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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!

A Day to Remember

A Day to Remember

PHOTOCREDIT: Clear Lake Fire Department BY: RACHEL WUMKES We often say the words “never forget.” Never forget where you were on 9/11.  Never forget how you felt when you watched that second tower fall.  Never forget the rescue team, their faces covered in soot as they pulled people from the wreckage.  Never forget the...

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Farewell, my Precious Summer!

Farewell, my Precious Summer!

BY: RACHEL WUMKES Happy Friday, my friends!  It’s hard to believe another week has come and gone at the Lake.  I’m not sure what happened these past few days, but they seem to have flown by in the blink of an eye. Such is life, I guess. It is officially the weekend we have been dreading since Memorial Day.  The end of...

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The Finer Things in Life

The Finer Things in Life

BY: RACHEL WUMKES Cashmere, caviar and diamonds. Okay, so maybe we don’t go quite that far.  But to be a part of the VIP Experience for Harvest Festival comes pretty darn close. The finer things often come in a two-fold package.  There are the “things” like mentioned above.  And there are the “perks.”  Little nuances that...

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I Got the Fever

I Got the Fever

BY: RACHEL WUMKES One must be a bit careful when throwing the word ‘fever’ around during conversation.  A fever will not only get you quarantined to your house for days on end, but you’ll be avoided like the plague. Literally. There are some good connotations about fevers out in the world though.  I mean, Boogie Fever by...

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Thankful for Thursdays

Thankful for Thursdays

BY: RACHEL WUMKES As another season of Thursdays on Main has come and gone, it’s officially that time of year where we give a huge shout out to the slew of sponsors who make the event happen. It never fails, when people hear about all the fun happening on Thursday evenings in the summer, they are simply astonished.  “You...

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Feelin’ GREAT this Friday

Feelin’ GREAT this Friday

BY: RACHEL WUMKES As you can see, I’ve bumped things up a notch this week.  We’ve gone from your typical “Feel Good Friday” blog post to a “Feel GREAT Friday.” I mean, how can I not? Since Tuesday, I’ve been relishing in the peace and quiet of my cozy basement office.  You know why? Because the KIDS ARE BACK IN SCHOOL!!!...

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A Vision that Stands the Test of Time

A Vision that Stands the Test of Time

BY: RACHEL WUMKES Great ideas are a dime a dozen.  People come up with them daily.  Thoughts flittering around pertaining to ways we can improve life, fulfill a need, or provide a service to others. But this idea?  Well, it became a reality 50 years ago, and has proven it can stand the test of time. It was the vision of a...

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