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State schedules repairs to boat ramps



Wednesday, 13 June 2012 10:53

    The boat ramps at McIntosh Woods State Park on Clear Lake will close on Monday, June 18, to allow workers to install concrete pad extensions to eliminate scour holes that developed at the end of the ramps. The ramps will reopen on June 22.


School Board hires new high school principal



Wednesday, 06 June 2012 11:40

    The Clear Lake School Board welcomed a new administrator Monday night.  The Board approved the hiring of Chris Murphy as its new high school principal.
    Murphy, 36, is currently employed as a school improvement leader in the Des Moines Public School System.  He has held that position for six years.  Murphy’s experience also includes serving as dean of students for a high school alternative school and middle school.


Public hearing scheduled for Surf district streetscape work



Wednesday, 06 June 2012 11:37

A pubic hearing has been scheduled for Monday, June 18, to receive public input on proposed streetscape improvements on North Shore Drive which will link the recently completed Three Stars Plaza and Buddy Holly Place with the historic Surf Ballroom.
    The City applied for a Transportation Enhancement grant in 2011 and was awarded $87,138 to construct the project. The cost of construction is conservatively estimated at approximately $200,000.


County Health: Take whooping cough seriously



Wednesday, 06 June 2012 11:36

    The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health has confirmed 48 suspected or lab confirmed cases of pertussis (whooping cough) in the county. Disease Prevention Specialists encourage individuals to follow the guidelines to ensure the health and safety of everyone.
    “We continue to see increases in pertussis cases,” said Betty Krones, Disease Prevention Specialist at the Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health. “Our


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