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05/23/2018 - 2:11pm

Last year, Governor Branstad signed the Election Modernization and Integrity Act into law, more commonly called the voter ID law. Now, Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is educating voters on what this means for them at the polls. On May 15, he stopped at the Pizza Ranch Clarion and spoke to a small group about the new law.

Pate said that contrary to rumor, the law does not require a...

05/23/2018 - 10:11am
The end of the school year means that many activities at Clarion-Goldfield-Dows are getting wrapped up as well. Recently, students said goodbye (for the summer) to an extracurricular middle school group that’s grown quite popular: art club. Kaira Downing, art teacher for C-G-D elementary and middle schools, leads the after-school club, which...
05/23/2018 - 10:01am
The Heartland Museum kicked off their start to the 2018 season with their annual open house on May 18. Visitors came to bid on silent auction items and enjoy good company, and also to get an early look at the year’s museum exhibits for free. While there is much to see at the Museum, including several additions over the last year, one of the...
05/16/2018 - 10:14am
Schools and law enforcement regularly undertake drills and training to be prepared for emergencies. Last week, representatives from the three Wright County school districts and all county law enforcement agencies took preparedness a step further by participating in a joint school safety workshop. Jim Lester, county emergency management coordinator...
05/16/2018 - 10:09am
In 1994, Clarion had four separate car dealerships. Over the years, the four consolidated down to two, and in 2016, Wright County Motors and Pritchard Auto combined into one at the Wright County Motors location. There, the business continued to sell new Ford, Chrysler, RAM, Jeep, and Dodge vehicles, and also provided maintenance service. At the...
05/16/2018 - 10:06am
Coming to Clarion, Wright County and its smaller rural populations was nothing new to Jake Schaben. “I was raised north of Harlan (where he graduated from high school) near Defiance,” Schaben said. He was hired by the county at the end of May 2013, several weeks after his graduation from college. Conservation work was not foreign to...
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