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02/26/2015 - 10:55am

The Iowa Specialty Hospital Auxiliary jewelry sale that was scheduled for today has been postponed until next week due to the weather. It will now be held on Thursday, March 5 from 9 a.m. to 5...

02/11/2015 - 1:11pm
  Mid-America Publishing picked up seven awards at the 2015 Iowa Newspaper Association Convention & Trade Show this past weekend.   Three of the awards, The Leader for Best Website, The Graphic-Advocate for Best Automotive Advertisement, and The Calmar Courier for Best Slideshow, were first place honors.   For Mid-America...
02/11/2015 - 12:57pm
The Clarion Chamber & Development is still looking for volunteers for the Clarion Sesquicentennial scheduled the weekend of June 12.   Of all the activities, only five still need coordinators.   They are the sand volleyball game, Sesquicentennial postmark station, stage entertainment and recognition show, car show, and Bingo.  ...
02/11/2015 - 12:39pm
Here it is, the long-time coming first installment of a new feature for The Monitor's website and Facebook page called "A Flash Back to the Bygone Years."   This week, we look back at an article written on the front page of the Nov. 30, 1887 issue of our newspaper.   The editor writes about his thoughts on another newspaper...
02/04/2015 - 2:06pm
Accounting, human resources, information technology and even building maintenance.   You name it, and Becky Bradburn has likely worn that "hat" at some point in her professional career.   On Dec. 17, 2014, she began wearing a new one, general manager of Prairie Energy Cooperative, Clarion.   Bradburn replaces Darrell Goff...
02/04/2015 - 12:56pm
Flower orders for Valentine's Day already began trickling in the last few weeks of January.   And area businesses continue to prepare by not only taking orders but also putting together pre-made merchandise such as gift baskets with yummy chocolate and tasty wine, for example, and filling the shelves with a variety of holiday merchandise...
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