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Shade gardens are great places to be on hot summer days. Many plants are well-suited for shady gardens – and hostas aren’t the only options. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists answer common questions about selecting the best plants to grow in the shade and the care...
Gift cards for school supplies are available from the WCDA, for Worth County students in grades K-12. The gift card program continues through Friday, August 26, available from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the WCDA office in Northwood. The office is located at 91 Eighth Street North...
The Worth County supervisors recently took the next step in a process that began almost 8 years ago as they made official support for a program to provide incentives to draw veterans and their families to Worth County. The Home Base Iowa program is designed to provide support and incentives to...
The Northwood-Kensett High School, with the construction of the Viking Activity Center, has added to its parking and redirected the traffic flow for those that visit. Those that come to the school and plan to park in front (eastern) side of the building, should enter at the newly added northern...
The Viking restaurant was a community staple for many years. The building hadn’t been a community gathering place for some time, and it was recently demolished. The construction underway has led many to fondly recollect their time at the Viking. The property was recently sold to the Dollar General...
With just a few finishing touches left, the Viking Activity Center is set to open soon. Northwood-Kensett will host a grand opening on Thursday, August 18, to give the community and potential members a chance to look at the amenities. The grand opening will begin with a ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m...
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is looking for help with its annual wild turkey production survey.  During the months of July and August wild turkey sightings are recorded to estimate this year’s nesting rates and nest success. Participation is easy – just note the date and county...
Last week, two state elected officials paid visits to Worth County to speak with constituents and/or recognize the implementation of a state program locally. On Tuesday, August 2, Secretary of State Rob Sand, accompanied by his family’s dog Pow, welcomed visitors to the shelter in Northwood’s...
Identifying what type of insect or plant disease is affecting your crops is a critical part in forming a response. Making the wrong decision can be costly, and may have little to no effect on the issue at hand. To help growers improve their identification skills, plant disease and insect...
The horticulture team with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will hold the 2022 Fruit and Vegetable Field Day on August 15 at Iowa State University’s Horticulture Research Station northeast of Ames. The annual event will feature various research and demonstration projects on fruit and...

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