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12/13/2017 - 11:36am

It took the City of Clarion more than three months to find the right candidate for the city administrator position, but last week, Nebraska native Jordan Cook officially took office.

When Cook started college, he was an architectural engineering major. But he happened to take an urban studies class, which covered a wide variety of social science topics. 

 “It...

10/25/2017 - 9:56am
The 2017 regular city election is Tuesday, November 7. In Clarion, four candidates are running for three open council seats. In addition, one candidate is running for the open mayor’s seat. This week's Monitor has a full round of questions for each candidate; here are a few highlights from their answers. Duane Asbe - mayoral candidate...
10/18/2017 - 1:15pm
On October 13, the old Clarion House, formerly a hotel, was demolished. The structure was built in 1881 and moved to the lot from where it was eventually taken down in 1916.
10/18/2017 - 10:19am
For twenty years, the old, two-story white house at the corner of 1st Street SE and 5th Ave SE in Clarion was an eyesore. It became a source of complaint for the neighbors and eventually a problem by way of the squirrels, snakes, and raccoons that were its only occupants. It was called the old hotel or the Anderson house after its most recent...
10/18/2017 - 10:15am
For those who call Iowa home, our fields and farms can seem pretty ordinary. Most people take vacations to bigger cities or wilder landscapes. But for one couple from South Africa, Iowa was an interesting stop on a long vacation to the U.S. Last week, Duane Asbe showed cousins of his wife, Louise, around the area to give them an impression of what...
10/11/2017 - 10:04am
On September 16, eight veterans from Wright County got to experience a thank you they’ll never forget—exploring Washington D.C. and its memorials with the 15th Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight. Veterans who’ve been on the flight before have said it was a fantastic day, and this group felt the same way. The flight included...
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