July 2017

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Thu
20
Jul

2017 Humboldt County Fair rolls out


2017 Humboldt High School graduates Kate Curran (left) and Keagan Burmeister (right) will vie for the title of Humboldt County Fair Queen. The Fair will begin Tuesday, July 25, and run through Sunday, July 30, at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds in Humboldt.

A pair of candidates will be vying for 2017 Humboldt County Fair Queen, Keagan Burmeister and Kate Curran.
The actual competition (open to the public) will be July 21 at 9 a.m. at the Humboldt County Extension Office in downtown Humboldt.
Coronation of the 2017 Humboldt County Fair Queen will be the evening of July 26 during the Humboldt County Fair.
The queen will receive a $1,000 scholarship from Humboldt Mutual Insurance Association among other prizes.
The 2017 Humboldt County Fair will be held 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 offer free face painting once again.

Thu
20
Jul

Council looks at action on consumer fireworks


While most of the public really likes the commercial fireworks displays, there is a divide among people in favor and against consumer fireworks. The Iowa Legislature made the sale and possession of consumer fireworks legal in the state earlier this year. Now it is up to local authorities to regulate where and when those larger consumer fireworks may be discharged. Humboldt Independent photo by Phil Monson.

By Kent Thompson
With the booms and pops from the extended 4th of July celebration still ringing in their ears, the Humboldt City Council on Monday made it clear their intent to restrict the use of consumer fireworks in the community.
The Council has not yet taken official action, but members affirmed the thoughts of Humboldt City Administrator Travis Goedken, who said he thought the length of time for the discharge of fireworks should be curtailed, a sentiment four Council members present at Monday night’s meeting agreed with.
Councilmen Kirk Whittlesey, Bret Davis, Joel Goodell and Jim Vermeer all weighed in on the matter. Council member John Sleiter was not in attendance.
“I’ve talked to a couple of different Council members and to many citizens as well. My proposal (to the Council) would be to allow discharge just on the 4th and maybe the day either before or after,” Goedken said.

Wed
19
Jul

Humboldt softball team places 5th at state!


Humboldt's softball team proudly displays their fifth-place trophy after the Wildcats won two games in the consolation round of the Class 3A state tournament in Fort Dodge on July 19. Humboldt Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt softball team battled back from an opening round loss by winning two games in the consolation round on Wednesday to finish 5th in the Class 3A state tournament at Rogers Park in Fort Dodge.

The Wildcats opened the day with a 6-3 victory over West Marshall and ended the season with an impressive, 10-0 victory over Sioux Center. Freshman pitcher Ellie Jacobson threw a no-hitter in the second game with eight strikeouts. Jacobson went 3-for-3 at the plate for Humboldt's 14-hit attack against Sioux Center. Kelsey Peters and Mady Lange both homered for the Wildcats with two runners on base to help blow the game wide open and end the contest after five innings via the 10-run rule.

Humboldt banged out 11 hits in their victor over West Marshall. Jacobson scattered five hits and struck out seven with no walks. Lange also homered in the contest.

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Jul

Humboldt falls to CPU in 1st round of state softball, 14-2


Humboldt catcher Kelsey Peters (left) tried to make the tag on Center Point-Urbana's Taylor Henderson early Monday night in their first round state tournament game in Fort Dodge. But the ball bounced the other way, which summed up how the night went for Humboldt as the Wildcats lost 14-2 to the Storming Pointers. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt's No. 4 seeded softball team couldn't come up with enough hits Monday night (July 17) in their first round Class 3A state tournament game against No. 5 seed Center Point-Urbana. CPU pounded the Wildcats for 16 hits en route to a 14-2 victory over Humboldt.

The loss sent Humboldt, 31-5, into a consolation round game against West Marshall on Wednesday, July 19, 10 a.m. at Rogers Park in Fort Dodge. CPU, 30-10, advanced into a semifinal round game against top-seeded Davenport Assumption (42-1) on Thursday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.

Avery Terwilliger, Mady Lange and Taylor Gidel each had one hit to account for the Humboldt offense. Freshman pitcher Ellie Jacobson took the loss from the throwing circle. She struck out six and walked four.

See full story in this week's Humboldt Independent Newspaper. Subscribe today for print/digital access to the Independent by selecting the link on this page to get started!

Mon
17
Jul

RUTH FRIDERES

RUTH FRIDERES, 71, Algona, died Friday, July 14, 2017, at her home.

Sat
15
Jul

Curran Jacobs wins Gold in Gotch Catch Wrestling Tournament


Curran Jacobs (center), a former Michigan State University standout, was presented the gold medal for winning the championship title of the Frank Gotch World Catch Wrestling Tournament held in Humboldt on July 15. Pictured with Jacobs during the presentation is Raul Ramirez (right) of the Catch Wrestling Alliance and Scott Casber of Takedown Wrestling in Des Moines. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Curran Jacobs of Michigan defeated Travis Wiuff of Minnesota to win the Gold medal in the single-class, Frank Gotch World Catch Wrestling Tournament held inside the Humboldt High School gym on Saturday, July 15.

See story and more photos in the July 20 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!

Fri
14
Jul

Wildcat baseball team comes up short in 3A district opener, 6-3


Humboldt senior Devon Clark slides safely onto third base in the Wildcats' 6-3 loss to Webster City in a Class 3A District baseball game in Gilbert on July 14. The loss ended Humboldt's season at 18-12 overall. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt baseball team put up a good night Friday night in their Class 3A District Tournament game with Webster City, but a 3-run sixth inning by the Lynx helped Webster City pull out a 6-3 victory over the Wildcats.

Humboldt bows out at 18-12 while Webster City (19-4) will face No. 7 ranked Gilbert in a district final Monday night in Gilbert. Gilbert defeated Algona in the late game Friday night.

Devon Clark had two hits to pace the Wildcats. Clark also pitched the first four and one-third innings before giving way to Joey Busse.

The Wildcats' team banquet will be held on Tuesday, July 18, 6 p.m. in the middle school cafeteria.

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

Fri
14
Jul

Kiddie Cats Child Care kickoff


Eight-year-old Wyatt Merz of Lakewood, CO, is crazy about his blue hair. Wyatt attended the Kiddie Cats Child Care and Learning Center kickoff event July 11, along with his grandparents, Bob and Jane Lee. Humboldt Independent photo.

Kiddie Cats Child Care and Learning Center in Dakota City found a shady spot for a fun evening, Tuesday, July 11. The local non-profit set up picnic tables, the Hy-Vee grill, inflatable bounce house and slide and other games for an evening meal and night of fun for supporters of the new Child Care and Learning Center. The group's mission is to provide quality child care in an environment that engages young minds through learning and play. Sande Construction and Supply Co. of Humboldt will be constructing the new 8,000 square foot center that is expected to serve approximately 110 children and their families in the area. The Kiddie Cats Child Care Board has received approval from the USDA for a loan to complete financing on the project. The Board is continuing fund-raising and is still seeking approximately $400,000 to cover construction of the building.

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