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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.

Smith said his land has been used for...

03/15/2017 - 9:57am
At 86 years old, Karl Schaper stands straight and strong, with a mechanic’s big hands gesturing as he talks. He speaks with a light German accent. From his cheerful demeanor, you wouldn’t know that he grew up during one of the darkest periods in his home country’s history: WWII, during which he was required to join the Hitler...
03/15/2017 - 9:53am
On March 10, Iowa Senator Dennis Guth and Representative Terry Baxter spoke with Clarion area residents at the Depot. Seventeen visitors listened to an overview of what’s going on in the state legislature and brought up some concerns of their own. One local asked about the news that the state may end the current bottle and can redemption...
03/08/2017 - 10:45am
Jill (Lents) Howarth, a Belmond native, and her husband James have been in Iowa for about a year since moving from Australia, James’s home country. In that year, they’ve been quite busy launching their business: a natural beauty products brand called CocoRoo, a coconut oil-based line of organic lotions. Their story starts back when...
03/08/2017 - 10:43am
The first meeting of the Clarion Public Library’s new Lego Club saw six children working on Lego creations and playing Lego video games. Children’s librarian Missy Hansen, who organized the club, said that fit the number of kids who initially signed up, but she hopes the club grows more popular with time. Once the Club has solidified,...
03/08/2017 - 10:40am
Last week at the Clarion Library, an appreciative group learned about New Zealand through the eyes of Jan Libbey and Tim Landgraff, who went there with their son, Andrew, in November last year. November is the country’s early springtime, so it was cool and rainy. Their flight to Sydney, where they met Andrew, who was working for Case New...
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