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Humboldt's varsity girls' golf team shown here with their state-qualifying banner after winning the Class 4A Regional title at Denison on Monday, May 22. Front row (l-r): Olivia Birdsell and Brooke Anderson. Back row: Kelly Boleyn, Frances Carlson, Halie George, Avery Terwilliger and coach Jess Harklau. Photo courtesy Jess Harklau.
Monday, May 22, 2017
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Humboldt's varsity girls' golf team qualified for the state tournament for the third straight year after winning a Class 4A regional title at Denison on Monday (May 22). The Wildcats shot 372 strokes to finish ahead of Carroll at 389. Both schools will advance to the state meet in Marshalltown... + continue reading

Workers with Denver Underground work on constructing new storm sewer along Lewis Street last week. Work on the project is continuing. There will be some temporary closings of Sumner Avenue next week while work is completed. Humboldt Independent photo by Phil Monson. See more photos at www.humboldtnews.com.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
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Humboldt City Administrator Travis Goedken reported Thursday morning that Sumner Avenue will be closed Thursday afternoon (May 18), so that construction workers can conduct saw cutting on the road in an anticipation of a more extensive project next week to replace storm sewer pipe from Lewis Street... + continue reading

Humboldt firefighter Matt Newton (right) talks to third graders from Mrs. Case’s class last Thursday afternoon at Humboldt City Hall. Taft elementary students had an opportunity to hear about several city departments and how they operate, the fire department being one of them. Humboldt Independent photo by Kent Thompson.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
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By Kent Thompson Humboldt City Administrator Travis Goedken likened the city’s purchase of new fire engine pumper truck to buying a new vehicle. “You can get a Kia or a Toyota or a Cadillac. The purchase we are making is closer to the Cadillac end, but it has what the fire department wants and... + continue reading

Paul Davis attaches plywood to what was his living room picture window Monday evening, about two hours after a hailstorm caused extensive damage to the exterior of the home on Monday. Paul and his wife, Pam, said they were thankful no one was hurt by the flying projectiles. See this and other photos at www.humboldtnews.com. Humboldt Independent photo by Kent Thompson.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
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By Kent Thompson Round three arrives, be on the lookout for round 4 (anticipated for Friday). That's been a synopsis of the wicked area weather this past week in and around Humboldt County. After heavy rain and hail was reported in eastern Humboldt County/western Wright County late Monday... + continue reading

Humboldt Newspapers has been sold. Jim Gargano (center), Publisher of Humboldt Newspapers since 1985, has announced the sale of the business to two of his children, Jaime Zweibohmer (left) and Jeff Gargano (right). Humboldt Newspapers is Humboldt’s longest continuous business dating back to 1860.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
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Jim Gargano, publisher of Humboldt Newspapers, has announced the sale of the business to two of his children, Jeff Gargano and Jaime Zweibohmer. The transition will take place June 1. Jim Gargano will remain with the business on part-time basis with the title of Publisher Emeritus. Jim and... + continue reading

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