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01/17/2018 - 11:17am

Clarion Chamber Director Ali Disney likes what she does and sees in her “adopted” community, Clarion. Originally from Tama, she is a 2006 graduate of South Tama and a 2010 graduate of Simpson College; she played volleyball for both schools. She met and married Kyle Disney, moving to Clarion, her husband’s hometown, when a job opportunity for him brought them here nearly five...

12/06/2017 - 11:10am
On Saturday, families who visited the Heartland Museum took photos with Santa in front of a lovely holiday backdrop: Christmas trees and a beautiful little cutter, a two-person horse-drawn sleigh. The cutter, a model built around 1900 and used by the Carpenter family near Woolstock around that time, is the subject of the “Mystery at the...
12/06/2017 - 11:07am
While the Clarion Rotary Club takes part in many service projects, both local and international, in December, they start working on a special project for Christmastime: their Secret Santa project in cooperation with local law enforcement. This will be the fourth year the club raises money to split between the Sheriff’s office and the Clarion...
11/29/2017 - 11:03am
You probably wouldn’t expect to find a dinosaur at the pet store. But to a child, that’s exactly what an iguana can look like. Recently, Clarion resident Becky Elliott self-published a picture book titled “It’s a Great Day!”, a story about a family who pick out an iguana from the pet store. It’s based on her...
11/29/2017 - 11:00am
About one in five people are diagnosed with a mental illness in a year, and one in ten with a substance abuse disorder. So said Michelle De La Riva, executive director for Community and Family Resources, based out of Fort Dodge. De La Riva spoke on Monday to the county board of supervisors about CFR’s work to help those struggling with...
11/22/2017 - 12:12pm
Fifth graders in the Clarion-Goldfield-Dows district enjoyed a special presentation Friday when Tracy Drain, Deputy Chief Engineer for NASA’s Juno project, visited the school. Drain is the aunt of C-G-D students Natalie and Alex Greving. She was visiting the family for Thanksgiving and was able to stop in to talk to the students about what...
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