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City Council leans toward holding tax rate steady



Wednesday, 15 February 2012 12:14

    The Clear Lake City Council indicated it is leaning toward keeping its tax rate the same in the upcoming fiscal year.
    Last week City Administrator Scott Flory presented the Council with two options to consider concerning the city’s fiscal year 2013 tax rate: keep the tax rate the same ($10.54 per $1,000 of assessed property valuation) or drop it slightly ($10.36).


EDC merger results in growth of revolving loan fund territory



Wednesday, 15 February 2012 12:12

The recent merger of the North Iowa Corridor Economic Development Corporation with the Mason City Economic Development Corporation and Clear Lake Economic Development Corporation has resulted in the economic development revolving loan fund previously administered by the MCEDC being regionalized and becoming accessible


Rock ‘n Roll is here to stay!



Wednesday, 08 February 2012 13:21

    For some, it was like stepping back in time.  For others, it was something entirely new.  For all, it was a heck of a lot of fun.
    “It absolutely, without a doubt, is everything I thought it would be,” said Field Morey, who was attending the Surf Ballroom’s Winter Dance Party for the first time. The Bedford, Ore. resident explained the event celebrating the music of Buddy Holly,


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.


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