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07/18/2018 - 12:12pm

Knute and Amanda Severson have returned (Knute) and moved (Amanda) to Clarion and the community is better for it! The Severson family has been in the Clarion area for a handful of generations. Amanda is new to our area and became a ‘Severson’ in August a year ago, when the two were married.

The couple now resides on a farmstead where Knute’s great grandfather lived....

06/27/2018 - 10:39am
Longtime Clarion resident Denny Bowman says that the need for a recreation center in town is an ongoing discussion. Over his time here, there have been no fewer than five attempts to start planning a rec center project. “We’ve never been able to pull it off,” Bowman said. But if the June 19 public meeting is any indication, that...
06/27/2018 - 10:24am
While news of a new apartment building coming to Clarion is exciting for those feeling the crunch of the housing crisis, residents near the proposed site have some concerns about what the apartments mean for the city. Some residents of the nearby White Fox Landing development asked about the development at the June 18 city council meeting. Jordan...
06/27/2018 - 10:17am
In January 2017, former Clarion resident Sandra Sellers Hanson received the Modern Language Association’s prestigious Francis Andrew March Award, which recognizes outstanding teachers of English. “It was a lovely cap to my career as a professor and English Department Chairperson at LaGuardia Community College,” Hanson said in a...
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...
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...
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