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07/23/2014 - 12:00pm

Road construction on Highway 3 recently reached Clarion, where the route locally becomes Central Avenue.

According to Roy Gelhaus, Resident Construction Engineer at the Iowa Department of Transportation, tile work and patching has already been completed in Clarion and is expected to be completed by press time in Humboldt at the project’s western edge. For the next several...

06/25/2014 - 12:06pm
At their June 23 meeting, the Wright County Supervisors heard reports of damage caused by severe thunderstorms on June 16 and 18. “We’ve had some flooding, we got some rain,” said Adam Clemons, Wright County Engineer, with dry (figuratively speaking) understatement. Clemons cited a rural resident’s rain gauge that had...
06/25/2014 - 12:02pm
Last Monday and Wednesday – June 16 and 18 – Wright County experienced thunderstorms, winds up to 90 miles per hour, two tornados, and as many as 10 inches of rain total for the week. When severe weather hits, local services spring into action to keep area residents safe, and help them clean up in the aftermath. Emergency...
06/25/2014 - 11:57am
“It’s a new district,” said Nancy Paule Huisinga of the promise of the Iowa House’s eighth district, for which she will be the Democratic Party’s new candidate this November. She chose to run in part because she was disappointed with incumbent Henry Rayhons running unopposed in 2012, shortly after the eighth...
06/19/2014 - 12:37pm
The Wright County Board of Supervisors on June 19 declared a State of Emergency in Wright County due to the damage from significant rainfall, severe thunderstorms, and flash flooding during the past week. The storms so far this week have caused damaged to public and private property and endangerment of health and safety of the residents of...
06/18/2014 - 11:19am
The 1964 and 1969 Clarion Class reunions have strong showing on their parade floats, with’64’s Homecoming Queen appearing on Gazebo Park’s stage later in the afternoon. “The Heartland Museum is alive,” insists another float displaying a new acquisition – an 1880s-era hearse – with a ‘grieving widow...
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