January 2018

Sat
20
Jan

Humboldt wrestlers 5th in NCC tournament


Humboldt 145-pounder Joey Busse (top) controls Clear Lake's Braxton Doebel en route to a 9-1 victory in the semifinals of the North Central Conference wrestling tournament on Jan. 20 in Humboldt. Busse went on to finish second, falling 17-7 in the finals. He now has a season record of 33-2. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Led by Joey Busse's runner-up finish at 145 pounds, the Humboldt wrestling team placed fifth in the team scoring of the North Central Conference Tournament held Saturday, Jan. 20, inside the Humboldt gym.

The Wildcats finished with 126 team points. Clarion-Goldfield-Dows won the team crown with 247.5 points and Webster City was runner-up at 212.5. Clear Lake took third at 192 and Iowa Falls-Alden was fourth with 153. After Humboldt, Algona was sixth with 112, Hampton-Dumont had 61 and Fort Dodge St. Edmond finished with 34.

Busse was Humboldt's lone finalist. Placing third for the Wildcats was Justin Jones at 285, Brandon Johnson at 220 and Zach Kollmorgen at 132. Earning fourth was Cole Nelson at 106, Timmy Larson at 138 and Joel Osborn at 182. Zachary Packard was fifth at 113 and Levi Naeve fifth at 170. Sixth place went to Logan Moser at 160, Davion Goodell at 152 and Colby Clarken at 120. Jordan Jensen (126) and Hunter Egdorf (195) did not place in the top six.

Fri
19
Jan

BONNIE M. CHRISTIANSON

BONNIE M. CHRISTIANSON, 78, Bode, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at the Humboldt Care Center South. 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.

Thu
18
Jan

BREAKING NEWS: Firefighters battle Taft Street blaze


Humboldt firefighters battled heavy smoke in an electrical fire at 610 Taft St. S. Thursday evening. The were called at about 8:20 p.m. and were on the scene for 1 hour and 40 minutes. There were no injuries. One resident was removed by police before firefighters arrived. Humboldt Independent photo by Kent Thompson.

By Kent Thompson
The Humboldt Fire Department, Humboldt Police and EMS emergency personnel were paged to 610 Taft St. S. Thursday night around 8:20 p.m. for a report of smoke and what was determined to be an electrical fire.
There was one unidentified elderly gentleman in the home in a wheelchair. He was quickly removed from the building by police and was checked by medical personnel at the scene, but he refused to be transported to the hospital, it was reported.
Duane Zeller, owner of Hoag’s Plumbing and Heating, said he received a call at 8:01 p.m. reporting a smoking fuse box. Zeller said he pulled the electrical meter and saw a small fire in the basement and dumped the contents of a fire extinguisher on it, then called police.

Thu
18
Jan
Thu
18
Jan

Plans unveiled for high school addition


Humboldt School Superintendent Greg Darling has unveiled plans for a 2,446 square foot addition east of the R. Wesley Carlson Auditorium on the Humboldt High School campus. the new area would allow for additional space for music and drama departments, additional storage and updated restroom facilities. Humboldt's marching band is one of its many instrumental and vocal group offerings at the school. Independent file photo by Phil Monson.

By Phil Monson
Plans for a new addition at Humboldt High School were unveiled at Monday’s regular monthly meeting of the Humboldt School Board.
School superintendent Greg Darling distributed an architectural drawing of a 2,446 square foot addition to be built east of R. Wesley Carlson Auditorium and west of the sidewalk leading into the north entrance of the building.
The addition would provide much-needed space for the music and drama department storage, as well as an overdue upgrade of restroom facilities at the high school.
“We have no room for band and drama. When we have plays, carts are taking space in the hallways. Backdrops are mounted up on areas where nothing should be. Storage is a big problem for these departments,” Darling said.

Wed
17
Jan
Tue
16
Jan

Humboldt girls in 33-28 victory over St. Edmond


Humboldt senior guard Rachel Darling drives past an opponent in a recent home basketball game for the Wildcats. Independent photo.

Humboldt's varsity girls' basketball team avenged a December loss to Fort Dodge St. Edmond Friday night in Fort Dodge with a 33-28 victory. Humboldt improved to 5-10 overall, 4-5 in the North Central Conference.

Humboldt traveled to Algona on Jan. 16 to face the Bulldogs in a North Central Conference game and ended up falling 72-23. Sydney Lane scored 10 points to lead Humboldt.

Humboldt returns to action on Tuesday, Jan. 23, against Webster City.

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!

Tue
16
Jan

2nd half sinks HHS boys at St. Edmond, 71-55


Humboldt guard Jamison Heinz looks to set up a play in the Wildcats' victory over Clarion-Goldfield-Dows last week in the Humboldt gym. Independent photo.

Humboldt's varsity boys basketball team couldn’t stop a strong second half effort by Fort Dodge St Edmond Friday night in Fort Dodge as the Wildcats fell by a final score of 71-55. Humboldt trailed by five at halftime, 27-22, but couldn’t get any closer. Humboldt falls to 5-8 overall, 3-5 in the NCC. They’ll host Webster City on Jan. 23.

Humboldt saw their win streak end at three games Tuesday night (Jan. 16) in a North Central Conference game in Algona. Algona pulled away late for a 50-38 victory over the Wildcats. Humboldt falls to 5-7 overall, 3-4 in the NCC. Algona improves to 5-7.

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Tue
16
Jan

Swanson finished 23rd nationally in points


Afton Swanson, who grew up in Humboldt County and began drag racing at the Humboldt County Speedway with her father, Tom Harvey, finished 23rd nationally out of 495 competitors in the NHRA Lucas Oil Racing Series in Top Dragster. The 26-year-old has been approached about racing at the next level in selected races in 2018. Submitted photo.

Receives offer to move up to next level

By Phil Monson
Goldfield native Afton Swanson continues to make her mark on the national professional drag racing scene.
Swanson, formerly Afton Harvey, who grew up between Humboldt and Goldfield and raced with her father (Tom Harvey) at the Humboldt County Dragway starting at the age of nine, finished the 2017 racing season 23rd in points out of 495 competitors in the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Lucas Oil Racing Series in Top Dragster.
The success of the 26-year-old woman who now lives in Denver, IA, and works for DENSO in Waterloo, caught the attention of major teams within the NHRA.
In December, while attending the Performance Racing Industry show in Indianapolis, the premier trade show within motorsports in the world, Swanson was approached by the owner of a soon-to-be-announced Top Alcohol Dragster team, to become their driver at selected events.

Mon
15
Jan

MARILYN R. ANKENBAUER

MARILYN R. (COLEMAN) ANKENBAUER, 82, Belton, TX, formerly of Livermore, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, in Belton, TX. 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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