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Retired Humboldt County Auditor Peggy Rice loves flowers and hopes to spend more time with her live plants now she is officially done with duties at the Humboldt County Courthouse. She has been at home in the Auditor's Office for more than 37 years. Humboldt Independent photo by Kent Thompson.
Thursday, January 14, 2021
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By KENT THOMPSON It is safe to say that the last in Peggy Rice’s 37 years plus in public life has been her most memorable. Rice retired at the end of 2020, after working in the Humboldt County Auditor’s Office since May of 1983. “When I first started, I thought, ‘I’d give it a try,’... + continue reading

Humboldt County Fair Board President Jeff Haselhuhn said he was proud Humboldt County was able to hold its 4-H and FFA exhibitions at the 2020 fair, despite the pandemic. "It's part of our mission statement and I think we provided a good opportunity for our youth during trying conditions." Humboldt Independent file photo by Phil Monson.
Thursday, January 14, 2021
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By KENT THOMPSON Humboldt County Agricultural Society President Jeff Haselhuhn looks forward to a return to a more normal Humboldt County Fair in 2021. The Agricultural Society also known as the Fair Board, was forced to scale back the 2020 Humboldt County Fair due to the pandemic. The... + continue reading

Nick Davis can often be seen near his Champion Seed plots in the county. Nick has been a dealer for the Iowa seed company for the past six years.
Thursday, January 7, 2021
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Nick Davis is a man with a plan. He has a goal of being a progressive 20th century agriculturalist, striving for ways to succeed and improve on his agricultural enterprises. That’s why Nick is a strong proponent of the Iowa Corn Growers Association and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board. In just a... + continue reading

Renwick City Clerk Terri Meyers called it a career last Thursday at Renwick City Hall. She has served the city in that capacity since October 1995. Humboldt Independent photo by Kent Thompson.
Thursday, January 7, 2021
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By KENT THOMPSON When Terri Meyers woke up Monday morning, she had nothing to do. At least nothing she “had” to do. With the new year came a new transition for the longtime Renwick resident. Terri completed her duties as Renwick City Clerk on Dec. 31, 2020, topping off a 25-year-plus... + continue reading

The female swan, Wilma (right) remains at the city pond, but her male counterpart, Fred, has been taken to the rehabilitation center near Carroll for treatment of his leg. No word on how long Fred will be gone, but Wilma has several feathered friends to keep her company. Humboldt Independent photo by Kent Thompson.
Thursday, January 7, 2021
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Humboldt City Administrator Travis Goedken reported that new Chief of Police Joel Sanders will begin work next Monday, Jan. 11. He said meetings are being set up with city leaders and other community stakeholders. Sanders will be on the job for four weeks and then will return to Urbana, IL, to... + continue reading

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