April 2017

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Tue
25
Apr

Wildcat boys' soccer team moves to 5-2


Humboldt's Lucas Volf (24) scored two goals, including one on this play, to lead the Wildcat boys' soccer team past Garner-Hayfield/Ventura on April 21 in Humboldt. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt varsity boys' soccer team moved its season record to 5-2 by stopping Clear Lake, 3-1 Monday night (April 24) in Humboldt.

The Wildcats continue their schedule on Friday night (April 28) at home when they face CAL, starting at 6:30 p.m. following the girls' home game with CAL which begins at 5 p.m.

Humboldt makes a return trip to CAL on May 4 and will compete in the Waverly-Shell Rock tournament on Saturday, May 6.

See full story, photos and statistics in the Humboldt Independent Newspaper. Subscribe today for print/digital access to the Independent by selecting the link on this page to get started!

Tue
25
Apr

Humboldt girls top E-Hawk golfers


Humboldt's Brooke Anderson was meet medalist last week in shooting a 43 to lead the Wildcat girls' golf team in conference action. Independent photo.

Avery Terwilliger was meet medalist with a 44 to lead Humboldt past Emmetsburg 187-195 in non-conference girls’ golf at Humboldt Counry Club on April 24.
Brooke Anderson followed Terwilliger with a 46, Olivia Birdsell shot 46 and Halie George carded 51. Frances Carlson (52) and Kelly Boleyn (53) followed.
Humboldt won the JV meet, 226-238. Brenna Howard shot a 52 to lead all golfers. Maggie Bennett shot 55, Morgan Nehring 59 and Madi Frideres 60. Macy Becker (61) and Abi Collins (70) followed.

Humboldt will compete in another conference triangular on Friday, April 28, at Lakeside Golf Course north of Fort Dodge against Fort Dodge St. Edmond and Hampton-Dumont. The Wildcats also will golf in the Clarion-Goldfield-Dows tournament at Clarmond Gold Course north of Clarion on Saturday, April 29. The Wildcats also host Fort Dodge on May 2.

Tue
25
Apr

HHS girls 3rd in Wildcat Relays


Humboldt freshman standout Bryce Gidel nears the finish line on the final leg of the 4x800 relay which placed first in Monday's Humboldt Relays. Gidel will also run in the 3,000 meters this week in the high school division of the annual Drake Relays in Des Moines. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt won 4 events and placed third in their annual Humboldt Relays track and field competition on Monday, April 24. The Wildcat girls finished with 127 team points. Area powers Pocahontas Area (164) and Algona (140) finished ahead of the Wildcats.

Humboldt's first place events include the 4x400 and 4x800 relays, along with Bryce Gidel in both the 1,500 and 3,000 meters. The 4x400 relay consisted of Olivia Hildreth, Beth Duffield, Kate Curran and Gabby Kent. The 4x800 relay included Olivia Hildreth, Lauren Erickson, Curran and Gidel.

Humboldt will compete in the Storm Lake Relays on Thursday, April 27. The Mason City Relays are set for Tuesday, May 2. Humboldt will travel to Iowa Falls on May 4 for the North Central Conference meet. In addition, Gidel qualified for the 3,000 meters high school division of the Drake Relays this week in Des Moines. Gidel will run at 6:10 p.m. on Thursday night.

Sat
22
Apr

Firefighters conduct controlled house burn


Twenty of twenty-one Humboldt volunteer firefighters participated in a controlled house burn on 1st Avenue South on the city’s east side Saturday morning. See this and other photos in the April 27 Humboldt Independent. Purchase photos at this site, www.humboldtnews.com and like the Humboldt Independent Newspaper on Facebook. Independent photo by Kent Thompson

The Humboldt Fire Department conducted a controlled house burning exercise Saturday morning at 211 1st Ave. S., southeast of the Humboldt Family Aquatic Center.
The property has been purchased by Habitat for Humanity and will be the site of a new habitat home, the first in Humboldt in several years.
Humboldt firefighters conducted some mini-fires in the home and extinguished them to practice firefighter training skills before setting the entire home ablaze about 9:45 a.m. Saturday morning.
The home had been vacant for several years and was believed to be about 1910 construction.

Thu
20
Apr
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20
Apr

New DVD on Olympic champion Bill Smith


U.S. Olympic wrestling champion Bill Smith of Humboldt is the subject of a new documentary DVD. Read about it in this week's Humboldt Independent.

A new documentary, entitled Bill Smith: A Wrestling Legend, tells the story of the life and career of the oldest living Olympic wrestling champion.
Mike Chapman of Newton is the producer of the documentary, which was filmed by Mike Reese of Atlas Media in Des Moines.
Smith, a resident at the Humboldt Care Center North, talks about his life and career, other great wrestlers he has known and having the University of Northern Iowa wrestling mat dedicated in his honor. It also includes interviews with his daughters, Jody McClure, Jill Lempke and Jackie Foth, who are all Humboldt County residents. Smith is the U.S. oldest living wrestling Olympic medal winner, winning his gold medal at the Helsinki Games in 1952.
Read more about the documentary and how you can get a copy on page 2B of this week's Humboldt Independent.

Thu
20
Apr

Downtown meeting draws community interest


Main Street Iowa Executive Director Deb Sprecker tells citizens that the Frank Gotch story would be a great icon to market in business promotions and community celebrations. It's something that makes Humboldt unique, she said. Humboldt Independent photo.

By Kent Thompson
The future of Humboldt’s downtown lies with its citizens and those citizens weren’t shy about expressing what they would like to see done at a series of meetings last week.
From Wednesday through Friday, three members of the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA): Jim Engle, director of the Iowa Downtown Resource Center; Deb Sprecker, executive director of Main Street Iowa and Tim Reinders, a design consultant for Main Street Iowa, met with Humboldt residents about economic development in downtown Humboldt.

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