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07/27/2016 - 10:25am

Close to 115 people packed the Wright County Courtroom on Monday to voice opinions and learn about the county’s economic development agreement with Prestage Farms for the proposed processing plant. Farmers, businessmen, county government, and regular citizens all had their say, but the prevailing voice was that of the agricultural community, who by and large agreed: they favored the...

07/05/2016 - 10:56pm
Following the announcement of the county’s plans to work with Prestage Foods of Iowa to develop a 650,000-foot pork processing facility south of Eagle Grove, the county supervisors held a press conference to answer questions about the proposed facility. About five news organizations showed up and asked questions about the plant’s...
07/05/2016 - 10:58am
  Prestage Foods of Iowa announced Tuesday, July 5, that they intend to bring nearly 1,000 jobs to Wright County by the end of summer 2018.   Co-owner Ron Prestage, DVM, pending state and local approval, confirmed that a $240 million hog plant will be built on a 150+ acre site located southwest of Eagle Grove. It is slated to...
06/29/2016 - 10:10am
On June 23, Iowa Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds toured the Wright County Courthouse and discussed local issues with county officials. State Senator Dennis Guth and Representative Terry Baxter were also present. The discussion ranged from struggles finding places for those who need mental health care to funding for security and transit...
06/29/2016 - 10:07am
On June 22, The Hair Studio on Central Ave in Clarion celebrated its 25th year in business. Operated by Kay Marker with her sister-in-law, Brenda Kapka, and for the last 10 years with the help of Lisa Lawson, The Hair Studio was recognized by the Clarion Chamber for their dedication to the Clarion community. “I couldn’t have done it...
06/29/2016 - 10:04am
The Wright Christian Reformed Church in rural Kanawha has been home to many souls in Wright and Hancock counties over its 125 years. On Sunday, June 26, the church celebrated those years and the changes that have happened—from the days of German immigrants who helped start the church, to expanding the building, sponsoring the Kanawha...
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