Council representatives make election decisions
Wednesday, 03 August 2011 12:44
Cooney, Furleigh will step down from service
A pair of Clear Lake City Councilmen have announced they will not seek re-election this fall.
First Ward Council representative Shane Cooney and Third Ward Councilman Ben Furleigh plan to give up their seats.
“I have enjoyed serving the City of Clear Lake and am proud of the many improvements that have been accomplished over the last six years. I hope my perspective has played a positive role in shaping the direction of our community and welcome the ideas and insight a new candidate would bring to the First Ward,” said Cooney.
Furleigh has served four terms on the City Council.
Ventura Board addresses changes
Wednesday, 03 August 2011 12:12
The Ventura School Board voted Monday to expand Rob Cassidy’s duties as principal from grades 5-12 to K-12. Cassidy will receive no extra compensation for the work.
“We are only two weeks away from the start of school, so it would be difficult to do our due diligence in finding a part-time principal,” Superintendent Tyler Williams told the board. “In talking with Rob, I feel confident he can handle the job.”
CL School Board candidate number jumps to four
Wednesday, 03 August 2011 12:10
What a difference a week makes.
Last week, no candidates had filed nomination papers for the September School Board election in Clear Lake. But as of Tuesday morning, Aug. 2, there are four candidates for the three seats up for election Sept. 13.
Adoption is a blessing for this family
Wednesday, 03 August 2011 11:51
By Marianne Morf
Ashley and Shea Coleman share a strong faith which they believe has brought them a great challenge and blessing in a tiny package.
The young Clear Lake couple has just returned home to Clear Lake with Mikha, a 21-month-old boy from the Ukraine which they have adopted. Mikah was born with Down’s Syndrome and a heart murmur. He has undergone two open heart surgeries in his homeland.
The Colemans say adoption was something they have always known they would pursue, but thought it would happen much later, after all
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