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Leah Manz (left) and Jessica Trunkhill, both freshman members of the Humboldt High School Student Senate, wrap a gift for the Humboldt County Christmas Basket program on Monday morning at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds. About 200 families received Christmas baskets thanks to the generosity of Humboldt County area residents, businesses and organizations. The Christmas basket program was organized by Pat Hill and the Humboldt County Ministerial Association. Humboldt Independent photo.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
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By Kent Thompson The debate about wind power in Humboldt County continued Monday, even after the meeting of the Board of Supervisors was over. Following Monday’s meeting, Humboldt County Economic Development Director Alissa O’ Connor talked to the Board about the wind generation and the Board’... + continue reading

Head elf Jeanie Stattelman (right) addresses a package for Jackson Heider (front left), who is pictured with his sisters Anna (center) and Mary (rear left). Elementary children picked out gifts for a dollar for family members and funds raised go to the Birthday Bag program for children in need through Upper Des Moines Opportunity Inc. Humboldt Independent photo.
Thursday, December 7, 2017
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By Kent Thompson Certainly Santa’s elves at the North Pole have to be busy this time of year, but they had nothing on Jeanie Stattelman and her many elf helpers Saturday, as they helped local elementary children shop for that perfect gift. From 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 2, elves dressed... + continue reading

Jim Pauk serves as the General Manager of W & H Cooperative, which recently built a new 60’ by 150’ office and shop area. Humboldt Independent photo.
Thursday, December 7, 2017
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A Grand Opening celebration is planned for Monday, Dec. 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the new headquarters of W... + continue reading

LuVerne Elementary School instructor Kira Carroll works with a kindergarten student during a classroom session. Independent photo.
Thursday, November 30, 2017
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By Phil Monson Take a stroll through the LuVerne Elementary school building and you can’t help but notice the changes taking place in the classroom. School superintendent Jon Hueser had a lot on his plate when he arrived in July of 2013 to take over leadership of the district. While Hueser... + continue reading

Longtime Humboldt County Assistant Engineer Ben Loots will assume the duties of interim Engineer beginning Saturday, Dec. 2. The contract is for seven months,but could be shortened or extended by action from either Loots or the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors. Humboldt Independent photo.
Thursday, November 30, 2017
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By Kent Thompson Following a 45-minute closed session to discuss “the professional competency of an individual whose appointment is being considered…” under Iowa Code, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors reconvened in open session Monday morning, and agreed to appoint Ben Loots as the... + continue reading

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