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Jason Rogers, General Manager for 209 Main in Paton, is shown in the front entry of what will soon be 716 Main in Humboldt. The former Gordy’s at Rustix has been purchased by Vaughn and Lori Bauer of Paton and after remodeling will open in March as 716 Main. Humboldt Independent photo.
Thursday, January 23, 2020
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Gordy’s at Rustix has been purchased and after a remodeling project will reopen as 716 Main. The goal is to open in March. Jason Rogers, General Manager of 209 Main in Paton, said 716 Main is owned by Vaughn and Lori Bauer of Paton. Rogers is spearheading the effort to remodel and open... + continue reading

Humboldt City Administrator Travis Goedken (left) and Humboldt Police Administrator Dean Kruger (right) are receiving contrasting reports on how the Humboldt Police Department and the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office are meshing and working together. Read about it in this week's Humboldt Independent.
Thursday, January 23, 2020
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By KENT THOMPSON Humboldt County Sheriff Dean Kruger has served as the city of Humboldt's police administrator for the past decade. On Monday night, Travis Goedken, Humboldt City Administrator, told Kruger that he needs to take a more aggressive role as the city's police administrator. “We have... + continue reading

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
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Humboldt School Superintendent Greg Darling has been placed on paid administrative leave, after action by the Humboldt School Board at their regular monthly meeting on Jan. 20. The board voted 3-0 to immediately place Darling on paid leave, at the recommendation of the district’s legal counsel.... + continue reading

Trumpeter swans were once common in Iowa but where nearly hunted to extinction because of its skin, feathers, meat and eggs. By 1930, only 69 remained in the continental U.S. Birds like these two in Humboldt grow up to 32 pounds, making them the largest among North American’s waterfowl species. Celebrate swans at Walnut Woods State Park in Des Moines Feb. 15, an event rescheduled from Jan. 18. Humboldt Independent file photo.
Thursday, January 16, 2020
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The Trumpeter Swan Soiree, originally scheduled for Jan. 18, and reported on in this week's Humboldt Independent has been rescheduled to Feb. 15 due to anticipated winter weather. The event will celebrate North America’s largest waterfowl species from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 15 at... + continue reading

Humboldt School Superintendent Greg Darling mentioned during a special Humboldt Board of Education meeting on Monday that he may be considering retirement on or before June 2021. The item came up during the board's discussion of revising its early retirement policy.
Thursday, January 16, 2020
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By Phil Monson After considering a change in the district’s early retirement policy, the Humboldt School Board tabled action on its approval in their special meeting held on Monday night (Jan. 13). Among the three items on the agenda, discussion on proposed changes to the district’s... + continue reading

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