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07/27/2016 - 10:25am

Close to 115 people packed the Wright County Courtroom on Monday to voice opinions and learn about the county’s economic development agreement with Prestage Farms for the proposed processing plant. Farmers, businessmen, county government, and regular citizens all had their say, but the prevailing voice was that of the agricultural community, who by and large agreed: they favored the...

07/20/2016 - 10:00am
On June 4, 17 students in the Industrial Tech Club at Clarion-Goldfield Dows High School and seven adult leaders left for a 10-day trip where they got to experience travel in Paris, England, and Ireland. Craig Warnke, the industrial tech teacher at the high school who has led these bi-yearly trips since 2008, said the trips all tie in some way to...
07/19/2016 - 10:58am
The following is a press release from Wright County Emergency Management Coordinator Jim Lester.   PRESS RELEASE 7-19-16  10am FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Yesterday afternoon the Governor issued a disaster proclamation that includes Wright County. This proclamation allows for the use of state resources to assist the city with debris...
07/18/2016 - 2:25pm
  In response to questions, Wright Economic Development Director Bryce Davis told attendees of the July 18 zoning ordinance hearings why the county had chosen the proposed site—about five miles south of Eagle Grove on Highway 17—for Prestage Foods’ processing plant. Reasons included nearby electricity and natural gas access...
07/13/2016 - 10:21am
On July 1, four children between the ages of 4 and 12 were playing on the 700 block of 4th Street NW in Clarion when they were approached by a man who tried to entice them into a car. One child called for her mother, who called the police. The man fled when a nearby patrol car appeared on the scene. The suspect, 19-year-old Victor Gomez, was...
07/13/2016 - 10:18am
Starting June 29, the Clarion Chamber and Development at the historic depot welcomed a new executive director: Jaqueline Rief. Sherri O’Brien, member of the Chamber board, was pleased to welcome Rief aboard. “[She’s] got a fresh set of eyes, and a new perspective, and it’s an opportunity for us to work together,” O...
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