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06/21/2017 - 9:45am

For two weeks during June, the Lake Cornelia shelter house, woods and shore had a group of excited elementary-aged visitors. They were the Dirt Diggers campers—kids who under the leadership of Raejean Chapman and Wright County Conservation got a chance to not only enjoy nature, but experience it up close and get excited about learning more.

The idea for Dirt Diggers grew out of a...

06/21/2017 - 9:42am
On May 22, 1947, 72 students graduated from Clarion High School. In the years since then, members of the class moved away, took on careers, and raised families. On Saturday, five members of the class were able to gather in Clarion once more to celebrate their 70th reunion. The small group—Phyllis (Lewis) Hahn, Dorothy (Moellering) Russell,...
06/21/2017 - 9:35am
The Clarion-Goldfield-Dows varsity softball team notched their fifth win of the season last Tuesday in a 5-2 home victory over Rockford. The Cowgirls took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first as Vanessa Kolb reached on a walk then was pushed to second by a Paige Willey base hit. Kolb would then score on a passed ball and an error. They plated...
06/14/2017 - 11:12am
Last week, the owners of Daisy’s On Main, which has been part of Clarion’s downtown for 17 years, announced that they would be closing the store. After nearly two decades of flowers, food, gifts and printed goods, the Dunker family has decided that they’re ready to move on. They expect to close the store at the end of July. Daisy...
06/14/2017 - 11:09am
Though the wind almost sent a few booth canopy tops flying, the breeze kept the Saturday of Festival in the Park cool enough for a lovely day of fun and music. Families lined the street north of the park to enjoy the parade and then packed the park for the music performances. Clarion’s Festival in the Park is 38 years old this year. The...
06/14/2017 - 11:05am
What to do with the old Goldfield school building? This question has been frequently pondered by the Clarion-Goldfield-Dows school board over the last few years. Though the district uses the building’s gymnasium for athletic practices and can rent the community room to outside groups for income, overall, the building has a greater cost to...
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