Blake Severson accepted an award on behalf of the Northwood Volunteer Fire Company, for turnout gear.
The Worth County Community Foundation (WCCF) held its 2021 grant awards celebration at the Joice Community Center on January 11, announcing the distribution of $38,580 to eight projects of organizations serving Worth County through its 2021 grant
N-K’s Aden Bice looks to his coaches for some instruction during his match last Thursday at Forest City. Bice went 1-2 on the night and is now 17-19 on the year.
The Northwood-Kensett wrestling team improved to 8-14 on the year after picking up two wins last Thursday night in Forest City.
Lady Viking Chloe Costello gets past the North Buter defenders for an easy basket last Tuesday night in Greene. Costello scored nine points and is now second on the team at 5.5 points per game.
After badly beating North Butler earlier in the year, holding it to just 11 points, the Lady Vikings of Northwood-Kensett knew that when they traveled to Greene last Tuesday night for the rematch, that they would be playing a totally different Bea
The Vikings Jason Hanson scores in the lane last Tuesday night in Greene. Hanson scored seven points on 2-14 shooting from the field in the 67-34 TIC East loss.
Just when it looked like the Vikings may have turned the corner, winning three games in a row, they traveled to Greene last Tuesday night and the young and inexperienced team showed up once again, losing to the Bearcats by 33 points, 67-34.
Freshman sensation Colby Eskildsen makes scoring look easy with two points in the lane last Monday night in Northwood. Eskildsen, who is second on the team with 12.3 points per game, got into foul trouble against the Wildcats, picking up his fourth foul with 4:50 remaining in the third quarter.
After picking up its first win of the season right before the Christmas break, beating Central Springs, the Northwood-Kensett boys basketball team continued its winning ways in the new year, beating Riceville and Saint Ansgar before ending the wee
Sophomore Chloe Costello attempts a long-range jump shot in last Monday night’s 41-29 non-conference loss to the Wildcats. Costello went 0-4 from 3-point range but sank 3-10 from the field and scored six points in the loss.
In search of its identity, the Lady Vikings of Northwood-Kensett lost all three games played last week and have now lost seven of the last eight games played, having not won since a December 22nd win over Central Springs.
Blake Severson accepted an award on behalf of the Northwood Volunteer Fire Company, for turnout gear.
N-K’s Aden Bice looks to his coaches for some instruction during his match last Thursday at Forest City. Bice went 1-2 on the night and is now 17-19 on the year.
Lady Viking Chloe Costello gets past the North Buter defenders for an easy basket last Tuesday night in Greene. Costello scored nine points and is now second on the team at 5.5 points per game.
The Vikings Jason Hanson scores in the lane last Tuesday night in Greene. Hanson scored seven points on 2-14 shooting from the field in the 67-34 TIC East loss.
Freshman sensation Colby Eskildsen makes scoring look easy with two points in the lane last Monday night in Northwood. Eskildsen, who is second on the team with 12.3 points per game, got into foul trouble against the Wildcats, picking up his fourth foul with 4:50 remaining in the third quarter.
Sophomore Chloe Costello attempts a long-range jump shot in last Monday night’s 41-29 non-conference loss to the Wildcats. Costello went 0-4 from 3-point range but sank 3-10 from the field and scored six points in the loss.
The most recent release of county level data showed the largest increase in both new cases and the percent of those testing positive in Worth County in any one week periods since the intial outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Between January 6 and January 13, there were 119  new cases of COVID-19...
Last week, the Northwood-Kensett school district prepared for a national policy that would require COVID-19 vaccinations amongst its staff. The requirement comes from OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration), which published an emergency rule on November 5. The rule would require...
The first baby of 2022 has arrived, born just two days into the new year. Joshua John Cravens was born on January 2. He is the son of Annika Della Vedova and Joshua Cravens. As the first baby born in the Northwood-Kensett school district, Joshua and his parents will receive a variety of prizes...
Troy Bachtle, custodian at First Lutheran Church in Northwood, spent the first weeks of 2021 touching up the church in preparation for the long-awaited return of in-person services in February.
January Kim Hengesteg was officially sworn in at the district's new business manager and board secretary. The first baby born in the Northwood-Kensett school district arrived on January 16. Scottlyn Jane Kunz was born on January 16, the daughter of Kris and Danielle Kunz and sister of Quinnleigh...
From the CDC: Given what we currently know about COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, CDC is shortening the recommended time for isolation for the public. People with COVID-19 should isolate for 5 days and if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), follow...
Over the course of the month of December, the weekly rates of new COVID-19 cases in the county slowed. At the same time, another Worth resident was lost to the disease With the weekly releases of data, the number of deaths to COVID-19 in Worth County increased to 10 between December 9 and December...
As the Worth County supervisors consider the path to adopting regulations on wind energy projects, the next step may involve expanding zoning countywide. This past April, the supervisors passed a moratorium on wind turbines in the county. Following that action, the Worth County planning and...
Area business owners and employees are observing special hours for the holidays, as they take part in their own celebrations. Listed below are times for each business. Bean and Bistro will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. They will be closed on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day....
With Christmas this weekend, many area churches will hold special services to celebrate Christ’s birth. Listed below are the days and times of services at area churches. Bethany Lutheran Church, Joice- Christmas Eve service, 6 p.m.. Bethany Lutheran Church, Kensett- Christmas Eve service, 7 p.m...
When the next school year begins, there will be some changes in store at Northwood-Kensett. For students in the district’s middle grades that will come with some new opportunities and approaches on how to best support their educational and social development. Starting in the fall of 2022, students...

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N-K’s Aden Bice looks to his coaches for some instruction during his match last Thursday at Forest City. Bice went 1-2 on the night and is now 17-19 on the year.
The Northwood-Kensett wrestling team improved to 8-14 on the year after picking up two wins last Thursday night in Forest City. The Vikings lost their opening match to the Indians 54-28 and then...

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Kenneth G. Benjegerdes, 94, of Manly passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at the Manly Care Center.

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