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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...
At their regular meeting on Monday, March 29, the Worth County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing to discuss their proposed budget for the fiscal year that begins on July 1, 2021, and ends on June 30, 2022. See the County’s website for an agenda and how to attend or take part in the...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is updating K–12 school guidance to reflect the latest science on physical distance between students in classrooms.  The CDC now recommends that, with universal masking, students should maintain a distance of at least 3 feet in classroom...
The Worth County supervisors recently heard from a member of the public who shared concerns about what she saw as a restriction on the public's timely input on County business. Julie Kunz, who has shared her concerns in public comment format several times in recent years, shared her concerns about...
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...
On Monday, the Lutheran Retirement Home in Northwood announced that it had adopted the recently updated federal guidelines for visitors. Scheduling visits in advance is no longer required. Any resident that is not in quarantine may have visitors in their room or outside. Visitors must remain in...
Last week, the CDC issued its guidelines for those that have been vaccinated and how their interactions can change while some precautions should remain the same. The CDC guidance, "When You've Been Fully Vaccinated," starts with timelines for when people can count themselves amongst those that...
A special election will be held this Tuesday, March 23, to decide who will fill the District 2 supervisor seat. The seat was vacated on January 12, when Gary Hanson, elected in November 2020, was unable to take the oath of office. Incumbent supervisor Mark Smeby was appointed to the position...
A Northwood woman lost her life on Friday night when her vehicle left the roadway and crashed into a building. According to an Iowa State Patrol report, Michelle Marie Runde, 37, was traveling north on Eighth Street North/Highway 65 in Northwood, over the viaduct, at around 9:30 p.m., when her...
Last week, 24 students at Northwood-Kensett High School were inducted and granted membership in the National Honor Society in a ceremony held on March 7. A faculty council selects members for meeting high standards of scholarship, leadership, service and character. The inductees joined the...

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