• New mom Brookelyn Christians with baby boy, Lincoln. Lincoln was born on April 9. Photo provided
    05/05/2021 - 8:25am

  • Clarion Police Department: Left to right: Chris Jones, Assistant Chief Bret Thompson, Chief of Police Steve TerHark, Savannah Schnetzer, Jeremy Stenda, Sergeant Ted Knutson. Photo by Bridget Shileny
    05/05/2021 - 8:18am

  • Pictured is the inside of the Manie and Elmarie Nel cabin at Elm Lake. The cabin caught fire on Saturday. The Nels reported that due to the fire, the cabin a total loss. Photo provided
    05/05/2021 - 8:15am

  • Wright County Naturalist Sam Hanson and Park Ranger Jeremiah Feltz spend a few minutes tending the more than 20 varieties of starter plants, at the county conservation shed. The plugs will be transplanted for use in prairie and natural areas across the county. Feltz said, “The seeds have been collected from across the county.” If the transplanting goes as Feltz and Hanson expect, there may be enough left over to sell. County employees anticipate even more seeds to be started next year, for more county use and even more plants available for sale.
    05/05/2021 - 8:13am

  • CGD students who participated in the North Central Conference Art Show included, front left to right: Paige German, Rillie Elston, Isa Hernandez, Delainey Fedkenheuer-Kockorsky. Middle: Hailyn Pelico-Gomez, Marlene Hernandez, Jacqueline Lopez, Lillian Fulk, Em Eekhoff. Back row: (back row) Kelvin Baez, McKayla Johnson, Raven Kinnetz, Max Smith, Gabi Egland, Mrs. Heather Walker (teacher). Not Pictured: Jaidyn Lockwood. Photo provided
    05/05/2021 - 8:10am

  • The new Wright County Naturalist Sam Hanson is pictured with an injured owl which was picked up and housed for several days. The animal will be transferred to an animal rehab facility for more care. The conservation staff and board welcomed Hanson mid-April to their team.
    04/28/2021 - 9:13am

  • The Clarion Locker is in the midst of an expansion. After purchasing part of the building to their north, they will have more space to spread out, including expanding their freezer and coolers. Photo provided
    04/28/2021 - 9:12am
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  • Division I (Superior) Ratings: 1st Row (l to r) Kendall Lienemann. Brenna Cross, Natalie Kirstein, Makayla Pulido, Payton DeCoster, Lillian Fulk, Eugene Rosenbaum, Kelvin Baez, Owen Coldiron. 2nd Row (l to r) Gavin Wilson, Alaina Friesleben, Liam Whitehead, Cady Senger, McKayla Johnson, Izaac Watne, Nick Sisson, Caden Hankins, Caleb Curry. Not pictured: Rillie Elston. Photos provided
    04/28/2021 - 8:43am
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  • This is the current rendering of the baseball/softball complex the Clarion-Goldfield-Dows district is planning to be located to the east of the high school. Superintendent Joe Nelson said they will still be working on the design with ISG Engineering until early May but hope to start construction in August. Image provided
    04/21/2021 - 7:18am

  • World War II veteran Lyle Mc Conaughy (right) is presented with a certificate recognizing him for 75 years of continuous American Legion Membership. The certificate was presented by Clarion Legion member Dennis Mraz. Photo provided
    04/21/2021 - 7:15am

  • 12-year-old Estuardo Lopez is a self-taught piano player. He has shared his talent at CGD Middle School a few times throughout this school year. Photo provided
    04/21/2021 - 7:13am

  • Iowa Specialty Hospital recently presented two nurses with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses®. Pictured, left to right, are ISH Chief Quality Officer Cindy Hunter with award recipients Samantha Sandvig, OB nurse, and Jennifer Mewes, OB Nurse Leader. Photo by Bridget Shileny
    04/21/2021 - 7:12am


New mom Brookelyn Christians with baby boy, Lincoln. Lincoln was born on April 9. Photo provided
05/05/2021 - 8:25am
Don’t forget to send your mom flowers or a card because Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday! All of our moms are wonderful women and deserve heaps of love and praise every day of the year but especially on Mother’s Day. In anticipation of the...


05/05/2021 - 8:28am
As much as we love awards season, it is now time to step away from that fabulous time of year and move forward. We plan to find new, fun ways to discuss not only new movies but also old favorites. One of the ways we can do that is to pick out timely...


05/05/2021 - 7:00am
Last Monday the Cowgirls traveled to Lake Mills for the Bulldog Relays. Saint Ansgar won the team title with 130 points, followed in the top five of 13 teams by the Cowgirls at 98, Osage at 91, Central Springs at 72 and West Hancock at 59. Morgan...


05/02/2021 - 8:21am
Kelly Jo (Schultz) Ellis, 61, of Kanawha passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021 at her home in Kanawha. A memorial visitation was held on Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, at Ewing Funeral Home, 1801 Central Avenue East in Clarion. v...

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