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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. Last Tuesday's activities wrapped up a project to build a craft that could cushion the impact of a falling egg. The project, called...
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...
The annual spring clean up days in Northwood have been set for Wednesday, April 28, continuing through Saturday, May 1, with the City offering a chance for residents to dispose of unwanted items as they do some spring cleaning. Dumpsters will be provided for Northwood residents at the Northwood...
Iowa remains under an extended Public Health Disaster with the latest declaration from Governor Kim Reynolds. Last Friday, Reynolds issued a new declaration that extends the state's Public Health Disaster. Iowans are still strongly encouraged, but not required to observe public health measures...
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...
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. Due to the pandemic, the Northwood Public Library closed in April 2020 but, even through this difficult time, continued to meet the needs of its users. Slowly the library opened with...
In the past week, Worth County's COVID-19 rates have remained low, but are on the rise from the end of March. As of March 29, Worth County's seven day COVID-19 rate fell to 0%, accounting for the number of positive test results out of those taken since March 22. On April 5 the seven day positivity...
A new federal law went into effect on April 1 that requires the operator of a boat with an installed Engine Cut-Off Switch (ECOS) to use the ECOS link while operating on all federally navigable waterways. In Iowa, that means the four flood control reservoirs: Coralville, Rathbun, Red Rock and...

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