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A Photo Phenomenon

A Photo Phenomenon

Say Cheese!! BY: RACHEL WUMKES **original post on June 21, 2019** While the word ‘selfie’ has only been in existence for a few years, it appears the selfie itself has been around for ages.  Since 1839 to be exact!  Funny, I thought the fascination with pictures or photos of oneself was a new thing. Back then, the image...

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Summer Reading Program Collaboration

Summer Reading Program Collaboration

Book Worms of Clear Lake – UNITE!! BY: RACHEL WUMKES With an open Word document and no sense of direction about where to take this blog, my mind began to wander.  It travelled way (and I mean way) back to the good old days of summer vacation as a kid. Sleeping late, playing softball, hanging out with friends.  And of...

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Iowa’s Free Fishing Weekend

Iowa’s Free Fishing Weekend

Enjoy the Great Outdoors on Clear Lake BY: RACHEL WUMKES Fishing, also referred to as angling, is the sport of catching fish in either fresh or salt water.  Participants typically use tools like a rod, line and hook. Similar to hunting, fishing began as a means of providing food for survival. Over time, it morphed into a...

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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

BY: RACHEL WUMKES Since I started this writing gig at the Chamber (five years ago this week!), it’s funny how people’s perception of me have changed.  Instantaneously, they think I’ve become this mecca of knowledge about all the events and activities happening around town.  I’m constantly asked, ‘when is that?’ or ‘what...

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Signs of Spring in Clear Lake, Iowa

Signs of Spring in Clear Lake, Iowa

Central Gardens and Kinney Pioneer Museum declare the official start to tourist season! BY: RACHEL WUMKES Though it’s a bit later than other years, signs of spring are all around us.  Robins hop through yards, looking for luscious snacks after an evening rain.  Vivid green stems push their way up through the surface,...

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