June 2018

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Wildcat girls in 7-1 victory over Fort Dodge St. Edmond


Humboldt second baseman Claire Varangkounh fires the ball to first base for an out after fielding a grounder in a recent home softball game for the No. 4 ranked Wildcats. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The No. 4 ranked Humboldt High softball team made it a season sweep of Fort Dodge St. Edmond Tuesday night by stopping the visiting Gaels, 7-1 in Humboldt. The victory improved Humboldt's record to 19-2 overall, 9-1 in the North Central Conference.
Ellie Jacobson pitched a four-hitter with eight strikeouts and Carlie Thompson was 2-for-3 at bat to lead Humboldt's six-hit attack. Mady Lange hit a three-run homer and Ashlyn Clark also scored twice for the Wildcats.

Humboldt returns to action on Wednesday night at Clear Lake. Humboldt hosts Bishop Garrigan on Thursday and will play at Boone on Friday at 3 p.m. Humboldt will play in the Pella Christian tournament on Saturday, June 23, where they'll face No. 2 ranked Albia and Belle Plaine.

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 boys will host FDSE June 21


Humboldt's Cade Witzke pitched six strong innings against Webster City last week in the Wildcats' 7-6 victory over the Lynx on June 13 in Humboldt. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt High baseball team’s home game tonight with Fort Dodge St. Edmond in a North Central Conference matchup has been postponed until Thursday, June 21, due to severe thunderstorms moving through the area today and tonight. The Wildcats enter at 8-9 overall, 4-2 in conference play.

See full story in the Humboldt Independent Newspaper. Subscribe today for print/digital access by selecting the link on this page to get started!

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TONY L. THOMPSON

TONY L. THOMPSON, 45, Pioneer, died 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 subject line.

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BONNEY K. HADAR

BONNEY K. HADAR, 68, of Humboldt, died Saturday, June 9, 2018, at the Villa Care Center in Fort Dodge.

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Additional contests for county fair royalty


Kate Curran (left) served as the 2017 Humboldt County Fair Queen and Keagan Burmeister (right) was named Runner-up and Miss Congeniality. Kate is the daughter of Scott and Lori Curran. Keagan is the daughter of Kerry and Keri Burmeister. Humboldt Independent file photo.

There’s something new with the Humboldt County Fair Queen competition this year.
In addition to the Humboldt County Fair Queen contest, younger contestants will get a chance to experience what it’s all about.
Girls ages 7-11 can run for Junior Miss, and girls ages 12-15 can run for Princess. In addition there still is the Little Miss and Little Mister contest for boys and girls ages 4-6.
“We hope to get more girls involved and give them a glimpse of what it’s like to run for Fair Queen, and to be able to interact with the Fair Queen candidates,” Queen coordinator Amber Harrison said.
The Junior Miss and Princess candidates will meet with judges and answer some questions on Friday morning, July 20, at the Humboldt County Extension Office. This is also the time for the 2018 Humboldt County Fair Queen Contest.

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New Chamber director wants to meet the community


Cari Riesselman became the new Chamber director at the beginning of the month. She has regular hours at the Humboldt Welcome Center, 627 Sumner Ave., Tuesdays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Humboldt Independent photo.

By KENT THOMPSON
While new Humboldt-Dakota City Chamber Director Cari Riesselman has lived in the community for two years, getting out in the community and meeting people was one of the reasons she applied for the job.
Riesselman, who began her duties on June 1, grew up in Cedar Rapids and spent much of her adult life in that vicinity before relocating with husband Jeremy, when he became the Fareway store manager in Humboldt in June 2016.
Riesselman is still learning the specifics of all her duties as the Chamber of Commerce director.
“I was told I will be the face of the Chamber in the community. It will be my job to work with the different businesses, the Chamber members, the public and visitors to the community, to let them know what’s going on in Humboldt and where to find information as well as goods and services,” Riesselman said.

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Community child care center completed


The Kiddie Cats Child Care and Learning Center located north of Mease School in Dakota City will be having an open house on Thursday, June 21, from 4-7 p.m. The new facility plans to open on June 25. Humboldt Independent photo.

The public is invited to an Open House at the new Kiddie Cats Child Care and Learning Center on Thursday, June 21, from 4-7 p.m. Opening date is Monday, June 25. Regular hours will be 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The newly constructed facility is attached to the north side of Mease Elementary School in Dakota City. Sande Construction of Humboldt was the general contractor on the $1.18 million project.
Kiddie Cats will have a capacity of 107 children age 0-5, plus additional capacity for after school children.
There are three infant rooms, two rooms for ages 2-3, two rooms for ages 3-4, plus a flex room, which can be used for what is needed at that time. In addition, the Mease school gym is licensed for additional programming as well.
Kiddie Cats will employ 20 people once it meets capacity. Staff is now being hired and staff will be added as enrollment grows.

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