Category Archives: Remember When

Remember When 5-18-2022

(Above) Number one in 1997 - In 1997, Clear Lake’s shuttle hurdle relay team, featuring (L-R): Cathy Brookins, Kathy Bitker, Brandi Halsne and Liz Jaben, capped an undefeated season in the event by winning a State title in Des Moines.  Coach Mike Reysack emphasized the squad was successful because it was comprised of four consistent…
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Remember When 5-11-2022

(Above) Arbor Day, 1972 - Ventura fourth graders planted trees in observance of Arbor Day in 1972.  Pictured is Mrs. Daniels’ class.  Back row (L-R): Philip Boehnke, John Larson, Lovell Diddy, Jill Tessman, Jane Bergman, Shari Brower, Tamara DeVries, Eileen Hanna, Mrs. Daniels, Diane Eggerth.  Front row (L-R): Leslie Marshall, Cindy Smith, Kristin Wood, John…
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Remember When 5-4-2022

(Above) Reading group, 1997 - Fifth grade students in Miss Jennifer Dean’s class experienced special adventures and fun in a reading group in 1997.  Pictured in the front row (L-R): Josh Lloyd, Todd Numelin, Colby Heady, Kelli Kruckenberg, Katy Nickerson, Andrew Morrison, Melissa McLaughlin, Lynn Lynch and Lindsey Arispe.  Second row (L-R): Amber Berry, Zach…
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Remember When 4-27-2022

(Above) Fish were biting in 1997 - The word was out in 1997 that the fishing was good on Clear Lake.  As temperatures reached the 70s, the City Beach dock was full of anglers.  Walleye in the 14-inch range (legal to keep) were common catches. by Michelle Watson 25 Years Ago April 1997 The pending…
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Remember When 4-20-2022

by Michelle Watson 25 Years Ago April 1997 The Western Home has abandoned its plans to build a retirement complex at the former Clear Lake United Methodist Camp in favor of selling the entire seven acre camp to Joe Minard and Kevan Cortright, developers.  Cortright said no specific plans have been developed for the area,…
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Remember When 4-13-2022

(Above) Fishing at the grade, 1972 - It was one of spring’s first warm days in 1972, and a lot of boys’ thoughts turned to fishing.  The grade at Ventura was lined with young’uns trying their luck.  Three Clear Lake boys (L-R): Francis Simmer, Bob Thompson and Dale Simmer rode their bikes to the grade…
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