Kacey Ginn

01/10/2018 - 3:20pm

Close to 30 people attended a hearing Monday on whether Tax Increment Financing from the Urban Renewal Area established to accommodate Prestage should be used to fund an expansion for the Eagle Grove Community School District. Support was divided among attendees, but the county board of supervisors voted to approve the Urban Renewal Plan amendment to support the funds 3-0.

Bryce Davis,...

12/27/2017 - 12:51pm
“The one-room schoolhouse in Gazebo Park is Wright County’s own contribution to American History.” So stated an article in the June 17, 1982 edition of the Wright County Monitor, which highlighted the schoolhouse as the symbol of Clarion’s Festival in the Park. Last week, the old 4-H Schoolhouse Museum, which had been...
12/20/2017 - 2:42pm
While for most the holidays are a time for joy and family, they can also be a time of personal and financial stress. To help feed families during this busy season, the largest pork producer in Iowa recently expanded a program that should make Christmas merrier for those in need. On Friday, December 8, volunteers with Iowa Select Farms gave away...
12/13/2017 - 3:51pm
When the urban renewal area established to accommodate Prestage and other potential industries was put in place, the arrangement allowed for amendments to be made to the plan so that some of the property tax revenue could go toward other projects, such as school assistance. This week, county economic development director Bryce Davis requested a...
12/06/2017 - 1:03pm
Of the 300 agricultural drainage wells once in use in Iowa, only 31 are still open, with six under contract to be closed soon. Out of the remaining 25 wells, two are located in Wright County, both in Grant Township. “The state wants all the wells closed because they see that there’s a potential for groundwater contamination,”...
11/01/2017 - 11:36am
While many see Halloween as a time to dress up and have fun, dozens of runners and several organizations took the opportunity this weekend to do more: work to prevent child abuse locally by raising funds for parenting classes through Building Families. (Dressing up and having fun was just a bonus.) The Fourth Annual Zombie Run took place at the...
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