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The Worth County Fair gets underway today (Wednesday). With this year’s fair festivities come a number of new entertainment and activities, from the grandstand to the shelter house and throughout the fairgrounds. The fair entertainment is available with access to the Worth County Fair. A change...
At meetings in May, the Northwood city council discussed dog policy, stop signs, yard waste and vandalism. At their meeting on May 13, the council discussed a situation with a dog bite and related city policy. Worth County Sheriff Dan Fank updated the council on the situation with a dog bite....
Later in June and early July, hearings will be held in several Worth County cities, and for two groups of townships, to discuss the reports on EMS or ambulance districts. Since last year county, city and township officials have been working on a way to fund requests for ambulance service. In the...
At their regular meeting last week, the Northwood-Kensett Board of Education discussed how much the district had saved with retiring teachers and having new staff on board for the coming school year. Every few years, districts like N-K offer early retirement incentives, both as acknowledgment of...
The potential changes to mental health regions was discussed by the supervisors as the change was set to begin in July 2025. Supervisor AJ Stone shared his concerns about issues the realignment of mental and behavioral health regions could create after Worth County had worked to find a mental...
From the Iowa DNR: After four years of below normal rainfall and drought conditions, the State of Iowa has returned to normal hydrologic conditions, according to the latest Water Summary Update. The last time Iowa was free from any drought designation by the U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) was June of...
North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) invites adults, ages 23 and up, to apply for an Extreme Makeover: College Edition – a unique makeover that changes lives. NIACC has been providing adult students with this opportunity to return to college at no cost, for more than 17 years. Extreme...
The origins of Juneteenth Juneteenth was recognized as a federal holiday on June 17, 2021. Even though it is in its infancy on paper, Juneteenth is considered the longest-running African American holiday in history. The National Museum of African American History and Culture notes that Juneteenth...
Iowans can learn more about the dairy industry and experience modern dairy farming methods as the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach dairy team celebrates National Dairy Month in June. Two dairy open houses are planned, beginning on June 12 with Roorda Dairy #2 in Granville; and Iowa’s...
Karen Byrne’s grandson Graham wanted to know what she did in the cemetery. When she explained it to him, he looked at her thoughtfully. “Grandma,” he said. “You’re a cemetery scientist.” Byrne is president of the board of trustees for Elmwood-St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Mason City and involved in the...

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