Wednesday 1 October 2014

Local News

When it comes to finding morels, timing is everything



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



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



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



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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