Remember when 6-9-2021 – Clear Lake Mirror Reporter
(Above) Read more about bank loans, 1971 – Ken Bales, vice president of Community State Bank, chatted with the fourth grade students of Mrs. Dean Gilles’ Sunset in 1971. the students were preparing to repay a loan taken out in May. The class borrowed $ 440 on a good faith loan to fund a “sellathon” at the school. The project was successful and they paid off the debt plus interest. Seated are left to right: Karla Floy, Martha Huntington, Chris Halford and standing (left to right): Nina Nelson, Mark Mahaffey and Jon Niehaus.
by Michelle Watson
25 years ago
The Clear Lake Health District was in court Monday asking for a second chance to pursue plans to annex Clear Lake corporate areas in its district. Petitioners from those areas do not want and may not have sewer service for years, they argue.
The city’s sea wall study group will recommend modest improvements to the area north of the existing sea wall. The project consists of three main parts: a boardwalk near the existing dike; a 1,100 foot long and four foot wide pedestrian sidewalk between the shore and North Lakeview Drive; mark a six-foot-wide trail along North Lakeview Drive as a cycle path; and the addition of large boulders along parts of the shoreline as riprap. The estimated cost is $ 200,000.
The Clear Lake business community, several local organizations and many, many more said goodbye to a friend on Monday as funeral services took place for Marlys Van Horn. Van Horn, 79, owner of the Clear Lake Variety Store since 1969, had recently moved to IOOF Home in Mason City after being hospitalized with a hip fracture on May 1 and suffered a stroke shortly thereafter.
The Clear Lake Police Department recently added a new Pace Officer, Leslie (Lee) Goedken, who began training with the Clear Lake Force on June 1.
Bob and Joyce LaKose of Clear Lake will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on June 16.
Cpl Lance Marine. Andrew Jahnke, graduated from Ventura High School in 1993, recently graduated from Marine Security Guards School in Command of Marine Corps Combat Development, Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia
The Clear Lake Arts Council has purchased a new drum set for the municipal band. The drums can also be used by others performing in the Bandshell. Nate Benzing is the drummer for the Municipal Band under the direction of Led Wangberg.
The new Dairy Queen, located at the corner of North 20th Street and Highway 18, is almost ready to open. The Dairy Queen will offer a full menu, as well as traditional DQ favorite ice creams.
The Ventura baseball team managed to secure their first North Star Conference game between two rain postponements. The Vikings defeated Alden, 7-1. Tom Menke took the victory over the mound. He scored 10 strikeouts and allowed just two hits. Mike Menke had a good night at home, with a 1/4 and two points. Aaron Rothrock had four stolen bases.
Kristin Keefe got her first college start and took the opportunity, striking out seven hitters and allowing just three hits as the Clear Lake softball team claimed an 8-1 victory. against Postville. Jamie Matson led the attaché to the plate.
Clear Lake High School’s first football game in history ended with the Lions on the court 4-0 against Waukee. Brian Truex made 11 saves and stopped several deep workouts. Offensively, JR Korenberg kept up a lot of pressure on Wake’s defense all night.
50 years ago
A new residential area has been created in Ventura. Known as Crystal Heights, the final dish was approved by Ventura City Council at its regular meeting on May 24. The area is approximately seven acres located on the north side of Lake Street.
The Sunday morning thefts earned thieves between $ 275 and $ 300, according to Clear Lake Police estimates. Twelve houses were entered in the northwestern part of town in the morning after 2 a.m. In all but one, the houses were unlocked. In most cases, handbags were located by thieves, stolen money and other contents strewn near the premises or on the streets.
No baseball team can function effectively without the competent help of bat boys. Second-grader Mike Ahrens and third-grader Randy Truesdell take on the batboy roles. It doesn’t hurt that the boys’ fathers coach the high school team.
This week’s grocery specials at Red Owl include: Sea Chicken-O-Tuna, $ 3/1; Armor Star Big Bologna, lb., 59 ¢; Schmidts Beer, pack of 12, $ 1.77; Hershey Chocolate Bars, 10 pack, 35 ¢; Hellman’s Mayonnaise, qt., 79 ¢; Crystal sugar, 5 lb, 49 ¢; and Totinos Pizza, 3/89 ¢.
75 years ago
Gar Bieber, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Phil Bieber was accidentally injured by a bullet piercing the flesh of his right leg above the knee. The accident happened at Winders Farm in Osage while he was visiting friends. Several boys were using tin cans as targets and Gar climbed over the fence to see the results when the crash happened.
Bob Heston, recently appointed Summer Playground Supervisor, announced plans have been made to host several boys and girls baseball and kitten ball teams.
The Hayden Motor Co., 122 S. 3rd St., has received the news of a new Kaiser-Frazier.
James A. Ransom, son of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Ransom, received an honorable discharge from the United States Army at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin.
100 years ago
Ben Young has set up a very nice refreshment lounge and stands two doors west of the Rogers Hotel. He added six marble tables and everything is in first class order.
Wm. Shuck is unfortunate enough to be struck by a horse, several ribs torn off and is under the care of the doctor.
Sunday was the opening day of the fish. Despite the cold, several good catches were reported.
Lost: a roll of music between the exit and the fork in the road south of the lake. Leave a notice to this office if found.
John Furse rented the restaurant in Bayside. He is a regular at this business and gives good service to hungry resort visitors who come his way.
Guy Thomas joined JC Jensen and his family last Thursday on an overland road trip to Long Beach, California. Guy will assess the country and then decide what his future holds for him.
Try Mrs. Whitney’s donuts, fresh daily, at OT Hansen & Co.