August 2017

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Springfield Plastics opens pipe yard in Humboldt


Springfield Plastics, a manufacturer of 100 percent virgin resin pipe, will be opening a pipe yard in Humboldt in the near future. Submitted photo.

With increasing demand from its customers to bring quality drainage pipe to the north central Iowa area, Springfield Plastics, Inc. (SPI) is proud to announce it will open a new pipe yard in Humboldt, in late summer, at 2280 16th Ave. N. in the Northwest Industrial Park.
As a long-standing manufacturer of drainage pipe and the only U.S. manufacturer certified to use only 100 percent virgin resin in all products, Springfield Plastics is committed to providing the farming industry with the best quality pipe available.
Springfield Plastics, Inc. based in Auburn, IL, is a Midwest manufacturer that has created plastic pipe solutions for people in the agricultural, residential/building, commercial and highway markets since 1978. Read more about the business in this week's Humboldt Independent.

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Bradgate, here's your sign


Amie Wells of Bradgate recently painted two identical signs that are located on the northwest edge of town. Humboldt Independent photo.

People would come to Bradgate and wonder where they were at.
“There weren’t any signs once you got into the west side of Bradgate,” Amie Wells, Bradgate resident and City Clerk said.
The Bradgate City Council started looking into where they might put up a sign and the logical place was a triangular piece of ground near the intersection of two county blacktop roads on the northwest corner of town. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) owns the land and granted their permission.
Wells started drawing up designs for the sign.
Read more about the project in this week's Humboldt Independent. If you don't get the paper, subscribe by clicking on the link at the top of this page to receive either print or digital editions every week.

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Kate Curran 1st runner-up for Iowa State Fair Queen


Kate Curran, the 2017 Humboldt County Fair Queen, was named 1st runner-up at the Iowa State Fair Queen Contest on Saturday night in Des Moines. Iowa State Fair/Steve Pope Photography.

Humboldt County Fair Queen Kate Curran was named as 1st runnerup at the Iowa State Fair Queen Contest on Saturday night.
“I was shocked. I was not expecting that at all,” Curran said.
Ironically, Curran was roommates with Jacqueline Ehrlich of Dubuque County, who was named Iowa State Fair Queen.
“When I first met her I could tell right away she was going to be the queen,” Curran said.
As 1st runnerup, Curran receives a $1,500 scholarship from the Iowa State Fair, plus a $300 gift card to Jordan Creek Mall.
Read more about Kate's experience at the Iowa State Fair in this week's Humboldt Independent. Subscribe by clicking on the link at the top of the page.

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Aug

Ross to play ‘integral role’ on Iowa football team


Former Humboldt High standout Brady Ross is poised for another season playing fullback and special teams on the Iowa Hawkeye football team. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

By Phil Monson
Ever since Brady Ross stepped onto the practice field and joined the University of Iowa football team two years ago, big things have happened.
Now entering his third season with the Hawkeyes, the 6-foot-1, 245-pound Ross isn’t letting up.
The 2015 Humboldt High School graduate, who has a huge internal motor to succeed, is looking to build on the success he had last year as he saw extensive playing time at fullback and on special teams.

See full story in the Aug. 17 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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Jones set for final year at Waldorf


Former Humboldt multi-sport standout April Jones is starting her final year on the Waldorf University volleyball team.

Collegiate dual sport athlete April Jones is entering her final year at Waldorf University in Forest City.
Jones, a 2014 Humboldt High School graduate, has been playing both volleyball and basketball in college. She spent two years at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls before transferring to Waldorf last year.
Jones, a 5-10 middle hitter up front, saw significant time in the lineup for the Warriors, who finished 17-22 overall last year.

See full story in the Aug. 17 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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Thomas, Wartburg women have high goals this fall


Humboldt native Madison Thomas is set for her final season on the Wartburg College women's soccer team.

Humboldt’s Madison Thomas feels 2017 can be a special year for the Wartburg College women’s soccer team.
Thomas, a 2014 Humboldt High School graduate, begins her fourth and final year with the Knights, who finished 10-5-4 overall in 2014, 5-2-1 in Iowa Conference play.
She played in 13 games in 2016 and earned academic all-conference for the second straight year for the Knights, coached by Tiffany Pins, a Wartburg graduate in her seventh season as head coach.

See full story in the Aug. 17 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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Zylstra finds a home at 3rd base for NWC


AUSTIN ZYLSTRA

Austin Zylstra has found a home at third base on the Northwestern College baseball team.
Zylstra, a 2015 Humboldt High School graduate, finished his second year last spring playing for the Red Raiders out of Orange City. He came to Humboldt as a standout at shortstop for the Wildcats.

See full story in the Aug. 17 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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Pogge set for final year on Coe soccer team


WILL POGGE

Humboldt native Will Pogge is feeling pretty good as he enters his final season playing soccer at Coe College in Cedar Rapids.
Pogge, a 6-3, 190-pound senior and 2014 graduate of Humboldt High School, is optimistic as he looks back on how his career has evolved and the enthusiasm in team camp as they prepare for the 2017 season.

See full story in the Aug. 17 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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Vitzthum looks back on 2 years on Morningside baseball team


CONNOR VITZTHUM

After battling nagging injuries, Humboldt’s Connor Vitzthum is calling it a baseball career at Morningside College in Sioux City.
Vitzthum, a 2015 graduate of Humboldt High School, decided at the conclusion of his sophomore season to discontinue his baseball career for the Mustangs and concentrate on academics.

See full story in the Aug. 17 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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