October 2018

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Taft Park Shelter House is a target for vandals


Pictured are scratches/carvings to wood in the structure. Humboldt Independent photo.

By KENT THOMPSON
Punching holes in walls, defecating in the corner, attempting to rip out electrical outlets, littering with trash, writing, carving and spray painting graffiti on walls – “anything and everything has happened to this building so far.”
That is the current report, on what has happened to the Taft Park Shelter House, according to Humboldt Parks Superintendent Clayton Vorland. Much of that activity has occurred during the past two years.
“We have repainted it three times already this year, choosing red paint. The inside walls used to be sealed wood. One whole wall was decorated (by graffiti) so we had to fix that," Vorland said.
Both the Humboldt Park Board and Humboldt City Council have had preliminary discussions about what to do about the matter.
“The answer is probably having an enclosed locked shelter house that will require a key and a small rental fee and deposit if someone wants to use it,” Goedken said.

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04
Oct

Oak Hill Church continues remodel with addition


This is one of the classrooms used by King’s Kids preschool as well as Wednesday night classes and Sunday School at the Oak Hill Church.

Phase two of a remodeling and expansion project has been completed at Oak Hill Church in Humboldt.
The project involved constructing a 10,000 square foot addition, and also remodeling existing classroom space. Sande Construction of Humboldt was the general contractor on the project.
Construction on the phase II started almost immediately after phase I was completed. Phase I included expanding the office area, adding accessible restrooms and a conference room area.
“The main reason for the expansion is the increased number of children and young families that God is bringing to Oak Hill,” Pastor Doug Wolter said.
Future plans include offering a coffee bar between services in the fellowship area. Oak Hill would also like to pave the north parking lot in the near future.
Read the full story in this week's Humboldt Independent newspaper. Subscribe by clicking on the link at the top of this page.

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Oct

ANNE E. NELSON

ANNE E. NELSON, 78, Renwick, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, at her home in Renwick.

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03
Oct

Wildcat girls go 2-2 in Mason City tournament


Humboldt senior front row player Kyah Arnold goes above the net to score a point for the Wildcat volleyball team in a recent home match. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The No. 14 ranked Humboldt volleyball team went 2-2 in the Mason City tournament last Saturday, Oct. 7. The Wildcats lost to Osage (15-21, 9-21) and Waverley-Shell Rock (13-25, 19-25) and defeated St. Ansgar (21-18, 21-14) and Clear Lake (21-10, 21-14). Humboldt is now 26-4 overall on the season.

Wildcat girls shutout St. Edmond in 3 sets
Humboldt maintained its first-place standing in the North Central Conference by shutting out Fort Dodge St. Edmond in three sets Thursday night (Oct. 4) in the Humboldt gym. The Wildcat volleyball team won by scores of 25-6, 25-10 and 25-14. Humboldt improved to 5-1 in conference play.

No. 14 HHS girls sweep Bulldogs in 3 sets
The No. 14 ranked (Class 3A) Humboldt volleyball team improved to 4-1 in the North Central Conference, 23-2 overall, by sweeping Hampton-Dumont in three sets on Oct. 2 at Hampton. The Wildcats prevailed by scores of 25-9, 25-17 and 25-17.

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03
Oct

Wildcat boys 1st, girls 4th in Eagle Grove Invitational


Devon Coon ran ninth in 18:03 to help lead the Humboldt boys to the large school team title of the Dick Bell Invitational Cross Country meet at Eagle Grove on Oct. 2. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt's boys placed first while the girls were fourth in a strong field of schools in the Dick Bell Invitational Cross Country meet at Eagle Grove on Oct. 2.

The boys totaled 39 points to outrun runner-up Charles City, which had 61 points. Quinton Orr was first individually overall to pace Humboldt with a time of 16:58. Joe Kunert was third in 17:19 and Devon Coon ninth in 18:03. Eric Wittrock ran 10th in 18:07.

Bryce Gidel was first overall in 18:58 to lead the girls race. Elizabeth Hildreth was 17th in 22:06 and Isabella Luu 19th in 22:17. Kirstyn Beaman was 21st in 22:23.
Humboldt totaled 84 points in the team scoring. Charles City was first with 37, followed by Spencer with 63 and Gilbert at 79.

Humboldt will now prepare for the North Central Conference meet at Mayne's Grove south of Hampton on Tuesday, Oct. 9.

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SHARON K. REEDY

SHARON K. REEDY, 83, Humboldt, died Tuesday evening, Sept. 25, 2018, at the Humboldt County Memorial Hospital. Those wishing to send online condolences can send them to www.masonlindhart.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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Oct

PAT S. LENNING

PAT S. LENNING, 71, Livermore, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, at the Humboldt County Memorial Hospital with his family at his side. Those wishing to send online condolences can send them to www.masonlindhart.com and we will see that it gets to the family. Be sure to put the deceased’s name in the subject line.

Mon
01
Oct

PAT S. LENNING

PAT S. LENNING, 71, Livermore, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, at the Humboldt County Memorial Hospital with his family by his side. Those wishing to send online condolences can send them to www.masonlindhart.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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