Pictured are (in front, from left) Northwood-Kensett senior Jadyn Beland, freshman Weston Willand, (in back) freshman Addyson Runde, senior Teagan Johnson, senior Pete Kelly and senior Grady Buenzow.
The Northwood-Kensett Speech Team traveled to Mason City High School on Saturday, January 21, for the Large Group District Speech Contest.  Three groups from N-K performed.
NVFC officers for 2023 are (from left) treasurer Cody Strand, assistant chief Justin Peterson,  assistant chief Brett Backhaus, chief Blake Severson, lieutenant Kory Jaspers, captain Jake Springer and secretary Brandon Oldfather.
The Northwood Volunteer Fire Company recently held its annual meeting, enjoying a meal, recognizing the service of its members, electing officers and providing a look at what is new for the honorary members, former firefighters, who are invited to
N-K sophomore Colby Eskildsen glides to the basket with an easy layup last Thursday night in Northwood. Eskildsen scored 12 points, dished out seven dimes and grabbed five offensive rebounds in the Vikings 61-60 non-conference win over North Iowa.
The Northwood-Kensett boys basketball team won one of three games on the schedule last week, losing to North Butler and Newman Catholic in Top of Iowa Conference East action while registering the team’s fifth win of the year in the 61-60 non-confe
Annaston Stene faces off against Nashua-Plainfield’s Amberly Gerholdt in the championship round of last Friday’s super regional in Decorah. Stene beat Gerholdt by fall but finished the day at 2-2 after losing her fifth round consolation match.
It has been a season that has been filled with firsts for Iowa High School girls wrestling: the first sanctioned season, the first super regionals and of course the inaugural all girls state tournament, and the first ever North Central Trailblazer
A neighborly effort was held at the farm of Brett Johnson, as friends and neighbors helped complete the harvest of his fields.
October N-K alum Wyatt Willand continued improving on his marathon successes. At the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Willand took home the medal as the winner of the men’s wheelchair division.
N-K point guard Madalynn Hanson splashes a 3-pointer last Saturday in Northwood. Hanson scored five points and grabbed five rebounds in the 59-37 non-conference loss to Lake Mills.
The Northwood-Kensett girls basketball team continued to hold onto third place in the Top of Iowa Conference East standings after winning one of four games last week, a 55-20 blowout in Rockford that lifted the Lady Vikings to 7-4 in the conferenc
Pictured are (in front, from left) Northwood-Kensett senior Jadyn Beland, freshman Weston Willand, (in back) freshman Addyson Runde, senior Teagan Johnson, senior Pete Kelly and senior Grady Buenzow.
NVFC officers for 2023 are (from left) treasurer Cody Strand, assistant chief Justin Peterson,  assistant chief Brett Backhaus, chief Blake Severson, lieutenant Kory Jaspers, captain Jake Springer and secretary Brandon Oldfather.
N-K sophomore Colby Eskildsen glides to the basket with an easy layup last Thursday night in Northwood. Eskildsen scored 12 points, dished out seven dimes and grabbed five offensive rebounds in the Vikings 61-60 non-conference win over North Iowa.
Annaston Stene faces off against Nashua-Plainfield’s Amberly Gerholdt in the championship round of last Friday’s super regional in Decorah. Stene beat Gerholdt by fall but finished the day at 2-2 after losing her fifth round consolation match.
A neighborly effort was held at the farm of Brett Johnson, as friends and neighbors helped complete the harvest of his fields.
N-K point guard Madalynn Hanson splashes a 3-pointer last Saturday in Northwood. Hanson scored five points and grabbed five rebounds in the 59-37 non-conference loss to Lake Mills.
Last week, the Worth County supervisors received a second request for funds to continue ambulance coverage for a portion of the county. A question in the November 2022 general election asked Worth County residents to consider taxes to fund a county-based ambulance service. The vote did not reach...
The staff of Northwood-Kensett were the grand marshals of the Fourth of July parade in Northwood.
July The Fourth of July was celebrated with a weekend of fun and activities in Northwood. That included the parade, fireworks, Little Miss and Misters and entertainment across several days leading up to the Fourth. Recognized during the Fourth festivities were Teresa Stehn as 2022 Citizen of the...
The Northwood City Council recently approved support for two developments in and near Northwood’s downtown. On the agenda for the January 9 meeting were two requests for City support in applications for the Iowa Economic Development Authority’s (IEDA) Community Catalyst Building Remediation (CCBR...
At their monthly meeting last week, the Northwood-Kensett school board discussed the calendar impact of snow days, utility access to the FFA field and an update on a teacher leadership program. The meeting included a discussion of time lost to winter weather, and whether teachers should be allowed...
Bolan’s Vacation Bible School brought young people and volunteers to the event.
April Storms in mid-April left areas with significant damage, primarily from the heavy rains that left flooded spots throughout communities. The WCDA held its first in-person awards ceremony since the outbreak of the pandemic. They awarded $1,144,626.22 in grants. The City of Northwood received...
The Worth County supervisors recently approved appointments to local and regional boards, groups and commissions. Below are the appointments recently made by the supervisors: County Board of Health (three year terms) –Dennis Bartz and Kathryn Meyer; Commission of Veteran Affairs (three year term...
As requests for funding ambulance coverage come in, the Worth County supervisors may have to assume the duties of township trustees to pay the bill. With a Worth County EMS taxation resolution failing in the November election, the two ambulance providers that currently cover the County have...
Recently released information shows the official enrollment numbers of school districts throughout the state of Iowa, when collected this past fall. The information shows how numbers have changed statewide and across the Top of Iowa Conference since the previous school year. Statewide, the...
Legislation signed into law last year went into effect at the start of the new year and changes what is required of stores when it comes to accepting redeemable cans and bottles. As of January 1, the deposit paid and returned for those purchasing qualifying containers remains the same at 5 cents,...
Al and Ivan Fredericks
Al Fredericks grew up on a farm near Osage. One of five brothers, he knew they couldn’t all be farmers. Since he had a high interest in cars, he took an automotive class offered through the Osage High School in 1970. Al’s first car: “When I turned 16, I wanted a car – a four speed with bucket...

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By Mike Simmons Sports Editor Starting around 10 years ago the Northwood-Kensett girls basketball team went on what was at the time, a historic run considering the programs past struggles. But...

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The fullness of life has passed for our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, teacher and friend to so many, Margaret Krumm.  She was 97.

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