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...

10/31/2019 - 11:18am
Cheri Comstock had little idea of the impact her Clarion-based business, Smooth Move, which assists seniors with downsizing, moving and estate sales, would have on her future.  In fact, business is so good that Comstock and her partners, the Stitzes, are opening another business to handle the items from the Smooth Move business.  Out of...
08/29/2019 - 10:01am
Phoebe Sanders of Eagle Grove has been hoping to “walk across the street” at the Iowa State Fair for years. This walk refers to more than a casual stroll; it is actually what competitors call it when they win one of the top livestock honors at the fair and get to display their animal in the Hall of Champions. This year, Phoebe’s...
08/08/2019 - 12:44pm
This past week, Hannah Johnson was scurrying around First Lutheran Church in Clarion. She was making sure clothing racks were filled, shoes were sorted and food was on the shelves. Johnson was preparing for last Thursday night, when the Clothing Closet officially opened. The Clothing Closet is a new effort underway at First Lutheran Church. It...
07/25/2019 - 1:54pm
Cari Sisson has not been on the job long, but she’s already on the move throughout the entirety of Wright County. Sisson was recently hired by Mid-America Publishing to work as a marketing consultant for both The Eagle Grove Eagle and The Wright County Monitor. She is diving head first into her new territory. Sisson grew up only a short...
03/14/2019 - 11:25am
Who doesn’t love going to the movies? Most of us like to take in the occasional flick, so we are fortunate that Clarion is one of those increasingly rare small towns that actually has a movie theatre. And soon, the Clarion Theatre hopes to be even more relevant to the community by reaching out an under-served but large population- Spanish...
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