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As vacation season went into full swing in the month of July, reported COVID-19 cases remained low and for the first time in many months, if not since the start of the pandemic, there were no new COVID-related deaths reported in the area’s eight counties. At the same time vaccination rates slowed...
At the July meeting, the Northwood-Kensett board of education received an update on the finishing touches that are needed before the Vikings Activity Center can open to the public. They also were given an annual update on the staff and programs that are shared with other school districts....
The WCDA will once again be handing out gift cards to students in Worth County that are in grades K-12, starting this Monday, August 1. The gift card program will begin on Monday, August 1, through Friday, August 26, available from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the WCDA office in...
We knew her then as Miss Hammes, our physical education teacher. We know her now as Lolita, our friend. “I found out since I retired that I was a very strict teacher but I don’t think the kids resented it,” she said. “If one was naughty, I made the whole class lie on the floor and hide their eyes...
The 2022 Worth County Fair 4-H Livestock Ribbon Sale once again raised funds to reward local livestock exhibitors for their time and dedication, while allowing local individuals and businesses the change to show their support. On June 20, the ribbon auction was held. A total of $55,725 was paid...
The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center is now accepting nominations for the Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala Awards. The Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala will take place on Tuesday, October 11, 2022. The Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala celebrates the entrepreneurs and partners who make our communities...
Worth County recently implemented a new website, designed to be easier to navigate and with better access to features and information. “The old site worked well but this new site really helps cut down on the clutter and mouse clicks for people that are visiting our site. It will be much easier to...
At their June 21 meeting, the Northwood-Kensett Board of Education discussed a new nut allergy policy, plans for a delayed opening of the Viking Acitivity Center and heard details of the shared girls wrestling program. When the new school year starts, N-K staff will be trained and operating under a...
Issues with underage golf cart drivers in the city may soon temporarily cost their families the ability to use the carts. At the July 11 meeting of the Northwood city council, Worth County Sheriff Dan Fank shared his thoughts on issues and complaints of drivers too young to be allowed to operate...
Melissa Moretz was recently selected for a unique recognition for her leadership in ag education and advocacy in her community and beyond. Worth County's Melissa Moretz, along with Tanner Brass of Franklin County and Clark Dolch of Adair County have been selected as recipients of the 2022 Iowa...

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