Thursday October 27, 2016
10/12/2016 - 12:00pm
On October 4, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst made a stop at Lewright Meats and Deli in Eagle Grove. In the middle of her 99-county tour, Ernst said her visit was part of her efforts to learn about challenges in small businesses and particularly in agriculture.
“We’re hearing from all sides of the agricultural industry, how that all comes...
10/12/2016 - 11:58am
In 2010, when she first organized Drink for Pink, Rachel Barrett set a $2,000 fundraising goal to assist families affected by cancer in Wright County. That year, she wrote a check for $5,000.
Though there have been some ups and downs, since then, the Drink for Pink event at Chappy’s on Main in Clarion—and the funds raised—have...
10/05/2016 - 10:30am
Since 2003, Wright County has been protected not just by our police and sheriff’s deputies, but also by a faithful K-9 unit. The program started off with narcotics dog Lexi, handled by Chief Deputy Jeremy Hogrefe. In 2009, Lexi was retired, and Wright County purchased its current narcotics dog, Ali.
Ali is a Dutch Shepherd, a high-energy,...
10/05/2016 - 10:28am
Clarion Pride volunteers continue to march ahead making a difference in Clarion, doing such things as cleanup or painting houses or other buildings.
Peggy O’Neill, one of the Clarion Pride committee members, said that its efforts have twisted and turned as they organize and work. “We started to look at things as early as 2008,”...
09/28/2016 - 10:34am
At 7:30 Monday evening, about 70 people held a candlelight vigil in front of the Grandgeorge house to show love and support for Joy Grandgeorge, a Clarion resident severely affected by cancer. The group included members of Joy’s church family, the daycare children she’s cared for, and family friends.
The vigil was the idea of 8-year-...