Remember when 6/23/2021 – Clear Lake Mirror Reporter

Clear Lake joins the fashion – T1960 was a crazy new fad here. Rebound tumbling, a new form of outdoor recreation, conquered Clear Lake. The one at Clear Lake was one of the first in Iowa. Customers paid for the fun of bouncing up and down on the tight webbing that’s held by springs over a pit.

by Michelle Watson

25 Years Ago • June 1996

Clear Lake joins the fashion –
Southern California may have received credit for starting the outdoor rebound tumbling fad, but Clear Lake challenged the nation to have the youngest rebound tumbler in 14-month-old Clear Lake’s Dale Alan Snyder. Here the young Dale “trains” in the newly established Jumpin ‘Gyminy Center.

A new townhouse development, South Glen Bay, is planned for the Methodist Camp area on the south side of Clear Lake. The Western Home, the current landowner, has given South Bay Development an option to develop the units. South Bay Development’s clients include Randy Cram, MF Winegardner, and Tom and Jan Lovell, all of Clear Lake. Snyder Construction is the contractor. After the terraced houses have been passed, construction is to begin in autumn and be completed next spring.

Clear Lake Police are investigating an incident in which a Clear Lake man was injured with a knife wound.

A counterfeit $ 20 bill was deposited with Farmer’s State Bank in Ventura sometime over the weekend and was later given to a Clear Lake company. The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff‘s Office was alerted by US Intelligence in Des Moines that around 35-40 counterfeit $ 20 bills had been found in the state; most of them in the subway area.

Virginia Carrott will present her creations with star flair “Let Freedom Ring” at brunch in the Clear Lake and Area Christian Women’s Club on July 2nd. Hearts of Praise from Clear Lake provide the music.

Longtime Clear Lake businessman Tom Nelson has been elected to the Clear Lake Bank & Trust board of directors. Nelson is the President of Nelson Petroleum Products, Clear Lake.

The Clear Lake softball team defeated Newman 10-0. The win brought the Lions out of a crisis in which they lost five of their last six games. Kristin Keefe was the winner. She went four innings and knocked out four. Erin Pleggenkuhle came to pitch the last frame and hit three. The two aces held Newman without a hit.

The Clear Lake baseball team hit Hampton-Dumont with a lot of panache from their five-game steak. The lions won 4-1. Greg Johnson set up a full game for the Lions, allowing only four hits while beating nine batsmen. Scott Lester, the lead-off hitter, had a great game on the racket, went 3/4 and scored a run.

Clear Lake residents will be part of the Mason City Community Theater’s production of The Music Man. Clear Lakes will star Jonathan Swenson as Harold Hill. Other actors include: Bonnie Stewart, Don Phinney, Kara Emerson, Jed Latham, Ashley Phinney, Michael Mahaffey, Mary Clare DeBartolo, Leah, Peter and Benjamin Norris as well as Jana, Christina and Caitlyn Swenson.

Ed Hanes of Clear Lake will have a rowboat with an hourglass mirror on display at the Smithsonian in Washington DC Hanes was selected as one of 100 Iowans to represent the state at the Smithsonian. As in Iowa, the Smithsonian is celebrating its 150th anniversary.

50 Years Ago • June 1971

The state has acquired 1,800 feet of North Shore property that runs west from Venetian Village to Deadman’s Curve on old Highway 18. This has been a popular fishing spot for many years, the old road is still a popular lakeside scenic drive and its continued use by the public is assured. The most recent purchase of the McIntosh property is 218 acres with the remainder on the north side of the highway and running west to the north-south gravel entrance of McIntosh State Park.

Approximately 250 boys who are or will be attending Little League and summer recreational programs will attend a baseball game in Bloomington, Minnesota, between the Minnesota Twins and the Milwaukee Brewers. The game is scheduled for June 26th.

A newly organized baseball team from Clear Lake Town will play its first game. Brad Heitland, one of the members, said the reason the team was formed was to give young men the opportunity to play more baseball after high school. Bill Truesdell is a player and coach.

65 Years Ago • June 1956

June 1956 was the driest month in 20 years.

The public is invited to tour the Farmers Sweet Clover Dairy facilities in Clear Lake on Saturday, July 7th, at their new facility and the Dairy Bar on Highway 18 west of North Eighth Street.

Myrna Reynolds, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. GF ​​Reynolds, will compete for the Miss North Iowa title in Miss Clear Lake, which begins over the North Iowa Band Festival in Mason City on June 12th.

Pvt. Kenneth L. Bales, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira L. Bales of Clear Lake, was recently selected to serve in the 3rd Infantry Regiment, the Army’s highest ceremonial unit, in Washington DC

90 years ago • June 1931

Charles (Chuck) Rickard sustained a serious left foot injury on Saturday when the ladder he was standing on while painting the second floor of the First National Bank building broke and crashed through the upper sash on the first floor. He jumped outside to save himself from going through the window.

Mayor and Mrs. WH Ward have completed a unique lily pad, bird bath and flower bed in the back yard of their home on Main Street.

Hundreds of people from all over Iowa came to Clear Lake over the weekend and the first part of this week to recover from the intense heat wave that has scorched this part of the country for the past 10 days.

Eleven years ago, Donald Winnie lost his mother’s graduation ring while playing snowball in the John Smith garden. While working in the garden last Saturday, Mr. Smith discovered the ring, which was in near perfect condition on the day it was lost. Mrs. Winnie was pleased with his return.


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