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Twenty of twenty-one Humboldt volunteer firefighters participated in a controlled house burn on 1st Avenue South on the city’s east side Saturday morning. See this and other photos in the April 27 Humboldt Independent. Purchase photos at this site, www.humboldtnews.com and like the Humboldt Independent Newspaper on Facebook. Independent photo by Kent Thompson
Saturday, April 22, 2017
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The Humboldt Fire Department conducted a controlled house burning exercise Saturday morning at 211 1st Ave. S., southeast of the Humboldt Family Aquatic Center. The property has been purchased by Habitat for Humanity and will be the site of a new habitat home, the first in Humboldt in... + continue reading

U.S. Olympic wrestling champion Bill Smith of Humboldt is the subject of a new documentary DVD. Read about it in this week's Humboldt Independent.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
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A new documentary, entitled Bill Smith: A Wrestling Legend, tells the story of the life and career of the oldest living Olympic wrestling champion. Mike Chapman of Newton is the producer of the documentary, which was filmed by Mike Reese of Atlas Media in Des Moines. Smith, a... + continue reading

Main Street Iowa Executive Director Deb Sprecker tells citizens that the Frank Gotch story would be a great icon to market in business promotions and community celebrations. It's something that makes Humboldt unique, she said. Humboldt Independent photo.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
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By Kent Thompson The future of Humboldt’s downtown lies with its citizens and those citizens weren’t shy about expressing what they would like to see done at a series of meetings last week. From Wednesday through Friday, three members of the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA):... + continue reading

Longtime Humboldt County Engineer Paul Jacobson was given a temporary six-month contract Monday by the five-member Humboldt County Board of Supervisors, after Board members expressed concerns about Jacobson's ability to work with the public. The Board agreed to review Jacobson's job status on Jan. 1, 2018. Humboldt Independent photo.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
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By Kent Thompson The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors gave longtime Humboldt County Engineer Paul Jacobson an ultimatum on Monday, improve skills in dealing with the public or else face not being reappointed. Board members issued strong opinions about Jacobson’s performance on Monday... + continue reading

Many children annually look forward to the Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt at Taft Park, in the playground area north of Taft Elementary School. The hunt will begin at 10 a.m. this Saturday, April 15. There will be categories for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade and second and third grade. Humboldt Independent photo.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
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The 53rd annual Humboldt/Dakota City Noon Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt will be Saturday, April 15, beginning at 10 a.m., on the cement playground area north of Taft Elementary School. Young children with their grocery bags, Easter baskets or buckets; accompanied by parents or guardians,... + continue reading

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