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A boil order has been issued for the city of Livermore. Water used for cooking, drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation should be boiled until further notice, or use bottled water.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Effective Thursday, April 19 at 2:59 p.m., until further notice, a boil order has been issued for the city of Livermore in Humboldt County. Residents are advised to bring all water to a boil, let it boil vigorously for at least one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled... + continue reading

Ardie Strutzenberg, 1973 graduate of Humboldt High School, shared his musical talents with Humboldt students last week. He was in Iowa to be inducted into the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame. Ardie is pictured with Humboldt Middle School sixth grade percussionists Alana Malo, Cami Skow, Saige Jeanette and Henry Bormann. Not pictured was Lillian Holm. He worked with all the percussionists in grades 6-12 on the drumset. He worked with each student teaching them the different styles from the rock beat to jazz. He also talked about his life as a professional drummer. Photo by Jared Knapp.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
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By Mark Brandsgard He bought his first drum kit for $15 at a Fort Dodge pawn shop with money he saved mowing yards. He was 11 years old. Now, after more than 50 years as a drummer with some of the biggest names in music, Ardie Strutzenberg is the newest member of the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame.... + continue reading

A payloader from John’s Ag Service in Humboldt clears snow outside Dairy Queen in Humboldt during last Saturday’s blizzard that hit the area. Over eight inches of snow and high winds pounded the county last weekend. Another five to six inches pelted the area on Wednesday, after rain fell in the early overnight hours. Humboldt Independent photo.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
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According to the National Weather Service, Humboldt received six inches of snow Wednesday, April 18. The weather station 3 miles northwest of Badger reported 7.9 inches. Snow depth northeast of Humboldt Thursday morning was reported at 7 inches. Since March 24, Humboldt has received... + continue reading

A blizzard warning has been issued for Humboldt County until 1 a.m. Sunday, April 15. Snowfall totaling 3-6 inches with strong northwesterly winds of 25-30 miles an hour with some gusts up to 50 miles an hour are possible. Travel unless absolutely necessary is not advised. People needing to travel should take a survival kit and alert people where they are traveling to, of their route and expected arrival time.
Saturday, April 14, 2018
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The city of Humboldt has declared a snow emergency from 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14 until noon Sunday, April 15. All vehicles on residential streets should be removed prior to snow removal operations. Also, Soundsations school program at Humboldt High School has been postponed due to the winter storm... + continue reading
Saturday, April 14, 2018
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Due to weather, the 2018 Youth Musical will be one performance on Sunday, April 15, at 4 p.m. with supper after. No performances Saturday night or Sunday morning. The event will be held at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church. + continue reading

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