August 2018

Thu
16
Aug

JEFFREY L. PAULSON

JEFFREY L. PAULSON, 63, Manson, died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, 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.

Thu
16
Aug

LuVerne seeking funds for new fire station


Gary Moritz (center), Director of Communications at NEW Cooperative, presented a $5,000 check to the LuVerne Fire Department to assist in the fundraising efforts to build a new fire station. Firefighters pictured with Moritz from left to right are: Matt Lawson, secretary-treasurer; Dave Carroll, Assistant Fire Chief; Gary Moritz, Mike Nilles and Peter Bormann.

The LuVerne Fire Department received a $5,000 boost in their fundraising efforts to build a new fire station.
Gary Moritz, Director of Communications at NEW Cooperative, presented the $5,000 check to the fire department last Thursday night.
The current fire station that houses their fire trucks and gear is in a dilapidated state. Matt Lawson, secretary-treasurer of the LuVerne Fire Department, said they are raising funds to build a new structure with basic amenities.
“The new fire station will provide a safe and reliable structure to store our emergency response vehicles and equipment. It will also provide an environment that is more user friendly to perform vehicle maintenance and fire training classes,” Lawson said.
Read more about this story in this week's Humboldt Independent. Receive the print or digital editions by clicking on the link at the top of this page.

Thu
16
Aug

Humboldt woman charged with attempted murder


Twenty-six-year-old Vilma C. Velasquez of Humboldt has been arrested and charged with attempted murder, a class B felony, and domestic abuse assault displaying a weapon, an aggravated misdemeanor.

By KENT THOMPSON
A Humboldt woman has been charged with attempted murder and domestic abuse assault dis-playing a weapon, following an investigation into an incident involving a Humboldt man that occurred April 29, 2018
On Aug. 6, Vilma Cyreena Velasquez, 26, of Humboldt, was arrested on two Humboldt County charges, attempted murder, a class B felony, and domestic abuse assault displaying a weapon, an aggravated misdemeanor.
According to the complaint affidavit filed with the Humboldt County Clerk of Court, on or about April 29, Velasquez allegedly chased Austin Dean with a bat. At the same time, a male suspect, who is still at large, allegedly struck Dean, who was riding a bicycle at the time, with a pickup truck.
Read more about this and other crime news in this week's Humboldt Independent. Subscribe to have all of the news delivered to your door by clicking on the link at the top of this page.

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Wed
15
Aug

Local author to hold book signing


Local author Carolyn Logan is pictured with her new book, Humboldt History in the News. She will be doing a book signing at the Humboldt Public Library on Monday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. The book will be available for $10 at the book signing, or is also available at Humboldt Newspapers, the Humboldt County Historical Museum or from Logan (see article for ordering information).

Local writer Carolyn Saul Logan will have a book signing and talk at the Humboldt Public Library on Monday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m., for her new book, Humboldt History in the News, a collection of Iowa historical articles.
The 140-page paperback book features 71 stories Logan wrote for Humboldt Newspapers and the Humboldt NOW magazine. It is available for $10.
“Several people suggested it would be nice to have the articles in book form. I picked out the ones I liked the best. There are several about the Humboldt County Historical Museum, and many about the history of Humboldt including some of my recollections growing up here,” Logan said.
The front cover of the book is a postcard photo taken by her grandfather, Peter Frank Saul, who established Saul Studio in Humboldt in 1883. The photo depicts a youth fishing from what is termed the north cliff of the Des Moines River, Hum-boldt.

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Mon
13
Aug

Derrick Elman era begins for Humboldt


Humboldt head football coach Derrick Elman (center) begins his first year at the school after serving the past 14 seasons as an assistant coach in the Iowa Falls-Alden Community School District. Humboldt will hold its sport drink scrimmage with Clear Lake on Friday, Aug. 17, 5 p.m. in Humboldt. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Derrick Elman era is now under way for the Humboldt High School football program. Elman, a Buffalo Center native and a 14-year teacher/coach in the Iowa Falls-Alden School District, begins his first year leading the Humboldt Wildcats.

Humboldt will hold its Sports/drink scrimmage on Friday, Aug. 17, 5 p.m. at Mason Maach Field in Humboldt. Clear Lake will visit Humboldt to take part in the scrimmage, which will include the freshman squad right away, followed by the varsity and junior varsity athletes.

Humboldt will begin its regular season at home on Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m. against long-time area rival Algona. The freshmen kickoff at 4:45 p.m. that night.

See the full pre-season story on the Wildcats in the Aug. 23 issue of the Humboldt Independent Newspaper. Subscribe today for print/digital access to the Independent by selecting the link on this page to get started!

Mon
13
Aug

Woeste excited to be at Northwestern


KENT WOESTE

When fall training camp arrives for the Northwestern College football team, Humboldt’s Kent Woeste is excited to be a part of it.
Woeste, a 2017 Humboldt High School graduate who will be a sophomore at NWC in Orange City, looks back on the growth he made after he completed his first year on the Red Raider football team.
Woeste is a 6-foot-4, 285-pound reserve offensive lineman. Northwestern finished the 2017 season with a 10-2 overall record, 7-1 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference.
NWC qualified for the NAIA playoffs and whipped No. 7 Langston, 55-7 in the first round of the playoffs. NWC was eliminated in the next round on Nov. 25 when they fell to No. 7 St. Francis, 30-3, in a game played in Fort Wayne, IN.
NWC was ranked No. 10 in the final Coaches Poll. They finished second in the conference behind No. 3 ranked Morningside (8-0).

Mon
13
Aug

Zylstra focused on one more season


AUSTIN ZYLSTRA

Former Humboldt High baseball standout Austin Zylstra has a new appreciation for any athlete who has had to overcome a major injury.
Zylstra, who will be a fifth-year senior at Northwestern College in Orange City in the fall, has spent the majority of the 2018 season recovering from shoulder surgery back on March 6.
Instead of playing a key role for the Red Raiders, who qualified for the NAIA National Tournament, Zylstra was forced to spend time on the sidelines as a cheerleader.
The Red Raiders compiled a 30-20 won-loss record and won the Great Plains Athletic Conference title to earn a trip to nationals, where they were eliminated after going 0-2. NWC suffered narrow losses to Taylor University (2-1) and to Cumberland University (8-7).
Not being able to be a part of the dog pile celebration on the field when the team edged Midland 2-1 in the conference final to earn a trip to nationals was a difficult pill to swallow.

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13
Aug

Thomas paying his dues at Iowa


DREW THOMAS

You could say Humboldt’s Drew Thomas is starting his college football career at ground zero.
Thomas, a 2017 Humboldt High School graduate and a sophomore at the University of Iowa, is set to begin his second year as a member of the Hawkeye football team.
But nothing has come easy for Thomas, who set all kinds of passing records at Humboldt High School. He joined the Hawkeyes last August as a regular walk-on, the most difficult path to start out on a Division I-A program. On top of that, he is trying to learn a new position at wide receiver.
“You come in on the first day of school as a regular walk-on. You are the lowest man on the totem pole,” Thomas said.
“You have to keep your head down, find your role on the team and work hard, keep your mouth shut and try to earn some respect from your teammates and coaches and try to let them know that by hard work you want to be there and are serious about the program,” Thomas said.

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