Seen here are the 4-H members from the North Central Area of Iowa who recently started their terms on the Iowa 4-H Council. Pictured are Cecelia Hill, Kendra Kinne, Marli Backhaus and Teagan Johnson, Worth County; and Emma Alstott and Gracie Harvey, Webster County.
Forty Iowa youth, including four representing Worth County, are beginning their new terms as State 4-H Council members.
Viking defenders Treycen Rollene (12), Josiah Kliment (22), Drake Tiedemann (34) and Tyler Mills (35) pursue a Harris-Lake Park ball carrier in the 32-29 district win.
With a lot of new faces in critical positions this season, many people wondered what the year would hold for the 2021 version of Vikings football, but after the first two weeks saw the men from Northwood-Kensett rack up two convincing wins over Ri
N-K’s Marli Backhaus gets the ball past two Lake Mills defenders in last Saturday’s tournament action in Manly. Backhaus, a senior, leads the team on the year with 38 kills and 24 blocks.
Although it won’t count in the final Top of Iowa Conference East standings, the Northwood-Kensett volleyball team exacted a little revenge last Saturday in Manly when it handed Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock a 2-1 (15-21, 21-16, 15-9) loss, this after
The original church building in Bolan is pictured here. It stood until 1949.
This Sunday, Trinity United Methodist Church will celebrate its 126th anniversary in the community of Bolan. The 126th celebration comes as the 125th event was postponed due to pandemic concerns.
Bernice, the Northwood-Kensett district’s first canine staff member, has been happy to meet all the students that she will “work” with throughout the school year. Bernice has completed her own lessons to become a therapy dog and students have been meeting her in that official and effective capacity recently. Ava Woltzen is pictured with Bernice  as she accompanied secondar counselor Amy Hansen in the classroom.
By JoAnn Lower If you’ve ever owned a dog, you understand the meaning of “man’s best friend.” Their soothing, fun-loving nature naturally affects your mood and the mood of those around you.
N-K’s Marli Backhaus goes up against two Huskie defenders in last Tuesday’s 3-2 TIC East loss. After seven matches this season Backhaus leads the team with 34 kills and 14 blocks.
After losing the first six matches of her young coaching career, Lady Vikings head coach Mackensie Sauerbrei finally got that first win, a hard fought 3-2 (25-17, 14-25, 18-25, 25-18, 15-12) victory over West Fork last Thursday night in Northwood.
Seen here are the 4-H members from the North Central Area of Iowa who recently started their terms on the Iowa 4-H Council. Pictured are Cecelia Hill, Kendra Kinne, Marli Backhaus and Teagan Johnson, Worth County; and Emma Alstott and Gracie Harvey, Webster County.
Viking defenders Treycen Rollene (12), Josiah Kliment (22), Drake Tiedemann (34) and Tyler Mills (35) pursue a Harris-Lake Park ball carrier in the 32-29 district win.
N-K’s Marli Backhaus gets the ball past two Lake Mills defenders in last Saturday’s tournament action in Manly. Backhaus, a senior, leads the team on the year with 38 kills and 24 blocks.
The original church building in Bolan is pictured here. It stood until 1949.
Bernice, the Northwood-Kensett district’s first canine staff member, has been happy to meet all the students that she will “work” with throughout the school year. Bernice has completed her own lessons to become a therapy dog and students have been meeting her in that official and effective capacity recently. Ava Woltzen is pictured with Bernice  as she accompanied secondar counselor Amy Hansen in the classroom.
N-K’s Marli Backhaus goes up against two Huskie defenders in last Tuesday’s 3-2 TIC East loss. After seven matches this season Backhaus leads the team with 34 kills and 14 blocks.
The community of Bolan (current population of 19) will holds its 18th annual fall event this Saturday, September 18, with a variety of food, music, fun, vendors and more. The day begins with the Trinity United Methodist Church’s bazaar, held in the Bolan Schoolhouse and Cultural Center, from 8 a.m...
The city of Manly will have another office on the November city election, following the resignation of its mayor last week. Manly mayor Regan Banks submitted his resignation at the September 7 Manly city council meeting. Banks was serving in his second stint as mayor, having served in the role...
Worth County Public Health will be holding a series of flu clinics in Worth County communities starting on Tuesday, September 21. On Tuesday, a flu clinic will be held at Kensett Town Hall, 207 Fifth Street, from 9-10:30 a.m. The next clinic will follow  in Joice, at Bethany Lutheran Church, 201...
With another young person lost to suicide in the community, the resources available for those with questions about suicide and suicide prevention remain important. Below are a number of online, phone and text options for adults, parents, young people and others who are worried about loved ones or...
Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation for Worth, as well as Pocahontas counties in response to recent severe weather. The governor's proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to, and recover from, the effects of recent severe weather and activates the Iowa Individual...
COVID-19 rates in Worth County are continuing an upward trend that brings a weekly increase not seen since the end of 2020. The most recently available data from the State of Iowa, released weekly, shows that between August 19 and August 26, there were 49 new cases of COVID-19 in the county,...
The Worth County supervisors recently received an update on the plans for a wind turbine development in the works in the county, as well as a proposed development agreement between the County and the company pursuing the project. Mark Crowl, with Invenergy, was at the August 9 meeting to provide...
With the first week of school passed, the number of students actually in N-K classrooms was up from the previous year, although the total number of students educated by N-K was down. Based on the unofficial count taken last week there were 500 students in N-K classrooms, compared to 451 at the...
With the release of information included in redistricting data for the 2020 Census, comes a look at how populations have shifted in Worth County over the last 10 years, and beyond. Census figures show that Iowa’s population has increased since the last count, rising from 3,046,871 in the 2010...
With school back in session this week, many may be wondering about the status of COVID-19 rules and procedures at local schools. According to the superintendents of the Central Springs and Northwood-Kensett school districts, they will continue to follow the recommendations of the Iowa Department...

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The Northwood-Kensett boys and girls cross country teams competed in just one meet last week, the Belmond-Klemme Invitational last Tuesday evening. In the meet, the Vikings’ Thomas Block set...

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Judy LaVonne (Pike) Gunderson, 79, of Keokuk, Iowa, (formerly of Mason City, Iowa) passed away on Saturday, September 4, 2021, at the Keokuk Area Hospital from pneumonia.

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