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While vaccinations have been available to all Americans above the age of 16 and available locally to anyone over 18, the rate of those in Worth County that have been vaccinated remains low. Meanwhile, the rates of new COVID-19 cases in Worth County continue to increase at a steady rate. According...
In recent weeks, the Worth County Planning and Zoning Commission has been working to be well informed as it considers possible zoning changes to address wind turbine projects in the county. Zoning, especially that focused on wind turbines, has been a topic of conversation for several weeks, as the...
By Kris Kenison One of the Worth County Sheriff’s Office’s most dedicated officers has been made safer on the job thanks to a donation of an armored vest from a family in Garner. The officer in question is Titan, the canine officer that serves with chief deputy Jesse Luther. On April 7, Titan...
Worth County’s alert system, which notifies those in the county of emergency situations, will be replaced with a new service beginning on June 1. Those on the previous system will need to take steps to remain signed up. Those that would like to be included on the system can also sign up now. Those...
Across Iowa’s 99 counties, 324 grants totaling $3,452,729 were awarded to Feeding America partner pantries and feeding sites to mitigate additional costs incurred by front-line food assistance providers who stepped up to respond to unusually high demand during the COVID-19 food insecurity crisis....
One man was killed and another injured following a traffic accident south of Manly last Thursday morning. According to an Iowa State Patrol report, Scott Caron, 28, of Plymouth was traveling northbound on Highway 65, south of Manly, when he crossed the center line. Caron then collided head on with...
Worth County officials are working on long range plans for all county facilities and seeking the public’s help in guiding what those plans will entail. The County has hired FEH Design to help lead the process. County officials have met with the firm several times. Two meetings have also been held...
Concerned providers and parents came to the Northwood city council last week to protest a decision against transporting students between daycares and the school. At their previous meeting, the council had acted on a question from the Northwood-Kensett school district, asking if the City would...
FEH Design, located in Dubuque, Iowa, is set to host interactive community workshops in Kensett this Tuesday, May 11, and Thursday, May 13. The Worth County Supervisors have identified the need to invest significant dollars to address facility needs. With the goal of not wasting taxpayer dollars,...
A lifelong love of the outdoors and a life of service brings Jeff Harrison to Worth County in a role that has gone unserved for several years. Harrison is the new conservation officer serving Worth and Winnebago counties. The position is one with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, in its...

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