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As vaccinations continue in Worth County, Worth County Public Health has provided an update that it is accepting names of those that will fit into additional tiers of the current vaccine phase for upcoming availability. Following is a post recently shared on the Worth County Public Health...
The investigation of an online bomb threat at Central Springs schools has concluded. While no additional details were released, the district and police urge families to use the incident to impress upon children the severity of the incident. On the evening of January 28,  the Central Springs school...
Prior to the February 8 council meeting, snowfall had remained light enough that traffic hazards weren't in place in the city, but Northwood mayor Doug Moehle advised that he was ready to declare a snow emergency, should conditions warrant it. At the February 8 Northwood council meeting, city...
A special election to fill the vacancy of Worth County's District 2 supervisor will be held on Tuesday, March 23. Those wishing to file as candidates have until this Friday to do so. The last day to file nomination papers with the auditor is this Friday, February 26. This includes non-party...
The Worth County Board of Supervisors has recently discussed the use of tax increment financing (TIF), including its use for upcoming road projects, and whether or not its use should be restricted by a resolution currently in place. At their February 15 meeting county engineer Rich Brumm discussed...
The deadline to submit 2021 scholarship applications to the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa is 11:59 p.m. on March 10, 2021. The online application can be found on the Community Foundation’s website at www.cfneia.org/scholarships. CFNEIA awarded nearly $588,770 in scholarships to high...
With those eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as a part of their work receiving them, public health departments remain the primary source of vaccination for others, as can be seen in the weekly increase of vaccinations. And while not necessarily a display of vaccine effectiveness, numbers and...
While the impacts of the COVID-related closing of the Diamond Jo Casino were felt, local school districts still received substantial amounts from the WCDA's dedicated eduction dollars for the next school year. Since it was established, education has been a focus of the WCDA, as it has designated...
U.S. Congresswoman Ashley Hinson was in Northwood last week as a part of a tour visiting each county she represents in Iowa's District 1. In Worth County, Hinson visited ADA Enterprises in Northwood. "I'm trying to visit all 20 counties. It has been a priority for me to get out and listen after I...
The Northwood-Kensett Board of Education on Thursday approved a bid for a project that will include a variety of sports and fitness resources for school students and members of the community. The project, known as the Vikings Activity Center, is a two level addition to the junior/senior high...

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