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08/23/2017 - 10:06am

Wright County has a strong history of immigration. From the German and Norwegian families who arrived 100 or more years ago to the Latin American families who’ve arrived more recently, there are many stories of families coming to America to make a new life. More rare, however, is a story of a family moving back to the old country.      

Tom and Jan Watne,...

08/02/2017 - 10:48am
A small elderly woman, wearing a lime green dress with matching shoes and a colorful flowered hat, takes the stage in front of an audience of 700. Within a few minutes, she’s captured the audience’s attention with a quip, a joke, and a fun rhyme. “I think the greatest way to deal with stress is humor,” she announces. The...
07/26/2017 - 9:59am
What started as an idea for a sports product by one Wright County resident in 1987 has moved to having manufactured items for sports teams and schools across the country in 2017! Sportsgraphics, now located at 1791 Page Avenue between the Clarmond golf course and Lake Cornelia, is owned and operated by the Conlon brothers, Tom and Pat. It is in...
07/26/2017 - 9:56am
Last week, local conservation officers supervised work on a project that’s good news for fishermen: the installation of a new gravel spawning habitat at the fishing harbor at Lake Cornelia. Over time, the new bed should contribute to higher fish populations and possibly better fish.  “We’re trying to increase the panfish...
07/26/2017 - 9:45am
Clarion-Goldfield-Dows head baseball coach Nick Willwerth has now released his team’s final overall stats along with the All-NCC teams. Jacob O’Connor made the 2nd Team as a pitcher, while Will Weidemann was honored on the 3rd Team as a catcher. The team finished 4-19-1 overall, with a 1-12-1 conference mark. Webster City won the...
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...
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