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02/21/2018 - 11:06am

For the past two weeks, normal court happenings have been somewhat disrupted as meetings have been set for new locations. The reason? Renovations of the Wright County courtroom have officially begun.

For the most part, work completed so far has simply been removing old drywall, flooring, even the worn courtroom pews in preparation for the remodel, which will include re-orienting the...

01/17/2018 - 11:13am
Learning to put your best foot forward is something we all have to do. But while it can be nerve-wracking to figure out how to dress and act in different social and work situations, with some practice (and maybe a little help), anyone can learn how to present themselves well. So learned a group of special education students from the Clarion-...
01/17/2018 - 11:10am
For the past 35 years, the City of Clarion has had a very energetic worker and volunteer. He’s organized kids ball teams, wresting tournaments, the city Easter Egg hunt, and more. But on December 29, Tom Simmons retired as Clarion Recreation Director. Simmons got his start working for the city even before he had the rec director job. The...
01/17/2018 - 11:08am
Clarion, though established as the county seat in 1866, started out smaller than some of the earlier-established cities in the county. But when the railroad lines came, that all changed. “The Great Western was the largest employer in town,” said William Hamm, a former Clarionite who now resides in Waverly. “There are still people...
01/10/2018 - 12:51pm
Close to 30 people attended a hearing Monday on whether Tax Increment Financing from the Urban Renewal Area established to accommodate Prestage should be used to fund an expansion for the Eagle Grove Community School District. Support was divided among attendees, but the county board of supervisors voted to approve the Urban Renewal Plan amendment...
01/10/2018 - 12:46pm
For some, starting a business is a longtime dream. But for Brook Rasmuson and Sam Stumpf of the Rustic Raven, a decorative sign business, getting started was almost an accident. But within three years, a one-time job turned into a hobby, then an online business, then the basis for their own store. Previously, they both provided daycare out of...
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