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2017 Humboldt High School graduates Kate Curran (left) and Keagan Burmeister (right) will vie for the title of Humboldt County Fair Queen. The Fair will begin Tuesday, July 25, and run through Sunday, July 30, at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds in Humboldt.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
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A pair of candidates will be vying for 2017 Humboldt County Fair Queen, Keagan Burmeister and Kate Curran. The actual competition (open to the public) will be July 21 at 9 a.m. at the Humboldt County Extension Office in downtown Humboldt. Coronation of the 2017 Humboldt County Fair Queen will... + continue reading

While most of the public really likes the commercial fireworks displays, there is a divide among people in favor and against consumer fireworks. The Iowa Legislature made the sale and possession of consumer fireworks legal in the state earlier this year. Now it is up to local authorities to regulate where and when those larger consumer fireworks may be discharged. Humboldt Independent photo by Phil Monson.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
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By Kent Thompson With the booms and pops from the extended 4th of July celebration still ringing in their ears, the Humboldt City Council on Monday made it clear their intent to restrict the use of consumer fireworks in the community. The Council has not yet taken official action, but members... + continue reading

Humboldt's softball team proudly displays their fifth-place trophy after the Wildcats won two games in the consolation round of the Class 3A state tournament in Fort Dodge on July 19. Humboldt Independent photo by Phil Monson.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
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The Humboldt softball team battled back from an opening round loss by winning two games in the consolation round on Wednesday to finish 5th in the Class 3A state tournament at Rogers Park in Fort Dodge. The Wildcats opened the day with a 6-3 victory over West Marshall and ended the season with... + continue reading

Eight-year-old Wyatt Merz of Lakewood, CO, is crazy about his blue hair. Wyatt attended the Kiddie Cats Child Care and Learning Center kickoff event July 11, along with his grandparents, Bob and Jane Lee. Humboldt Independent photo.
Friday, July 14, 2017
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Kiddie Cats Child Care and Learning Center in Dakota City found a shady spot for a fun evening, Tuesday, July 11. The local non-profit set up picnic tables, the Hy-Vee grill, inflatable bounce house and slide and other games for an evening meal and night of fun for supporters of the new Child Care... + continue reading

Humboldt City Parks Director Clayton Vorland (left) points out a location on a city map during a recent meeting of the Humboldt Community Visioning Committee. Looking on are landscape architect Dylan Jones with Bolton and Menk (center) and Iowa DOT District 1 Planner Mike Clayton (right). Standing in the background is Humboldt City Administrator Travis Goedken. See this and other photos at www.humboldtnews.com. Humboldt Independent photo by Kent Thompson.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
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Residents will have the opportunity to share their ideas for improving Humboldt at a design workshop hosted by the Humboldt Visioning Committee at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The workshop is planned for next Wednesday, July 19, and will be open to the public at the Iowa... + continue reading

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