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05/17/2017 - 10:21am

For many parents and grandparents, watching their children graduate is a time that brings back sweet memories and fills them with hope for their family’s future. Clarion is an area with strong family history, which makes graduation all the more meaningful.

This year’s commencement ceremony at Clarion-Goldfield-Dows will be another chapter of history for five families in the...

04/26/2017 - 10:01am
June 7, 2017, will be the 100th anniversary of the Lions Clubs International. In Iowa, local clubs are gearing up to celebrate at the state convention and to raise funds for the Lions Foundation. One way clubs are doing that is by sponsoring special commemorative quilts to be auctioned off, like the one made by Jodi Kraft for the Clarion Lions....
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...
04/19/2017 - 10:02am
Saturday, April 22, is Earth Day. While many won’t do something specific to observe this holiday, some people and organizations try to embrace good earth stewardship the year round. One such local organization is the Iowa Specialty Hospital, which has willingly undertaken several recycling initiatives in addition to those required for...
04/19/2017 - 10:00am
When you think of a hotel, you probably image a place merely for out-of-town guests to stay—not really a part of the local community. But Sue Tester, manager of the Boulders Inn and Suites in Clarion since November, thinks a relationship with locals is an important aspect of a hotel’s operation. “Without participating with some...
04/11/2017 - 2:41pm
This semester, fifth graders at Clarion-Goldfield-Dows Elementary School took part in a special project that had them thinking about how to help others. With funds given through Project Jack, the students found a way to help kids in Wright County transition through difficult situations. Originating in the Quad Cities area in memory of Jack...
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