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Plane makes a crash landing on Clear Lake

(Above) Department of Natural Resources officers were quickly on the scene of a downed plane on Clear Lake Saturday.  There were no injuries in the emergency landing of the 1943 aircraft.-Photo courtesy of Mike Quinn. Clear Lake was a busy place Saturday.  The west end of the lake was filled with automobiles, ice houses and…
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Former custodian charged with filming in school staff bathroom

A former custodian at Clear Creek Elementary School was arrested Monday on four counts of invasion of privacy. According to Clear Lake Police Chief Pete Roth, 46-year-old David Bemis, of Mason City, was taken to Cerro Gordo County Jail at about 5 p.m. Feb. 12. While employed as a custodian with the Clear Lake School…
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No injuries as excavator breaks through lake ice

(Above) A Yohn Co. worker climbs aboard the excavator Monday afternoon before it is pulled from the lake.-Reporter photo by Chris Barragy. A crew from Tony’s Tire Service worked for more than five hours Monday night to pull a Yohn Co. excavator from the lake. The large machine went through the ice at the public…
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Another Leisure will take center mat at State wrestling meet

(Above) Clear Lake High School junior Mallory Leisure has been chosen to sing The Naitonal Anthem at the opening of the Iowa Boys State Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines Thursday.-Reporter photo. by Marianne Gasaway In recent years the name Leisure has become synonymous with the Iowa State Wrestling Tournament.  Afterall, Clear Lake’s Ryan Leisure won…
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Oh Boy! What a Winter Dance Party

“Oh Boy!” The Surf Ballroom hosted another fantastic three day Winter Dance Party. Rock and roll fans from throughout the country and overseas descended on the Surf last week and enjoyed a full slate of local events, as well as music, music and more music. The Winter Dance Party Sock Hop held on Wednesday continues…
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No injuries after vehicle plunges into Clear Lake

A Cedar Falls man safely escaped his vehicle after it went through the ice on Clear Lake Sunday, Feb. 4. The Clear Lake Fire Department responded to a report of a white, four-door truck partially submerged in the lake between the island and shoreline on the south shore of the lake known as Bayside.  The…
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