Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Despite clouds, locals catch glimpse of eclipse

Solar event was only partial in NWI

One of Mother Nature's most dazzling feats was dulled Monday by one of her more mundane.

Thanks to an overcast sky, the widely-hyped solar eclipse was rendered somewhat invisible depending on your location in northwest Iowa. Those with a completely overcast view noticed a darker sky, but some still caught a glimpse of the phenomenon peaking through the clouds.

Elementary students at Clay Central/Everly crowded the school grounds with special glasses to watch the show – or attempted to, at least.

"The clouds may have taken away from their view, but the students will never forget their time head...