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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...

08/17/2016 - 10:20am
On September 11, Clarion Lights for a Cause and the Clarion Chamber and Development will officially kick of Wright County Heroes Week with a recognition of local first responders. Every week until then, we'll be highlighting one of our county's first response services, starting with dispatchers: the first people to hear about the emergency...
08/17/2016 - 10:12am
Rich and Laurie LaRue recently celebrated 32 years of marriage and 10 years of owning their store, Imagine That. In it, they sell everything from personalized stuffed animals to Clarion-Goldfield-Dows shirts, and they create most of what they make right in the back of the shop. Laurie originally bought the business from her employer. Back then,...
08/10/2016 - 10:32am
Bob EnTin, high school business teacher, retired lawyer and former teacher, has recently started two new ventures: a move to the Meadows Independent Living, and blogging about his experiences. Some of the regular activities at the Meadows gave EnTin the idea for his blog. “We do new puzzles all the time,” EnTin said. “They...
08/10/2016 - 10:29am
Wright County Heroes Week, set to begin Sunday, September 11, still needs official approval from the county supervisors, but planning for the commemoration event that day is under way. The idea to honor first responders came from Tom Frantz, a veteran and member of the Clarion EMS team, who for the past six years has put together a Christmas light...
08/10/2016 - 10:20am
Monday’s county supervisors meeting continued to illustrate the central conflict of opinion regarding Prestage’s proposed pork processing plant: county officials and citizens who believe the plant will have overall positive effects on the local economy, schools and businesses, vs. citizens who believe environmental damages and other...
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