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The 2017 Humboldt County Fair will be held July 25-30. Volunteer members of the Humboldt County Fair Board include, front row (l to r): Paul Davis, secretary; Jeff Haselhuhn, President; David Boswell, Jeff Goodell, Bruce Schipull and Nate Nostrom. Second row: Gary Vinsand, Kevin Cordray, Alex Rhead, Jerod Hatcher, Roger Carlson, Troy Wood, Mark Holtan and Shane Braby, board treasurer. Other members of the Fair Board include: Jason Opheim, Brett Kampen, and Jeff Halvorson, vice-president. Humboldt Independent photo.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
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By Jeff Gargano The 2017 Humboldt County Fair will bring back some of the favorites sprinkled in with some new activities. Fair dates are July 25-30. Next Generation Shows has expanded the carnival each year and plans to bring even more rides this year. Next Generation will also... + continue reading

Dr. James Illg (right) and assistant Lori Roths (left) attend to a Miniature Pinscher at the Humboldt Veterinary Clinic. Illg said he takes lost or stray animals captured by the police for temporary housing. He is hopeful a new registration law will help ease the problem. See this and other photos at www.humboldtnews.com. Humboldt Independent photo.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
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By Kent Thompson The community has an animal control problem and the Humboldt City Council has taken the first steps to try do something about it. Beginning March 1, Humboldt City Ordinance Chapter 55 will have a licensing requirement for dogs and cats. The ordinance states that a person... + continue reading

KEVIN DRESSER
Monday, February 20, 2017
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Humboldt native Kevin Dresser is coming back to Iowa! Dresser, head wrestling coach at Virginia Tech University over the last 11 seasons, was named the new head coach at Iowa State University in Ames on Monday afternoon. Dresser will take over the day-to-day operations of the Cyclones after the... + continue reading

Canopies will be part of the discussion as the city looks to improve the downtown streetscape. The Humboldt City Council has committed to borrow $750,000 to make improvements in a three-block area. See this and other photos at www.humboldtnews.com. Humboldt Independent photo.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
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By Kent Thompson Despite having to pare $400,000 from original budget askings, the city of Humboldt is moving forward with a budget that will seek capital improvements and address areas of need as outlined by the Humboldt City Council. The Council held a pair of budget meetings last week to... + continue reading

Humboldt's contingent in this week's Class 2A state wrestling tournament in Des Moines, from left: coach Luke Satern, Cresten Craven, head coach Chad Beaman, Gus Arnold, coach Jason Lange, Joey Busse, coach Justin McDaniel, Jaden Kampen and coach Shane Arnold. Independent photo by Phil Monson.
Saturday, February 11, 2017
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The Humboldt High School wrestling team qualified four individuals into this week's upcoming Class 2A state tournament after competing in a district tournament in Webster City on Saturday (Feb. 11). Wildcats advancing to state include Cresten Craven at 120 pounds (2nd in district), Joey Busse at... + continue reading

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