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Ventura principal resigns



Wednesday, 28 March 2012 11:38

Cassidy will go to work for Cedar Rapids AEA office

    The Ventura School Board has accepted the resignation of Principal Rob Cassidy. 
    Cassidy, who has been with the district four years, will join the Grant Wood Area Education Agency at Cedar Rapids in the area of Special Education leadership in July.


City approves purchase of aerial fire truck



Wednesday, 28 March 2012 11:19

The City of Clear Lake City Council has approved the acquisition for a new 75-foot straight stick Sutphen ladder truck for the Clear Lake Fire Department and the people of the City of Clear Lake.

    The new apparatus, similar to the one pictured with this story, will become the CLFD’s first response vehicle to structure


Vacant lot adjoining Central Gardens up for sale



Wednesday, 21 March 2012 10:36

Gardens Board will discuss $335,000 asking price

    The owner of vacant property adjacent to Central Gardens of North Iowa has placed the one-plus acre lot for sale.
    Donna Eckard, of Lake Iowa Realty, said Monday that the owners of the property, Burns & Burns Architects, of

Iowa City, are seeking $335,000 for the parcel.  Burns & Burns purchased the former Central School building


Lake teens injured in van rollover returning from mission trip



Wednesday, 21 March 2012 10:34

A van carrying members of Zion Lutheran Church on a mission trip was involved in a serious accident Friday evening, March 16, in Oklahoma.
    Eighteen-year-old Mike Asbe sustained head injuries in the accident and was transported to Pauls Valley General Hospital in Pauls Valley, Okla., before being flown by helicopter to Norman Regional Hospital in Norman, Okla., according to a report from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.  Asbe, a passenger in the van, was released from the


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