Kacey Ginn

11/15/2017 - 11:13am

This fall, the Dwelling Place, one of Clarion’s churches, welcomed a new senior pastor: Chris Whitehead, previously from Waterloo. During October, he commuted every week to preach on Sundays, and at the end of October, the family—Chris, his wife Anja, and their six children—made the move to Clarion.

For 17 years, Whitehead was a...

11/15/2017 - 11:08am
You probably knew Saturday was Veterans Day, but did you know November 10 was another important milestone for some of our servicemen? In 1775, the Second Continental Congress decided to raise two battalions of Continental Marines on that day. Though the day of celebration has moved to a couple different dates, the Marine Corps Birthday Ball has...
11/09/2017 - 10:07am
Lee Avenue north of Clarion was a busy area Tuesday morning as 30 local farmers, bringing eight combines, 15 semis, and seven catch-carts, came together to harvest the crop planted by Mike Studer, who passed away in May this year. The group started at 7 a.m. and had finished 190 acres in three hours. They had completed the final 152 acres by about...
11/01/2017 - 10:32am
Homelessness, family troubles, and sudden health or financial problems that cause a displacement aren’t just issues in big cities. Even in Clarion, there’s recently been a need to house people in transition who just need a place to stay for a night or two. Seeking to fill that need in the Clarion community, the Lighthouse Church of the...
11/01/2017 - 10:18am
A group of about 40 people attended a special event at the Heartland Museum on Saturday: “Voices from the Past,” where nine local community members read excerpts from historical documents and stories about the settlers of Wright County.             The end of the presentation was...
10/25/2017 - 10:10am
In 1916, the old Clarion House hotel was moved to its location on 1st Street SE. Roy Ross, a railroad engineer, owned the lot when it was moved, and kept it from 1915-1945—the longest the old Clarion House has ever been owned. Though the ownership records are confusing in places, between 1945 and 1996, the old hotel had 11 owners—on...
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