Selected as North Iowa Band Festival royalty were  queen Hannah Lanphere, of Central Springs, and band king Nathan Hannemann, from Northwood-Kensett.
Each year, as Mason City and the surrounding area celebrate the North Iowa Band Festival, area high school bands and their selected royalty take part in contests as part of the event.
Aaron Davis is an energetic and motivated entrepreneur. Only 16 years old, he owns and operates his own business – Shaka Shaved Ice.
Representative Ashley Hinson is pictured speaking with Brittany Low, owner of Fringe & Lace in Northwood, along with Brook Boehmler, regional director of the Iowa’s SBDC (Small Business Development Center).
As they were out of session, two national lawmakers paid a visit to Worth County last week, as Representative Ashley Hinson and Senator Charles Grassley met with a local business owner and members of the public.
The N-K Trap team is pictured at the Iowa Clay Target League State Championship on Saturday, June 5. Photo by Michelle Moretz.
This past week was just practice for the Viking trap team with a shoot with Lake Mills canceled due to rain.
Tom Martin was just a third grader when he started on his path to the ministry. “We used to have missionaries come to our Sunday school,” he said. “That sparked an interest in me.”
N-K’s Kayla Senne delivers a pitch last Monday afternoon in Allison. The Lady Vikings lost on opening night to North Butler 2-0 but Senne had a fine night, striking out 11 while allowing just one hit.
Even though the losses go on her career record you can’t really blame the Lady Vikings 0-2 start on pitching ace Kayla Senne, who has pitched brilliantly in her two starts so far this season, striking out 21 in two games.
Selected as North Iowa Band Festival royalty were  queen Hannah Lanphere, of Central Springs, and band king Nathan Hannemann, from Northwood-Kensett.
Representative Ashley Hinson is pictured speaking with Brittany Low, owner of Fringe & Lace in Northwood, along with Brook Boehmler, regional director of the Iowa’s SBDC (Small Business Development Center).
The N-K Trap team is pictured at the Iowa Clay Target League State Championship on Saturday, June 5. Photo by Michelle Moretz.
N-K’s Kayla Senne delivers a pitch last Monday afternoon in Allison. The Lady Vikings lost on opening night to North Butler 2-0 but Senne had a fine night, striking out 11 while allowing just one hit.
After several weeks of research, conversations with stakeholders and numerous meetings, the Worth County Planning and Zoning commission has developed a draft of a wind turbine ordinance that is now available to the public before a public hearing set for June 16. In April the Worth County Board of...
At recent meetings of the Worth County supervisors and the Worth County Zoning Commission, discussions have taken place about the scope and intent of the work being done by the commission in regards to establishing wind turbine rules. At its April 12 meeting, the Board of Supervisors passed a...
Over the course of the last several weeks, members of the public have taken part in a process designed to let Worth County officials know what direction they should pursue for short and long term facility projects. The final public meeting to help provide a recommendation to County officials was...
Valedictorian/ Sidney A. Swensrud
Northwood-Kensett’s class of 2021 graduated this past Sunday. During the commencement ceremony, scholarships and scholarly recognitions were announced for the 45 members of the class. This year’s graduating class received $ 650,728.12 for their first year of college and $840,728.12 in scholarships...
This weekend, Northwood-Kensett marching musicians will take part in the 82nd North Iowa Band Festival in Mason City, after the event was canceled in 2020. As N-K joins other area schools, two members of the band, Bella Efflandt and Nathan Hannemann, will represent them for the last time. Each...
On Monday, following guidance from the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Iowa Department of Education, the Northwood-Kensett Board of Education voted to lift the requirement that those in the district buildings would be required to wear a mask. On Friday, the IDPH sent a letter to Iowa...
The question of how to safely transport students in the city of Northwood was brought to the Northwood-Kensett school board last week, as the City of Northwood faces difficulties providing the service and daycare providers and parents are concerned. The City of Northwood had previously provided...
Last week, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced new measures to address the State of Iowa’s severe workforce shortage. Effective June 12, 2021, the State of Iowa will end its participation in federal pandemic-related unemployment benefit programs. The Governor also announced that effective June 13...
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz on Friday announced the end of Minnesota’s statewide mask requirement, aligning Minnesota with new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance on face coverings. Minnesotans who are not fully vaccinated are strongly recommended to wear face coverings...
Last week, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) updated its guidance for those vaccinated against COVID-19, with masks no longer needed in most situations for those that have the vaccine. Under the updated guidance, those that have been fully vaccinated are those that have both shots of a two...

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The N-K Trap team is pictured at the Iowa Clay Target League State Championship on Saturday, June 5. Photo by Michelle Moretz.
This past week was just practice for the Viking trap team with a shoot with Lake Mills canceled due to rain. The team did shoot on Saturday in a 100 target program at the Mitchell Co. Trap Range...

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Jeanette Mae Jacks, 85, passed away peacefully on May 27, 2021, while surrounded by family after a long fight with cancer.

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