December 2017

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County seeks input on wind power


Leah Manz (left) and Jessica Trunkhill, both freshman members of the Humboldt High School Student Senate, wrap a gift for the Humboldt County Christmas Basket program on Monday morning at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds. About 200 families received Christmas baskets thanks to the generosity of Humboldt County area residents, businesses and organizations. The Christmas basket program was organized by Pat Hill and the Humboldt County Ministerial Association. Humboldt Independent photo.

By Kent Thompson
The debate about wind power in Humboldt County continued Monday, even after the meeting of the Board of Supervisors was over.
Following Monday’s meeting, Humboldt County Economic Development Director Alissa O’ Connor talked to the Board about the wind generation and the Board’s thoughts on the matter.
O’Connor’s comments came on the heels of thoughts offered by Supervisor Erik Underberg of Livermore at the end of Monday’s meeting.
“I don’t want to let the windmill issue drop. Our county attorney needs to review the Kossuth County ordinance,” Underberg said.
O’Connor on Monday again pressed the Board to make a statement saying they were either in support of wind power generation or development in the county, or against it.

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Humboldt girls, boys fall to St. Edmond


Humboldt's Cassie Peyton (left) battles a Fort Dodge St. Edmond opponent for a rebound in the second half of the Wildcats' 45-42 loss to the visiting Gaels on Dec. 12 in the Humboldt gym. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt's varsity girl/boy basketball teams both suffered home losses to Fort Dodge St. Edmond on Tuesday, Dec. 12.

The Wildcat girls lost on a last-second, desperation 3-point bank shot at the buzzer, 45-42. Sydney Lane scored 15 points and Mady Lange eight to pace the Wildcat girls, who fell to 1-5 overall on the season, 1-2 in North Central Conference play.

Humboldt's boys were outscored 31-11 in the fourth quarter in falling 65-43 to St. Edmond. Jamison Heinz scored 15 points to spark the Wildcats, who fall to 1-4 overall, 0-2 in conference play.

Both teams return to action at Clear Lake on Friday, Dec. 15, in another NCC matchup. Humboldt returns home on Dec. 19 to host Hampton-Dumont.

See full story with photos and statistics in the Humboldt Independent Newspaper.

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LINDA PRESTON

LINDA PRESTON, 66, Humboldt, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. 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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VERNON J. SCHULZE

VERNON J. SCHULZE, 82, Humboldt, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 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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Wildcat wrestlers place 3rd in Ogden duals


Humboldt senior Logan Moser drives into his opponent for a single leg takedown in the Wildcat wrestling team's victory over Iowa Falls-Alden on Dec. 7 in Humboldt. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt wrestling team finished third in the Ogden Dual Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 9. The Wildcats, 10-1 overall on the season, defeated Carroll (55-17), lost to eventual champ Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire (37-34), defeated North Butler (51-21), Gilbert (54-27) and Greene County (63-18) in going 4-1 on the day.

Next action for the Wildcats will be on Dec. 14 when they visit Clarion to take on Clarion-Goldfield-Dows and Hampton-Dumont in a North Central Conference double dual starting at 5 p.m. with the JV matches.

See full story 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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Humboldt wrestlers move to 6-0 with NCC sweep


Humboldt senior Zachary Packard (top) tangles with his opponent from Iowa Falls-Alden in the Wildcats' home dual on Dec. 7. Independent photo.

The Humboldt wrestling team opened its North Central Conference dual schedule Thursday night (Dec. 7) at home and earned decisive victories over Iowa Falls-Alden (57-15) and Algona (40-23). The victories improved Humboldt's season dual record to 6-0 overall, 2-0 in NCC action.

Humboldt will return to the mat on Saturday, Dec. 9, when they compete in the Ogden dual tournament.

See full story with photos 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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Shop with an Elf has successful day


Head elf Jeanie Stattelman (right) addresses a package for Jackson Heider (front left), who is pictured with his sisters Anna (center) and Mary (rear left). Elementary children picked out gifts for a dollar for family members and funds raised go to the Birthday Bag program for children in need through Upper Des Moines Opportunity Inc. Humboldt Independent photo.

By Kent Thompson
Certainly Santa’s elves at the North Pole have to be busy this time of year, but they had nothing on Jeanie Stattelman and her many elf helpers Saturday, as they helped local elementary children shop for that perfect gift.
From 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 2, elves dressed in costume and other volunteers helped elementary children shop in the basement of the American Legion building on Sumner Avenue.
For $1 per gift, children could pick out a personal gift for a parent, grandparent or sibling.
Gifts are donated by local businesses and individuals. Money raised, along with donations from Thrivent Financial and other contributions go to a worthy cause — this year, birthday bag gifts for Upper Des Moines Opportunity Inc. (UDMO) in Humboldt County. During the month of a child’s birthday, UDMO provides a birthday bag to client families so the child may have a birthday party.

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