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With Valentine's Day on the way Sunday, N-K schools asked students and families to help make the celebration more "low-key" this year to keep everyone safe. Elementary principal Brian Costello shared in the February Viking Dispatch that N-K schools would be altering some of its Valentine's...
Students in Northwood-Kensett's Ecology class have recently taken part in a unit that has provided them with some knowledge about some fine feathered friends. The lessons have taken them from food to vomit, from local to extinct and a wide variety of topics about the anatomy and behavior of birds...
Alliant Energy reminds customers about some common tips to help keep warm and safe during the ongoing below zero temperatures. The company also wants customers to know that they are prepared to keep the lights on and gas flowing during the bitter cold days. Here are eight tips to stay warm and...
MercyOne Northwood Family Medicine now offers additional clinic hours to better serve the health needs of area patients. As of February 5, Northwood providers were available for in-office visits and telehealth appointments on Fridays from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. in addition to the Monday through Thursday 8...
On Friday, February 5, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds issued her latest Proclamation of Disaster Emergency, essentially eliminating the existing COVID-19 safety requirements previously in place. Instead, the governor is encouraging Iowans to take measures to keep each other safe. In the new...
From the Iowa Department of Public Health: The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), in partnership with Walgreens and CVS announce the availability of COVID-19 vaccine for approximately 32,000 Iowans age 65 and older. Unused vaccines which were originally allocated to the Long-Term Care...
First baby Scottlyn Jane Kunz is pictured with her sister, Quinnleigh. Quinnleigh welcomed her new sister on the birthday they now share, January 16.
It took 16 days, but the first baby of 2021 has arrived in the Northwood-Kensett school district. Scottlyn Jane Kunz was born at 6:13 p.m. on January 16. She was 8 lbs., 10 oz. and 20 3/4 inches long. Scottlyn's arrival was a special present for her sister, Quinnleigh, who turned 7 the same day...
County officials recently discussed options to address a dangerous intersection following another accident in recent weeks. The intersection in question is where Thrush Avenue and 390th Street cross. There are stop signs for those driving on Thrush Avenue at the intersection. However, over the...
Central Springs schools were closed on Friday, January 29, following a bomb threat made online. The district and the Manly Police Department issued a joint statement late Thursday about the incident. "This evening at approximately 9 p.m., the Central Springs School District became aware of a bomb...
Worth County Public Health began offering the COVID-19 vaccine to the next phase of residents last week, with additional tiers of availability also starting to open. Following is information from WCPH: "As we work through our Phase 1B population for the COVID-19 vaccine, we ask that you please be...

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