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02/10/2016 - 11:21am

On Tuesday, the Meadows Assisted Living held a birthday celebration for their oldest tenant, Helen Hilpipre, who turned 104. Helen, who is also one of Clarion’s oldest residents, spent most of her life here, and consequently got to see our area go through a lot of changes—and got to know many local people.

“Everybody knows Helen Hilpipre,” said Ryan Lobdell,...

01/27/2016 - 11:22am
On Friday, January 22, Wright County was officially designated as a Home Base Iowa Community in a ceremony that took place at the Heartland Museum. Jason Kemp, project manager for Home Base Iowa and himself a retired member of the Air Force, came to the opening ceremony and addressed the small audience. “This ends up being a win for the...
01/27/2016 - 11:19am
Linda Golbuff, a retired teacher and the winner of the Clarion-Goldfield-Dows district’s first Golden Apple Excellence in Teaching Award, said, “To me, all teachers are worthy of recognition.” Though students are grateful for the impact teachers make for all their lives, C-G-D tries to every year to thank someone special with the...
01/20/2016 - 11:08am
On Friday, January 15, the Clarion Rotary served a taco meal during the basketball games at the high school. This is a tradition that stems from an older one: for the last 10 or 11 years, the Rotary has raised money to provide a $500 scholarship to a high school senior. “It’s just a way of giving back to the community and recognizing...
01/20/2016 - 11:06am
Following trouble at the City’s water plant in December, City Administrator Dustin Rief had begun looking into contracts to provide regulatory maintenance to prevent the occurrence and defray the costs of repairs on the city’s water tank. After looking at three contracts, Rief had the council consider approving one of them at their...
01/13/2016 - 11:02am
On December 17, the Iowa Department of Education released Attendance Center Rankings, which grade schools in Iowa on how well they’re doing compared to the state average. Though Clarion-Goldfield-Dows Middle School received an overall grade of “Commendable,” the elementary school “Needs Improvement” and the high...
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