Worth County, IA

Freeborn County, MNKIMT

Former Worth County man pleads guilty to Freeborn County assault

ALBERT LEA, Minn. – A former North Iowa man is finally pleading guilty to attacking another man in a Freeborn County bar. Christopher Lon Rogers, 42 of Lyons, Georgia and formerly of Northwood, entered a guilty plea Tuesday to one count of third-degree assault. He was accused of punching someone in the face at Hunter’s Bar in Myrtle on June 14, 2017. The Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office says the victim was knocked down and a deputy found him lying on the floor of the bar patio with a pool of blood around his head.
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Northwood, IAkiow.com

Worth County Fair Opens Today in Northwood

Area fair season has begun with the opening of the Worth County Fair in Northwood. Floral entries will begin at 8am today along with open entries. At 10am, the 4-H Pet Show will take place in the Poultry and Pet Barn. Worth County ISU Extension Specialist Dennis Johnson said the show has a range of pets exhibited by 4-H members.
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Worth County, IAGlobe Gazette

Commentary: Worth County overreaches on wind ordinance

In my nearly 50 years of farming in northern Iowa, I have learned not just the importance but the need to diversify and intensify. That’s why my sons and I grow corn, feed cattle, feed pigs, harvest wind and closely monitor the global agricultural commodity market. We are an interconnected world and for farmers like us in Iowa to stay competitive, we have to maximize the value of the land. Wind energy is a great way to do that as it doesn’t take up much land and provides a steady revenue stream for us and supports our community with big tax revenue.
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Worth County, IA951thebull.com

Worth County Fair Starts Wednesday in Northwood

North Iowa continues to lead the way in the return of traditional summer events across Iowa cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19. Last week, Dairy Days in Fredericksburg was among the first summer celebrations in the state to return. This week, the Worth County Fair in Northwood heads the return of county fairs, joining the Wapello County Fair in southeast Iowa, as the first two county fairs in Iowa for 2021.
Iowa StateKGLO News

Five of Iowa’s 100 county fairs get underway this month, including Worth County on Wednesday

CRESCO — After last year’s pandemic-related cancellations, all of Iowa’s 100 county fairs are a go in 2021 and five will be held this month. “Not to beat a dead horse about last year, but it was tough. This year, everybody’s back,” says Tom Barnes, executive director of the Association of Iowa Fairs. “…We’re hearing a lot of positive talk about people wanting to get back involved, be at the fair, help with the fair.”
Northwood, IAAlbert Lea Tribune

Worth County Fair offers rides, concerts, shows, other activities

The Worth County Fair kicks off in Northwood Wednesday and will continue through Sunday. It will feature carnival rides, grandstand concerts, animal shows, fair food, circus performances and other activities. A weekly admission button can be purchased for $20 while a daily pass costs $10. Children ages 5 and under may enter for free.
Worth County, IAlmgraphic.com

Worth County Fair begins today

The Worth County Fair, held in Northwood, kicks off today, Wednesay, June 16. The Pet Show will be held in the Poultry/Pet Barn at 10 a.m. Full text available to online subscribers only. To purchase an online subscription, please click here.
Worth County, IAkiow.com

Kuennen’s Quarry Site of Another Rescue

The Worth County Sheriff’s Office was called to the Kuennen’s Quarry on Thursday around 6pm. The caller stated that there was an 18 year old male in the quarry who was unconscious and very pale. When officers arrived, they discovered Collin Johnson of Hallandale, Minnesota in the quarry and began CPR and continued until emergency personnel arrived on the scene. A medicine that is used to treat overdoses called NARCAM was used to revive the teen.
Northwood, IAKIMT

Second sentence over 'large' amount of meth found in Worth County

NORTHWOOD, Iowa – A second sentence is handed down for a big drug bust in Worth County. Alexander Jordan Kew, 28 of Cedar Rapids, has been given seven days in jail and ordered to pay $830 in restitution. Kew pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine-1st offense, eluding, and driving while barred.
Worth County, IAKIMT

Popular swimming spot closed after reports of disturbances

WORTH COUNTY, Iowa – Kuennen's Quarry might be small, but the rural swimming spot near Northwood is quite the popular summer hangout, drawing people as far away as Rochester who are wanting to beat the heat. However, a series of incidents over the last two years, ranging from vandalism and...
Worth County, IAagupdate.com

Threatened sheep breed yields high-quality wool

NORWALK, Iowa — Melissa Wubben grew up on a diversified farm in Worth County, Iowa, and always yearned for a return to her roots. When she and her husband, Barry Ulberg, bought a small acreage near here in 2011, they began making plans. “I grew up on a pig farm,...
Worth County, IAKAAL-TV

Reoccurring disturbances close Worth County park

(ABC 6 News) -- Worth County officials have temporarily closed a popular recreational area due to reoccurring issues. Just after 6 p.m. Thursday, the Worth County Sheriff’s Office responded to Kuennen’s for an 18-year-old male who was passed out and turning blue. CPR was performed on the teen until emergency personnel arrived.
Worth County, IAGlobe Gazette

Worth County Fair set for return Wednesday

The Worth County Fair, a staple of the Worth County community, is set to kick off later this week. After not being able to host the event in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Worth County residents are getting excited for the return of the Worth County Fair. Chad Nelson,...
Worth County, IAKIMT

Worth County park closed to public after string of disturbances

WORTH COUNTY, Iowa – A popular recreation spot has been closed to the public after days of bad behavior. The Worth County sheriff’s Office says it was called out to Kuennen’s Quarry just after 6 pm Thursday for an 18-year-old male who was passed out and turning blue. CPR was performed on the teen until emergency personnel arrived. The Sheriff’s Office says NARCAN, a medicine used to treat drug overdoses, was used on Collin Scot Clark Johnson, 18 of Hallandale, Minnesota, and he recovered.
Floyd County, IA951thebull.com

Floyd County Burglary Suspect Arrested on Similar Charges in Worth County

One of two north Iowa suspects in a string of thefts in Floyd County is now facing additional charges in Worth County. 21-year-old Curtis Anderson of Waterloo was arrested by the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office for multiple burglaries and thefts between March 3rd and March 5th in Floyd and Rudd. Anderson faces 12 criminal charges in connection with that crime spree that include stealing a minivan and two cars..
Worth County, IAKIMT

Waterloo man arrested for multiple Worth County burglaries

NORTHWOOD, Iowa – A Waterloo man already facing 12 criminal charges in Floyd County is now accused of six more felonies in Worth County. Curtin Alan Anderson, 21 of Waterloo, was booked into the Worth County Jail Friday night and is being held on $10,800 bond. He’s charged with ongoing criminal conduct, three counts of second-degree burglary, second-degree theft, and third-degree theft.