Clearwater News

CLEARVIEW FUTURE. Clearview Principal Sheri Rutar and St. Cloud Schools Superintendent Willie L. Jett II are shown at a school event in Clear Lake earlier this year. A new plan for the district will add 15 minutes to the school day at all St. Cloud schools, Including Clearview, beginning next fall (see related article). The district will present a new strategic development plan in February.

St. Cloud adding 15 minutes to school day

As part of an ongoing plan to add instructional time, St.

A GROUP OF FOOD SHELF VOLUNTEERS who helped put together Thanksgiving Day meals this week. (From left) Dan Koren, Betty Loehr, Corky Rainer, Erv Stute, Karen Lietha, Verlie Lorch, Jean Meyer, Nancy Bettein, Diane Stute, Nick Eiden and Michelle Mace. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

Food Shelf helps with a holiday meal

It was almost 4:30 on Tuesday, approaching the time when over 100 families would be picking up their Thanksgiving meal at the Clearwater/Clear Lake Food Shelf

JEANNE DIRKSEN, President of the Clearwater Area Friends of the Library, scanned books from the shelf as her husband, Steve, checked to make sure they registered on the computer during an inventory session at the Clearwater Library Monday. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

Library gets 'checked out'

A group of library staff and volunteers gathered Monday at the Clearwater Library to figure out exactly what was on the shelves.



MAX LOFGREN, getting fitted for a bike helmet by Scott Barta, told his mom Alisha the Bike Rodeo was “...the best place in the whole world.”

LIBERTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL THIRD GRADERS made the audience shiver and shudder Tuesday night with Squirm!, their musical about creepy crawlie creatures. The production had lots of choreography with the singing as well as speaking roles and percussionists. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

Kara Zoller, Health Promotions Supervisor