Karen Weld

10/03/2018 - 11:43am

Serving as Wright County’s Disabilities Coordinator since 2014, Jen Sheehan works with people with mental health and disability issues. “I feel like this work is my calling,” she said. “I like to see a person get a job who has been searching for several months.  Or when someone finds safe housing. It is gratifying when that happens.” She especially likes it...

06/20/2018 - 2:28pm
Beginning her third year as Clarion Public Library’s children’s librarian, Melissa (Missy) Hansen enjoys serving the young people of our community. A local gal, Hansen graduated from Clarion-Goldfield in 2001. She received her AA degree from Ellsworth Community College and her degree in Library Youth/Human Services from UNI. Regardless...
05/16/2018 - 10:06am
Coming to Clarion, Wright County and its smaller rural populations was nothing new to Jake Schaben. “I was raised north of Harlan (where he graduated from high school) near Defiance,” Schaben said. He was hired by the county at the end of May 2013, several weeks after his graduation from college. Conservation work was not foreign to...
04/18/2018 - 9:56am
Josh and Renee Diamond chose Clarion as their new home in 2011, and Clarion residents are glad they did. Since their arrival, both have been leaders in the community. Renee’s career as a family practice physician led in their choice. “I was in my second year of residency when we learned of Iowa Specialty Clinic and Hospital,”...
03/07/2018 - 11:13am
The Nels took a chance when they bought and opened Clarion Locker in 2009. Looking back, Manie and Elmarie are glad they did. In the past nine years, as the business has grown and expanded, their enthusiasm hasn’t waned. The twosome were born in South Africa and came to the United States. They knew that better opportunities were possible...
01/17/2018 - 11:17am
Clarion Chamber Director Ali Disney likes what she does and sees in her “adopted” community, Clarion. Originally from Tama, she is a 2006 graduate of South Tama and a 2010 graduate of Simpson College; she played volleyball for both schools. She met and married Kyle Disney, moving to Clarion, her husband’s hometown, when a job...
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