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07/27/2016 - 10:25am

Close to 115 people packed the Wright County Courtroom on Monday to voice opinions and learn about the county’s economic development agreement with Prestage Farms for the proposed processing plant. Farmers, businessmen, county government, and regular citizens all had their say, but the prevailing voice was that of the agricultural community, who by and large agreed: they favored the...

07/13/2016 - 10:21am
On July 1, four children between the ages of 4 and 12 were playing on the 700 block of 4th Street NW in Clarion when they were approached by a man who tried to entice them into a car. One child called for her mother, who called the police. The man fled when a nearby patrol car appeared on the scene. The suspect, 19-year-old Victor Gomez, was...
07/13/2016 - 10:18am
Starting June 29, the Clarion Chamber and Development at the historic depot welcomed a new executive director: Jaqueline Rief. Sherri O’Brien, member of the Chamber board, was pleased to welcome Rief aboard. “[She’s] got a fresh set of eyes, and a new perspective, and it’s an opportunity for us to work together,” O...
07/13/2016 - 10:16am
Though Wright County Conservation has previously had success establishing small prairie areas, such as the one near the bus barn at the C-G-D high school, a ditch along O’Brien Avenue near the Lake Cornelia walking path has proved problematic for more than one reason. It can take several years to establish the plants and more for some...
07/06/2016 - 8:47am
When a stray animal is picked up by the police and dropped off at a county veterinarian’s office, the long process of finding that animal a home begins. If it’s a lost pet, owners have three days to contact the vet. If it really is a stray, the animal is spayed or neutered, vaccinated, then given over to the Humane Society of Wright...
07/06/2016 - 8:45am
Since 1970, Dr. Lowell Skinner’s dental practice helped keep Clarion residents healthy and smiling. Twenty-one years later, his daughter, Dr. Pamela Kelch, joined him, and over the course of 25 years worked alongside him and took over the family business. Kelch, who grew up in Clarion, said she always knew she would go into dentistry....
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