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  • A large crowd filled the ice for the 2023 Clear Lake Color the Wind Kite Festival. -Reporter file photo
    02/07/2024 - 8:34am

  • Young fans were dressed in their 50’s finery as they danced on Wednesday morning at the Kids Rock ‘n Roll Show held at the Surf Ballroom. -Reporter photo by Chanse Hall
    02/07/2024 - 7:56am
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  • Pieper Lester puts the moves on her opponent at the Girls State Wrestling tournament in Coralville last weekend. - Photo CJ Eilers, Mid-America Publishing
    02/07/2024 - 7:52am
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  • Max Orchard (right) tries to move his opponent in recent action - Reporter photo by Chanse Hall
    02/07/2024 - 7:51am

  • Dylan Litzel sets the ball in the hoop. - Reporter photo by Chanse Hall
    02/07/2024 - 7:50am
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  • Addie Doughan drives down the court after creating a turnover against Nevada Monday night. - Reporter photo by Chanse Hall
    02/07/2024 - 7:47am

  • Winter Dance Party driver Doug Grabinski, center, has his arms around entertainer, Peggy March (left) and his wife, Marcia Grabinski (right.) -Submitted photo
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    Doc Gilbert and his daughter, Jen Gilbert, dance to the sound of  “The Bobbettes” during the 2012 WDP.
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    The Gilbert family in 2022 includes, from left, Dusty Van Ness, Production Manager; Tonii Gilbert, Box Office Manager; Pat Gilbert, Mom and Volunteer; Jen Gilbert, Transportation; Doc Gilbert, Retired Transportation and Kevin Carlson, Volunteer. -Submitted photo
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    Denni Sue Erickson (center) and her family pose for a picture on the stage at the Surf Ballroom. -Submitted photo
    01/31/2024 - 11:17am

  • The City of Clear Lake is applying for a state CAT Grant to help pay for the immersive technology they will be utilizing in the new Surf District Music Enrichment & Immersive Center.
    01/31/2024 - 11:09am

  • Friday, Jan. 26 the Clear Lake girls wrestling team traveled to Mason City for the Super Regional State Qualifier. Clear Lake had four wrestlers qualify for state. Left to right: Saphira Olsen, 135 pounds, third place; Pieper Lester, 125 pounds, fourth place; Lexa Heflin, 145 pounds, fourth place; and Kendra Kruckenberg, 190 pounds, third place. The state meet will be held Feb. 1-2, in Coralville. For more on the wrestling meet see page 9. -Reporter photos by Chanse Hall
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    Saphira Olsen handles her opponent Friday on her way to a State berth.
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    Coaches and teammates were elated late Friday as Kendra Kruckenberg won her 4th place match to advance to the Girls State Wrestling tournament Feb. 1-2. - Reporter photo by Chanse Hall
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    Kayma Burleson is all smiles after getting a pin at Super Regionals last Friday.
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    Alexa Heflin works to pin her opponent to take fourth place and qualify for State last Friday. - Reporter photos by Chanse Hall
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    Kendra Kruckenberg looks to flip her opponent and get the pin to advance to State.
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    Pieper Lester puts her opponent in a headlock as she works towards a pin last Friday to advance to State.
    01/31/2024 - 11:06am

  • Little Free Pantries are with food and personal care items that are accessible to everyone. Reporter photo.
    01/24/2024 - 8:32am

  • John Quintus (left) is retiring as chief of the Ventura Fire Department after 15 years in the position. Darryl Heinemann (right) will be taking over the fire chief duties. Quintus and Heinemann are standing in front of the department’s new tanker-tender truck. -Reporter photo by Michelle Watson
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    New officers at the Ventura Fire Department include (L-R): Darryl Heinemann, chief; Jake Whitehurst, assistant chief; Robert Black, captain; Matt Schroeder, lieutenant and Bruce Cook, lieutenant. -Submitted photo
    01/24/2024 - 8:30am

  • Clear Lake School Food Service Director Julie Udelhofen aquired an $88,754 Heathy Meals Incentives grant to improve nutritional quality of meals and modernize operations.. Reporter photo.
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    01/24/2024 - 8:28am

News


A large crowd filled the ice for the 2023 Clear Lake Color the Wind Kite Festival. -Reporter file photo
02/07/2024 - 8:34am
The Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is disappointed to announce that the Color the Wind Kite Festival, scheduled for Feb. 17, has been canceled due to deteriorating ice conditions.  Consistent above average winter temperatures in recent weeks...

Sports


Pieper Lester puts the moves on her opponent at the Girls State Wrestling tournament in Coralville last weekend. - Photo CJ Eilers, Mid-America Publishing
02/07/2024 - 7:52am
After two full days of wrestling, the four Clear Lake Lions came back with memories that will last a lifetime.  The team traveled to Coralville to compete in the second year of sanctioned girls wrestling. While there were no podium finishers in the...

Obituaries


Frank E. Clark
02/07/2024 - 7:43am
  Frank E. Clark, 91, of Ames, Iowa passed away at Green Hills Health Care Center on Feb. 3, 2024. Visitation will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, at Green Hills Retirement Community, with service to follow at 5:30 p.m.  A private family...

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