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FFA Week Not Just About Production Ag, Johnson Says

(By: Nathan Bloechl) Humboldt, Iowa – As he sat in his office and smirked, Tom Johnson, FFA Advisor at Humboldt High School seemed pleasantly happy to talk about FFA Week. “We always go out and run our annual promotions [and enlighten the people what we do in FFA]” Johnson smiled. National Future Farmers of America Week …

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School Board Accepts Track Bid; Other School Board Nuggets

Humboldt, Iowa – The Humboldt School Board has made it official. At Monday’s board proceedings, the group accepted a the bid of $333,007.35 for the High School Track Improvements Project. The project was awarded to Iowa Athletic Field Construction Company. It is expected that the project will begin this summer. The motion was carried unanimously. The …

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Humboldt City Council To Discuss Sanitary Sewer Collection System

Humboldt, Iowa – The Humboldt City Council will meet tonight and discuss new improvements for the sanitary sewer collection system. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. their full agenda is listed: Approve the following proposed Resolution No. 2017-14:  “A RESOLUTION APPROVING PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS, FORM OF CONTRACT AND ESTIMATED COST FOR THE 2017 SANITARY SEWER COLLECTION …

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Basketball Sputters, Ends Season at 8-14

Humboldt, Iowa – Humboldt held one lead yesterday against the top-ranked Boone Toreadors in their Class 3A District 3 semifinal. It was 3-0 Humboldt not thirty seconds into the game, for the next thirty-one and a half minutes, however, it was all Boone. The Toreadors went on two large first half runs to break the game …

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Boys Basketball Playoff Action Begins Tonight: A Primer

Humboldt, Iowa – The Humboldt Boys Basketball team begins their playoff quest this evening with a road date versus Boone. The Wildcats come in 8-13 and losers of five of their last six and two straight.  Humboldt will receive a boost with Junior forward Eli Sande returning to the rotation. Sande was arguably one of the …

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Board of Supervisors Off Monday

Humboldt, Iowa – The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors will not meet next Monday due to President’s Day. The Board will meet again February 27th at the Humboldt County Courthouse. It is expected that the board will discuss a bevy of drainage at the meeting on the 27th.  

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Arnold, Busse, Craven Out; Kampen Stays Alive

Des Moines, Iowa – Yesterday was the opening round of the Class 2A Individual State Wrestling Tournament and Humboldt’s Gus Arnold, Joey Busse, Creston Craven and Jaden Kampen were all in action. Unfortunately, it was only Kampen who would get the opportunity to wrestle today (Friday). Arnold, Busse and Craven were all defeated in their first …

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Boone River Watershed Project Extension Meeting February 23

(From Jordan Kolarik) Renwick, Iowa – Join us on Thursday February 23rd from 9am – 11am at the Renwick Community Center (511 Mail Street, Renwick) for a free breakfast and to learn about opportunities through the Boone River Watershed Project to improve and protect your most valued asset, your land.  Featuring a presentation by Iowa Soybean …

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Girls Drop to North Polk; End Season At 16-7

Humboldt, Iowa –   Things were looking up for the Humboldt Girls Basketball team at the half of their Class 3A Region 4 semifinal yesterday. Unfortunately, sixteen “game” minutes later the Wildcats were looking at a four-point defeat the hands of the North Polk Comets. North Polk used a 23-13 second half run to take control …

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Flu Like Symptoms Troubling Humboldt County

Humboldt, Iowa – There has been an uptick in influenza not only in Humboldt County, but elsewhere as well, according to Humboldt County Public Health Director Michelle Hankins. “Throughout the state of Iowa we have seen a widespread increase of influenza. Mostly, people are testing positive for Influenza AH3, although, influenza has many different strains” said …

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