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Welcome to our blog! You will find the latest news and announcements regarding the life in and around Clear Lake, Iowa. You can also check out our calendar for current activities and events. If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact us, we’d love to hear from you!

Counting Down the Days

Counting Down the Days

BY: RACHEL WUMKES I’d like to make it known for the record that I, Rachel Wumkes, a forty-year-old woman of sound mind, has made a paper chain. Yes, you read that correctly.  A paper chain.  Just like the one my Kindergartener made last winter to countdown the days until Christmas.  It hangs proudly from the side of my...

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All the Bells and Whistles

All the Bells and Whistles

BY: RACHEL WUMKES Home buyers today aren’t just on the hunt to find the perfect place to live. They want a place with pizzaz, a place containing all the bells and whistles.  Buyers want that magical combination of the perfect trifecta:  location, quality, and amenities. According to Webster’s Dictionary, amenities are a...

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A Round of Applause

A Round of Applause

BY: RACHEL WUMKES Pulling off an event as extensive as TRI Clear Lake is no simple feat.  Countless hours go into the planning, preparation, and execution on race day.  Organization and logistical prowess are key elements is the success or failure of such an undertaking. But the biggest aspect in making TRI Clear Lake all...

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One For the Record Books

One For the Record Books

BY: RACHEL WUMKES Typically, the month of June in Iowa brings average temperatures ranging somewhere between a low of 62 degrees and a high of 78 degrees.  In most years, June is the month of battling with kids who want to swim, but it’s just not warm enough. Well, not this year! Holy heatwave, Batman. It might be hard to...

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A Game for All Ages

A Game for All Ages

photocredit: Clear Lake Pickleball BY: RACHEL WUMKES It might have a silly name, but that’s just part of what makes the sport of pickleball so great.  The game was created with one agenda in mind: FUN!  Whether you’re five, eighty-five, or somewhere in between, pickleball was designed to be easy to both learn and play. It...

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One For the Record Books

Another Incredible Week

BY: RACHEL WUMKES My list of items to include in this week’s “Feel Good Friday” blog post just kept getting longer and longer as the days went by.  My scribbles covering the notebook page every time something awesome happened around town.  I suppose it’s a sign summer has officially arrived at the Lake, right? So, in case...

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A New Season

A New Season

BY: RACHEL WUMKES Living in Iowa, talking about the weather is just part of everyday conversation.  We talk about the heat and humidity, about abnormal spikes and dips in temperatures for the time of year.  After a rain, everyone wants to know how much people had in their gauges around town. You might not realize it, but...

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