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Condominium project near Central Gardens unveiled



Wednesday, 13 March 2013 14:40


by Marianne Morf 

Groundbreaking is anticipated this summer for a 36-unit senior independent living condominium to be constructed in the center of Clear Lake, next to Central Gardens of North Iowa.

Garden Park Village will include eight unit types of both one and two bedroom designs. Unit sizes will be from 850 square feet to over 1,400 square feet. 


Going, going, gone



Wednesday, 13 March 2013 14:39


Thirty-five years after it went up as the first fast-food choice in Clear Lake, the McDonald’s retaurant at Highway 18 and Interstate 35 came down Tuesday morning.  A new, larger McDonald’s will be constructed on the site, with opening 


March madness!



Wednesday, 13 March 2013 14:36


Surprising storm drops foot of snow on area

About a foot of heavy snow fell on Clear Lake in a storm that arrived Sunday afternoon and persisted through the night.  


The Clear Lake Police Department reported no major accidents locally, but was kept busy helping motorists out of the snow.


Clear Lake still waiting for nesting Ospreys to return



Wednesday, 13 March 2013 14:27


Statewide re-population efforts are taking off


by Marianne Morf

“If you build it, they will come.”  

That’s what they said about Iowa’s Field of Dreams.  But seven years after nesting poles were readied to attract ospreys, Clear Lake is still waiting to attract its first nesting pair.  

“The volunteer support and stewardship of Ospreys released at Clear Lake was phenomenal,” said Pat Schlarbaum of the Department of Natural Resources wildlife diversity program.  “The patience of your Osprey volunteers is being tested, but the future bodes well for nesting Ospreys at Clear Lake.”


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