Kacey Ginn

02/21/2018 - 11:06am

For the past two weeks, normal court happenings have been somewhat disrupted as meetings have been set for new locations. The reason? Renovations of the Wright County courtroom have officially begun.

For the most part, work completed so far has simply been removing old drywall, flooring, even the worn courtroom pews in preparation for the remodel, which will include re-orienting the...

01/24/2018 - 12:41pm
The New Home Café, possibly the oldest restaurant in Clarion, has a new manager. Carolyn Ferry, an Eagle Grove resident for the past 15 years, heard through a co-worker that the owners were looking to rent or sell the café. Previously a nurse, Ferry went to cooking school in 2014 in the hopes of doing something with it in the future...
01/24/2018 - 12:38pm
The February 6 special school election will include options to vote on two different measures: the Iowa Central Community College bond referendum, and the Clarion-Goldfield-Dows PPEL renewal. Both were defeated in the regular school election on September 12, 2017. However, C-G-D Superintendent Bob Olson believes many people didn’t know what...
01/17/2018 - 11:13am
Learning to put your best foot forward is something we all have to do. But while it can be nerve-wracking to figure out how to dress and act in different social and work situations, with some practice (and maybe a little help), anyone can learn how to present themselves well. So learned a group of special education students from the Clarion-...
01/17/2018 - 11:10am
For the past 35 years, the City of Clarion has had a very energetic worker and volunteer. He’s organized kids ball teams, wresting tournaments, the city Easter Egg hunt, and more. But on December 29, Tom Simmons retired as Clarion Recreation Director. Simmons got his start working for the city even before he had the rec director job. The...
01/17/2018 - 11:08am
Clarion, though established as the county seat in 1866, started out smaller than some of the earlier-established cities in the county. But when the railroad lines came, that all changed. “The Great Western was the largest employer in town,” said William Hamm, a former Clarionite who now resides in Waverly. “There are still people...
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