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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 futures.  

ISU Extension is doing just...

01/04/2017 - 11:07am
“'To all acquaintances not forgot' is something how the line from the New Year’s song goes. I would not want to forget all those I have been in contact with the last six-plus years at the USDA office in Clarion and Webster City working on watershed projects,” said Bruce Voigts in his final days before retiring last week....
01/04/2017 - 11:00am
On December 30, longtime Wright County residents Art and Johanna Berkenes celebrated their 72nd anniversary. Seventy-two years together is an impressive amount by any standard, but for the Berkenes, it’s hard to believe that much time has gone by. “When you say a number like that it sounds lots longer than it seems,” Johanna said...
12/28/2016 - 11:52am
For many, December is a time for giving and giving back. Children at the Clarion Dance and Tumbling Academy led the way this month—the 150 students collected an even 600 items to donate to Upper Des Moines Area Opportunity in Eagle Grove over the past few weeks. Alecia Runia, co-director for the dance school, said they regularly do fun...
12/28/2016 - 11:50am
In 2013, the Wright County Fair board invested in a new show arena and animal barn building to be paid for through capital campaign pledges. At Tuesday’s supervisors meeting, Tricia Rosendahl, fair board president, was able to report that out of the $750,000 project, only $16,944 of the mortgage remained to be paid—which means less...
12/21/2016 - 11:20am
At this time of year, local churches are filled with light and decorations to welcome visitors and celebrate one of the most special days in the Christian faith. One church, Goldfield United Presbyterian, is especially blessed with beauty in its lovely stained glass windows—which have their own unique story. Sonna Johnson, who has puzzled...
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