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10/18/2017 - 10:19am

For twenty years, the old, two-story white house at the corner of 1st Street SE and 5th Ave SE in Clarion was an eyesore. It became a source of complaint for the neighbors and eventually a problem by way of the squirrels, snakes, and raccoons that were its only occupants. It was called the old hotel or the Anderson house after its most recent owner.

But the old hotel was once the...

09/28/2017 - 9:17am
Do the thought of zombies send chills down your spine? If they don’t, how about the thought of an innocent child being abused? While we may want to close our eyes and pretend it’s only a bad dream, the fact is, it’s a sad reality. Of the 99 counties in Iowa, Wright County ranks number two with the most documented child sexual...
09/20/2017 - 10:19am
While last week brought summer temperatures back to Clarion, fall is on its way. With it comes Halloween, and with Halloween will come the second year of Clarion’s new seasonal attraction: the Spooktacular Nights haunted house. Since early spring of this year, a small group of planners and organizers have been discussing how to make...
09/20/2017 - 10:16am
There’s no doubt that parents give their children the same safety advice - look both ways before crossing the street; don’t run with scissors; don’t talk while you’re eating; wear your life jacket; don’t play with matches...but do they know what to do in case an accident does happen?  Parents would most likely...
09/20/2017 - 10:10am
In March this year, Clarionites were saddened to hear of the passing of Steven Schutt. Schutt had been an art teacher, an antiques dealer, and a craftsman known not only for his teddy bear designs, but also for bringing the Teddy Bear Reunion convention to Clarion from 1990-2005. On September 14, the Heartland Museum made a special remembrance for...
09/13/2017 - 10:21am
On Sunday, Hurricane Irma hit the coast of Florida. The storm had already killed dozens of people in the Caribbean islands and struck the US as a category 4 storm. Florida suffered damage from heavy rainfall and falling trees, and the damage continued north into Georgia. As of Tuesday morning, Irma is angling northwest into the states and...
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