From North Iowa Wiki
Clarion is known as the home of the International Teddy Bear Reunion in the Heartland, which is held every five years, the next being 2010.
The annual Festival in the Park on the second Saturday in June. It features a parade and is centered around music.
Clarion is also the birthplace of the 4-H emblem.
Mayor: Mike Nail, 515-532-2847 (office); 515-532-3549 (home).
City Manager: Vicky Boyington, 515-532-2847 (office); 515-293-0223 (cell).
City Council: Steve Evans, 515-532-3376 (home); Lindsey German, 515-532-3027 (home); Duane Asbe, 515-532-9073 (home); Kirk Rier, 515-532-2801 (work); Cory Abels, 515-602-6219 (home).
The City Council regularly meets at 5 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month.
Fire Chief: Bruce Wilson, 515-532-2848 (office).
Police Chief: Steve Hennigar, 515-532-2515 (office); 515-532-2487 (home).
Chamber of Commerce: 515-532-2256, Kim Heller, director.
Employers: Wright Medical Center, 1316 S. Main St., 515-532-2811, 310 employees; Hagie Manufacturing Co., 721 Central Ave. W., 515-532-2861, approximately 253 employees; Krysilis Inc., 210 N.W. Second St., 515-532-3221, approximately 90 employees; North Central Co-op, North Central Cooperative, 221 N.W. Fourth Ave., 515-532-2881, approximately 40 employees; Hewlett-Packard, 200 Eighth St. N.W., 515-532-6611, approximately 56 employees; Monsanto, 617 Central Ave. W., 515-532-6631, 18 full-time, up to 30 seasonal employees.
Library: 302 N. Main St., 515-532-3673, Nola Waddingham, director.
Post Office: 115 First St. N.E., 50525, 515-532-3182.
Senior Center: Clarion Senior Citizens, Inc., 113 First Ave. N.E., 515-532-2295.
Telephone providers: Qwest, 800-244-1111, Goldfield Access, 515-825-3996 or 888-825-3996.
Internet provider: Mediacom, 800-332-0245.
Utilities: MidAmerican Energy, 888-427-5632.
Garbage/Recycling: Bell Sanitation, 515-689-1612; The Trash Man, 800-944-1118.
Web site: www.clarion-iowa.com