VHS runners ready to contribute to G-H/V/WH squad

 Three Ventura cross country runners will begin their second year as part of the Garner-Hayfield/Ventura/West Hancock cross country team.  The team is coached by Jeff Short, who has been coaching the Garner-Hayfield/West Hancock team since 2005.  Ventura joined the combined program in 2010.  Runners from Ventura include Joel Toppin, Jeff O’Brien and Jacob Heinemann.

Clear Lake officers will participate in holiday enforcement

    This Labor Day weekend, Iowa law enforcement will join other sworn officers from across the country in stepping up enforcement efforts and arresting those who elect to drive drunk or impaired. 
    In 2009, Iowa reported 372 fatalities, of which 92 were alcohol related.  In every state of the United States it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher.

DNR leader: Investment in lake is paying off

    You’re a role model, Clear Lake.
    That was the message Iowa Department of Natural Resources Director Roger Lande brought to the Association for the Preservation of Clear Lake’s annual picnic.  Speaking to about 70 persons gathered in

CL and Ventura School Boards explore sharing

Clear Lake and Ventura School Boards were scheduled to participate in a joint meeting Tuesday evening, Aug. 23, at Area Education Agency 267.  
    Details of the meeting were not available at press time, however Clear Lake Superintendent of Schools Anita Micich said the meeting was scheduled to review current 28E agreements and sharing that is

Life is returning to normal for soldier home from Afghanistan

Opportunity Village welcomes back worker


Dorothey Oxley

Dorothey Jean Oxley 78, of 2418 South Shore Drive, Clear Lake, died Wednesday, Aug.10, 2011, at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City, Iowa.
    A funeral service was held Saturday, Aug. 13, at Zion Lutheran Church, 112 North 4th Street, Clear Lake, with the Rev. Dean Hess officiating.  Burial was in the

Marcella Humpal

  Marcella Humpal, age 87, passed away Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011 at home in Spillville, Iowa.
     Marcella “Marcie” Helen (Moudry) Humpal was born Oct. 26, 1923 in Winneshiek County, near Spillville, the daughter of Frank and Mary (Taylor) Moudry.  She attended rural schools. She was united in marriage to Albert Humpal on June 12, 1944 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Spillville.  They farmed near Ridgeway, Iowa

Curtis Ouverson

Curtis Eugene Ouverson, 82, died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City, Iowa.
     A celebration of life service was held Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Fertile Church of Christ, Fertile, Iowa, with Pastor Dennis Ganz and Pastor Rob Perry officiating.  Inurnment will be held at a later date in Grant Center Cemetery, rural Fertile.

Schools plan preview events

Clear Lake Schools invite the public to preview its fall sports teams at a pair of events this week.
     Thursday, Aug. 18, new volleyball coach Scott Swenson will introduce his team at a preview slated for 6:30 p.m. in the high school gym.

Ventura mulls whole grade sharing with G-H

by Marianne Morf
    Ventura School Board members say they have made no firm decisions, but wanted to hear the public’s response to consideration of whole grade sharing with the Garner-Hayfield School District.

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