Saturday 30 May 2015

Local News

To share, or not to share?



Wednesday, 14 May 2014 13:01

School district patrons speak out at forum

 About 70-persons filled the Clear Creek Elementary School media center Wednesday night to discuss the school district’s current sharing plans, with most discussion centering on the shared superintendent position with Mason City.
 Superintendent Anita Micich, who has been shared between the two schools since 2010, opened the meeting with a 


When it comes to finding morels, timing is everything



Wednesday, 14 May 2014 12:57

by Lowell Washburn

Spring has finally arrived; dandelions are beginning to bloom. For ultra-urbanized lawn care fanatics, the annual appearance of the dandelion’s familiar yellow flower is most unwelcome. But for those of us who stalk the elusive wild mushroom, it’s a sure sign of good things to come.


Students dig into local history



Wednesday, 07 May 2014 15:10

Signage around often overlooked stone will soon tell a story

If you’ve never noticed the large granite rock at the west end of City Park, or never knew what it stood for, you soon will.


Accident near Ventura



Wednesday, 07 May 2014 15:08

Four persons were injured in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday, April 30, near Ventura.  The Iowa State Patrol reported Rachel Formanek, 18, of Clear Lake, was traveling westbound on 260th Street at about 2:35 p.m. when she failed to obey a stop sign and was hit by a vehicle driven by Elaine Heesch, 64, of Forest City, who was northbound on Balsam Avenue.  Both drivers and 



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