October 2017

Mon
30
Oct

Humboldt falls to Sioux Center in region one final


Humboldt volleyball players celebrate after scoring a point against Sioux Center Monday night in a Class 3A Region One championship match in Cherokee. Humboldt fell to the top-ranked Warriors in three sets to end their season. Pictured, from left: Jori Hajek, Sydney Lane, Cassie Peyton, Rachel Darling and Kyah Arnold. Independent photo.

The Humboldt volleyball team gave top-ranked Sioux Center a bit of a challenge in the first set of their Class 3A Region One championship match Monday night in Cherokee, but it wasn't enough as the Warriors went on to sweep the Wildcats in three sets. Sioux Center defeated Humboldt by scores of 25-20, 25-14 and 25-10 to advance into the state tournament.

Humboldt, meanwhile, ends its season with an overall match record of 26-8.

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!

Mon
30
Oct

STELLA M. STATTELMAN

STELLA M. STATTELMAN, of Humboldt, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, at the Humboldt South Care Center.

Sat
28
Oct

Humboldt girls 7th in state cross country


Bryce Gidel ran fifth overall to lead the Humboldt volleyball team to a seventh-place finish in the Class 3A state cross country championships in Fort Dodge on Oct. 28. Independent photo.

Led by Bryce Gidel's fifth-place finish, the Humboldt girls' cross country team placed seventh in the Class 3A state championships on Saturday, Oct. 28 at Lakeside Golf Course north of Fort Dodge.

Gidel finished in 18:59 to lead the Wildcats, who totaled 199 points. Wahlert Dubuque won the team title with 72 points, followed by Pella with 104 and Decorah at 150. Dallas Center-Grimes (157), Charles City (177) and Bishop Heelan Catholic of Sioux City (184) finished ahead of the Wildcats in the 15-team field of schools.

Humboldt senior Gabby Kent ended her career by placing 17th in 19:27. Isabella Luu ran 69th in 20:37 and Lauren Erickson was 90th in 20:56. Elizabeth Hildreth was 109th in 21:21, Madeleine Ruzicka 119th in 21:38 and Kallie Nilles was 126th in 21:48.

Humboldt freshman Quinton Orr was the boys' lone entry at state on Saturday and Orr ran 23rd overall in 16:48.

Thu
26
Oct

Dial M for Murder is HAAC production


C.A. Swann, a con-man with a criminal past, played by Scott Curran (left), visits with Tony Wendice, played by Dave Cook (right). Wendice is a washed up baseball player with a scheme for a very foul play in Frederick Knott’s “Dial M for Murder,” being performed at the former Humboldt Masonic Lodge, Nov. 9-10 and 12. Humboldt Independent photo.

By Kent Thompson
People looking for suspense, intrigue and a good thrill will want to catch “Dial M for Murder,” a community theatre play being performed to benefit the arts through the Humboldt Area Arts Council.
The play is planned for Thursday and Friday, Nov. 9-10 at 8 p.m., and a matinee performance on Sunday, Nov. 12, at 3 p.m.
The play centers around former sports star Tony Wendice and his wife Margot, and their unraveling marriage. Tony hires an old college friend to murder his wife. The mystery ensues with the plot goes awry. Actors in the local production include Dave Cook, Jen Sestak, Ian Hadar, Scott Curran, Rex Daisy and Joe Hadar. Lincoln Mason is directing the production.
The venue will be the former Masonic Lodge building at 509 Sumner Ave. Mason has constructed a stage and set and the group has been rehearsing since early September.

Thu
26
Oct

Four students named to All-State music


Four Humboldt High School music students have attained the highest individual honor availa-ble to Iowa high school musi-cians by being selected as a member of the 2017 All-State Band and Chorus. The four stu-dents chosen, include (l to r): Isabella Luu (French Horn), Hope Hjelmeland (Cornet), Jared Knapp (Bass Trombone), and Sydney Burns (Alto).

Four Humboldt High School music students have attained the highest individual honor available to Iowa high school musicians by being selected as a member of the 2017 All-State Band and Chorus. Jared Knapp, Isabella Luu, and Hope Hjelmeland have been selected as members of the All-State Band. Sydney Burns has been selected as a member of the All-State Chorus.
Knapp plays bass trombone, Luu is on French horn and Hjelmeland plays cornet. Burns sings alto in the chorus.
Students auditioned for All-State at six locations in Iowa on Saturday, Oct. 21. Only 17 percent of those auditioning are selected.
The All-State Music Festival will be Saturday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m., at Hilton Coliseum in Ames. The local students will be part of the prestigious 281-piece All-State Band and the 601-member All-State Chorus.
People interested in obtaining tickets are asked to go to www.wildcatmusic.net for more information.

Thu
26
Oct
Wed
25
Oct

WILLIAM SHORT

WILLIAM SHORT, 70, Humboldt, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown. 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 subject line.

Wed
25
Oct
Tue
24
Oct

Humboldt girls sweep Cherokee in region one semifinal

The Humboldt High volleyball team advanced within one match of the state tournament by sweeping Cherokee in three sets inside the Cherokee gym Tuesday night, Oct. 24. Humboldt won the Class 3A Region One semifinal round match by scores of 25-11, 25-17 and 26-24. The victory sent the Wildcats into a regional championship against top-ranked Sioux Center on Monday, Oct. 30 in Cherokee. Sioux Center swept Sheldon by scores of 25-22, 25-7 and 25-15 in a semifinal round match at Sioux Center.

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Tue
24
Oct

DON J. CONNOR

DON J. CONNOR, 69, Humboldt, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, at the Humboldt County Memorial Hospital. 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 subject line.

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