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10/18/2017 - 10:19am

For twenty years, the old, two-story white house at the corner of 1st Street SE and 5th Ave SE in Clarion was an eyesore. It became a source of complaint for the neighbors and eventually a problem by way of the squirrels, snakes, and raccoons that were its only occupants. It was called the old hotel or the Anderson house after its most recent owner.

But the old hotel was once the...

10/18/2017 - 10:15am
For those who call Iowa home, our fields and farms can seem pretty ordinary. Most people take vacations to bigger cities or wilder landscapes. But for one couple from South Africa, Iowa was an interesting stop on a long vacation to the U.S. Last week, Duane Asbe showed cousins of his wife, Louise, around the area to give them an impression of what...
10/18/2017 - 10:11am
Last Thursday night at Hampton, the Clarion-Goldfield-Dows varsity volleyball team scored a four-set win over Hampton-Dumont by scores of L25-22, W25-17, W25-23 and W25-21. Team serving was at 92.7 percent, with Haley Nerem going 20 of 20 (one ace) and Jadyn Jondle 19 of 20 (two). Vanessa Kolb was 15 of 16, Alaina Friesleben 13 of 15 (one), Megan...
10/11/2017 - 10:04am
On September 16, eight veterans from Wright County got to experience a thank you they’ll never forget—exploring Washington D.C. and its memorials with the 15th Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight. Veterans who’ve been on the flight before have said it was a fantastic day, and this group felt the same way. The flight included...
10/11/2017 - 9:57am
This summer, the staff at the Wright County Monitor have been happy to highlight several stories involving veterans from Wright County, including an ongoing feature about those who served during World War I, information about the Brushy Creek Area Honor Flights, and more. We’re also pleased that community members have shown interest in...
10/11/2017 - 9:52am
For many, fall is a favorite time of year. The air is crisp, trees start to show their colors, and it’s the time for maybe just a few pumpkin-spice flavored goodies. It can also be a great time of year to get out with your family to enjoy the outdoors. In previous years, Wright County Conservation has hosted a Night Hike at Lake Cornelia for...
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