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Life’s A Beach

Life’s A Beach

BY: RACHEL WUMKES This time of each year is such an odd feeling.  Summer sports are over, the thrill of “school’s out for summer” has faded a bit into the background of life.  Children hang in that precarious area where they might be slightly excited for the upcoming school year… though they’d never admit it.  And the...

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Clear Lake Encourages Exploration During Family Week

Clear Lake Encourages Exploration During Family Week

Clear Lake Tourism is encouraging families to use a week-long moratorium on high school sports and activities from July 25-August 1 to plan an end-of-summer family vacation. For the first time ever, the Iowa High School Athletic Association and Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union have announced a moratorium on high...

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On to the Next!

On to the Next!

BY: RACHEL WUMKES As I sit at my computer this morning, a steaming cup of coffee to my right and pages of scribbled notes and reminders to my left, I’m almost at a loss for words. Almost. It seems there’s never an actual shortage of words when it comes to writing a piece for the Clear Lake Blog.  Especially after the...

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The Famous Foxes of Clear Lake

The Famous Foxes of Clear Lake

BY: RACHEL WUMKES I was on a walk one day, the byproduct of needing to get out of my house after days on end of being cooped up during the thick of the pandemic hysteria.  As a writer, walking has always been my trick to get over a case of “the block.” Writer’s Block, that is. It’s a nasty feeling, sitting in front of a...

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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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The Ultimate Spring Cleaning

The Ultimate Spring Cleaning

BY: RACHEL WUMKES As if on cue each year, when the days begin to lengthen and the warmth of the sun kisses the Earth once again, something is energized within us. Suddenly, we have the urge to move our furniture and clean the floors beneath them. Drapes and rugs are thrown into the washing machine, removing the collection...

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