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Friday, March 5, 2021
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Humboldt County Public Health would like to extend its sincerest thank you to our 65 and older community and our educators for their flexibility and patience at our COVID-19 vaccination clinics this week. This week the department provided vaccines to 449 individuals between first time and... + continue reading

The county is looking at adding to five paving projects already set for this summer, by adding sizeable sections of County Road C-20, north and west of Bode and east of Livermore. Submitted photo.
Thursday, March 4, 2021
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By KENT THOMPSON Humboldt County Secondary Roads will be receiving improvements according to the county’s five-year plan and action taken at Monday’s weekly meeting of the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors. Saying that five paving projects at $1.5 million isn't enough, because of excellent... + continue reading

Nearly 30 Humboldt High School students have participated in district and state group speech competitions recently. Humboldt Independent photo.
Thursday, March 4, 2021
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Nearly 30 Humboldt High School students participated in district and state speech competitions during recent Saturdays. State I ratings included Short Film - "The Date" with Luke Sievers, Jacob Pedersen, Ryder Wickett, Sam Numedahl, Brody Paterson, Allison Lynch, and Nathan Kuehnast. Short Film - "... + continue reading

Humboldt High School students, Morgan Smith, senior; Lydia Witzke, junior; and Aneisha Sritharan, senior, were selected for the All-Iowa Honor Dance Team. The performance by the All-Iowa Honor Dance Team will take place during the 4A girls’ basketball championship game Saturday, March 6. (Game time is 1:30 p.m.) The halftime performance will be aired on Iowa PBS at approximately 2 p.m.
Thursday, March 4, 2021
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Three Humboldt High School students, seniors Morgan Smith and Aneisha Sritharan and junior Lydia Witzke, were selected for the All-Iowa Honor Dance Team. The girls will be among 238 dancers representing 90 schools at this weekend's Iowa Girls' High School Basketball Tournament. The All-Iowa Honor... + continue reading

Humboldt's pair of Trumpeter Swans spread their wings and departed this world Tuesday afternoon, according to Humboldt Parks Director Clayton Vorland. The pair were at separate locations, the male at the SOAR Raptor Center near Carroll, and the female on the pond in Humboldt. Fred (left) and Wilma (right) are pictured in May 2015. Humboldt Independent file photo.
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Humboldt Parks Director Clayton Vorland said the city was heartbroken Tuesday afternoon to find out both Trumpeter Swans had died within a short time of one another. They graced the city ponds by the Highway 169 Bridge for the past 12 years. Vorland is hopeful the Iowa Department of Natural Resources can find at least one swan for the city.
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
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The city of Humboldt reported some unfortunate news Tuesday, March 2. Both Trumpeter Swans, Fred and Wilma, the largest flying birds in North America, perished within a short time of each other. To find out more, we posed some questions to Humboldt Parks Director Clayton Vorland. 1. What was... + continue reading

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