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Pictured in front from left to right are: Sydney York, Holly Kirchhoff, Lauren Erickson, Aneisha Sritharan, McKenna Mathis, Evan Hatcher, Collin Vik and Mason McKimmey. Second row: Fair Board President Jeff Haselhuhn, contractor Jim Gronbach, Fair Board member Jerod Hatcher, Fair Board secretary Paul Davis, Fair Board vice-president Jeff Halverson, 4-H leader Shelley Gerjets, Grant Kuehnast, 4-H leader Dan Holste and 4-H leader Brent Kuehnast. They stand in front of the expanded and greatly improved 4-H food stand. Humboldt Independent photo.
Thursday, July 18, 2019
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Several improvements are getting completed just in time for the 2019 Humboldt County Fair, which is July 23-29. The 4-H Food Stand is being expanded and renovated by Jim Gronbach Construction with the financial support of Humboldt County 4-H Clubs. The 4-H Food Stand is located just south of the... + continue reading

Humboldt farmer JD Myers spoke before the Humboldt County Conference Board last week in reference to claims he made of malfeasance in office against Humboldt County Assessor Linda Fallesen. After 70 minutes of public discussion, the Board met 40 minutes privately with Fallesen and legal counsel and took no action upon re-entering open session. Humboldt Independent photo by Kent Thompson.
Thursday, July 18, 2019
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By KENT THOMPSON Following 70 minutes of presentations, the Humboldt County Conference Board held a 40-minute closed session conference with Humboldt County Assessor Linda Fallesen, but took no action to reprimand or relieve the longtime county assessor of her duties. The Conference Board... + continue reading

Former ISU basketball star Royce White (left) and Gilmore City-Bradgate Superintendent Jeff Herzberg (right) will speak at a National Alliance of Mental Illness kickoff meeting in Fort Dodge on Aug. 6. White will sign autographs at 5:30 p.m. and then speak at 6 p.m. The meeting will be in the Fort Dodge Senior High School Little Theater.
Thursday, July 18, 2019
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By Phil Monson Jeff Herzberg says mental health is in a state of crises and now is the time to start doing something about it. Herzberg, who leads the Prairie Lakes AEA and also serves as superintendent of the Gilmore City-Bradgate School District, has teamed up with others statewide to create... + continue reading

Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley (center left) shares a story with Jet Company President Leon Heider (center right) while a staff member listens in. Grassley stopped in Humboldt last week to tour the local trailer manufacturer and visit with management and employees. Humboldt Independent photo.
Thursday, July 11, 2019
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By KENT THOMPSON Iowa senior Sen. Charles Grassley is encouraged that momentum on trade issues are moving in a positive direction, which is good news for Iowa farmers and small business manufacturers. Grassley made a brief visit to Humboldt Wednesday, July 3 where he met with company officials... + continue reading

Team Livermore members pictured front row (l to r: Joann Landolt, Marlys Trauger, Elden Landolt, Diane Jensen, Jean Larson, Carolyn and Ivan Frederickson. Back row: Steve Larson, Roger McNeill, Gregg Jensen and Ron Trauger. Team Livermore members not present were: Larry and Jane Trauger, Jennifer Rolland and Rich Shimon.
Thursday, July 11, 2019
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By KIRK HUNDERTMARK Team Livermore, Barney’s Tavern and the City of Livermore have been preparing for the upcoming Livermore Daze celebration by cleaning the streets and painting new yellow lines. Summertime in Iowa just brings out the music in people, with good music brings the people to... + continue reading

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