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Mascot - Vikings
110 S. Main Street, Ventura
Clear Lake Township, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa

Photograph courtesy of Iowa Architecture

Ventura Consolidated Historic School District, located at the junction of Main and Park Streets, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2001. The auditorium and gynmasium was designed by architect Thorwald THORNSON, 1940. It is one of the last structures in the State of Iowa that was build in the Art Deco style.

During the 1986-87 Girls High School Basketball season, Ventura High School student Lynne LORENZEN set the national high school girls' career scoring record with 6,736 points.

Ventura's Virginia SCHUBERT pulls down a rebound
in a victory over PEKIN of Farson.

  • Coach Chuck BREDLOW

    SOURCE: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6-on-6_basketball

    Submission by Sharon R. Becker, February of 2011


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    Clear Lake Reporter
    Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
    Thursday, March 5, 2009

    Ventura boys make school history with first trip to State

    For the first time in school history, the Ventura High School boys basketball team will represent their school and community in the Iowa State High School Basketball Tournament.

    The Vikings (21-3) are the seventh seat in the eight-team Class 1A State Field. They are slated to take on the number two seat, Iowa Mennonite-Kalona (24-1) in a 2 p.m. game Monday, March 9, at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

    The Vikings earned their trip to State with a solid 46-40 win over Colo-NESCO Monday night in Fort Dodge.

  • Ventura Football Honors, 2007


      Globe Gazette
    Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
    Wednesday, April 27, 2016

    Garner-Hayfield-Ventura High School expansion to wrap up this fall
    by Meredith Colias

    GARNER — A $7.2 million high school expansion at Garner-Hayfield-Ventura High School is set to be completed in early October.

    The expansion is the first in nearly 40 years for the school district.

    “Basically, everything that we are doing you are starting to see that from the road and it’s pretty exciting,” said GHV Superintendent Tyler Williams.

    When finished, the high school will have a modern science wing, additional art and special education classrooms, an athletic complex, a weight room, a wrestling room, fine arts storage and a new entrance into the gym and auditorium area.

    A 13.1-acre donation by Joanne Fuller and her late husband, Dr. Lyle Fuller, in February 2013 paved the way for additional parking, a bus barn, an on-campus baseball field and several other practice fields.

    The School Board last fall approved a $6.48 million bid by Larson Contracting of Lake Mills. Five bids were received with Larson’s coming in about $700,000 below the original estimate.

    Discussion about the project has been ongoing since the district began whole-grade sharing with Ventura in 2012-13, a year Principal Jim Haag previously told the Globe Gazette had forced the high school to be creative with space.

    At its peak, Haag said, the high school housed 380 students. That number is down to 345 this fall, according to state Department of Education figures.

    Adding on to the south of the high school will replace an outdated science lab, provide natural light for special-education classrooms and help disperse students. The new fine arts storage has been planned so it can be used as a separate choir room.

    The project will be funded by one-cent sales tax revenue and will not require additional taxes from the community, Williams said.

    Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, May of 2011; updated April of 2016



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