Category Archives: Remember When

Remember When 7-21-2021

(Above) Tall corn, 1971 - These kids are showing that the corn in 1971 was a little higher than “knee high by the 4th of July.”  They were in the Pat Marshall corn field north of Clear Lake.  Pictured is Randy, Lauri, Leslie and Christina Marshall.  Randy and Lauri are the children of Mr. and…
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Remember When 7-7-2021

Cruisin’ the parade route in 1996 - The Clear Lake Police Department recently restored patrol car led the parade in 1996.  The car was driven by City Councilman Nels Larsen who served as police chief in 1958. by Michelle Watson 25 Years Ago • July 1996 If it seemed like this year’s Fourth of July…
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Remember When 6-30-2021

(Above) Marching to the beat in 1971 - The Drum and Bugle Corps were an attention getter in the 1971 Fourth of July parade in their snappy-looking uniforms.  The youngsters, all third and fourth grades from Lincoln School, participated in the parade.  Ludwig Wangberg is the director. by Michelle Watson 25 Years Ago July 1996…
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Remember When 6-23-2021

Clear Lake joins fad - There was a crazy new fad in 1960.  Rebound tumbling, a new form of outdoor recreation, invaded Clear Lake.  The one at Clear Lake was one of the first in the state of Iowa.  Customers paid for the fun of bouncing up and down on the tight webbing held by…
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Remember When 6-16-2021

Gone Fishin’ in 1996 - The Clear Lake Parks and Recreation Department held its Kids Fishing Camp at the Grade in Ventura in 1996.  Waiting patiently for the fish to bite are Sawyer Mishak (foreground) and Ryan Wagner. by Michelle Watson 25 Years Ago June 1996 Sunday’s heavy rain is thought to be responsible for…
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Remember When 6-9-2021

(Above) Learning about bank loans, 1971 - Ken Bales, vice president of the Community State Bank, chatted with fourth grade Sunset students of Mrs. Dean Gilles in 1971.  the students were preparing to pay back a loan they took out in May.  The class borrowed $440 on a bonafide loan to finance a “sellathon” at…
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