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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...

08/03/2016 - 10:49am
On July 27, a group of local and state conservation workers gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony celebrating the establishment of a CREP (Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program) wetland in Wright County. The new wetland, which will be located in section 34 of Norway Township, is set to start construction in August and be finished by the end of...
08/03/2016 - 10:46am
The third public hearing regarding Prestage’s proposed pork processing plant took place Monday with the intent that citizens could voice their opinions on the economic development agreement introduced last week. To start with, Economic Development Director Bryce Davis summarized the agreement. As stated last week, the county would pay back...
08/03/2016 - 10:39am
There’s not much better than sitting down with friends over a cup of coffee. But where time and distance are a factor, such meetings are all the more sweet. So was the case on July 27 at Grounded on Main Street, where a group of women who once worked together at the old Clarion Clinic gathered for a time of memories and friendship. “...
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...
07/27/2016 - 10:16am
On July 19, patients, friends, and coworkers of Dr. Tim Nagel attended an open house in his honor as he prepares to move to Colorado. His good-bye party was held almost 29 years to the day of his beginning his practice in Clarion. Nagel said the move didn’t come from wanting to leave Iowa, but the opportunity to try a different kind of...
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