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06/21/2017 - 9:45am

For two weeks during June, the Lake Cornelia shelter house, woods and shore had a group of excited elementary-aged visitors. They were the Dirt Diggers campers—kids who under the leadership of Raejean Chapman and Wright County Conservation got a chance to not only enjoy nature, but experience it up close and get excited about learning more.

The idea for Dirt Diggers grew out of a...

05/03/2017 - 9:47am
Over the last two months, the Clarion Dance & Tumbling Academy has been competing in several dance and talent competitions across Iowa. At each of three different competitions, CDTA dancers have taken high honors in various categories. Competitions have included the BravO! regional on March 17 through 19; the Spotlight Dance Cup competition on...
04/26/2017 - 10:05am
Friday, April 21, was the official Chamber ribbon-cutting for Clarion’s newest business: Ruba Kitchen and Bath. The business is run by Jon Ruba with some help from his wife, Adrian. Dozens of friends, businesspeople and well-wishers came for the ribbon cutting and open house of the Ruba Kitchen and Bath building in the Industrial park, which...
04/26/2017 - 10:01am
June 7, 2017, will be the 100th anniversary of the Lions Clubs International. In Iowa, local clubs are gearing up to celebrate at the state convention and to raise funds for the Lions Foundation. One way clubs are doing that is by sponsoring special commemorative quilts to be auctioned off, like the one made by Jodi Kraft for the Clarion Lions....
04/19/2017 - 10:16am
This year, 70 Wright County parcels previously classified as agricultural land were newly assessed as residential. One of the re-classified parcels includes what used to be the county farm, located just southeast of Clarion on Nelson Avenue. The parcel is owned by Steven Smith, who last year raised three acres of alfalfa on the seven acres of land...
04/19/2017 - 10:02am
Saturday, April 22, is Earth Day. While many won’t do something specific to observe this holiday, some people and organizations try to embrace good earth stewardship the year round. One such local organization is the Iowa Specialty Hospital, which has willingly undertaken several recycling initiatives in addition to those required for...
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