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Humboldt firefighters battled heavy smoke in an electrical fire at 610 Taft St. S. Thursday evening. The were called at about 8:20 p.m. and were on the scene for 1 hour and 40 minutes. There were no injuries. One resident was removed by police before firefighters arrived. Humboldt Independent photo by Kent Thompson.
Thursday, January 18, 2018
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By Kent Thompson The Humboldt Fire Department, Humboldt Police and EMS emergency personnel were paged to 610 Taft St. S. Thursday night around 8:20 p.m. for a report of smoke and what was determined to be an electrical fire. There was one unidentified elderly gentleman in the home in a... + continue reading

Humboldt School Superintendent Greg Darling has unveiled plans for a 2,446 square foot addition east of the R. Wesley Carlson Auditorium on the Humboldt High School campus. the new area would allow for additional space for music and drama departments, additional storage and updated restroom facilities. Humboldt's marching band is one of its many instrumental and vocal group offerings at the school. Independent file photo by Phil Monson.
Thursday, January 18, 2018
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By Phil Monson Plans for a new addition at Humboldt High School were unveiled at Monday’s regular monthly meeting of the Humboldt School Board. School superintendent Greg Darling distributed an architectural drawing of a 2,446 square foot addition to be built east of R. Wesley Carlson... + continue reading

Kiersten Beilke (front), 4-H Youth Coordinator in Humboldt County, scans the eye of a beef entry for identification purposes during the beef weigh-in at the fairgrounds last Saturday, Jan. 6. Beilke was assisted by Amy Craven (top) and Holly Frerk (hidden). Temperatures were eight-below zero at the time. It should be much warmer when the entries return for the fair in late-July. The forecast is for another deep freeze this weekend. Independent photo by Phil Monson.
Thursday, January 11, 2018
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In November, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors denied a building permit application by Iowa Select Farms of Iowa Falls for a two-unit (5,000 head) swine finisher barn on 240th Street, just west of Texas Avenue, less than two miles from the town of Thor. At Monday’s meeting it was... + continue reading

Barry Ramaeker of Lawn Ranger Yard Service scoops snow off the front of a sidewalk in front of a business along Sumner Avenue in downtown Humboldt recently. Humboldt County is under a Winter Storm Warning with 4-7 inches of snow or a large amount of ice expected. The city of Humboldt has issued a Snow Emergency effective from 7 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 11-7 a.m. Friday, Jan. 12. No vehicles should be parked on residential city streets during this time. Humboldt Independent photo by Phil Monson.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
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A winter storm warning was been issued for Humboldt County. 4-7 inches or more of snow or a large accumulation of ice is forecast. As a result, the city of Humboldt has issued a snow emergency effective from 7 a.m. Thursday until 7 a.m. Friday. No vehicles should be parked on residential... + continue reading

Humboldt’s Andrew Bonde (standing in back, fifth from left) is pictured here with his ISU solar car teammates and their entry in a global challenge in Australia last October. Photo courtesy ISU.
Thursday, January 4, 2018
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By Phil Monson Humboldt native and Iowa State University student Andrew Bonde has gotten a lot of mileage out of his membership on the school’s solar car team. Bonde, a senior at ISU majoring in Mechanical Engineering, was part of 15 team members on PrISUm, to travel to Australia last October... + continue reading

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