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10/18/2017 - 1:15pm

On October 13, the old Clarion House, formerly a hotel, was demolished. The structure was built in 1881 and moved to the lot from where it was eventually taken down in 1916.

09/20/2017 - 10:10am
In March this year, Clarionites were saddened to hear of the passing of Steven Schutt. Schutt had been an art teacher, an antiques dealer, and a craftsman known not only for his teddy bear designs, but also for bringing the Teddy Bear Reunion convention to Clarion from 1990-2005. On September 14, the Heartland Museum made a special remembrance for...
09/13/2017 - 10:21am
On Sunday, Hurricane Irma hit the coast of Florida. The storm had already killed dozens of people in the Caribbean islands and struck the US as a category 4 storm. Florida suffered damage from heavy rainfall and falling trees, and the damage continued north into Georgia. As of Tuesday morning, Irma is angling northwest into the states and...
09/13/2017 - 10:18am
Dennis Mraz, commander of the VFW Post 2612 for the past 15 years, served in Vietnam from 1971-72 as a Chinook helicopter mechanic. He is known and appreciated as an active member of the community as well as for his VFW leadership. To honor his service, the Log Cabin Quilt Guild of Goldfield, a group of eight women, decided to present him with a...
09/06/2017 - 10:08am
Wright County is home to many ghost towns—what were once small, but functioning communities and what now might be only a house or farmstead, or nothing at all. From Moscow and Eagleville on the west side of the county to Fryeburg and Waterman in the eastern half, usually only locals, or historians, know anything about them. Florence, located...
09/06/2017 - 9:59am
Leroy Jensen has been a teacher, a farmer, and the Wright County Extension Education Director over the years, but he’s been a lifelong 4-Her.  For that, he has been selected as this year’s Wright County inductee to the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame. Though he retired as Wright County Extension Education Director in 2009, he still remains...
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