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05/04/2016 - 10:15am

This Saturday, three veterans from Wright County, along with 148 other northern Iowa veterans, will get the chance to remember fallen comrades be honored for their service to our country. Earl Odland, Jr. (Clarion, World War II), Allyn Christenson (Clarion, Korean War), and Roger Oppedahl (Goldfield, Vietnam War) will leave from the Ft. Dodge Regional airport early and return late from a trip...

04/13/2016 - 10:10am
Many things have changed about the Clarion Ambulance Service over the years. Denise Eekhoff, an EMT (emergency medical technician) in Clarion for 12 years, said equipment and trucks have been updated, and they built a new ambulance shed in 2010. One thing will never change, however: the team’s desire to be there when the community needs it...
04/06/2016 - 11:52am
An environmental law case involving Clarion’s new wastewater treatment plant made headlines in Des Moines last week. Though in Mayof 2015 the Department of Natural Resources approved a design for improvements to the plant, which is currently under construction, the Iowa Environmental Council took the DNR to court for approving a cheaper...
04/06/2016 - 11:49am
Last September, the Clarion city council started considering which intersections in town might need more stop signs. At their meeting Monday, they introduced two ordinances that should decrease the probability of accidents at three different intersections. Ordinance 560 actually removes two stop signs: the ones currently at the intersection of 1st...
03/30/2016 - 11:28am
On Tuesday, Deere and Company (the makers of John Deere tractors) announced that it had acquired a majority share in Hagie Manufacturing. Both companies are calling the change a “joint venture.” Hagie will continue to operate at its Clarion location and use its own brand, but over the next 15 months, sales and distribution for the...
03/30/2016 - 11:21am
Starting on April 13, a new organization called LEAD Wright County will be hosting leadership development seminars geared toward businesspeople or anyone who wants to develop their leadership skills. The sessions will be led by Teresa Lancaster, a talent development coach at Hagie Manufacturing. “I’ve always had a passion for personal...
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