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02/22/2017 - 11:08am

Educators are finding more and more ways to incorporate STEM—science, technology, engineering and mathematics—in the classroom, which gives students hands-on experiences with the ways technology shapes our world. This year, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows Middle School science teachers Pat O’Brien and Jay Jackson have been helping their students further their STEM experience through...

01/18/2017 - 11:25am
Sandra Sellers Hanson, retired English teacher and former Clarion resident, said her love for literature was first sparked at the Wall Lake #2 schoolhouse, just a mile down the road from her family’s farm. She was taught for eight grades by the Abbott sisters there. “That’s when I first encountered excellence in teaching,”...
01/18/2017 - 11:18am
Like many other college seniors, Sarah Seymour’s goal was to find a job before she graduated. But unlike some, she knew just the sort of work she wanted—working closely with a community in an agricultural setting. On December 16, the day before her graduation, Seymour got the call telling her she’d been accepted as the new...
01/11/2017 - 11:38am
“It’s certainly a vocation. We’re blessed to be able to do it.” So said Mike Ewing, son of Ewing Funeral Home founder Roger Ewing and current owner of the service. The small, family-owned business has been part of north central Iowa communities since the 70s. Recently, they announced that they were expanding; as of the...
01/11/2017 - 11:33am
On Sunday, January 15 and Monday, January 16, five C-G-D High School vocal students will participate in the Dorian Honor Choir at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa: Meghan Geary (soprano), Cheyenne Harle (soprano), Emma Konvalinka (alto), Dylan Pate (tenor), and Max Powers (bass). The Dorian honor choir is the largest in the United States, boasting...
01/11/2017 - 11:26am
The Clarion-Goldfield-Dows wrestling team competed in a tough invitational at Ames on Saturday. The tournament included a number of large schools, and was won by West Des Moines Valley with 231 points. Following them in the top five were Cedar Rapids Prairie, Indianola, Ballard (Huxley) and Glenwood. The Cowboys were 11th out of 18 teams. While...
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