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06/20/2018 - 2:36pm

In March of last year, Wright County Economic Development began working with MIDAS Council of Governments to develop a county-wide trails plan. In June 2017, a trails committee was also formed, composed of local residents and a few outside advisors.

This week, MIDAS and the trails committee were able to bring a first draft of the trails plan before the county supervisors to review....

06/20/2018 - 2:33pm
Last week, Clarion area residents got an up-close look at some exciting technology: a solar-powered car, designed by the PrISUm solar team from Iowa State University. During June, the PrISUm team students are making visits to Iowa communities as part of a “Sun Run.” On June 14, they visited Clarion, setting up in the Shopko parking lot...
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...
06/13/2018 - 3:14pm
When Dr. Todd Eibes entered his Belmond operating room on May 14, it was just another day. Having performed bariatric surgeries for more than 15 years, he was exceptionally well prepared for the procedure that was, for him, routine. But the occasion marked a special event for Iowa Specialty Hospital: the 1,000th weight loss surgery performed in...
06/13/2018 - 3:09pm
Out of 8,232 registered voters in Wright County, 1,352 voted during the primary election on June 5, a voter turnout of 16.42 percent. For the Republican party, there were 993 voters; for Democrats, 350; and Libertarians, nine. (Libertarians earned major party status in Iowa and thus separate ballots when their 2016 presidential nominee, Gary...
06/13/2018 - 3:03pm
As progress on the 4-H schoolhouse museum marches forward, some improvements have been added that were donated by locals with a long history in 4-H. Terry and Sharon Evans recently donated a flag pole with American Flag in memory of Sharon’s parents, Raymond and Marie Hilpipre, who were longtime 4-H leaders in Wright County. Ron and Florine...
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