Kacey Ginn

03/22/2017 - 10:48am

On March 13, locals gathered at Mosaic in Clarion once again for Chilifest, the 32nd annual chili lunch-and-dinner fundraiser. The food, fun, and raffle is something Clarion area residents look forward to every year. It’s also an opportunity to show support for Mosaic’s cause: helping those with intellectual disabilities live full, meaningful lives.

Many don’t know the...

03/08/2017 - 10:45am
Jill (Lents) Howarth, a Belmond native, and her husband James have been in Iowa for about a year since moving from Australia, James’s home country. In that year, they’ve been quite busy launching their business: a natural beauty products brand called CocoRoo, a coconut oil-based line of organic lotions. Their story starts back when...
03/08/2017 - 10:43am
The first meeting of the Clarion Public Library’s new Lego Club saw six children working on Lego creations and playing Lego video games. Children’s librarian Missy Hansen, who organized the club, said that fit the number of kids who initially signed up, but she hopes the club grows more popular with time. Once the Club has solidified,...
03/01/2017 - 11:17am
The Iowa High School Speech Association individual speech contests were supposed to take place Saturday, February 25. The snow storm meant that the contest at Clear Lake where Clarion-Goldfield-Dows and Eagle Grove students were supposed to compete was delayed, but due to road conditions, both districts decided it would be too risky to drive...
02/22/2017 - 11:08am
Educators are finding more and more ways to incorporate STEM—science, technology, engineering and mathematics—in the classroom, which gives students hands-on experiences with the ways technology shapes our world. This year, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows Middle School science teachers Pat O’Brien and Jay Jackson have been helping their...
02/22/2017 - 11:01am
During February, the last of 66 emergency radios were installed in all emergency vehicles in the county. This means that every police, EMS, fire, and sheriff vehicle’s radio now fits P25 standards, the current parameters for public safety organizations in the U.S. Though the radios have more power and somewhat better range than their...
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