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02/10/2016 - 11:21am

On Tuesday, the Meadows Assisted Living held a birthday celebration for their oldest tenant, Helen Hilpipre, who turned 104. Helen, who is also one of Clarion’s oldest residents, spent most of her life here, and consequently got to see our area go through a lot of changes—and got to know many local people.

“Everybody knows Helen Hilpipre,” said Ryan Lobdell,...

02/10/2016 - 11:17am
Wright County caucus attendance followed the statewide trends of record-breaking numbers of Republican caucusers, and generally high, but not record-breaking, attendance for Democrats. According to the Republican party of Iowa, 186,000 voted on caucus night. The Iowa Democratic Party reported 171,517 voters statewide, lower than their...
02/10/2016 - 11:12am
The Clarion-Goldfield-Dows wrestling team began what they hope will be another successful run through the postseason by taking the first step in a team win at last Saturday’s Class 2A sectional at Garner. The Cowboys piled up 256 team points, followed by Webster City with 234 points for second place. Those two teams now advance to regional...
02/03/2016 - 12:05pm
On January 27, Mosaic, an organization that helps and advocates for people with intellectual disabilities, held an event they call a “Discover the Possibilities Tour” at the Eagle Grove Memorial Library. Sarah Holmes, Mosaic in Wright County’s community relations manager, said that she herself had discovered a lot about Mosaic...
02/03/2016 - 12:03pm
For a business to succeed, an entrepreneur must have confidence that their products and ideas work. For Elizabeth Santos, that confidence is based on both faith and the lived experience of using essential oils in her daily life as a mom of five kids. Now, Santos wants to use essential oils to promote wellness with her business, Yahweh’s Oils...
02/03/2016 - 12:00pm
For the second year in a row, Wright County Economic Development, in cooperation with Hamilton County and the University of Northern Iowa, is hosting EntreBASH, a networking opportunity where entrepreneurs can get business advice from local experts. On February 9 between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., local businesspeople will gather at Hagie’s west...
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