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06/13/2019 - 11:41am

Life was not easy for Ashley Vaala when she was growing up. She was raised by addict parents, used with them, and by the time she was 15 was cooking meth with her “friends.” She herself became an addict, and eventually went to federal prison for fi ve years.

“Prison was the best thing for me,” admitted Vaala open and honestly. “I met some great women while...

05/16/2019 - 10:42am
There probably aren’t many people in Wright County who haven’t met, or at least heard of, Jim Lester. He is a 1985 graduate of Clarion High School and has also spent the last 33 years focusing his life on public safety for Wright County. Sadly, the community will have to bid him farewell and good life as he has excepted a position as...
05/16/2019 - 10:40am
Eagle Grove City Administrator Bryce Davis and Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sara Middleton recently sat down together to share their efforts to tackle downtown revitalization, a job that, according to Davis and Middleton, has several parts that work together. “Improving the vibrancy of the Downtown District is an important goal...
05/09/2019 - 10:38am
You don’t need a time machine to go back 200 years. All you need is a trip to Heartland Museum in Clarion, Iowa. And that’s exactly what the fifth graders from Eagle Grove Elementary got last week. Students were excited to be able to get some hands-on experience with some days-gone-by skills, like rope making, tie quilting, making...
05/09/2019 - 10:35am
Sara (Sheller) Middleton may be new to the position of Eagle Grove Chamber of Commerce Director, but she is familiar with our town and Wright County. Middleton is a 1993 graduate of Clarion-Goldfield. After moving away to attend college, earning a BA in 1999 and a masters in 2001, Middleton spent sometimes working in California before ultimately...
05/09/2019 - 10:32am
This Saturday, May 11, eight Wright County Veterans will board a flight to Washington, D.C. where they will spend the the day being recognized for their service and commitment to this country. Since 2010, flights have consisted of only WWII and Korean War Veterans, but as of the May 7, 2016 flight, Vietnam Veterans have been incorporated in the...
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