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Nelson will seek re-election as Ward 2 Council rep

Tony Nelson, City Council Representative for the Second Ward, has announced he will seek re-election to a third term. “I can’t say how honored and privileged I am to have served the citizens and community of Clear Lake since 2010.  “My passion for Clear Lake since I was first elected has not faltered, but has…
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Council votes 4-1 to proceed with smoking ban in parks ordinance

The Clear Lake City Council voted 4-1 Monday night in favor of establishing an ordinance that will ban smoking, along with all tobacco and nicotine products from City Parks, the beach and additional public outdoor spaces. At-large Councilman Gary Hugi cast the lone dissenting vote, saying he did not agree with banning smokeless tobacco.  Hugi…
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Clear Lake Royalty

Gretchen Jones and Zach Lester were crowned as Clear Lake High School’s 2017 Homecoming Queen and King during a coronation ceremony Friday.  The pair then led a parade of high school classes, teams, coaches and the high school band to City Park for a community pep rally.  -Reporter photo by Chris Barragy.
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GHV Royalty

GHV royalty Kelsey Grimm and Tyler Obermann were crowned as Garner-Hayfield-Ventura’s Homecoming queen and king at a pep rally and coronation ceremony held on Thursday afternoon.  Grimm is the daughter of Tenisha Benson and Josh Grimm and Obermann is the son of Joe and Rebecca Obermann.  The Cardinals beat Forest City, 34-14, in the Homecoming…
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Candidate filing deadline is Thursday for November election

Deadline for filing nomination papers for the November General Election is 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21. At Mirror-Reporter press time Tuesday, two candidates had submitted their names to the Cerro Gordo County Auditor’s office for placement on the ballot in both the At-Large City Council race, as well as the Ward 2 representative race.  Nelson…
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Newcomer Brownlee leads School Board election; Incumbent narrowly returned

Clear Lake School Board President Chyrl Bergvig and newcomer Tony Brownlee captured the two board seats up for decision in the Regular School Election Tuesday, Sept. 12. Brownlee was the top vote getter in the local election with 306 votes.  Bergvig was next with 252, followed by another first-time candidate, Rick Knudson, with 237 votes.…
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