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As vaccinations continue through Worth County Public Health (WCPH), Worth County residents are asked to remain patient as supplies remain limited. Last week, WCPH officials shared that they are continuing with vaccinations for those 65 and older, as well as those that fall into the five qualifying...
The process of filling the vacancy of Worth County supervisor representing District 2 continued on Friday as a hearing was held to consider the validity of petitions filed to hold a special election. The District 2 supervisor position was set to be filled by Gary Hanson, after he was elected in...
A special election to fill the vacancy of Worth County's District 2 supervisor will be held on Tuesday, March 23. The precincts in District 2 will vote in this election. District 2 consists of the cities of Fertile, Hanlontown, Joice and Kensett; and the townships of Bristol, Brookfield, Danville...
Pictured are event organizers Tracy McCoy and Kris Ritzert with the family of Kelyn Meyer, the seven-year-old boy who was named a "hero" of the event, and who received assistance for his ongoing expenses.
This year’s “hero” recipient of the Dave Waters and Alex Ritzert Memorial Bowling Tournament contribution is seven-year-old Kelyn Meyer. Kelyn, son of Ryan and Kari Meyer of St. Ansgar, was diagnosed this past June with acute T-cell lymphoblastic leukemia. “He is a resilient little boy with a...
At the start of the new year, Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announced that the state of Iowa had set a record for the number of active registered voters in the state for the third month in a row. Meanwhile, Worth County's turnout was high, but hit its record following the previous presidential...
Mental health professionals from Iowa’s nine AEAs recently collaborated to create a website for Iowans who are searching for mental health assistance. The website at www.IowaAEAMentalHealth.org came from a request by the state legislature to help educators, parents and students navigate resources...
In the past week, the slowing increase in new COVID-19 cases in Worth County remained, as more vaccines were administered in the County and rates were up, but remained largely steady. As of February 15, 1,090 vaccines have been administered in Worth County. A total of 215 have received two doses,...
On Wednesday, February 10, Representative Jane Bloomingdale (R-Northwood) of House District 51 floor managed two pieces of legislation to help address Iowa's child care crisis. House File 230 increases the income threshold for a Child Care Tax Credit from $45,000 to $90,000. This will allow more...
Northwood-Kensett has announced its plans to go ahead with graduation on its scheduled day, but with accommodations in place. The N-K class of 2021 will take part in commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 23, at 12:30 p.m., a bit earlier than in past years. The ceremony will be held outside on...
With state mask and gathering requirements no longer in place, the Northwood-Kensett Board of Education discussed whether to make any changes at its February 11 board meeting. With Iowa's COVID-19 safety measures lifted on February 5 by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, school board member Susan Kliment...

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