Thursday 27 November 2014

Local News

Surf celebrates listing on National Register of Historic Places



Wednesday, 08 February 2012 13:19

    A local treasure has received national recognition.
    A plaque designating the Surf Ballroom’s listing on the National Register of Historic Places was unveiled Wednesday in conjunction with the start of the annual Winter Dance Party at The Surf.  As the final performance venue for Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, The Surf Ballroom’s association with events that have made a significant contribution to history, as well as persons significant in the past, made it a viable candidate for inclusion on the National Registry.
    Dale Snyder, whose family purchased the Surf in 1994, thanked previous owners for their commitment to preserving the Surf and its history.


City turns down developer’s request



Wednesday, 08 February 2012 12:50

    Saying they were voting “what the people they represent feel,” three City Council members voted against a proposed development agreement for the redevelopment of the former Fredriksen Welding shop located at 209 1st Ave. S.
    Developer Tim Stenberg planned to build five new two-story condominiums on the L-shaped site and was requesting up to $25,000 from the City to defray costs for environmental expenses he would incur as a result of environmental circumstances at the site such as asbestos abatement,  soil remediation and water quality improvements.


Lake representative’s vote on Landfill Board ends waste energy plant proposal



Wednesday, 08 February 2012 12:48

    The Landfill of North Iowa Board turned down an agreement Thursday night proposed by Creative Energy Systems.  The action thwarted plans for a proposed $35 million waste-to-energy plant in Mason City with 50 jobs.
    Tony Nelson, Clear Lake’s representative on the landfill board voted against the measure.  He was among 24 of the 29 board members who attended Thursday’s meeting at


Surf chosen for historic registry



Wednesday, 01 February 2012 12:12

    The Surf Ballroom & Museum has announced that the historic venue has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
    The National Register is administered by the National Park Service, and is the Country’s official list of United


Page 175 of 211