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The red Chevrolet Impala in the above photo led Humboldt County Law Enforcement on a brief high-speed chase through the city streets of Humboldt shortly after 3:30 p.m. Friday afternoon, Oct. 20. Two subjects (one male and one female) were apprehended after the vehicle crashed into three other vehicles. No one was hurt and no names of the suspect(s) have been released. Check this space and the Humboldt Independent newspaper for more details. Humboldt Independent photo.
Friday, October 20, 2017
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By Kent Thompson An unidentified driver in a red Chevrolet Impala led Humboldt Police, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa State Patrol on a brief but intense high-speed chase in the town of Humboldt Friday afternoon, shortly after 3:30 p.m. Iowa State Patrol Trooper Kyle... + continue reading

The Humboldt girls' cross country qualified for the state championships after winning the team title in a qualifying meet at Spencer on Oct. 19. Team members pictured, from left: Kallie Nilles, Elizabeth Hildreth, Bryce Gidel, Shelby Hayden, Isabella Luu, Katelyn Skow, Madeleine Ruzicka, Kirstyn Beaman, Gabby Kent, Tabitha Jergens and Lauren Erickson. Independent photo by Phil Monson.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
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Led by Bryce Gidel's first-place individual finish, the Humboldt High girls' cross country team earned another trip to the state championships after winning the team title in a state-qualifying meet in Spencer on Thursday, Oct. 19. The Wildcats, who have won the team title in every meet they've... + continue reading

This aerial overview show the footprint of Hog Slat’s Midwest Division facilities in Humboldt. The large warehouse constructed last year is the top right of the photo. Hog Slat also has a fan assembly division at the former Shopper Supply/Bomgaars building on Highway 169. Submitted photo.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
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By Kent Thompson It would be safe to say that the modern swine and poultry industries would not exist today if not for the existence of industry partners like Hog Slat and Georgia Poultry. Hog Slat, a leading manufacturer of precast concrete slats and swine production equipment, has its roots... + continue reading

Jason Brownfield, General Manager of the new 41-room AmericInn, has Humboldt roots. Humboldt Independent photo.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
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Humboldt’s new 41-room hotel, AmericInn, will have a Grand Opening on Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 3-5:30 p.m. The two-story hotel is located on Highway 169 at the intersection with 3rd Avenue North in Humboldt. The new business currently employs 13 people. General Manager Jason Brownfield... + continue reading
Thursday, October 12, 2017
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Harvest Moonlight Madness will take place on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 4-8 p.m. in downtown Humboldt. The night includes the Harvest Chili Cook-off from 5-8 p.m. downtown, sponsored by the Humboldt-Dakota City Chamber of Commerce. Free family activities include puzzles and coloring, potato sack... + continue reading

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