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Motorcyclist dies after accident



Wednesday, 16 April 2014 11:42

A Garner man has died from injuries he sustained when his motorcycle was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Highway 18 and Main Avenue in Ventura.

The Clear Lake Police Department reports that Timothy Hayes, 27, of Mason City, was westbound on Highway 18 at 6:24 p.m. Thursday, April 10,


Head-on collision sends four to hospital



Wednesday, 16 April 2014 11:40

 Four persons were seriously injured Tuesday night, April 8, in a head-on collision at Highway 18 and McIntosh Road, west of Clear Lake.

 At 9:32 p.m. the Clear Lake Police Department received a report of the collision.

 Driver Phyllis J. Sobek, of Klemme, Iowa was westbound on Highway 18 when she collided with an oncoming eastbound vehicle driven by Shawn L. Bridges, of Thompson, Iowa. After Bridges’ vehicle was struck, he crossed the center line and collided head-on with a pickup driven by Daniel J. 


New Village CEO announced



Wednesday, 16 April 2014 11:39

Jeff Nichols, of Grand Junction, Colo., has been hired as the new chief executive officer of Opportunity Village.

Nichols will begin his duties sometime in June 2014, following the retirement of current CEO John Severtson.  

Nichols has been serving as CEO of Strive (formerly Mesa Developmental Services) since 2008.  Strive is a person-centered impact organization 


RAGBRAI riders will travel on North Shore Drive



Wednesday, 16 April 2014 11:36

It’s official.  The RAGBRAI route between Ventura and Clear Lake will be East Lake Street to North Shore Drive.  

“The lake will be the highlight of this portion of the ride on July 23,” said Clear Lake RAGBRAI Chair Diane Thompson.  “In 1999, the route was on North Shore Drive and the riders expressed their 


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