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07/27/2016 - 10:25am

Close to 115 people packed the Wright County Courtroom on Monday to voice opinions and learn about the county’s economic development agreement with Prestage Farms for the proposed processing plant. Farmers, businessmen, county government, and regular citizens all had their say, but the prevailing voice was that of the agricultural community, who by and large agreed: they favored the...

06/22/2016 - 10:20am
The Clarion Area Transit, or CAT Van, usually makes about 40 stops a day for locals in need of a ride. Confusion about the service going back to Wright County Transit has caused some of those regular riders to worry the service won’t be the same. The van will operate at the same times with the same rates—the only difference is that now...
06/22/2016 - 10:06am
The Woolstock Fire Department received life-saving grain bin rescue equipment through a donation from Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica). A grain bin rescue exercise followed to train firefighters in the use of the specialized equipment. The Woolstock Fire Department received a 10-panel system, slide hammer and other accessories...
06/15/2016 - 10:20am
Hospice for Wright County, since being sold in April to Heartland Healthcare, has taken on some new staff, a new (temporary) location, and a new name: Gateway Hospice. Now under the umbrella of The Ensign Group, the same company that has operated the Clarion Wellness and Rehabilitation Center for several years, Gateway Hospice hopes to continue to...
06/15/2016 - 10:18am
Clarion’s Festival in the Park kicked off the weekend with Family Fun Night Friday and drew hundreds of people downtown for the music performances, vendors, and parade on Saturday. The weekend was fun for everyone, though strong winds Friday kept some of the games set up for children from running. Kids enjoyed inflatables and activities...
06/15/2016 - 10:13am
Eagle Grove native and nationally known inspirational writer/speaker Bettie Burres-Youngs will be speaking at the Heartland Museum at 2 p.m. on June 25. Bettie Burres-Youngs is the author of some 25+ books translated in more than 28 languages. A 1966 graduate of Eagle Grove High School, Bettie attended Iowa Central Community College and graduated...
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