• Wright County Supervisors learn about a new housing project in Clarion.
A new housing project in Clarion was presented to the Wright County Board of Supervisors at their meeting Monday morning.Terry Utech and Kirk Rier are the members of the I 2 1 Corporation,the firm in charge of the project. The housing development will be located at the east side of Clarion north of Highway 3.There will be 22 lots with the homes to be built over three phases. The first phase would feature 6 to 8 new lots located on the south side of the Clarion Goldfield High School parking lot.This plan is similar to a project in Humboldt. Funding for the new housing project would be secured through grants. The funding for the housing project will be discussed.
The Wright County Supervisors learned an emergency management grant for search and rescue. The Wright County Charitable Foundation donated $5,400 for the purchase of 12 radios and a DVR system for the county trailer used for emergencies such as in Dayton and Belmond this year. There will also be a matching grant for $2500 for additional emergency radios.
In another matter the Wright County Supervisors approved the hiring of MER Engineering of Fort Dodge for services at Drainage District 36 located north of Clarion.
Allers Associates Architects was hired as the architectural firm for the new transit building in Clarion. Work on this project will begin in the next few months with completion by September,2014.
The Wright County Supervisors approved the hiring of a new engineering technician in the engineer's office at a salary of $40,000. There is a pre-employment screening including a background check of the person to be hired. The name of the individual hired will be announced next week. 41 bridges were approved for bridge load postings for 2014.
• International Holiday Festival comes to All Cultures Equal this Saturday.
The first ever International Holiday Festival at All Cultures Equal will be Saturday,December 14 at the ACE Center,1440 East Second Street from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. The event will feature samples of ethnic holiday treats representing countries from around the globe. There will be Christmas music from a variety of countries, games for children and more. Admission is free for everyone. If you would like more information please call ACE director Janet Toering at 515-450-2973.
• Hamilton County Compensation Board to meet Friday.
• Stratford motorist escapes injury in one car crash Sunday.