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Boy Scouts, leaders and other volunteers work Saturday morning, creating a new hiking trail for Humboldt County Conservation in the Lothe Woods, east of Joe Sheldon Park. Pictured from left: Pete Englund with Legacy Trails, Gerald Davis, Dave London, Joseph Keenan (shoveling dirt) and Josh Douglas. Humboldt Independent photo by Kent Thompson.
Thursday, June 10, 2021
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By KENT THOMPSON “It couldn’t have gone better. We had a good turnout and got a lot done. It exceeded expectations,” Humboldt County Conservation Director Todd Lee said of a hot weekend building a new trail east of Sheldon Park. “I want to personally thank the members of the Boy Scouts... + continue reading

Sara Bormann will be transitioning from the classroom to the administrative office next month when she succeeds Cindy Edge as the principal of St. Mary School in Humboldt.
Thursday, June 10, 2021
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Sara Bormann will be the new Principal of St. Mary School in Humboldt, taking over for Cindy Edge who is retiring effective June 30. Bormann officially begins her new duties as Principal on July 1. Bormann has taught second grade at St. Mary School the past six years, and has 16 years of... + continue reading

These are what frosted beans plant look like. Iowa State Extension Service photo.
Thursday, June 10, 2021
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By KENT THOMPSON Humboldt County farmers woke up to a rude awakening on Saturday morning, May 29. The thermometer read 32 degrees and some temps may have dipped below that figure. What resulted was frost burn to a number of plants, some severe enough on bean acres to require... + continue reading

Lu Verne firefighters from left: Matt Lawson, Kevin McPeak, Assistant Chief Dave Carroll and Chief Dave McPeak. The Lu Verne Fire Department battled a house fire early Sunday morning, June 6, that destroyed a family's home at 303 Hanna Avenue. Humboldt Independent file photo.
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
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By KENT THOMPSON Being an assistant fire chief, Dave Carroll has had to run into a few burning buildings, but early Sunday morning, June 6, Dave’s wife, Sheryl, was also called into action. The Carrolls were arriving home about midnight in Lu Verne and were pulling into their garage... + continue reading

A new hog barn (left) and a new horse barn (right) are under construction at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds. The buildings are scheduled to be completed before the start of the 2021 Humboldt County Fair, which is July 20-26. Humboldt independent photo.
Thursday, June 3, 2021
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After a livestock only fair in 2020, the 2021 Humboldt County Fair is back with a full line-up of entertainment. It’s been many years since the fair has had a Demolition Derby, but the 2021 Humboldt County Fair (July 20-26) marks the return of a Demolition Derby on Saturday evening, July 24, at 6... + continue reading

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