Kacey Ginn

11/22/2017 - 12:12pm

Fifth graders in the Clarion-Goldfield-Dows district enjoyed a special presentation Friday when Tracy Drain, Deputy Chief Engineer for NASA’s Juno project, visited the school.

Drain is the aunt of C-G-D students Natalie and Alex Greving. She was visiting the family for Thanksgiving and was able to stop in to talk to the students about what it’s like to work for NASA. She...

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at the Heartland Museum on Saturday: “Voices from the Past,” where nine local community members read excerpts from historical documents and stories about the settlers of Wright County.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...
10/25/2017 - 10:05am
Clarion, Belmond, and the broader Wright County community are blessed to have such a high-quality, well-recognized source of medical care as Iowa Specialty Hospital. Since the Belmond Medical Center and Wright Medical Center joined together five years ago, their combined strength has been an asset for the community. Iowa Specialty Hospital will...
10/25/2017 - 9:56am
The 2017 regular city election is Tuesday, November 7. In Clarion, four candidates are running for three open council seats. In addition, one candidate is running for the open mayor’s seat. This week's Monitor has a full round of questions for each candidate; here are a few highlights from their answers. Duane Asbe - mayoral candidate...
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