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07/19/2017 - 10:17am

Last week, dozens of local young people from elementary school on up through high school showed hogs, rabbits, dairy and beef cattle, goats and more in the main show arena at the Wright County Fair. While they all worked hard, a few were honored when their animal was selected as champion in each category.

Part of the experience for winners is to take an official photo in front of the...

07/05/2017 - 10:05am
During June, the 31st Iowa Senior Games, an Olympics-type event for adults aged 50 and older, took place in West Des Moines. Approximately 750 athletes competed in more than 30 sports and events, including one Clarion couple who distinguished themselves with first, second, and third place honors: Greg and Donna Diamond. The couple brought home a...
07/05/2017 - 10:03am
Back in December, members of the Clarion VFW Post 2612 were clearing clutter out of cupboards. While they knew their storage hadn’t been emptied for a while, no one expected that they would unearth an interesting piece of history. Terry Hilpipre, post adjutant, pulled some cloth out of a cupboard and discovered four antique flags: the...
07/05/2017 - 10:00am
Recently, the State of Iowa funded the printing of “A Time to Honor: Stories of Service, Duty, and Sacrifice from the Vietnam War,” in a special Iowa edition. These books, which contain stories from all branches of service in the war, are now available to veterans free through county Veterans Affairs offices. The Iowa edition includes...
06/28/2017 - 9:51am
As Wright County and its communities focus on growth, local organizations are reaching out to try and show people what our area has to offer. In order to do that, Wright County Economic Development decided it was time to take on someone who could focus on showing the county to its best advantage. This month, the department hired Sarah Sheller, new...
06/28/2017 - 9:49am
Last week, the Clarion Foundation for Community Improvement announced that it had received a $10,000 grant through the Monsanto Fund for the Backpack Program, an initiative that provides food on the weekends for families with children in poverty throughout the school year. The $10,000 is equivalent to the funds needed to feed 20 families through...
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