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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...

04/11/2017 - 2:39pm
Thursday, March 6, was the well-loved community Bridging the Gap Night at the middle school. Organized by the student Peer Helpers, Bridging the Gap is a fun night for seniors and older adults that helps to connect them to the youth of the community. In addition to a pork sandwich meal, made possible by donations from the Clarion Ruritans,...
04/11/2017 - 2:26pm
The Clarion-Goldfield-Dows boys track team hosted their Cowboy Relays last Friday, finishing fourth in class A which was won by Iowa Falls-Alden. The Cadets compiled 178 points, and were followed by: Forest City 160, Clear Lake 115, CGD 76, Hampton-Dumont 29 and Garner-Hayfield/Ventura 24. West Hancock was the class B team champion. Highlights...
04/05/2017 - 10:03am
Water quality is an important issue both locally and on the state level. Over the last year in Wright County, a new CREP wetland has been created and municipal wastewater plants have been planned and built; in Des Moines, the Iowa Supreme Court decided in favor of drainage districts in the Des Moines Waterworks lawsuit and funds to go toward water...
04/05/2017 - 10:01am
Every year in March, the Clarion branch of the American Association of University Women chooses someone who exemplifies their mission to improve the lives of women through education as their Woman of the Year. This year, the organization has chosen Becky Ahrendsen, a woman who has long blessed Clarion with her care for those around her and her...
04/05/2017 - 9:59am
Every year, fifth-grade students at Clarion-Goldfield-Dows Elementary takes part in the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program in cooperation with the Clarion Police Department. Students learn about risky behavior, decision-making, and safety. On Friday, March 31, the students had a graduation ceremony from the program, attended by...
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