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06/23/2016 - 9:37am

Governor Terry Branstad recently signed a Proclamation “encouraging all Iowans to join in a historical 99 County Bible Reading Marathon in front of all 99 courthouses....encouraging individuals and families in Iowa to read the Bible on a daily basis each year until the Lord comes.

Donna Bailey is leading this effort in...

06/22/2016 - 10:23am
A feature of Clarion’s landscape for three-fourths of the town’s history, the Queen Anne style A. D. Box House on Central Avenue has been home to a variety of people over the years. In 1901, Box, a liveryman, built the house with an eye for entertaining; it was turned into a boarding house sometime before the 40s. A few different...
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...
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