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VFW will march on with veterans memorial at Post

(Above) A rendering of the future Veterans Memorial to be constructed outside of Clear Lake V.F.W. Post 4868 at 219 Main Ave. Clear Lake V.F.W. Post 4868 members have unanimously given their approval for a veterans memorial to be located in the courtyard of their Main Avenue Post. The decision to locate a memorial at…
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Future of local can, bottle recycling program in question

(Above) A large dumpster from Absolute Waste has replaced the usual collection bins for cans and bottles at the Clear Lake Fareway Store. The Chamber of Commerce and One Vision will continue to collect cans through RAGBRAI this Tuesday, July 25.  Beyond that date, another plan is being investigated to take care of the can…
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What to expect when RAGBRAI rolls in Tuesday

In less than one week Clear Lake will welcome 40,000 plus RAGBRAI participants to town. Clear Lake RAGBRAI Committee General Chair Diane Thompson and her committee want Clear Lakers to be ready to  enjoy the day and show off our community. She provided this summary of what you can expect in Clear Lake on Tuesday.…
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Newest addition to the M-R family

Sybil Loe Finnegan was born Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines.  This little Irish miracle weighed seven pounds, three ounces at birth and was 19-inches long.  She is the first child of Christopher and Stephanie Finnegan and the first grandchild of Clear Lake Mirror-Reporter Owner/Publisher Mike Finnegan and his wife,…
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July 4 celebration rivals best ever

(Above) Betty Sherman, former owner of the Lake Theatre, was honored as the parade Grand Marshal.  Riding with her were sons Tom and John. Estimated 100,000 enjoy another fantastic Fourth in Clear Lake Clear Lake’s 2017 Fourth of July celebration was one of the best ever, according to the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce…
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CLPD installs permanent medication drop box in lobby

(Above) This medication drop-box is located in the lobby of the Clear Lake Police Department. Residents of Clear Lake and the area now have a safe place to dispose of unwanted prescription medication. Clear Lake Police Chief Pete Roth has announced the placement of a permanent Medication Dropbox in the lobby of the Police Department,…
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