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09/23/2016 - 12:14pm

In a special meeting this morning, the board of Supervisors unanimously voted to declare a state of emergency for Wright County due to a high accumulation of rainfall and flooded rural roads.

So far, flooding has been found to be particularly affecting the northern half of the county, prompting Belmond-Klemme Community Schools to dismiss class at 11:30 a.m. Heavy rainfall in Hancock...

08/31/2016 - 10:13am
July 20 was the official anniversary for local business AD Tech Solutions, run by Andrew and Sarah Dencklau. On August 25, they held an open house to celebrate their five years of operation at their Main Street location. “I’d never run my own business before,” Andrew said. Dencklau grew up in Clarion, then worked at the world...
08/24/2016 - 10:10am
On August 17, Clarion’s Monsanto location held a community lunch and tours of their seed packing facility. Originally meant as a “thanks with franks” event, visitors enjoyed hot dogs and a look at what goes on inside of a packaging plant. Visitors first learned how samples of seed are taken from bins, sorted, and examined for...
08/24/2016 - 10:00am
With the Clarion Lights for a Cause and the Clarion Chamber and Development’s Wright County Heroes Week recognition approaching, this week we’re highlighting our sheriff’s department. The men on this force patrol and investigate crimes in the rural areas of the county as well as overseeing the jail and many civil processes....
08/22/2016 - 12:06pm
The final vote approving the development agreement between Wright County and Prestage Foods of Iowa was unanimously passed by the Wright County Board of Supervisors this morning.  The vote took place after a two-hour hearing where members of Wright and surrounding communities discussed Prestage's plan to build a large pork processing...
08/17/2016 - 10:22am
Erik Smith, new principal for Clarion-Goldfield-Dows High School, has spent the last couple of weeks getting used to the school, meeting teachers, and attending meetings and conferences. He is looking forward to starting in his new district when classes begin August 23. The difference between being a principal and being a teacher, Smith said, is...
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