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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be conducting prescribed burns this spring on wildlife management areas managed by the Iowa DNR’s Clear Lake Wildlife Unit in Cerro Gordo, Franklin, Hancock, Winnebago, Worth and Wright counties. Scheduled burns in Worth County include the...
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and Secretary of State Paul Pate recently announced a new interagency partnership with Iowa Workforce Development to assist Iowa businesses with the reinstatement process through the Iowa Secretary of State’s Fast Track Filing system. Business owners whose companies have...
A special election to fill the vacancy of Worth County's District 2 supervisor will be held on Tuesday, March 23. Four candidates have filed to appear on ballots. Those filing as candidates include Tom Dakin, of Kensett, representing the Democratic Party; Mark Smeby, representing the Republican...
At the first meeting in March, the Northwood City Council will hold a public hearing to discuss the proposed budget for the fiscal year that begins on July 1, 2021, and ends on June 30, 2022. The budget reflects the total amount of money that the City plans to collect and spend in the coming...
Mike Simmons: You can't tell who has Osteogenisis Imperfecta just by looking at them. Here is my family, me; my daughter-in-law, Lexi; granddaughter, Kaylynn; son, Justin; daughter, Tara; wife, Della; and seated in front, grandson, Jayce. Of all pictured only me (33 fractured bones), Kaylynn (6 fractured bones), Justin (27 fractured bones) and Tara (13 fractured bones) have OI. The only thing that distinguishes someone with OI from others that is noticeable is the whites of our eyes, the sclera, which is bl
By Mike Simmons Sports Editor I’m sure all of you have suspected at one time or another that I’m not a college educated journalist. If so, you would be absolutely right. Up to the point in my life when I started at the Anchor I had been a truck driver, custodian and heavy equipment operator. The...
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) announces the launch of Vaccinate.Iowa.gov, a new website that provides information about vaccine priority populations and eligibility, resources available for Iowans age 65 and older, and answers to frequently asked questions about vaccine. The site also...
Since last week, three more Worth County lives have been lost to COVID-19, according to the State's coronavirus data website. At the same time, the county has seen the smallest number of new cases week-to-week in months. Since last Monday, February 22, three more Worth County residents have been...
A popular source of online information for the agricultural industry in Iowa has a new and improved look. The Ag Decision Maker, published by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, unveiled a new design January 16. The new site offers the same timely information Iowans and farmers across...
The Iowa legislators that represent Worth County at the Capitol in Des Moines were recently in Northwood to share updates on legislation and answer questions from their constituents. Iowa Senator Waylon Brown, representing Iowa's Senate District 26, and Representative Jane Bloomingdale,...
Funding totaling $43,000 has been awarded to 125 Early Care and Education (ECE) sites who participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) to take part in the incentive pilot called Local Food Makes Cents: For Iowa Kids and Farmers. That includes three sites in Worth County. Last...

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