November 2017

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Supervisors to update wind power ordinance


The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors decided on Monday against a moratorium on commercial wind turbines in the county, but are collecting information and conducting research to revise their 2015 wind ordinance to include specific parameters for large-scale wind farms.

By Kent Thompson
The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors on Monday agreed to move forward with a revised and expanded wind turbine/wind generation ordinance, without resulting in a moratorium.
In a special work session held Nov. 15, the Board talked about issuing a six-month moratorium on any wind turbine permit applications. It was revealed Monday that no applications are expected during the three-month or less process it will take the Board to decide on a new ordinance and the language contained in such a document.

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Library Foundation donors leave lasting legacy


Pictured clockwise from left: Library Foundation Board member LeRoy Jorgensen, bench donor Gary Strachan, bench donors Candy Carlson and Karen May, representing the Humboldt County Genealogical Society, Board member Jean Holste (standing), Library Director Demi Johnson (standing), Foundation Board President Linda Clasen, Board members Joan Lindaman, Katy Lemmenes and Jane Wickett. The four benches at the site were donated by Gary Strachan in memory of his wife, Janice; by Marvin Grebner in memory of his wife, Donna; the Humboldt County Genealogical Society in honor of its members; and Dan Holste in honor of his wife, Jean and the couple’s daughters. Humboldt Independent photo.

By Kent Thompson
Just as great works of literature can leave a lasting impression on the mind, making a donation to the Humboldt Public Library Foundation can leave a lasting legacy.
It can be a legacy of knowledge and learning, or a tangible asset.
One such asset that gives the library grounds a sense of relaxation and repose is the new benches that grace the front of the library. They are lasting memorials to people who have had or are having a special connection to the library, or just a way to remember someone who loved to read.
Gary Strachan, Marvin Grebner and Dan Holste all donated funds in honor or memory of their wives and the Humboldt County Genealogical Society donated funds for the fourth bench.
The Library Foundation used some existing funds coupled with a $1,193 grant from the Humboldt County Community Foundation to provide matching funds for a dedicated sidewalk and landscaping around the benches.

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Downtown business owners start teacher supply swap


High School special education instructor Cassie Smith (left) and volunteer Louise Hauck-Chinn (right) are pictured with some of the supplies Smith needs for her classroom students on a daily basis. Humboldt’s Deb Davis and Hauck-Chinn are organizing a Teacher Supply Swap store in a portion of the Uptown Humboldt Mercantile building, 609 Sumner Ave. The store, for teachers only, plans to be open in January. Humboldt Independent photo.

By Kent Thompson
When Deb Davis saw a video on Facebook about a teacher supply swap, she knew she had to get involved. That means starting a Teacher Supply Swap in Humboldt, the first of its kind in the state and only the fourth in the U.S.
The particular episode Davis saw was about Baltimore, MD, teacher Melissa Badeker. She told about spending $1,000 out of her own pocket as a beginning teacher to purchase school supplies and needed items for students in her classroom. After some of the supplies had been used, she would be tasked with the chore of trying to get rid of things of which she no longer had a need.

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ANNA DODRILL

ANNA DODRILL, 77, Humboldt, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, at her home in Humboldt. 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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Clark, Hajek 1st team All-NCC volleyball


Humboldt's all-conference volleyball selections for 2017, top row, from left: Ashlyn Clark and Jori Hajek. Bottom, from left: Rachel Darling and Sydney Lane.

LANE, DARLING 2ND TEAM PICKS

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SHANE JENSEN

SHANE JENSEN, 19, Humboldt, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. 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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IRVIN A. NELSON

IRVIN A. NELSON, 82, Dakota City, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 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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