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08/24/2016 - 10:10am

On August 17, Clarion’s Monsanto location held a community lunch and tours of their seed packing facility. Originally meant as a “thanks with franks” event, visitors enjoyed hot dogs and a look at what goes on inside of a packaging plant.

Visitors first learned how samples of seed are taken from bins, sorted, and examined for quality. Good samples are taken and planted...

08/24/2016 - 10:00am
With the Clarion Lights for a Cause and the Clarion Chamber and Development’s Wright County Heroes Week recognition approaching, this week we’re highlighting our sheriff’s department. The men on this force patrol and investigate crimes in the rural areas of the county as well as overseeing the jail and many civil processes....
08/22/2016 - 12:06pm
The final vote approving the development agreement between Wright County and Prestage Foods of Iowa was unanimously passed by the Wright County Board of Supervisors this morning.  The vote took place after a two-hour hearing where members of Wright and surrounding communities discussed Prestage's plan to build a large pork processing...
08/17/2016 - 10:22am
Erik Smith, new principal for Clarion-Goldfield-Dows High School, has spent the last couple of weeks getting used to the school, meeting teachers, and attending meetings and conferences. He is looking forward to starting in his new district when classes begin August 23. The difference between being a principal and being a teacher, Smith said, is...
08/17/2016 - 10:20am
On September 11, Clarion Lights for a Cause and the Clarion Chamber and Development will officially kick of Wright County Heroes Week with a recognition of local first responders. Every week until then, we'll be highlighting one of our county's first response services, starting with dispatchers: the first people to hear about the emergency...
08/17/2016 - 10:12am
Rich and Laurie LaRue recently celebrated 32 years of marriage and 10 years of owning their store, Imagine That. In it, they sell everything from personalized stuffed animals to Clarion-Goldfield-Dows shirts, and they create most of what they make right in the back of the shop. Laurie originally bought the business from her employer. Back then,...
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