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Local governments whose borders include or who are impacted by the Shell Rock River were recently contacted about joining the Shell Rock River Watershed Management Coalition. The coalition would be formed to provide local governments opportunities to pool resources to address flood risk and water...
Over the course of several years, Northwood's Swensrud Park has become an increasingly illuminated display of the holiday spirit as the season arrives. One Northwood service group recently approached the Northwood city council about working to provide a way for others to contribute. At the council...
Last week Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced dialed back COVID-19 restrictions, citing falling case numbers, a successful vaccination roll out and more students returning to classrooms. The lightened restrictions were designed to allow more Minnesotans to gather safely with friends and family,...
Stay-at-home dads are special and a bit of a rarity. If paid, the salary of one of these dedicated men would be well over $100,000 a year. Ten-year-old twins Mason and Simon Northway, however, know their dad is priceless. “I’ve taken care of the boys since the day we brought them home from the...
A Glenville man was apprehended in a camper at a rural Worth County home after his vehicle ended up in a ditch and he fled from law enforcement. According to the report, in the early morning of February 27, a Worth County Sheriff's Office deputy pursued a vehicle with an expired registration on...
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds issued her latest Proclamation of Disaster Emergency on Friday, which extended the existing measures in place. On February 5, all COVID-19 health requirements were lifted in Iowa. The extended proclamation continues to encourage Iowans, business owners, employers with in...
Worth County Public Health is expanding its list of those who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, per guidelines from the State of Iowa. As of Monday, those 64 or younger with certain underlying conditions that put them at risk of severe illness from the COVID vaccine could be added to...
On Tuesday, March 23, voters living in Worth County's Supervisor District 2 will choose who will represent them on the Board of Supervisors. Appearing on ballots will be Tom Dakin, of Kensett, representing the Democratic Party; incumbent Mark Smeby, Joice, representing the Republican Party; Dean...
On Tuesday, March 23, four candidates will appear on ballots seeking the Worth County District 2 supervisor seat. Appearing on ballots will be Tom Dakin, of Kensett, representing the Democratic Party; Dean Mueller, Northwood; Brian Nelson, Northwood; and Mark Smeby, Joice, current District 2...
As another Worth County life has been lost to COVID-19, numbers and rates remained low in the last week, with vaccination rates continuing to rise. In the past week, the positivity rate, the amount testing positive out of those tested, increased from 6.7% on March 1 to 6.3% on March 8. The 14 day...

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