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The 2020 Humboldt County Fair will be July 21-27. After careful consideration, the Humboldt County Fair Board has announced there will be no grandstand shows this year, but the 4-H and FFA livestock show and the Queen contest will be held. Humboldt Independent photo.
Thursday, July 9, 2020
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From Jeff Haselhuhn, President of the Humboldt County Agricultural Society The Humboldt County Fair this year is being revised due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As mass gatherings are not recommended this year, the Humboldt County Fair Board has elected to cancel all grandstand events. This... + continue reading

This entry captured the essence of the 4th of July Parade in Humboldt, which was held last Saturday night, thanks to the efforts of several local families who wanted to see a parade. Humboldt Mayor Dan Scholl thanked the volunteers for their efforts at Monday's Humboldt City Council meeting.
Thursday, July 9, 2020
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By KENT THOMPSON The Humboldt City Council made a decision last winter that getting ahead of the curve in the process of maintaining and improving the city’s wide city streets was a top priority. It also made the decision that a large public works project for the 2020-21 fiscal year,... + continue reading

Friends and neighbors gathered to construct a new garage for the Frank Hacker family of Ottosen back on June 24. Among those who were available for a photo at the end of the day, from left: Howard Kayser, Jake Akridge, not identified, Greg Blair, Duane Berninghaus, Ben Ulrich, Pat Ulrich, Dan Savery, Frank Hacker and Harlan Thompson. Not pictured, Dave Bruellmann, Billy Frieden, Jeff Wiuff, Jason Fowler, Blaine Thompson and Dan Bennett. Submitted photo.
Thursday, July 9, 2020
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By Phil Monson Frank and Virginia Hacker of Ottosen became emotional as they looked on and saw a dozen area neighbors join together to rebuild their garage. The sound of saws, hammers and nailing guns filled the air on a warm June afternoon as neighbors worked to build a new garage all... + continue reading
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
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The Iowa Department of Public Health and Humboldt County Public Health have announced three new COVID-19 cases in the county during the past 24 hours, raising the total positive case count to 58. The total recovered cases in Humboldt County is 43. Of the new cases, two are residents in... + continue reading

This the the parade route for the Saturday, July 4 Parade beginning at 7 p.m. at Taft Street North and 2nd Avenue North. The route was changed for this year only due to a desire for appropriate social distancing along the route.
Thursday, July 2, 2020
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By KENT THOMPSON The annual Humboldt July 4th fireworks display will go off as planned Saturday, July 4, with only a few alterations. One major charge is spectators will not be allowed to sit in the grandstand. People will be allowed to drive their vehicles into the fairgrounds and can... + continue reading

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