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02/21/2018 - 11:06am

For the past two weeks, normal court happenings have been somewhat disrupted as meetings have been set for new locations. The reason? Renovations of the Wright County courtroom have officially begun.

For the most part, work completed so far has simply been removing old drywall, flooring, even the worn courtroom pews in preparation for the remodel, which will include re-orienting the...

01/31/2018 - 11:03am
Over the last few years, staff in the Clarion-Goldfield-Dows school district have noticed changes in student demographics, particularly relating to poverty. This year, students and staff have come together to try to do something about it. Starting in December, Alondra Aragon, an FFA student in leadership, and Erin Halverson, school nurse,...
01/31/2018 - 10:50am
Though January is behind us, it’s not too late to make a change to better your health in the New Year. If you’d like to take part in a challenge to track weight loss or exercise, you have until February 5 to sign up with a team for Live Healthy Iowa’s 10-Week Wellness Challenge. The challenge goes from now through March 30. Teams...
01/24/2018 - 12:41pm
The New Home Café, possibly the oldest restaurant in Clarion, has a new manager. Carolyn Ferry, an Eagle Grove resident for the past 15 years, heard through a co-worker that the owners were looking to rent or sell the café. Previously a nurse, Ferry went to cooking school in 2014 in the hopes of doing something with it in the future...
01/24/2018 - 12:38pm
The February 6 special school election will include options to vote on two different measures: the Iowa Central Community College bond referendum, and the Clarion-Goldfield-Dows PPEL renewal. Both were defeated in the regular school election on September 12, 2017. However, C-G-D Superintendent Bob Olson believes many people didn’t know what...
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...
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