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This scene of the Humota with the current marquee was captured by local photography buff Tom Tierney. Photo courtesy of Tom Tierney.
Thursday, July 12, 2018
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By KENT THOMPSON A full-fledge effort to save the Humota Theatre is under way. The effort comes following an announcement last week that the theatre will close Sept. 1, unless a plan is in place to provide a transition from the current ownership of R.L. Fridley Theatres to a local group... + continue reading

A three-vehicle accident west of Badger late Monday night claimed the life of a Humboldt man and seriously injured a Fort Dodge woman. The accident was investigated by Iowa State Patrol.
Thursday, July 12, 2018
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A Humboldt man is dead and a Fort Dodge woman seriously injured following a three-vehicle accident that occurred late Monday night, July 9, in Webster County. According to the Iowa State Patrol, the accident occurred 2.5 miles west of Badger on County Road C-56. The time of the accident... + continue reading

Humboldt players celebrate after winning 8-4 over Algona on Monday, July 9, in a Class 3A Region 2 softball championship game in Humboldt. The victory sent the 30-3 Wildcats into next week's state tournament in Fort Dodge. Independent photo by Phil Monson.
Monday, July 9, 2018
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The No. 4 ranked Humboldt softball team is heading back to the state tournament next week after the Wildcats held off Algona, 8-4 in seven innings Monday night (July 9) in Humboldt in a Class 3A Region 2 Championship game. The Wildcats, 30-3, drew a No. 4 seed and will face No. 5 seed Atlantic (30-... + continue reading

The Legion/VFW Honor Guard marches in the July 4th parade in downtown Humboldt. The parade was viewed by a large group of spectators and was able to be completed before rain put a damper on the Independence Day activities.
Thursday, July 5, 2018
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Due to Wednesday night's inclement weather, the fireworks display has been moved to tonight Thursday after dark at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds. + continue reading

Bleachers are being installed in the spacious new show ring at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds. When completed, the arena is expected to hold 400 people with new sound system and lighting. The 2018 Humboldt County Fair is July 24-30.
Thursday, July 5, 2018
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There will be entertainment galore Next Generation Shows returns as the carnival Wednesday through Sunday. They’ll also offer free face painting. Tuesday night will have harness races with a free gate. Wednesday night at the grandstand will be the Little Miss and Mister Contest... + continue reading

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