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09/23/2016 - 12:14pm

In a special meeting this morning, the board of Supervisors unanimously voted to declare a state of emergency for Wright County due to a high accumulation of rainfall and flooded rural roads.

So far, flooding has been found to be particularly affecting the northern half of the county, prompting Belmond-Klemme Community Schools to dismiss class at 11:30 a.m. Heavy rainfall in Hancock...

09/21/2016 - 10:53am
With the help of emergency management coordinator Jim Lester and teacher Tanja Jensen, fifth graders at Clarion-Goldfield-Dows recently finished a unit focusing on emergency preparedness. The Student Tools for Emergency Prep program helped the kids learn how to be a “preparedness hero” be creating a family communications plan and...
09/21/2016 - 10:50am
Though July 1 was the Reverend Sara Sutter’s official start date at Goldfield United Presbyterian Church, she got an early introduction to serving in the Goldfield community. Before she actually started preaching at the church, she was called on to preside over two funerals. Shortly afterward, she was put in charge of conducting the service...
09/21/2016 - 10:46am
Our Wright County Heroes series concludes this week with a focus on firefighters. Firefighting services are required by the state, and the volunteers in Wright County step in to make sure our communities have that essential coverage. However, they do not just suppress fires; being a firefighter means being prepared to deal with a variety of...
09/14/2016 - 10:48am
On Sunday, September 11, Americans everywhere remembered the 2001 terror attacks. The citizens of Wright County held a solemn service of remembrance for those who gave their lives and also recognized those first responders—police, emergency medical staff, firefighters, and military—who keep our country safe on a daily basis. The main...
09/14/2016 - 10:46am
Six Wright County veterans are set to go on the Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight  Saturday, September 17. Aboard will be 162 passengers, approximately 150 veterans (included are 49 team leaders), and 12 personnel (doctor, nurses, EMT, videographer and staff). The cost for each veteran is $600, which is entirely covered by donations, and adds up...
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