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McChesney named interim police chief



Wednesday, 12 February 2014 15:09

Clear Lake Mayor Nelson Crabb announced Monday night he is appointing Police Lieutenant Rex McChesney as interim police chief.  He will lead the department after Chief Greg Peterson retires April 30.


Reporter Publisher inducted into industry’s Heritage Club



Wednesday, 12 February 2014 15:08

Clear Lake Mirror-Reporter Owner/Publisher Mike Finnegan was honored with a plaque of recognition at the annual Iowa Newspaper Association convention held in Des Moines this past week.  





Wednesday, 12 February 2014 15:07

Extreme cold, deep frost causing pipe problems

It was 75 years ago this month that Billy’s Casino, one of Clear Lake’s night clubs on the south shore, burned to the ground.  The fire started in the rest room, where the owner was using a blow torch to thaw out the water pipes which had frozen with sub-zero temperatures.


Natural rhythms



Wednesday, 12 February 2014 15:06

by Lowell Washburn

It’s mid-February. And although the skies above Northern Iowa are clear and sunny, mid-morning temperatures have only risen to a finger numbing 10 below.  But the wind is down and, once dressed in proper attire, it is a perfect day to explore our favorite wetland.


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