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Humboldt County EMS Director Mike Sexe is pictured with a multi-oxygen administrator and a BreathSaver Plus bag, important resources in getting oxygen to patients quickly. The coronavirus pandemic has caused a greater need for such equipment. The items were purchased through a Discover Recovery Fund gift through the Humboldt County Community Foundation. Submitted photo.
Friday, July 31, 2020
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The Humboldt County Department of Health reported no new Novel Coronavirus cases in the county on Thursday, July 30. There have been four new positive cases so far this week. That comes after Humboldt County’s largest number of positive cases reported in a single week last week, 11 cases... + continue reading

A fire started just before noon on Monday, July 27, at Yacht Club Trailers in Humboldt Industrial Park. The company employs about 80 people in the manufacture of boat trailers. All employees were able to quickly evacuate. The fire is suspected of starting in a motor in the powder paint area on the east side of the building. Humboldt Independent photo by Jeff Gargano.
Thursday, July 30, 2020
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By KENT THOMPSON The Humboldt Fire Department needed backup and wasn’t shy about asking for it at a fire that broke out around 11:45 a.m. Monday morning at Yacht Club Trailers located at 1419 11th St. N. in Humboldt. “The (paint) system blew a motor and the main breaker and there was... + continue reading

Holly Kirchhoff (center) was crowned as the 2020 Humboldt County Fair Queen on Wednesday evening, July 22. Julia Berte was named runner-up and also won Miss Congeniality. Pictured from left to right are: Leah Johnson, Emma Clark, Fair Queen Holly Kirchhoff, runner-up Julia Berte and Rose Wredt. Humboldt Independent photo by Jeff Gargano.
Thursday, July 30, 2020
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The 4-H and FFA livestock shows were held last week at the Humboldt County Fair with animals, exhibitors and spectators. Lauren Erickson of Humboldt showed the Grand Champion Market Beef. Ryland Morgan had the Grand Champion overall in the Swine Show. Jaxon Kampen showed the Grand... + continue reading

Jenson Construction of Fort Dodge began pouring concrete this week for the new High School parking lot. Humboldt Superintendent Jim Muurray said money has been added to provide wiring under the concrete for the purposive installing security cameras, which were not part of the original construction bid. Drone photo courtesy of Dr. Kirk Whittlesey.
Thursday, July 30, 2020
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By Phil Monson With some minor changes, the Return To Learn plan of the Humboldt Community School District was unveiled in last week’s regular monthly meeting. New school superintendent Jim Murray provided an in-depth outline on the options the district will use depending on the dynamics... + continue reading

Michelle George (right) and her daughter, Emma, are shown in the new location of women’s clothing store Carbon Boutique. The store is now located in downtown Humboldt at 630 Sumner Avenue, next to Feather Your Nest. Humboldt Independent photo.
Thursday, July 30, 2020
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As business grew, Carbon Boutique ran out of space at their location on 5th Avenue North. After looking at four different possible locations, owner Michelle George found a building with space for current needs and room for future expansion. “I always thought it would be nice to be on... + continue reading

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