Matt Voigts

07/16/2014 - 11:10am

Emilia first came to the U.S.A. in 1996.

She walked five days through the desert before she was intercepted and returned to Mexico. She set out again and was again sent back. By the time she and her fellow travelers made it on their fifth try, they had walked 25 days.

Emilia had relatives in Clarion. She sought a job near there at a local egg processing facility, claimed...

06/25/2014 - 12:26pm
“I just thought it was going to be a lot of paperwork,” Miriam Meinke said. She was used to paperwork. For years, Miriam had dutifully applied for work visas, as had several members of her family, at a not-insubstantial cost.Each year, they had wondered if they would be denied. In 2011, she married Anthony, her high school...
06/25/2014 - 12:06pm
At their June 23 meeting, the Wright County Supervisors heard reports of damage caused by severe thunderstorms on June 16 and 18. “We’ve had some flooding, we got some rain,” said Adam Clemons, Wright County Engineer, with dry (figuratively speaking) understatement. Clemons cited a rural resident’s rain gauge that had...
06/25/2014 - 12:02pm
Last Monday and Wednesday – June 16 and 18 – Wright County experienced thunderstorms, winds up to 90 miles per hour, two tornados, and as many as 10 inches of rain total for the week. When severe weather hits, local services spring into action to keep area residents safe, and help them clean up in the aftermath. Emergency...
06/25/2014 - 11:57am
“It’s a new district,” said Nancy Paule Huisinga of the promise of the Iowa House’s eighth district, for which she will be the Democratic Party’s new candidate this November. She chose to run in part because she was disappointed with incumbent Henry Rayhons running unopposed in 2012, shortly after the eighth...
06/18/2014 - 11:19am
The 1964 and 1969 Clarion Class reunions have strong showing on their parade floats, with’64’s Homecoming Queen appearing on Gazebo Park’s stage later in the afternoon. “The Heartland Museum is alive,” insists another float displaying a new acquisition – an 1880s-era hearse – with a ‘grieving widow...
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