Category Archive: Local News

Mar 24

Meals From Heartland at OSLC Saturday

Humboldt, Iowa – For seven straight years Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church has hosted the Meals From the Heartland food packaging event. Meals From the Heartland provided packaged foods to food shelters in Humboldt as well as across Iowa, the United States and for veterans across the pond. “This has been an event that, I think, has …

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Mar 24

Humboldt High School Blood Drive Deemed Major Success

Humboldt, Iowa – Humboldt High School’s Wednesday Blood Drive was deemed a major success. The annual Blood Drive drew 53 donors, which was up from 51 in the previous year. According to Humboldt High School’s school ran Twitter, with 53 donors, the drive will be able to save 165 lives on it’s own. Photo Via: Humboldt …

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Mar 23

Fort Dodge Landfill Now Open to Humboldt Residents

Humboldt, Iowa – The landfill of Fort Dodge is now open for Humboldt residents to take hazardous waste materials, said Humboldt City Administrator Travis Goedken. According to Goedken, the landfill was open to Humboldt residents for “about two months” but was hesitant to publicize it too much, worrying about the landfill being overflowed with material. Goedken …

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Mar 23

Vorland Enjoys Last Day as Humboldt Deputy Clerk

Humboldt, Iowa – Yesterday (Wednesday) marked the end of a near ten-year stint for Sierra Vorland as the Deputy City Clerk of Humboldt. Vorland is taking her talents to Dakota City, where she will head as the City Clerk. “I’ll miss all the people. As well, as the customers, too.  But I’ll miss my co-workers probably …

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Mar 22

School District Rebuttles with 1.6% Increase

Humboldt, Iowa –  A week after chief negotiator Greg Wickett presented a 3.32% salary increase for Humboldt School district teachers, Superintendent Greg Darling made a counter-offer at the Monday evening Humboldt Community School District meeting. The offer now stands at a 1.6% salary increase for Humboldt teachers in 2017-18-which is down 1.72 percent from Wickett’s …

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Mar 21

Terwilliger Honored for Senior Season

Humboldt, Iowa – Humboldt Senior Guard Avery Terwilliger was named to the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association All-Star team for her outstanding play in 2016-17. Terwilliger will play on the Northwest All-Stars and will join the court with the like of Elle Ruffridge the state’s all-time leading scorer. For her efforts, Terwilliger was also named to the …

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Mar 21

National Model Railroad Association Comes to Humboldt

Humboldt, Iowa – On Saturday March 25th, the Prairie Lakes Division of the National Model Railroad Association will host it’s annual spring meet at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds. The gathering will begin at 8 a.m. and run until 3 p.m. The event will have multiple events ranging from how-to clinics, to contests, raffle drawings and a …

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Mar 21

Supervisors Amend FY16-17 Budget

Humboldt, Iowa – The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors approved a 1.872 million dollar amendment to the 2016-17 fiscal year budget in the county and their regularly scheduled meeting yesterday morning. The breakdowns see a a $25,000 increase in physical health and social services; $17,800 for county environment and education; $829,500 for roads and transportation; $2,000 …

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Mar 20

City Council to Discuss Snow Removal Equipment Tonight

Humboldt, Iowa – The Humboldt City Council will meet and discuss the purchase of new snow removal equipment for the Humboldt Municipal Airport this evening. The council will look to set a public hearing on the matter, as well-detailing the proposed plans, specifications, form of contract and the estimated costs of the equipment. In other business, …

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Mar 17

City Approves FY 17-18 Budget; 2.5% Pay Increase For City Employees

Humboldt, Iowa – The Humboldt City Council unanimously approved the city-wide budget Monday, adopting the 12.8 million document during their special meeting. The tax rate levy for the city increased to $17.77 per $1,000 of taxable valuation, which is a .37 cent increase from last year. The 2017-18 budget also has a $750,000 exception in it …

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