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A potential replacement of park equipment, stray cats and a change in policy for a new cemetery feature were discussed at the recent meeting of the Northwood city council. The Northwood Parks and Rec board was at the July 25 council meeting to follow up on an earlier request to replace the batting...
Two Fertile residents were dead following a single vehicle crash on Friday, July 22. According to reports, at approximately 8:15 p.m., a pickup truck was traveling on Fir Avenue when the driver lost control of the vehicle and it entered the ditch, before coming back onto road and ending up in the...
An accident on Friday night led to the death of two and injuries following two collisions on Highway 65. On Friday night, July 29, at 10:20 p.m., according to an Iowa State Patrol crash report, a vehicle driven by Maggie Harvey, 24, of Northwood, was traveling north on Highway 65, a half mile...
The Worth County supervisors recently lent their support to a grant application to help Iowa counties develop safety plans and qualify for federal funds. They also approved a bid that will upgrade county facility security equipment. County engineer Rich Brumm explained that there may be...
Loren Stene was 65 years old when a picture of a bear climbing a tree inspired him to create his first intarsia picture. “Intarsia,” he explains, “is the art of creating a mosaic-like picture from pieces of wood.” Using 75 different species of wood that come from all parts of the world, Stene...
Several times each year, the Worth County courthouse lawn and sidewalks are surrounded by American flags, in celebration of patriotic holidays. In the future, the task of setting those flags will be made easier for the volunteers that put them in place. At a recent board of supervisors meeting,...
Three Worth County residents were recently recognized as the recipients of scholarships through the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Those receiving scholarships included Tianna Charlson, Emma Davidson and Mallory Wilhelm. Ninety-five Iowa 4-H scholarships valued at over $124,000 were awarded as a part of the...
Local CASA Erin McCord is pictured receiving the Iowa Governor’s Volunteer Award from Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds.
Erin McCord of Northwood, Linda Siems of Nora Springs and Jennifer Schilling of Plainfield received the Iowa Governor’s Volunteer Award from Governor Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg during a special recognition ceremony held on May 31 in Cedar Falls.  The award is presented annually to...
In June, 300 youth delegates gathered at Iowa State University for the 2022 Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, themed “Building the Future.” Teenagers from across the state, including several from Worth County, came to the Iowa State campus for three days full of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances,...
The Shell Rock River Watershed Management Coalition was awarded a $100,000 grant from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to complete a comprehensive watershed management plan and further assessment efforts regarding physical environmental inventory, conservation opportunities and issues...

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