BRIDGET SHILENY

01/02/2020 - 10:37am

This year will mark the 76th year for the Holmes Christmas Club that was started in that small Wright County town years ago. The club brings together people of all ages from all across county to give back to others.

A few weeks ago, they held their biggest event of the year, their annual auction. This year, individuals, organizations and businesses donated hundreds of items, from gifts...

12/24/2019 - 12:40pm
Less a year before the 2020 election, there is no shortage of Democratic candidates in the race, and not just the race for president. The Iowa U.S. Senate race continues to heat up with the filing deadline for candidates looming in mid-March. This past week, one of the Democratic candidates stopped by Clarion to visit with voters and collect...
12/24/2019 - 12:39pm
The Wright County Fair Board gave their annual update and again requested funding. Tricia Rosendahl, fair manager, spoke about many aspects of the fair. She said the Fair Sponsorship program was successful again and raised over $66,000. The Kids Day and Veterans Programs were popular again. Youth involvement went well with over 940 4-H and FFA...
12/12/2019 - 1:02pm
From the time she was a young girl running around the forest, Sarah Rueger knew that she wanted a career that would put her in the outdoors. Rueger describes herself as a lover of nature and all things rustic. So when she was offered a full-time position as a naturalist and technician here in Wright County, she jumped at the opportunity and has...
12/05/2019 - 12:10pm
With the state’s Democratic caucuses only months away on February 3, Iowa has become its typical hotbed of political activity. The various Democratic presidential candidates in the race have been crisscrossing the state in droves for town hall meetings, meet and greets and roundtables. Understandably, most of these campaign stops occur in...
11/27/2019 - 11:41am
The Wright County Supervisors meeting started with the board hearing from Eagle Grove City Administrator Bryce Davis. Davis appeared to ask the board to sign two letters of support for grant applications. The first application was for a water quality initiative grant for the Eagle Grove’s Downtown Streetscape Improvement Project. They will...
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