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VPA and township trustees still at odds over cost of fire protection



Wednesday, 08 January 2014 12:41

Each side has proposal for ‘fair and equitable’ service

Nearly one month after a contract deadline issued by the Ventura Fire Protection Association was missed, and almost three weeks after Clear Lake Township Trustees responded with their own proposal, there is still no agreement to provide fire service to the township after July 1, 2014.

The two parties have been at odds since the VPA announced its plan to dissolve and transfer ownership of the department to the City of Ventura at the start of the fiscal year, July 1, 2014.   In preparation for the change, late last summer the VPA 


Going cold turkey!



Wednesday, 08 January 2014 12:40

Gobbler hunt provides chilling experience

by Lowell Washburn

It was something I’ve been putting off for way too long.  Last weekend, I finally crossed the bridge.  Finally made the decision to go cold turkey -- literally.

What I mean to say is that I literally ventured into the snow clad woodlands and attempted to bag an end of the season wild turkey -- with bow and arrow.  Traditional bow hunting has become one of my favorite outdoor pastimes and wild turkeys 


Sworn into service at Ventura



Thursday, 02 January 2014 10:02

Outgoing Ventura Mayor George Simpson administered the Oath of Office to


Get a fresh start



Thursday, 02 January 2014 10:00

Library offers ‘Food for Fines’ during January

The Clear Lake Public Library will accept canned foods in payment for fines during the month of January.  Food items collected will be donated to the Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank.  


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