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Humboldt firefighters cut into the roof Saturday evening at Liguria Foods in Humboldt at the corner of 15th Street North and 16th Avenue North. The call was received at 7:18 p.m. The fire was brought under control in 15 minutes, but emergency personnel were on the scene for 1 hour and 45 minutes. Humboldt Independent photo by Kent Thompson.
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Emergency personnel from Humboldt County were out in full force early Saturday evening at Liguria Foods, after a fire was reported on the roof. “It was fortunate this happened in the daylight hours. It could have been much worse had it been at 2 a.m.,” Humboldt County Sheriff Dean Kruger reported. See this and other photos in the upcoming issue of the Humboldt Independent. Your trusted source for local news and sports. Humboldt Independent photo by Kent Thompson.
Saturday, August 17, 2019
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By KENT THOMPSON The Humboldt Fire Department was called to a four-alarm fire at Liguria Foods, 1515 15th St. N., Saturday evening, Aug. 17, at 7:18 p.m. According to Humboldt Fire Chief Jim Gronbach, “flames were coming out dry room No. 1. The deck was on fire and it was climbing up... + continue reading

Recreation Center manager Paxton Petersen (front row left) explains amenities of the Humboldt Recreation Center to Iowa Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and HCDA Director Alissa O’Connor during a walking tour of the building last week. Pictured second row from left: Travis Goedken and Jennifer Hansen. Humboldt Independent photo.
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Dignitaries pose for a photo in front of the enormous American flag on the east wall of the Recreation Center. From left: Humboldt Mayor Dan Scholl, donors Ken and Marilyn Nielsen, Gov. Kim Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg and State Sen. Tim Kraayenbrink. See this and other photos at www.humboldtnews.com. Humboldt Independent photo by Kent Thompson.
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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (left) was visibly impressed with the 70,000 square foot Humboldt Recreation Center on her visit to Humboldt Aug. 6. Reynolds and State Senator Tim Kraayenbrink, listen to local philanthropists Marilyn and Ken Nielsen (right). Humboldt Independent photo by Kent Thompson.
Thursday, August 15, 2019
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By KENT THOMPSON It’s not often you get a chance to brag to the governor of the state of Iowa. Aug. 6 was one of those times. Humboldt city officials, members of the Ken and Marilyn Nielsen family and members of the business community joined Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg, on a... + continue reading

Local farmer Dean Coleman of Humboldt died Tuesday from injuries sustained in a farming accident at his home west of Humboldt on Monday. Coleman represented Iowa farmers statewide and nationally as a Board member of the Iowa Soybean Association and the American Soybean Association.
Thursday, August 15, 2019
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On Monday, Aug. 12 at 3:55 p.m., the Humboldt County Communications Center received a call of a male subject who had fallen inside an empty grain bin at 1674 230th St., west of Humboldt. The male was identified as Dean Coleman, 62, of Humboldt. He was transported to the Humboldt County Memorial... + continue reading

The Humboldt Community Animal Shelter Board met last week to discuss a proposed shelter in the Northwest Industrial Park and ways to financial the new building in lieu of donated funds. The non-profit organization has a little over $21,000 in funds raised. A new animal shelter for the city/county is expected to cost around $235,000.
Thursday, August 15, 2019
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By KENT THOMPSON Fresh on the heels of financial commitments amounting to at least $15,000 per year in designated contributions from Humboldt County and the city of Humboldt last week, the Humboldt Community Animal Shelter (HCAS) Board met Aug. 6 and took proactive measures to secure loan... + continue reading
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
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In a special election held Tuesday for the Ward 1 seat on the Humboldt City Council, Matt Dominick received 111 votes to 44 write-in votes for Steve Boomgarden. Boomgarden submitted paperwork to force the special election, but then did not turn in his own nomination papers in time to be on the... + continue reading

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