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Iowa’s Walleye Challenge

Iowa’s Walleye Challenge

Here Fishy, Fishy, Fishy! BY: RACHEL WUMKES Angling enthusiasts are invited to participate in the ultimate fishing competition.  The Iowa Walley Challenge runs from May 1st to June 30th as part of a state-wide research project.  Designed to get a better sense of the walleye population across the state of Iowa, this...

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Travel & Tourism Week 2022

Travel & Tourism Week 2022

Clear Lake is OPEN for visitors! BY: RACHEL WUMKES Celebrated each year during the first week of May, Travel & Tourism Week is an annual tradition for the United States travel community.  During this time, travel and tourism professionals far and wide unite to celebrate the value travel holds for our economy,...

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Plan Your Getaway to Clear Lake, Iowa

Plan Your Getaway to Clear Lake, Iowa

On your mark, Get set, VACATION!! BY: RACHEL WUMKES It won’t be long before we are, once again, frolicking on the sandy beaches, soaking up that warm, summer sun.  Listening to the gentle waves as they meet the shore, almost as if they’re saying, “Hello, friend.” It’s hard to believe the time of year has come around to...

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Vacation in Clear Lake, Iowa

Vacation in Clear Lake, Iowa

Cure for the Winter Blues BY: RACHEL WUMKES It’s easy to get a bit down in the dumps during the winter months.  Temperatures have been less than ideal, dipping below zero more times than I can count during the season.  The unpredictable whip of the bitter wind often feels like knives stabbing you repeatedly.  The chill so...

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Ice Fishing Tournaments on Clear Lake

Ice Fishing Tournaments on Clear Lake

For those “hooked” on fishing BY: RACHEL WUMKES Ice fishing has come a long way over the years.  What started out as people cutting holes into the frozen Great Lakes for the sole purpose of finding food has morphed into a family pastime and/or sport. Although a lot of people DO eat what they catch! I began my research on...

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How to Visit the Buddy Holly Crash Site

How to Visit the Buddy Holly Crash Site

BY: RACHEL WUMKES Rock ‘n Roll fans in every nook and cranny of the globe know the story of that fateful night the music died.  They’ve heard the stories, read the articles, seen the pictures. They felt the loss along with the rest of us. It was the night Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and JP “The Big Bopper” Richardson...

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