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An official ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the new Wildcat Wonderland Playground at Taft Park and Taft Elementary School in Humboldt on Tuesday, Oct. 4. Students, staff and school and city officials were on hand for the special event. Clay Vorland, director of parks for the city of Humboldt, is shown here cutting the ribbon. Independent photo. Purchase this and other photos by clicking on the Buy a Photo link at the top of this page.
Thursday, October 6, 2022
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By KENT THOMPSON Installing new traffic stoplights on Highway 3 (10th Avenue North) by Hy-Vee may not be warranted or economical, but the Iowa Department of Transportation threw out an idea that it thinks the city of Humboldt should consider. Going from four lanes of traffic to three... + continue reading

Megan Douglas is the coordinator of the F.U.E.L. (Food Uplifting Essentials and Learning) in the Humboldt Community School District, a school food pantry program to assist students and families in meeting food insecurity issues. Humboldt Independent photo by Kent Thompson.
Thursday, October 6, 2022
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By KENT THOMPSON To run a vehicle it takes fuel, to run a mind and a body, the same applies. That’s why last May, the Humboldt Community School District started F.U.E.L. (Food Uplifting Essentials and Learning.) The program is a food pantry available to students in the district. All... + continue reading

A Support our Veterans Ride is planned this Saturday, Oct. 8, around the area, starting and ending at the Livermore American Legion. There will be stops in Dakota City, Eagle Grove, Renwick, Corwith and Lu Verne before returning for a meal and concert. Read more about it in this week's Humboldt Independent.
Thursday, October 6, 2022
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The first-ever Support Our Veterans Ride will begin and end at the Livermore American Legion Post 415 on Saturday, Oct. 8. Sign-in is from 10-11 a.m. with kickstands up at 11:15. Cost is $25 per bike/vehicle. The ride will make a stop at the VFW in Dakota City, Rails at Eagle Grove, Blue... + continue reading

Trever Beach (left) was crowned King and his sister, Jennika, was crowned Queen, at the Humboldt High School Homecoming coronation ceremony in the Humboldt High School gym on Thursday night, Sept. 29. Independent photo by Phil Monson.
Thursday, September 29, 2022
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Jennika Beach and her brother, Trever, were crowned Queen and King at the Humboldt High School Homecoming coronation ceremony held Thursday night, Sept. 29 in the Humboldt High School gym. Their parents are Tony and Kathi Beach of Humboldt. Jennika is involved in volleyball, dance team, track... + continue reading

The Humboldt Board of Education has approved hiring a Clear Lake architectural firm to propose improvements for the R. Wesley Carlson Auditorium at Humboldt High School. The auditorium is 40 years old. The class of 1971 sings during a concert recital in July of 2021. Humboldt Independent file photo.
Thursday, September 29, 2022
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By Phil Monson Renovations and improvements at R. Wesley Carlson Auditorium at Humboldt High School are proposed after action by the Humboldt School Board at their meeting on Sept. 19. The board approved hiring ATURA Architecture Services of Clear Lake at a cost of $24,000. “The... + continue reading

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