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Statues coming to Worth county; Manly to choose tonight

Downtown Northwood
Downtown Northwood

MANLY – Statues representing the communities in Worth county will soon be placed at the Worth County Fairgrounds.

At its city council meeting tonight, Manly will officially choose a statue representing Manly to be placed along a walking path at the fairgrounds in Northwood. Among the themes for statues Manly has to choose from is one depicting a railroad conductor.

All seven Worth county communities will be selecting a statue. According to meeting minutes from the city of Fertile, some of the ideas presented for each city so far include: a turkey for Grafton, a railroad conductor for Manly, a sunset on railroad tracks for Hanlontown, the Thinker for Joice, a heart for Kensett, and several ideas have been presented for Northwood.

The statues project was brought forward by the Worth County Beautification Committee. That committee asked each city to pick a statue that represented their city and these statues will be on display at the fairgrounds in Northwood. Each city will have the option of purchasing a replica statue to be placed in their town.

According to the Northwood Anchor, the Northwood City Council is fully behind the project and the city council learned earlier in July that the cost of purchasing the City’s corresponding statue “would not be a stumbling block”.

The Anchor said that the Northwood City Council approved choosing a top, as in “the Top of Iowa,” as the statue’s subject.

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