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08/24/2016 - 10:10am

On August 17, Clarion’s Monsanto location held a community lunch and tours of their seed packing facility. Originally meant as a “thanks with franks” event, visitors enjoyed hot dogs and a look at what goes on inside of a packaging plant.

Visitors first learned how samples of seed are taken from bins, sorted, and examined for quality. Good samples are taken and planted...

07/13/2016 - 10:21am
On July 1, four children between the ages of 4 and 12 were playing on the 700 block of 4th Street NW in Clarion when they were approached by a man who tried to entice them into a car. One child called for her mother, who called the police. The man fled when a nearby patrol car appeared on the scene. The suspect, 19-year-old Victor Gomez, was...
07/13/2016 - 10:18am
Starting June 29, the Clarion Chamber and Development at the historic depot welcomed a new executive director: Jaqueline Rief. Sherri O’Brien, member of the Chamber board, was pleased to welcome Rief aboard. “[She’s] got a fresh set of eyes, and a new perspective, and it’s an opportunity for us to work together,” O...
07/13/2016 - 10:16am
Though Wright County Conservation has previously had success establishing small prairie areas, such as the one near the bus barn at the C-G-D high school, a ditch along O’Brien Avenue near the Lake Cornelia walking path has proved problematic for more than one reason. It can take several years to establish the plants and more for some...
07/07/2016 - 11:07am
Will mean over 900 good jobs What Cerro Gordo county, and more specifically Mason City, passed on could become Wright County’s gain following a press conference last Tuesday afternoon and a presentation at last week’s Tuesday meeting of the Eagle Grove City Council. Even though Economic Development Director Bryce Davis admits that it...
07/06/2016 - 8:43pm
In a tour planned to acquaint locals with the plans for Prestage Foods’ proposed pork processing plant south of Eagle Grove, Prestage COO Jere Null and county officials visited the Eagle Grove Rotary Club, members of the Eagle Grove Chamber of Commerce, and the Clarion and Eagle Grove city council meetings on July 5. The $240 million, 650,...
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