Winds whip up field fires
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 10:56
Members of the Clear Lake Fire Department battled two separate fires in the extremely windy conditions on Thursday, Sept. 29. Despite the wind fire crews, also concerned with dry vegetation, managed to keep the fires from spreading and causing further damage.
The first call, dispatched at 1:53 p.m., initially came in as a small grass fire in front of B20 Auto, north of Clear Lake. Responding with one brush truck and one engine company, arriving crews found the fire had spread in the junked cars inside B20’s lot.
CL farmer pleads guilty to loan fraud
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 10:53
Olk convicted of using fraudulent grain receipts
A Clear Lake man who made false statements to obtain loans from a bank pled guilty Thursday in federal court in Cedar Rapids.
Michael Dean Olk, 56, was convicted of using fraudulent grain receipts as collateral for two bank loans.
At the plea hearing, Olk admitted he pledged grain he did not own in order to obtain two bank loans.
Students and parents dig in to improve garden
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 10:51
Last spring, students at Clear Creek Elementary school launched an ambitious fundraising campaign to collect as much change and as many dollars as they could to enhance outdoor playgrounds, classroom and garden areas at the school. Through the “Change for Change…It Makes Sense to Grow our Children!”
This could be the start of something good
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 10:39
Clear Lakers urged to support state plan by walking on Friday
Louie Covillo’s message is simple-- come out and walk on Friday. Covillo is the local chairperson for Iowa’s Start Somewhere Walk, scheduled to take place at noon Friday, Oct. 7.
In Clear Lake, walks are planned at City Park and Opportunity Village as part of the goal of making Iowa the healthiest state in the nation within five years. Iowa Governor
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