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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!

Come to the North Iowa Fair!

Come to the North Iowa Fair!

August 4-7th at the Iowa Events Center in Mason City BY: RACHEL WUMKES The tail end of summer can be a bit of a doozy.  Siblings have hit their limit with one another, finding new ways to fight about absolutely nothing.  Parents are stressed to the gills, trying to squeeze in the last bit of summer memories for their...

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Life is a Highway

Life is a Highway

CLASS Car Cruise & Show a Hit in Clear Lake BY: RACHEL WUMKES As I began to work on today’s blog post, it took me all of three minutes to realize I know absolutely nothing about cars.  In fact, my knowledge pretty much starts and ends with “turn the car on, go forward, don’t run into things.” And honestly, sometimes...

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New Life at the Historic Park Inn

New Life at the Historic Park Inn

Hotel Debuts New Bar & American Tavern BY: RACHEL WUMKES Just a bit of a jaunt down the highway to the East of Clear Lake, you’ll find The Historic Park Inn Hotel.  Located in the heart of Mason City, this 27-room boutique hotel is their most famous building as it is the only remaining Frank Lloyd Wright designed and...

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Harvest Festival Souvenir Bag Presale Alert!

Harvest Festival Souvenir Bag Presale Alert!

Don’t Miss Out on the Ultimate Girls’ Day! BY: RACHEL WUMKES Time to break out the shackets and wide-brimmed hats, ladies.  Today is all about Harvest Festival! Wait. What? Seems a bit odd as we are smack-dab in the middle of having all the summer fun.  But you see, it appears we blink, and the next big Clear Lake event...

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Bye, Bye Miss American Pie

Bye, Bye Miss American Pie

The Day the Music Died BY: RACHEL WUMKES A long, long time ago… Fifty years to be exact. A young singer/songwriter named Don McLean, looking to make his mark on the music industry, penned those words.  Little did he know the impact they would have on the world – and how we’d still be singing them all these years later....

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Visit Three Stars Plaza

Visit Three Stars Plaza

Visit Three Stars Plaza, the City Park that remembers Rock 'n' Roll icons Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and JP "The Big Bopper" Richardson. As you travel along beautiful North Shore Drive, you’ll notice a futuristic-like structure near the iconic Surf Ballroom. It’s not a bird, or a plane, and while it looks a bit like a...

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