Karen Weld

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 Schaben either.

“My...

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...
12/13/2017 - 11:34am
This is the second article in the "Under 40" series featuring locals under 40 who are making a difference in our community. Nicole and Grant Woodley currently serve as co-pastors of Clarion’s First Lutheran Church. They are enjoying the church and the community, a shared ministry they have held since January of 2015. The couple...
11/08/2017 - 11:41am
“If you build it, he will come,” is one of the most well-known phrases in the Academy Award winner movie "Field of Dreams." Recently the words could be reworked locally to say, “If they come, we will build it!” Recently, in three days, nearly 100 volunteers descended on Northeast Iowa Christian Service Camp,...
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