Category Archive: Featured

Apr 28

Gidel Sets School Record; Finishes 14th at Drake

Des Moines – For Humboldt freshman Bryce Gidel, running in Des Moines at Drake University is just another notch on her belt. The freshman was a top qualifier for state in cross country earlier this fall and  even ran in some regional cross country meets. Simply put, for her freshman year Gidel has ran in races …

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Apr 26

Taft Remodel Inches Closer to Getting Underway

Humboldt, Iowa –  The Humboldt Community School Board is gearing up for the Taft Remodeling Project and made the necessary steps to get closer to completion, in hiring a contractor last week. The School Board hired Sande Construction of Humboldt to oversee the remodeling. The plans include enclosing the U-Shape portion of the school as …

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Apr 26

County Employee Insurance Rates to Increase By 6.1%

Humboldt, Iowa – In unsettling news for county employees, Denise Ballard of Iowa Governmental Health Care Plan informed the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors Monday that insurance rates will be increasing by 6.1% for fiscal year 2017-18. Ballard indicated that IGHCP currently is the insurance holder for 3,074 county and state employees across Iowa, with Humboldt …

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Apr 25

Honor Flight Returns Next Month, Veterans Affair Update

Humboldt, Iowa – The Bushy Creek Area Honor Flight will be holding their next flight on May 6th, Dean Ewoldt, Veterans Affair Director said yesterday at the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors meeting. Ewoldt said there will be a pre-flight dinner Wednesday at the Fort Dodge Fairgrounds. “All veterans and families going on the flight will …

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Apr 25

Wergeland Honored by Des Moines Register

Humboldt, Iowa –  Humboldt senior Johnathon Wergeland has been named to the 2017 Academic All-State team by the Des Moines Register. Wergeland, who sports a 31 ACT score and is atop the senior class at Humboldt High School is planning on attending the University of Iowa this fall to study finance. Per the Des Moines …

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Apr 20

Junk Pickup Day Next Week

Humboldt, Iowa – Next week marks the open of curbside junk pickup week in Humboldt County, as announced by the city. While community members may believe this means everything and anything can be thrown curbside, City Administrator Travis Goedken says otherwise. “There are some limits” Goedken explained. “Anything that can fit inside a garbage bag, we …

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Apr 19

Senior Center Could Have Expanding Programs, City Says

Humboldt, Iowa –  The Humboldt City Council announced Monday they will be taking over the lease for the Humboldt Senior Center effective immediately. The lease, which has just a few years left on it – according to City Administrator Travis Goedken – is over 35 years old. The Senior Center approached the City about the …

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Apr 19

Humboldt Boys Track and Field Places Second at Webster City

Webster City, Iowa – The Humboldt boys track and field team is peaking at the right time. The boys finished second at Webster City yesterday evening, which continues an impressive early season run for Greg Wickett’s squad. Here are the notable Humboldt results from yesterday’s meet: High Jump: 3rd Place: Eli Sande – 5-08″ Long Jump:  …

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Apr 18

Animal Control Officer Hired for Humboldt County

Humboldt, Iowa – The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors have made a decision on the Animal Control Officer position in the county. The supervisors announced Monday that Merri Hansen would be the new officer. Hansen is a resident of Hardy. Hansen will make $30 per animal captured, plus 50 cents per mile. Humboldt County Auditor Peggy …

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Apr 18

Varsity Soccer Round-Up

Boys Win Convincingly; Triple Win Output From Last Year Humboldt, Iowa – The Humboldt Boys soccer team is creating some waves through central Iowa. A year after going 1-17, the Wildcats picked up win number three, an 8-2 thrashing of the Carroll Tigers. Humboldt’s offensive attack was paced by Alex Gonzales who scored three goals, Lucas …

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