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02/15/2017 - 11:26am

In March of 2016, Clarion’s own Dr. Jon Ahrendson took the trip of a lifetime: a hike to the base of Mount. Everest, sponsored by the Wilderness Medical Society. On February 6, Ahrendson shared about his experience—a journey of more than 7,500 miles by plane, then days of additional hiking to reach the Base Camp, and back to Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital—with visitors to...

01/25/2017 - 12:30pm
On Monday night, the local chapter of the American Association of University Women hosted the first of three cultural events at the Clarion Public Library. The event helped the 18 visitors gain a perspective on a country few Clarion residents have firsthand knowledge of: Palestine, in the Middle East.  Hamza Rabi, a 16-year-old exchange...
01/25/2017 - 12:24pm
Six students from the C-G-D Middle School Band were selected to perform in the 2017 Karl King Middle School Honor Band. The Karl King Honor Band Festival is for sixth and seventh grade students from schools in North-Central Iowa who excel in band.             The Honor Band took place Saturday...
01/18/2017 - 11:32am
Thirty-six percent of Iowa’s energy comes from wind farms—the highest share nationally, according to Iowa State University industrial designer Pete Evans. With the state’s—and the world’s—changing energy landscape, it’s important to teach young students about the technology that will help shape their...
01/18/2017 - 11:25am
Sandra Sellers Hanson, retired English teacher and former Clarion resident, said her love for literature was first sparked at the Wall Lake #2 schoolhouse, just a mile down the road from her family’s farm. She was taught for eight grades by the Abbott sisters there. “That’s when I first encountered excellence in teaching,”...
01/18/2017 - 11:18am
Like many other college seniors, Sarah Seymour’s goal was to find a job before she graduated. But unlike some, she knew just the sort of work she wanted—working closely with a community in an agricultural setting. On December 16, the day before her graduation, Seymour got the call telling her she’d been accepted as the new...
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