Last week, students in Northwood-Kensett's Science 9 classes got the drop on a unique engineering exercise, with an egg activity that had nothing to do with Easter.
Northwood's library staff, (from left) Linda Griffith, director Morgan Johnson and Nancy Amundson, are celebrating National Library Week this week. They will also welcome people as they completely reopen in May, returning to normal hours and more activities as summer approaches. They will still offer online services and curbside pickup as well.
The theme for National Library Week 2021 is “Welcome to Your Library” – happy words to the book reader’s heart.
Anchor Thomas Block stretches for a third place finish in the 4x800-meter relay last Tuesday in Saint Ansgar. Block and his teammates, Ben Yezek, LaMonte Sims and Nathan Hanneman, finished with a time of 1:49.95, earning the team six crucial points.
Telling me not to expect a whole lot out of this year’s track team, Vikings head coach Dave Capitani said, “All of our throwers are new and we only have three or four kids that can run. It might be a long year.”
Lady Viking Jesslyn Sims competes in the shotput last Tuesday afternoon at the Saints Coed Relays in Saint Ansgar. Sims earned her team one point with her throw of 26-09.25, good for sixth place.
Like many of the competitors at last Tuesday night’s Saints Coed Relays, I find myself this morning thankful that the track and field season, after a year off because of the COVID-19 pandemic, is once again underway.
Pictured are the teams that represented N-K at the Engineering Machine Design Contest, including (front row, from left) Wyatt Willand, Emma Davidson, Nathan Hannemann, Mrs. Willert, Ms. Della Vedova, (middle row) Kenny Conlin, Weston Willand, Jadyn Beland, Madalynn Hanson, Chloe Costello, Teagan Johnson, (back row) Hayden Moore, Thomas Block, Kayla Senne, Ruthie Conlin and Evelyn Ocel.
On Friday, March 12, St. Ansgar High School hosted the third annual Engineering Machine Design Contest in conjunction with the Minnesota State Engineering Center of Excellence.
Northwood's library staff, (from left) Linda Griffith, director Morgan Johnson and Nancy Amundson, are celebrating National Library Week this week. They will also welcome people as they completely reopen in May, returning to normal hours and more activities as summer approaches. They will still offer online services and curbside pickup as well.
Anchor Thomas Block stretches for a third place finish in the 4x800-meter relay last Tuesday in Saint Ansgar. Block and his teammates, Ben Yezek, LaMonte Sims and Nathan Hanneman, finished with a time of 1:49.95, earning the team six crucial points.
Lady Viking Jesslyn Sims competes in the shotput last Tuesday afternoon at the Saints Coed Relays in Saint Ansgar. Sims earned her team one point with her throw of 26-09.25, good for sixth place.
Pictured are the teams that represented N-K at the Engineering Machine Design Contest, including (front row, from left) Wyatt Willand, Emma Davidson, Nathan Hannemann, Mrs. Willert, Ms. Della Vedova, (middle row) Kenny Conlin, Weston Willand, Jadyn Beland, Madalynn Hanson, Chloe Costello, Teagan Johnson, (back row) Hayden Moore, Thomas Block, Kayla Senne, Ruthie Conlin and Evelyn Ocel.
As the Northwood-Kensett school district prepares for the construction of the Vikings Activity Center, the school board recently approved borrowing that will finance a majority of the project. At a meeting on March 25, the N-K board of education reviewed bids that had been received to borrow...
The Worth County supervisors are continuing with plans to repeal an ordinance that exempts renewable energy projects from zoning regulation. They also plan to replace a connected resolution that restricts how tax increment financing (TIF) on those projects can be spent. At recent meetings, the...
With state officials in Iowa opening vaccinations to those that can safely receive them, Worth County Public Health has begun accepting the names of all those 18 and older, with a focus on those that work with the public and with others. Last week Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced that, as of...
Worth County officials have begun the process of evaluating the current status of county facilities and what will be needed as they consider renovations or new construction. That includes the assistance of a design firm, and input from members of the public. County officials have begun working...
Two men were apprehended in March after stealing catalytic converters from vehicles located at properties in the Manly area. One of the men is currently facing charges related to the thefts. According to criminal complaints, in the early morning hours of January 29, Jacob Allen Smith, 30, and...
Worth County officials recently opted to retain COVID-19 safety measures for at least one more month. The County has been requiring employees and visitors to wear masks in buildings, especially when interacting within 6 feet of each other, revisiting the policy on a monthly basis. At the March 22...
A spree of city hall break ins took place last month in North Iowa. That included two city halls in Worth County, and a near miss in Northwood. Worth County Sheriff Dan Fank detailed the incidents during a recent report to the Northwood City Council. According to Fank, two people took part in a...
On March 23, voters living in Worth County's District 2 supervisor district chose who would represent them as supervisor. Gary Hanson had been elected to fill the seat in November 2020, but could not fill the position. Incumbent Mark Smeby was appointed to continue in office after the position...
The Worth County supervisors recently discussed wind turbine valuation policy and whether or not to place a temporary halt on any future development. Julie Kunz, a rural Grafton resident who has been vocal on matters of wind turbine development in the county in recent years, was at the meeting to...
While the city and county level 2020 U.S. Census numbers are still in the works, the Census Bureau provides estimates on population changes each year, providing a look at changes between the counts taken every 10 years. Information from the 2019 population estimate shows that the population of...

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Anchor Thomas Block stretches for a third place finish in the 4x800-meter relay last Tuesday in Saint Ansgar. Block and his teammates, Ben Yezek, LaMonte Sims and Nathan Hanneman, finished with a time of 1:49.95, earning the team six crucial points.
Telling me not to expect a whole lot out of this year’s track team, Vikings head coach Dave Capitani said, “All of our throwers are new and we only have three or four kids that can run....

Obituaries

James Ray Cooper, 78, of Plymouth, Iowa, died on March 19, 2021 at Pearl Valley Nursing Home, Perry, Iowa.
Per Jim's wishes cremation rites have been accorded.

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