Category Archives: Remember When

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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Remember When 4-6-2022

(Above) Farmers in 1972 go on a trip - The Ventura-Clear Lake area adult farmer class took 35 farmers from this area to Minneapolis, Minn. in 1972.  The group toured the Grain Exchange, Midland Cooperative Facilities, and Hamm’s Brewery.  Tim Trees, Voc Ag Instructor at Ventura, expressed the group’s appreciation to Ventura State Bank and…
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Remember When 3-30-2022

Pack 103, 1997 - Pictured here are the top salesmen for the annual Pack 103 popcorn sale in 1997.  Pack 103 used the proceeds to help pay for camp registration for the Scouts.  Each of these Scouts sold over $240 worth of popcorn.  Pictured are front (L-R): Dalton Ward, Matt Godfrey, Andy Thomes, Ryan Kibsgaard,…
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Remember When 3-16-2022

Luck ‘O the Irish redheads - Whether your name be O’Brien, O’Malley, Mahoney, Finnegan or if you’re just an honorary Irishman, in 1972 everyone was wearin’ the green!  These red-haired Irishmen wanted to wish everyone a happy day.  They are David McEldoon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles McEldoon and Todd Luker, son of Mr.…
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