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11/15/2017 - 11:13am

This fall, the Dwelling Place, one of Clarion’s churches, welcomed a new senior pastor: Chris Whitehead, previously from Waterloo. During October, he commuted every week to preach on Sundays, and at the end of October, the family—Chris, his wife Anja, and their six children—made the move to Clarion.

For 17 years, Whitehead was a...

11/01/2017 - 10:32am
Homelessness, family troubles, and sudden health or financial problems that cause a displacement aren’t just issues in big cities. Even in Clarion, there’s recently been a need to house people in transition who just need a place to stay for a night or two. Seeking to fill that need in the Clarion community, the Lighthouse Church of the...
11/01/2017 - 10:29am
This is the first article in a series featuring locals under 40 as they make a difference in the fabric of our community.  When Andy Young graduated from Clarion-Goldfield High School in 2011, his goal was to come back to his hometown and begin working in the Sumners Insurance (114 North Main) family business. Graduating from Iowa State...
11/01/2017 - 10:18am
A group of about 40 people attended a special event at the Heartland Museum on Saturday: “Voices from the Past,” where nine local community members read excerpts from historical documents and stories about the settlers of Wright County.             The end of the presentation was...
10/25/2017 - 10:10am
In 1916, the old Clarion House hotel was moved to its location on 1st Street SE. Roy Ross, a railroad engineer, owned the lot when it was moved, and kept it from 1915-1945—the longest the old Clarion House has ever been owned. Though the ownership records are confusing in places, between 1945 and 1996, the old hotel had 11 owners—on...
10/25/2017 - 10:05am
Clarion, Belmond, and the broader Wright County community are blessed to have such a high-quality, well-recognized source of medical care as Iowa Specialty Hospital. Since the Belmond Medical Center and Wright Medical Center joined together five years ago, their combined strength has been an asset for the community. Iowa Specialty Hospital will...
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