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When it comes to finding morels, timing is everything

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Wednesday, 14 May 2014 12:57

by Lowell Washburn

Spring has finally arrived; dandelions are beginning to bloom. For ultra-urbanized lawn care fanatics, the annual appearance of the dandelion’s familiar yellow flower is most unwelcome. But for those of us who stalk the elusive wild mushroom, it’s a sure sign of good things to come.

   

Students dig into local history

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Wednesday, 07 May 2014 15:10

Signage around often overlooked stone will soon tell a story

If you’ve never noticed the large granite rock at the west end of City Park, or never knew what it stood for, you soon will.

   

Accident near Ventura

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Wednesday, 07 May 2014 15:08

Four persons were injured in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday, April 30, near Ventura.  The Iowa State Patrol reported Rachel Formanek, 18, of Clear Lake, was traveling westbound on 260th Street at about 2:35 p.m. when she failed to obey a stop sign and was hit by a vehicle driven by Elaine Heesch, 64, of Forest City, who was northbound on Balsam Avenue.  Both drivers and 

 

   

Walkers help raise over $118,000 for Village

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Wednesday, 07 May 2014 15:05

 Walkers in Clear Lake and Fort Dodge raised over $118,000 for Opportunity Village in the 45th Annual Benefit Walk on May 4.

 The goal was $150,000. The actual amount raised often goes up as donations continue to come in, noted organizers. Walkers sought sponsorship gifts to the non-profit Village, which provides services to 550 Iowans with disabilities.  On Sunday, walkers chose between 10, three, or one mile routes.

   

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