May 2017

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Three graduates in one month for D.C. family


There were three graduates in the Tim and Jennifer Vought household in Dakota City in the past month. Jennifer (left) earned her master’s degree from Allen College in Waterloo. Tyler (center) graduated from Humboldt High School and Kaitlynn graduated from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, OK. Submitted photo.

By Phil Monson
To say that the month of May was hectic would be an understatement for the Tim and Jennifer Vought family in Dakota City.
The Vought's had three graduations to deal with.
Yes, we're talking three.
Not only did their youngest child, Tyler, graduate from Humboldt High School on May 21, their oldest, Kaitlynn, graduated from college on May 13, one week after Jennifer graduated from Allen College in Waterloo.
Read about their educational experiences in this week's Humboldt Independent. Subscribe online by clicking on the link at the top of the page.

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Local residents recall World War II


Five Humboldt County veterans from the World War II era recently participated in a Veterans History Project through the National Court Reporters Foundation. The five veterans consented to a recent interview with The Humboldt Independent. Pictured from left to right are: Gene Ruby of Humboldt, Allan Wehrspann of Ottosen, Bob Molitor of Humboldt, Madalyn Swearingen of Humboldt and Lawrence Davis of Gilmore City. Humboldt Independent photo.

By Kent Thompson
Ordinary people thrust in extraordinary circumstances.
That was the summation of what transpired during World War II, our nation’s largest global conflict, which lasted from the beginning of September 1939 to the beginning of September in 1945.
Few remain of what broadcaster and author Tom Brokaw termed “The Greatest Generation,” the title of his 1998 book describing some of the exploits of the group of citizens who grew up during the Great Depression and came to adulthood fighting in battles throughout six continents and the world’s oceans.
Of the 16,112,566 members of the U.S. Armed Forces involved during World War II, only around 620,000 were estimated to still be alive in 2016, according to Department of Veterans Affairs, and the ranks are shrinking quickly. As many as 400 U.S. World War II veterans die each day.

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HUMBOLDT GIRLS WIN 4A STATE GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP!!!


Humboldt's varsity girls' golf team claimed the Class 4A state championship on May 31 in Marshalltown. Pictured, front row (l-r): Olivia Birdsell and Brooke Anderson. Back row: Maggie Bennett, Kelly Boleyn, Halie George, Frances Carlson, Avery Terwilliger and coach Jess Harklau. Humboldt Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt capped a storybook season by winning the Class 4A state golf championship on Wednesday (May 31) in Marshalltown at Elmwood Country Club. Humboldt finished the two-day meet with a total of 736 strokes, topping runner-up Dubuque Wahlert by nine strokes. Wahlert, which led by three shots after day one (368-371), finished with 745. Washington was third at 767.

Humboldt senior Brooke Anderson was third overall individually with a 177 total. Avery Terwilliger shot 182, Halie George 187 and Frances Carlson 190.

It is the third state title in school history for Humboldt, which also won state titles in 1985 and 1987.

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

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LLOYD E. JOINER

LLOYD E. JOINER, 82, rural Humboldt, died Monday, May 29, 2017, at his home. Those wishing to send online condolences can send them to masonlindhart@gmail.com and we will see that it gets to the family. Be sure to put the deceased’s name in the sub-ject line.

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Work continuing on Sumner Avenue Hill


Workers from Denver Underground and Iowa Wall Sawing cut through pavement on Sumner Avenue SW Wednesday morning. Dismantling and removing a large, abandoned box culvert has delayed the storm sewer installation project across the main-traveled road. Humboldt City Administrator Travis Goedken said the street may continue to be closed through this weekend (June 3-4). Humboldt Independent photo by Kent Thompson.

Work continued on Sumner Avenue SW Wednesday morning as workers from Denver Underground of Denver and subcontractor Iowa Wall Sawing of Independence saw cut the pavement on the street. According to Humboldt City Administrator Travis Goedken, as with any underground construction project, there are some "hidden treasures. This one just happened to be a rather large abandoned concrete box culvert that was running right where we were going to install the new storm sewer. There has been some significant time added to the project because of its removal." Goedken said the street may have be closed through this weekend (June 4). "There was also more pavement to be removed than we thought, as the street was 18 inches thick," the city administrator said.
See more information on city government and local construction projects in The Humboldt Independent.

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Humboldt girls soccer team falls at Gilbert


Humboldt's Jadyn Smith (white jersey) gains control of the ball in the second half of the Wildcats' 4-1 victory over Sioux Center in Class 1A Region 3 soccer in Humboldt on May 30. The victory advanced the Wildcats into a semifinal round match at Gilbert on Friday, June 2. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt girls soccer team saw their season come to an end on June 2 when they fell at Gilbert, 10-0 in a regional semifinal round game. Humboldt finishes the season at 4-11 while Gilbert advanced into a regional final at 15-3 overall.

Jaydn Smith scored three goals to lead the Humboldt girls' soccer team past Sioux Center, 4-1 Tuesday night (May 30) in a Class 1A Region 3 contest in Humboldt. The triumph lifted Humboldt's season record to 4-9 overall.

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

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Humboldt girls 2nd after day 1 of 4A state golf


Humboldt's Brooke Anderson is third overall individually after day one of the Class 4A State Girls Golf Championships today in Marshalltown. Humboldt is three shots behind first-place Dubuque Wahlert in the team scoring. The final day is set for Wednesday, May 31 at Elmwood Country Club. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt girls’ golf team is in second-place after the opening day of the Class 4A State Golf Championships in Marshalltown.
The Wildcats, with a 371 total, are just three shots back from first-place Dubuque Wahlert (368). Grinnell is third at 381, followed by Nevada with 391, Washington at 392, Mount Pleasant with 401, Creston 406 and Carroll 409.
Humboldt’s Brooke Anderson is third overall with an 85. Avery Terwilliger is tied for 12th with 93 and Halie George is tied for 15th with 94. Next in line for Humboldt is Frances Carlson with 99, Olivia Birdsell at 102 and Kelly Boleyn with 105.
Day two, the final day, will begin Wednesday morning at Elmwood Country Club west of Marshalltown.

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

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