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04/19/2017 - 10:16am

This year, 70 Wright County parcels previously classified as agricultural land were newly assessed as residential. One of the re-classified parcels includes what used to be the county farm, located just southeast of Clarion on Nelson Avenue. The parcel is owned by Steven Smith, who last year raised three acres of alfalfa on the seven acres of land.

Smith said his land has been used for...

04/05/2017 - 10:03am
Water quality is an important issue both locally and on the state level. Over the last year in Wright County, a new CREP wetland has been created and municipal wastewater plants have been planned and built; in Des Moines, the Iowa Supreme Court decided in favor of drainage districts in the Des Moines Waterworks lawsuit and funds to go toward water...
04/05/2017 - 10:01am
Every year in March, the Clarion branch of the American Association of University Women chooses someone who exemplifies their mission to improve the lives of women through education as their Woman of the Year. This year, the organization has chosen Becky Ahrendsen, a woman who has long blessed Clarion with her care for those around her and her...
04/05/2017 - 9:59am
Every year, fifth-grade students at Clarion-Goldfield-Dows Elementary takes part in the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program in cooperation with the Clarion Police Department. Students learn about risky behavior, decision-making, and safety. On Friday, March 31, the students had a graduation ceremony from the program, attended by...
03/29/2017 - 9:57am
When Kristina Moore took over the librarian position at Clarion-Goldfield-Dows High School, she noticed that the spacious library was a place where students gathered during free time to study and relax. But last fall, she realized it could potentially be something more. At the Area Education Agency’s librarian’s conference, Moore...
03/29/2017 - 9:53am
At this time of year, many who are weary of Iowa winters start dreaming about summer—and the various beach and lakeside activities they enjoy at that time. If you are one of those thinking of days on the water, you may be interested in this story of former Clarion resident Mark Lowry, a sailing enthusiast who last year undertook his most...
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