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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 quality. Good samples are taken and planted...

07/20/2016 - 10:08am
After taking care of other county business, the Wright supervisors readjourned to the courtroom to accommodate the more than 70 visitors who attended the readings for Ordinances 51 and 50, which would re-zone the southeast quarter of section 21 of Troy Township as Industrial to allow for future development of Prestage Foods’ pork processing...
07/20/2016 - 10:02am
For 35 years, Tim Chipman has been all around Wright and Franklin counties, helping clean people’s homes as the operator of the local Servicemaster franchise. Though he loved getting to know the community that way, he decided he was ready to retire from owning a business. Now you can see him at Wright County Motors Pritchard Family Auto,...
07/20/2016 - 10:00am
On June 4, 17 students in the Industrial Tech Club at Clarion-Goldfield Dows High School and seven adult leaders left for a 10-day trip where they got to experience travel in Paris, England, and Ireland. Craig Warnke, the industrial tech teacher at the high school who has led these bi-yearly trips since 2008, said the trips all tie in some way to...
07/19/2016 - 10:58am
The following is a press release from Wright County Emergency Management Coordinator Jim Lester.   PRESS RELEASE 7-19-16  10am FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Yesterday afternoon the Governor issued a disaster proclamation that includes Wright County. This proclamation allows for the use of state resources to assist the city with debris...
07/18/2016 - 2:25pm
  In response to questions, Wright Economic Development Director Bryce Davis told attendees of the July 18 zoning ordinance hearings why the county had chosen the proposed site—about five miles south of Eagle Grove on Highway 17—for Prestage Foods’ processing plant. Reasons included nearby electricity and natural gas access...
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