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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Friday issued an updated "operational strategy" for how schools could safely remain open amidst COVID-19. For schools like those in Worth County, the CDC's strategy has been in effect since August and has been largely effective at keeping students and staff...
Below is a story on one of the businesses celebrating a milestone in this year's Century of Service section, which can be found at http://nwdanchor.com/century-service-2021. The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is an organization of U.S. war veterans established by James C. Putnam in 1899 in Columbus...
Below is a story on one of the businesses celebrating a milestone in this year's Century of Service section, which can be found at http://nwdanchor.com/century-service-2021. Julie Hagen Robb is celebrating her 21st year with Century 21. But how many of us knew she began her real estate career...
Below is a story on one of the businesses celebrating a milestone in this year's Century of Service section, which can be found at http://nwdanchor.com/century-service-2021. The restaurant business had long been Manuel Ramirez’s dream. After living and working in California for years, he moved to...
Below is a story on one of the businesses celebrating a milestone in this year's Century of Service section, which can be found at http://nwdanchor.com/century-service-2021. Melissa (Missy) Thofson, a loved and trusted daycare provider, has moved on to a new chapter in her life, her new business –...
Worth County's District 2 supervisor seat may once again be up for election, after the current officeholder was appointed in January. In November 2020, Gary Hanson, rural Northwood, was elected to be the new District 2 supervisor. However, he was not able to assume the office and the position was...
As the Northwood-Kensett secondary campus prepares for the addition of the Viking Activity Center, school staff are looking at options the facility presents to shift where and how students are educated. At a recent school board meeting, and in the February Viking Dispatch, discussion took place...
Angela and Brad Wright have made great strides in improving the Northwood Community Center in the past couple of years. Angela, with a degree in business management, began as the Center’s Director in January 2017, her husband Brad coming on board in November that year. “Brad, with his degree in...
Encouraging COVID-19 trends have continued in recent weeks in Worth County, as the numbers and rates remain steady or continue to fall and the number that have started or completed the vaccination process continues to rise. In the past week, vaccination clinics have been held at both Central...
As of this past Sunday, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds had lifted COVID-19 safety restriction in the state. While state rules have been lifted, Northwood-Kensett schools will keep most precautions in place. On Monday, superintendent Michael Crozier announced that the district will maintain its social...

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