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11/30/2016 - 11:38am

Starting at 6 p.m. on Monday, November 21, more than 100 people packed Chappy’s on Main to take part in the Holmes Christmas Club auction, a tradition in Wright County for close to 25 years.

Shelley Pohlman, an active member of the Club, said that his year, the auction raised about $22,000. “We’re very fortunate,” she said. 

The Holmes Christmas Club...

10/19/2016 - 10:27am
Early this summer, difficulties communicating during the county tornado drill scenario at the Fairgrounds proved that emergency radio updates were needed. This week, Sheriff Jason Schluttenhofer was able to announce that the county has secured a $200,000 matching grant from the state to go toward 66 radios for emergency vehicles in the county....
10/19/2016 - 10:22am
Juniors and seniors across the nation are starting to think about their future.  Will they go to college?  Is a training program more what they’re looking for?  Maybe they should go straight to work?  Those are the questions they are looking for answers to, and for many, they are finding those answers at the North Central...
10/12/2016 - 12:02pm
In Iowa, trucking companies of all sorts and sizes contribute to Iowa’s products being shipped all over the world. One small company from Clarion recently earned honors from the Iowa Motor Truck Association above the rest: Ennis Corp, a second-generation family business. Ennis as a whole earned recognition as one of the safest carriers in...
10/12/2016 - 12:00pm
On October 4, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst made a stop at Lewright Meats and Deli in Eagle Grove. In the middle of her 99-county tour, Ernst said her visit was part of her efforts to learn about challenges in small businesses and particularly in agriculture. “We’re hearing from all sides of the agricultural industry, how that all comes...
10/12/2016 - 11:58am
In 2010, when she first organized Drink for Pink, Rachel Barrett set a $2,000 fundraising goal to assist families affected by cancer in Wright County. That year, she wrote a check for $5,000. Though there have been some ups and downs, since then, the Drink for Pink event at Chappy’s on Main in Clarion—and the funds raised—have...
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