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10/18/2017 - 10:19am

For twenty years, the old, two-story white house at the corner of 1st Street SE and 5th Ave SE in Clarion was an eyesore. It became a source of complaint for the neighbors and eventually a problem by way of the squirrels, snakes, and raccoons that were its only occupants. It was called the old hotel or the Anderson house after its most recent owner.

But the old hotel was once the...

09/13/2017 - 10:18am
Dennis Mraz, commander of the VFW Post 2612 for the past 15 years, served in Vietnam from 1971-72 as a Chinook helicopter mechanic. He is known and appreciated as an active member of the community as well as for his VFW leadership. To honor his service, the Log Cabin Quilt Guild of Goldfield, a group of eight women, decided to present him with a...
09/13/2017 - 10:15am
The Clarion-Goldfield-Dows/CAL cross country teams ran at the Bronco Invitational last Tuesday hosted by Belmond-Klemme. For the girls varsity, Eagle Grove took the title with 54 points followed by: Forest City 70, Garner-Hayfield/Ventura 83, Clear Lake 89, West Fork 96, Cowgirls 158, Lake Mills 181, Belmond-Klemme 197 and North Iowa 243. “I...
09/06/2017 - 10:08am
Wright County is home to many ghost towns—what were once small, but functioning communities and what now might be only a house or farmstead, or nothing at all. From Moscow and Eagleville on the west side of the county to Fryeburg and Waterman in the eastern half, usually only locals, or historians, know anything about them. Florence, located...
09/06/2017 - 9:59am
Leroy Jensen has been a teacher, a farmer, and the Wright County Extension Education Director over the years, but he’s been a lifelong 4-Her.  For that, he has been selected as this year’s Wright County inductee to the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame. Though he retired as Wright County Extension Education Director in 2009, he still remains...
09/06/2017 - 9:56am
This year, four new names appeared on the Clarion-Goldfield-Dows district teaching roster. However, none of them were stepping into the school buildings for the first time. All of them have some history in the C-G-D district. This spring, Macoy Rohrer was a graduate of Iowa State University, and graduated from Clarion-Goldfield High School in 2013...
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