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A capital campaign is underway to add on and renovate St. Mary School and also add a Parish Center. See more drawings in this week's Humboldt Independent.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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St. Mary’s Parish and School in Humboldt has announced an expansion and remodeling project. Father Dan Guenther said they have launched “Ignite the Faith: A Campaign for St. Mary’s Parish and School.” The capital campaign goal is to raise $3.5 million. Launched in December, the Ignite the Faith... + continue reading

Marj and Dr. Laine Dvorak have given over 37 years to the community and now are saying goodbye with Dr. Dvorak’s announced retirement on Jan. 18. An open house will be held today (Thursday) from the hours of 2-4 p.m. in the conference room of Humboldt County Memorial Hospital. Humboldt Independent photo by Kent Thompson.
Thursday, January 10, 2019
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By KENT THOMPSON Small town boy meets big city girl, starts a medical practice in Humboldt, raises a family, and 37 years later will be putting away his stethoscope for the last time on Friday, Jan. 18. That would be a very simple summation of the life Dr. Laine Dvorak and his wife Marj have... + continue reading

Chickens are very much social beings, so it’s important that the birds get along with each other. Dekalb Whites are the breed selected that are best adaptable to the cage-free system of poultry production. Photo courtesy of Iowa Cage-Free LLP.
Thursday, January 10, 2019
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By KENT THOMPSON Iowa Cage-Free LLP, started production in 2009 with construction of the first hen barns beginning in 2008. Growth has been slow and steady. “We slow walked our way into it because it is a different way of producing eggs,” Craig Rowles said. “We started with one barn in 2009... + continue reading

The Humboldt class of 1968 visited the site of the victory bell on the school campus this past summer. The class used funds to purchase the original bell, which was in use until it broke last spring. They purchased a commemorative plaque for the bell and Char Westphal purchased a "new" bell in memory of her late husband and former Wildcat coach, John Westphal. Photo courtesy of Michael “Mick” Hendrickson.
Thursday, January 3, 2019
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50 years later, 38 members of the class of 1968 and their spouses returned to Humboldt this past summer to attend their 50th high school class reunion and take a tour of their old school. The Humboldt High School class of 1968 was small in number, 111 students, compared to considerably larger... + continue reading

Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff Brian Ricklefs will be concluding a 21-year career with the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office later this month. Ricklefs was the first deputy hired when Dean Kruger was first elected sheriff and took over the office in 1997. Humboldt Independent file photo.
Thursday, January 3, 2019
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By KENT THOMPSON It’s official. Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff Brian Ricklefs is resigning, effective Jan. 17. Action was taken at Wednesday’s Humboldt County Board of Supervisor’s meeting. The Board accepted Ricklefs’ resignation with regret and wished him well in the future. The decision... + continue reading

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