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Report: Ice may have downed helicopter



Wednesday, 23 January 2013 12:12


A preliminary report released by the National Transportation Safety Board about the Mercy Air Med helicopter crash near Ventura indicates icing may have caused the aircraft to go down, killing three staff members on board.

The report released Wednesday, Feb. 16, does not point to a cause of the crash, but details the information that investigators will be using to determine what caused the helicopter to go down in a farm field about a mile north of Ventura shortly before 9 p.m. Jan. 2.   


Sorensen takes oath of office as new City Attorney



Wednesday, 23 January 2013 12:09


John Sorensen was sworn in as the new City Attorney for the City of Clear Lake Monday night.  Sorensen replaces Charles Biebesheimer, who has represented the city since 2004.

Sorensen’s selection followed a request for proposals sent to Clear Lake and Mason City law firms and interviews of interested parties.  The Sorensen Law Office and Stillman Law Firm, where Biebesheimer practices law, were the only applicants for the position.


Upmeyer: Let’s show Washington what happens when we focus on common goals



Wednesday, 16 January 2013 12:34


Iowa House Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) delivered opening remarks to the Iowa House of Representatives Monday, kicking off the legislative session. 

“It is my hope that the 85th General Assembly of Iowa may serve as an example of the best in public service. Iowans can be proud that we do not have the same problems that plague Washington,” said Upmeyer.  “In fact, we have the opportunity to show 


National publication chooses to share Clear Laker’s touching story with others



Wednesday, 16 January 2013 12:31


by Marianne Morf

At just 20 years, Jordan Crosser is wise beyond her years.  And she attributes at least one important lesson learned to a simple class assignment she completed at Clear Lake High School.


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