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Relay For Life organizers led the Northwood Fourth of July parade as grand marshalls.
July Kuennen’s Quarry reopened after having been closed in June following numerous violent interactions. The park was originally opened during limited morning and early afternoon hours. Several Worth County residents once again took part in the 99 county Bible reading marathon. They sat at the...
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 cycle. “The Worth County Community Foundation is...
The Northwood City Council heard a request to act as an applicant for funding for a downtown apartment project at their regular meeting on January 10. Jane Podgorniak, who, along with husband John, owns the building downtown that is used for Worth County Democratic Party events, was at the meeting...
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...
A Northwood man was sentenced last week to time in federal prison for explicit communications online with a minor. Aaron Hendrikson was accused of sending a 15-year-old from Minnesota explicit messages and a photo containing sexual content in November 2019. When he gave the minor directions for a...
April The Northwood Chamber of Commerce welcomed Easter with the annual egg hunt, held at the Worth County fairgrounds. Ground was officially broken on the new Vikings Activity Center at the N-K High School. The Worth County supervisors passed a moratorium on wind energy projects in the county...
The latest release of county level COVID data shows another large increase in Worth County's COVID numbers. At the same time, half of the vaccinated population of the county has received a booster dose. In the most recent week, there were 37 new cases of COVID-19 in Worth County, bringing the new...
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...
Last Wednesday, on one of the colder days of the week, the Worth County conservation department underwent an important safety exercise, as they traversed thin ice to remove a potential temptation. It all began during the New Year’s weekend, according to Worth County conservation director Jim...

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