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Humboldt County Supervisor Erik Underberg (left) is also the chair of the Humboldt County 911 Service Board, made up of elected officials and representatives of entities using 911 dispatch in Humboldt County. Cherese Sexe (right) has been the Humboldt County 911 database manager for the past 25 years. In January 2021, she filed a civil suit against the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors, the 911 Board and several county entities and individuals, claiming sexual discrimination and harassment.
Thursday, May 19, 2022
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By KENT THOMPSON Following a 20-minute closed session with a Des Moines attorney, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors on Monday unanimously agreed to terms of settlement in a civil lawsuit involving 911 Database Manager Cherese Sexe and Humboldt County. The meeting was held in... + continue reading

The Humboldt Rotary Club hosted the Top 20 Humboldt Community High School students and their parents with a banquet on May 11. Pictured front row from left: Chloe Mayall, Adalyn Lawman, Allison Hoag, Kinzie Peyton, Brett Harklau, Ashlee Wergeland, Paige DeWinter, Grace Smith, Nora Carlson and Morgan Olson. Pictured back row from left: Jenna Wickre, Hannah Point, Grace Minor, Luke Sievers, Isaiah Kahl, Ryder Wickett, Jacob Pedersen, Jackson Fischer, Tabitha Kimball and Kaitlyn Thompson. See this and other photos for purchase at www.humboldtnews.com. Humboldt Independent photo.
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By Phil Monson A major change in the Humboldt school lunch program will take place this fall after action by the board of education in their monthly meeting Monday night, May 16. The board approved a contract with Opaa Food Management, Inc, to lead the district’s food service program for... + continue reading

The Emerald Ash Borer, an insect that causes significant damage and death to ash trees, has been identified near Dakota City, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship reports. Photo courtesy of the USDA.
Thursday, May 19, 2022
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Emerald ash borer (EAB) has been found in Dickinson and Humboldt counties for the first time. The invasive, ash tree-killing insect from Asia has now been confirmed in all but eight of Iowa’s 99 counties since its original detection in 2010. EAB larvae were collected by Iowa Department... + continue reading

Members of the Humboldt High School 2021-22 Building Trades class present for a photo include (l to r): Johnny Rivera, Julian Harvey, Christian Alcala, Noah Skow, Casey Westling, Jace Baker, Nolan Lammers, Conner Andersen, Jacob Heier, Joe Weydert, Evan Harris, Carson Berte, Levi Newton, Dan Oswald (Instructor) and Hayden Holm. See this photo and more at www.humboldtnews.com
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The Humboldt High School Building Trades class will host an Open House at their latest project on Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to noon. The public is invited to come view the house, which is for sale. The students, under the direction of instructor Dan Oswald, gutted and totally remodeled the... + continue reading

Humboldt County Zoning Board of Adjustment members clockwise from left: Louis Fallesen, Dave Lee, Harley Friesleben and Tim Burres, listen to property owner Mitch Fridolfson (second from right) explain his plans for establishing a trailer campground on property he owns on Gotch Park Road, north of Gotch Park. At right, partially hidden, is Zoning Administrator Randy Krecklow. Humboldt Independent photo by Kent Thompson.
Thursday, May 12, 2022
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By KENT THOMPSON The Humboldt County Zoning Board of Adjustment has made a decision, but a final determination on whether or not Mitch Fridolfson of Humboldt can build a campground north of Gotch Park, appears to be far from over. Following two public hearings and meeting with... + continue reading

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