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08/24/2016 - 10:10am

On August 17, Clarion’s Monsanto location held a community lunch and tours of their seed packing facility. Originally meant as a “thanks with franks” event, visitors enjoyed hot dogs and a look at what goes on inside of a packaging plant.

Visitors first learned how samples of seed are taken from bins, sorted, and examined for quality. Good samples are taken and planted...

07/20/2016 - 10:02am
For 35 years, Tim Chipman has been all around Wright and Franklin counties, helping clean people’s homes as the operator of the local Servicemaster franchise. Though he loved getting to know the community that way, he decided he was ready to retire from owning a business. Now you can see him at Wright County Motors Pritchard Family Auto,...
07/20/2016 - 10:00am
On June 4, 17 students in the Industrial Tech Club at Clarion-Goldfield Dows High School and seven adult leaders left for a 10-day trip where they got to experience travel in Paris, England, and Ireland. Craig Warnke, the industrial tech teacher at the high school who has led these bi-yearly trips since 2008, said the trips all tie in some way to...
07/13/2016 - 10:21am
On July 1, four children between the ages of 4 and 12 were playing on the 700 block of 4th Street NW in Clarion when they were approached by a man who tried to entice them into a car. One child called for her mother, who called the police. The man fled when a nearby patrol car appeared on the scene. The suspect, 19-year-old Victor Gomez, was...
07/13/2016 - 10:18am
Starting June 29, the Clarion Chamber and Development at the historic depot welcomed a new executive director: Jaqueline Rief. Sherri O’Brien, member of the Chamber board, was pleased to welcome Rief aboard. “[She’s] got a fresh set of eyes, and a new perspective, and it’s an opportunity for us to work together,” O...
07/13/2016 - 10:16am
Though Wright County Conservation has previously had success establishing small prairie areas, such as the one near the bus barn at the C-G-D high school, a ditch along O’Brien Avenue near the Lake Cornelia walking path has proved problematic for more than one reason. It can take several years to establish the plants and more for some...
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