This Friday and Saturday, Northwood-Kensett students will perform on stage, with the play “Arsenic and Old Lace” by Joseph Kesselring. Two performances will be held, on Friday and Saturday, February 23 and 24, at 7 p.m.
A carton carried a dozen visitors to third grade classrooms in Worth County recently. They were there to provide an eggs-cellent embryology lesson.
N-K’s Kooper Julseth glides through the air towards the basketball in last Thursday night’s 65-57 district 3 semifinals loss to Bishop-Garrigan. Koop, who averaged 15.1 points and 6.2 rebounds in the regular season led the Vikings in the tournament loss with 25 points and 11 rebounds.
Saving their best for last, the Vikings of Northwood-Kensett made a tournament run that not many people saw coming, knocking off Saint Ansgar by one point in the quarterfinals before finally falling to Bishop-Garrigan in the district semifinals.
The Vikings’ Linca Scarlett gets control over his state tournament opponent in last week’s state wrestling tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Scarlett would eventually lose this match, his final one of the tournament, in a 15-0 technical fall to Logan Magnolia’s Kulab Kuhl. (Picture provided by Tiffany Tiedeman for the Northwood Anchor)
The Northwood-Kensett wrestling team sent two sophomores to the state wrestling championships last week and while they didn’t come away with any hardware, the experience and knowledge gained will help them both for years to come.
As Northwood-Kensett celebrates National FFA Week, it will be the last for the school’s longtime FFA coach/advisor Marty Cotter, who retires at the end of the school year.
For Lon and Mary Hopperstad, nearly 60 years together started as they celebrated another couple’s expression of love. On March 5, 1966, almost 58 years ago, Lonny (Lon) and Mary Hopperstad were married at First Lutheran Church.
N-K’s Kooper Julseth glides through the air towards the basketball in last Thursday night’s 65-57 district 3 semifinals loss to Bishop-Garrigan. Koop, who averaged 15.1 points and 6.2 rebounds in the regular season led the Vikings in the tournament loss with 25 points and 11 rebounds.
The Vikings’ Linca Scarlett gets control over his state tournament opponent in last week’s state wrestling tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Scarlett would eventually lose this match, his final one of the tournament, in a 15-0 technical fall to Logan Magnolia’s Kulab Kuhl. (Picture provided by Tiffany Tiedeman for the Northwood Anchor)
The driver of a vehicle that crossed lanes and led to two collisions and the death of two people has been sentenced after entering a guilty plea in December. According to court documents, on July 29, 2022, a vehicle driven by Maggie Harvey, 24, of Northwood, was traveling north on Highway 65, when...
With two ambulance services requesting funding, but ways to pay them potentially more than a year away, the Worth County supervisors recently discussed how they could help provide money for now. Last year, two ambulance services came to the County with requests for financing to maintain ambulance...
At the regular meeting of the Northwood-Kensett Board of Education discussed teacher pay, a shared activity position with the City of Northwood and proposed WCDA education expenditures. In recent weeks, City of Northwood and Northwood-Kensett representatives have been meeting to discuss the...
The Worth County supervisors recently made a change to the process of hiring new County employees as they look at ways to prepare for the financial impact of pending property tax limits. Last year the Iowa legislature passed changes to state property tax procedures that will require local...
For Lon and Mary Hopperstad, nearly 60 years together started as they celebrated another couple’s expression of love. On March 5, 1966, almost 58 years ago, Lonny (Lon) and Mary Hopperstad were married at First Lutheran Church. “We met at a friend’s wedding,” Mary fondly remembers. The future...
The Fourth festivities included naming Lil, Jr. and Miss and Mr. Northwoods.
July Northwood celebrated Independence Day with the annual parade; the naming of Citizens of the Year and the Little, Junior and Miss and Mr. Northwoods; fun; games; entertainment; and the fireworks to cap off the festivities. The parade was led by three former business owners, Al and Ivan...
Last week, Worth County Sheriff Dan Fank officially announced his plans to retire from the position at the end of this current term. Fank’s announcement reads as follows: “Starting my 25th year here at the Worth County Sheriff's Office, the last 7 as the Sheriff, I have made the difficult...
Last week, representativess of the the towns and the townships on the western and southeastern sides of Worth County met to discuss plans and next steps for establishing a way to pay for ambulance service in their areas. The towns and townships at the meeting make up the areas of the county that...
Representatives of the Northwood parks and recreation (PR) board and Northwood-Kensett continued discussion of a potential recreational activity director position at a recently city council meeting. At the council’s previous meeting members of the City’s Parks and Recreation board shared...
Grant recipients gathered for the Jaspers Family Foundation Fund of Worth County’s 2023 grant awards celebration on January 11 at the Worth County Extension Office, where $46,073 in grant funding was awarded to 9 projects of organizations serving Worth County.
The Jaspers Family Foundation Fund of Worth County held its 2023 grant awards celebration at the Worth County Extension Office on January 11, announcing the distribution of $46,073 to nine projects of organizations serving Worth County through its 2023 grant cycle. “The Jaspers family’s generosity...

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N-K’s Kooper Julseth glides through the air towards the basketball in last Thursday night’s 65-57 district 3 semifinals loss to Bishop-Garrigan. Koop, who averaged 15.1 points and 6.2 rebounds in the regular season led the Vikings in the tournament loss with 25 points and 11 rebounds.
Saving their best for last, the Vikings of Northwood-Kensett made a tournament run that not many people saw coming, knocking off Saint Ansgar by one point in the quarterfinals before finally falling...

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Opal Diedrich, 99, of Grafton, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2024, at the Lutheran Retirement Home in Northwood, Iowa.

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