Monday 27 April 2015

Local News

Lynn Benson appointed new mayor of Ventura



Wednesday, 25 March 2015 13:53

Lynn Benson has been appointed as the new mayor of Ventura.  

Benson, a retired business owner, said he had never thought about running for office, but decided to take on the position after Art Tesar resigned from the post because he was moving out of the community.


Suprise phone call leads to Spring photo shoot



Wednesday, 25 March 2015 13:52

by Lowell Washburn

The winter snows had melted. North Iowa ponds were thawing and the spring duck migration was gathering a full head of steam. I was contemplating where to go; how to “get out among ‘em” when my cell phone buzzed. It was fellow waterfowl enthusiast, Al Hancock.


The ice is OUT!



Wednesday, 25 March 2015 13:51

 Although it feels like winter is hanging on, a sure sign of spring has arrived. The ice has been declared “out” on Clear Lake.


Shining the light on energy savings



Wednesday, 18 March 2015 16:01

Work is underway by Jim Hunt Electric to make Clear Lake’s 174 decorative light fixtures more efficient. High pressure sodium lights are being replaced with new LEDs which use 


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