November 2018

Mon
12
Nov

CHARLENE LIPPOLT

CHARLENE LIPPOLT, 89, Humboldt, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 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 sub-ject line.

Fri
09
Nov

Finding faith in life’s challeng-ing times is focus of NW Iowa Women’s Conference

This year’s NW Iowa Women’s Conference will focus on con-necting attendees to faith during the most troubling times in their lives.
The theme, Undone: Making Peace with an Unexpected Life, aims to help women persevere when losing one’s religion isn’t just a reference to an R.E.M. hit, but strongly-contemplated reali-ty brought on, often, by force’s beyond one’s control.
In fact, that’s the personal message the conference’s fea-tured speakers hope to share because it’s something Michele Cushatt and Cindy Finch have personally experienced.
“To me, God is my safety, my anchor, so I’ve always, always had a hunger for him. He served me well until my life fell apart,” Cushatt related. “I’d always treated faith like a math equa-tion.”
However, following a divorce, she said treating her faith like an equation no longer worked and she had to reinvent herself.

Thu
08
Nov

Stop means stop: Bus safety a top priority


When the stop sign arm is extended on a school bus and the red flashing lights are on all drivers are required by law to stop in all directions. People going around stopped school buses is a growing problem and a huge safety issue for children boarding or exiting school buses. Humboldt Independent photo.

By Jeff Gargano
Just a little over two months into the new school year and the Humboldt and Twin Rivers School Districts have had 12 incidents of vehicles passing a stopped school bus.
With buses now outfitted with cameras, violators are being turned in to authorities where they could face jail time, fines, loss of driver’s license and higher car insurance rates.
The tragic Indiana bus accident that claimed the lives of three siblings last week is a reminder of how important it is to stop and wait for a stopped school bus.
“Our biggest fear is the loss of one of our children,” Humboldt and Twin Rivers transportation director Leo Reigelsberger said.
Read more about this story in this week's Humboldt Independent. Get your copy delivered to your door or your electronic device by clicking on the link at the top of this page.

Thu
08
Nov
Wed
07
Nov

Dallas Clark to be inducted into IHSAA Hall of Fame


DALLAS CLARK

By Phil Monson

Wed
07
Nov

Wildcats place 10 on all-district football team

Humboldt challenged for a district title and football playoff berth up until the final two weeks of the 2018 season, so it was no surprise the Wildcats had 10 players named to the coaches’ all-district team.
Wildcat head coach Derrick Elman and his staff presented those awards in last week’s team banquet held on Oct. 30 at the high school.
“To have 10 players get chosen says a lot about our team and to have seven of them be defensive players shows where we hung our hat all year, which was on defense,” Elman said.
“They were recognized for what they did this year and that was pretty great to see those guys get honored for their efforts,” Elman said.
On offense, senior running back Tyler Vitzthum, senior lineman Owen Terwilliger and junior wide receiver Jamison Heinz were selected.
On defense it was senior tackle Jacob Weisbrich, senior linebacker Lucas Volf and junior linebacker Matt Miller.

Wed
07
Nov

DEAN E. TELFORD

DEAN E. TELFORD, 89, Humboldt, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, at Trinity Regional Medical Center, Fort Dodge. 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.

Wed
07
Nov

Sandy Loney wins seat on Board of Supervisors

Sandy Loney

Republican Sandy Loney of Humboldt was elected to the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
Loney defeated Todd George, 686 to 278 to win the District 2 seat currently held by Carl Mattes, who chose not to run again after 12 years of service.
Incumbent Republican Supervisor Bruce Reimers ran unopposed and received 673 votes to retain the District 1 seat.
Incumbent Republican Supervisor Rick Pedersen received 619 votes to retain the District 3 seat.
County Treasurer Jana Bratland (3,644 votes), County Recorder Diane Amundson (3,539 votes), and County Attorney Jon Beaty (3,392 votes) were all re-elected. All three ran unopposed.
Tim McCartan (2,757 votes) and Molly Varangkounh (2,500 votes) were both elected to the Board of Trustees of Humboldt County Memorial Hospital.
Elected to the Soil and Water Conservation District Commission were Jeff Helvick (2,817 votes) and James Sayers (2,489 votes).

Wed
07
Nov
Mon
05
Nov

DOROTHY J. WILLIAMS

DOROTHY J. WILLIAMS, 76, LuVerne, died Friday morning, Nov. 2, 2018, at the Humboldt Care Center North. 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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