical Free Church to serve as interim senior pastor until a permanent pastor can be found.
Jodee Miller, of Clear Lake, has been named as one of eight queen candidates for the Augustana College 1992 Homecoming. She is the daughter of Jim and Judee Miller, of Clear Lake.
Clear Lake’s Burger King is one of 5,700 Burger King restaurants nationwide now introducing dinner table service and a new expanded dinner menu.
The Clear Lake Lions put their coaches and fans through the emotional ringer again as they fell behind twice before recovering to ruin the Hampton-Dumont Homecoming for the second year, 22-21. Marc Hauge provided the winning points with a two-point conversion after Tony Skinner streaked 57-yards to pull the Lions to within one, 21-20.
The Ventura Vikings met a tough Homecoming foe on Friday night. Rockwell, who is 4-0, beat the Vikings, 28-6. Ventura’s Matt Dillavou hit Ryan Overgaard for a nine-yard score for Ventura’s lone touchdown.
The Clear Lake volleyball team picked up its second win of the season breezing by Webster City in three games. The team was aided by the reliable serving skills of Sara Leonard who was 21/22 with one ace. She also had 14 assists. Joy Freeseman led the team in kills with eight.
The Ventura volleyball team beat CWL, 3-2. Heather Norman was 12/16 attacking with five kills. Kami Keyser was 18/18 serving with seven aces.
Grocery deals for the week at Fareway include: Vista Saltine Crackers, 16 oz., 49¢; Bakeshoppe White or Wheat Cottage Bread, 20 oz. loaf, 59¢; Frito Lay Doritos, 11 oz. bag, 2/$3; Hunts Spaghetti Sauce, 27 oz. can, 89¢; Pampers Diapers, conv. size, $7.99; Granny Smith Apples, lb., 49¢; 80% Lean Ground Beef, lb., $1.28; Pork Steak, lb., 99¢; and Bacon Wrapped London Broils, 8 oz. each, $1.29.
50 Years Ago
Floyd (Nibbs) Nesbit, who has served six terms on the City Council, has filed nomination papers for mayor of Clear Lake. Nesbit, a longtime resident Clear Lake who is serving as a councilman-at-large, will oppose Dale Pattachull in the Nov. 7 election.
Clear Lake businessmen had mixed feelings about the past summer season. The majority agreed it was “better”, but others replied that it was “disappointing.” One resort owner reported that many of her vacationers were disappointed there wasn’t an excursion boat on the lake.
300 youngsters participated in the Pet Parade held Saturday. Prizes were awarded and ice cream was distributed to all. The event was sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.
Deals for the week at Uhrich’s V-Store include: panty hose tights, $1.47; ladies slacks, $2.47; men’s long-sleeve sport shirts, $2.77; girls school dresses, 2/$6; girls parkas, $4.99; Crest paste, 57¢; and potting soil, 6 qts., 59¢.
85 Years Ago
Myron Garlock suffered in injury to his hip and wrist and bruises about his head and shoulder when he fell from a window- sill in the gymnasium.
Ned O’Neil has been appointed deputy sheriff since A.R. Peterson resigned.
A group of 35 Clear Lake women assembled to complete plans for the organization of a Mother’s Club, their object being to assist school students musically inclined.
The band under the direction of John Kopecky is making unusual progress as is evidenced by their concerts given in the park during the past summer season.
The football squad of 40, being reduced by five ineligible players, leaves Coach Johnson the problem of working with second string men on the first squad.
100 Years Ago
The seats from the park have been taken from the park and stored for the winter, signaling the end to another summer of at Clear Lake.
David Davenport, junior editor of the Reporter, ran a rusty nail in the palm of his hand Wednesday.
Rufus Price celebrated his birthday on Tuesday. A number of his gentleman friends presented him with a gift that is suited to a gentleman, a pair of beautiful cuff links bearing his initials. It is reported that Rufus is pleased with his gift and has been seen around town showing them off.
F.G. Cookman will feed 1,500 lambs from Montana and should make a sizable profit taking into account his experience.
Pearl Hickok had the misfortune to lose a valuable colt last week.
Harry Keerl has brought the Dr. Mortinson home. It is a beautiful home and they are very fortunate to be able to reside in such a lovely house.
Clear Lake Historical Tidbits
The First Beauty Parlor
Theodosia and Laura Hendy operated the first beauty parlor in Clear Lake in their home. It stood across from the park to the east. The sisters’ reputation as artists in the hair “bobbing” field was unequalled. Warm, soft rain water from the reservoir in the kitchen wood stove was used for shampooing. Curling irons served before the day of the marcel and henna rinses were the vogue. Miss Theodisa made frequent train trips into Chicago for supples and to keep up on the latest trends in the beauty field of the day.