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06/13/2018 - 3:14pm

When Dr. Todd Eibes entered his Belmond operating room on May 14, it was just another day. Having performed bariatric surgeries for more than 15 years, he was exceptionally well prepared for the procedure that was, for him, routine. But the occasion marked a special event for Iowa Specialty Hospital: the 1,000th weight loss surgery performed in the facility.

For Nick Brown, the patient...

06/13/2018 - 3:09pm
Out of 8,232 registered voters in Wright County, 1,352 voted during the primary election on June 5, a voter turnout of 16.42 percent. For the Republican party, there were 993 voters; for Democrats, 350; and Libertarians, nine. (Libertarians earned major party status in Iowa and thus separate ballots when their 2016 presidential nominee, Gary...
06/13/2018 - 3:03pm
As progress on the 4-H schoolhouse museum marches forward, some improvements have been added that were donated by locals with a long history in 4-H. Terry and Sharon Evans recently donated a flag pole with American Flag in memory of Sharon’s parents, Raymond and Marie Hilpipre, who were longtime 4-H leaders in Wright County. Ron and Florine...
06/06/2018 - 11:20am
Clarion’s new recreation director, Scott Simmons, arrived just in time to start working on the kids’ summer ball season. Now that the league is underway—and fall sports need to be planned for—Simmons said that so far, “It’s just been going 100 mph.”  Simmons—not related to previous rec director...
06/06/2018 - 11:17am
Clarion’s kickoff to summer is almost here. This weekend, June 8 and 9, Clarionites and visitors will celebrate our Festival in the Park. The theme of the Festival is “Meet you at the Gazebo!”, highlighting the classic park structure that helped get the Festival started in 1979. “We’re just paying tribute to where the...
06/06/2018 - 11:13am
It’s no secret that the Clarion, Goldfield, and Dows communities have youth to be proud of. For several years, the C-G-D Middle School Peer Helpers have been standout young citizens, volunteering and raising money for good causes. Last week, at the end of the school year, the Peer Helpers received special recognition for their work with the...
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