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09/19/2018 - 12:22pm

            Dave Mechem has made quite a leap in the last few decades from the cornfields of Iowa to the bright lights of Hollywood and beyond. Mechem grew up in Clarion but followed his calling elsewhere in the film industry. Years later, he is an executive producer, and particularly proud his current film “Unbroken: Path to Redemption” that opened in...

09/05/2018 - 1:39pm
Being a new mom can be a very scary and stressful time even when a woman is looking forward to her new baby.  This hectic time can be made even more difficult if a family faces some difficult times and is worried about having enough support before and after the baby arrives.  Luckily, a program offered through the Wright County Public...
09/05/2018 - 1:36pm
Jeff Meyer is no stranger to the first day of school, even if he is new to the halls of Clarion-Goldfield-Dows High School. Mr. Meyer has been teaching for an impressive 34 years in different schools across Iowa. This fall, he is excited to start teaching math at CDG. Mr. Meyer started his education journey growing up in northwestern Iowa. After...
09/05/2018 - 1:31pm
         While Ali Disney is excited to open her new brick and mortar boutique Italics in downtown Clarion this week, she is no stranger to the world of business. As the Executive Director of the Clarion Chamber of Commerce, her job is to help businesses in town succeed. She has also been running Italics as an online...
08/29/2018 - 3:18pm
An old basketball warm-up suit adorns the wall of Sheila Hudson’s office. It belonged to her father, who graduated from the same school that Hudson is now in charge of. As the new principal at Clarion- Goldfield-Dows High School, Hudson herself is relatively new to the area, but her father was a Clarion native and that family connection has...
08/29/2018 - 3:16pm
My name is Bridget Shileny, and I’m so pleased to be the new news editor and reporter for the Wright County Monitor. Since my name will soon be appearing above news stories, I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself to our readers. I am only recently a resident of the great state of Iowa. I grew up in South Dakota in a tiny speck of a...
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