November 2018

Fri
30
Nov

Humboldt wrestlers win opener at Estherville, 45-29


Humboldt's Joey Busse (blue), shown here handling his opponent in the 152-pound weight class of the Joe Fitch Invitational Wrestling Tournament, is off to a 5-0 start to the season. Humboldt finished runner-up in its own tournament on Nov. 30. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt's varsity wrestling team opened their dual season at Estherville Thursday night (Nov. 29) by pinning the Midgets, 45-29 in a non-conference bout.

Humboldt got pins from Timmy Larson at 138, Joey Busse at 152 and Justin Jones at 285. The Wildcats also collected wins from Levi Naeve at 160 (9-3 decision), Cole Nelson at 106 (forfeit), Joel Osborn at 195 (forfeit), Logan Nilles at 170 (forfeit) and Cresten Craven at 120 (forfeit).

Humboldt will host the Joe Fitch Invitational today (Friday, Nov. 30) inside the Wildcat gym starting at 4:30 p.m.

Humboldt has a busy slate next week as they host a quad on Dec. 4 with Ridge View, South Central Calhoun and East Sac. The Wildcats visit Iowa Falls on Dec. 6 for a conference matchup with Iowa Falls-Alden and Algona. Humboldt will be at the Ogden Duals on Dec. 8.

Thu
29
Nov
Thu
29
Nov

HCMH looking for a $900,000 payback


The Mike Sexe family members are all certified EMTs. Pictured, from left: Jordan, Sam, Marie, Mike and Nathan. Mike Sexe, the director of Emergency Medical Services at Humboldt County Memorial Hospital, was honored this month with induction into the Iowa Emergency Services Association Hall of Fame. Read the story in this week's paper. Humboldt Independent photo by Phil Monson.

By KENT THOMPSON
The phrase “Show me the Money,” has become part of the pop culture lexicon since being said in the movie “Jerry Maguire” more than 20 years ago.
It is hoped that CMS, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services does just that for Humboldt County Memorial Hospital (HCMH) in the coming months.
HCMH and UnityPoint Health have been in a battle with the government agency on the definition of related party status and how much the local critical access hospital should receive in Medicare reimbursement.
Ralph Heasley, UnityPoint Health director of reimbursement for rural hospitals, was at Monday’s (HCMH) meeting and explained that HCMH is one of 16 of rural affiliate hospitals of the Trinity Health System out of Fort Dodge, as well as UnityPoint Health out of Des Moines, who have struggled with reimbursement issues from CMS during the past several years.

Thu
29
Nov

HCMH looking for a $900,000 payback


The Mike Sexe family members are all certified EMTs. Pictured, from left: Jordan, Sam, Marie, Mike and Nathan. Mike Sexe, the director of Emergency Medical Services at Humboldt County Memorial Hospital, was honored this month with induction into the Iowa Emergency Services Association Hall of Fame. Read the story in this week's paper. Humboldt Independent photo by Phil Monson.

By KENT THOMPSON
The phrase “Show me the Money,” has become part of the pop culture lexicon since being said in the movie “Jerry Maguire” more than 20 years ago.
It is hoped that CMS, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services does just that for Humboldt County Memorial Hospital (HCMH) in the coming months.
HCMH and UnityPoint Health have been in a battle with the government agency on the definition of related party status and how much the local critical access hospital should receive in Medicare reimbursement.
Ralph Heasley, UnityPoint Health director of reimbursement for rural hospitals, was at Monday’s (HCMH) meeting and explained that HCMH is one of 16 of rural affiliate hospitals of the Trinity Health System out of Fort Dodge, as well as UnityPoint Health out of Des Moines, who have struggled with reimbursement issues from CMS during the past several years.

Thu
29
Nov

Quilts of Valor presented


Quilts of Valor were presented to local veterans at the GCB School Veteran’s Day ceremony held recently. Marlyn Ahlrich (not pictured), Maynard Wiemers (fourth from left) and Denzil Wiemers (second from right) were also quilt recipients. Pictured, from left: Jan Neel (pieced quilts together), Rod Ahlrich (accepting on behalf of Marlyn Ahlrich), Christine Wiemers, Maynard Wiemers, Denzil Wiemers and Ann Crawford, state coordinator for Western Iowa Quilts of Valor Foundation. Photo courtesy Kelsey Wigans.

By CAROLYN SAUL LOGAN
Springvale Living was the scene for a day of quilts honoring veterans. One quilt was created by resident Donna Waechter for the Ottosen American Legion Auxiliary. During the last year the group decided to raffle a quilt to fund their services for veterans. The quilt was won by Dorothea Watnem, who has been a member of the Ottosen American Legion Auxiliary for 23 years. The other quilt was a Quilt of Valor created by the Gilmore City American Legion Auxiliary for Denzil Wiemers, also a resident at Springvale. His quilt displays stars and on the reverse side is embroidered his service information and also the makers of the quilt. Other quilts were created for Gilmore City area veterans Marlyn Ahlrich and Maynard Wiemers. Read more about this effort and see more photos in this week's Humboldt Independent. Subscribe and read all the news by clicking on the link at the top of this page.

Wed
28
Nov
Tue
27
Nov

Wildcat boys roll past MNW, 56-25


Humboldt's Owen Terwilliger works down low for scoring position in a Wildcat basketball game last season. Terwilliger is one of seven returning lettermen for the Wildcats this season. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt varsity boys' basketball team opened their season tonight at home in a non-conference game against Manson-Northwest Webster and rolled to a 56-25 victory over the Cougars. Jamison Heinz scored 12 points, Calvin Carlson made eight and Jacob Thurm supplied six to lead the Wildcat scoring. Humboldt also got six each from Jack Arndt, Matt Miller and Sam Fischer. Austin Brant had five and Owen Terwilliger four.

Next action for the Wildcats will be on Monday, Dec. 3 at home against Ogden.

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
27
Nov

Wildcat girls upended by Cougars, Cadets


Humboldt senior Ashlyn Clark flips a pass to a teammate in the Wildcats' season opener against Pocahontas Area on Nov. 20 in Humboldt. Independent photo.

The Humboldt varsity girls' basketball team had a hard time getting their offense in gear Tuesday night and fell to Manson-Northwest Webster, 48-38 in a non-conference matchup inside the Humboldt gym. The Wildcats were paced in scoring by Mady Lange with 18 points. Kendal Clark was next with five while Jayda Hoefer and Ashlyn Clark each had four. Trinity Helmer made three and Jori Hajek added two. Bae Arnold and Quinn Mooney had one each.

On Friday, Nov. 30, Humboldt traveled to Iowa Falls to open North Central Conference play and came up on the short end of a 58-33 final score. The victory moved IFA to 4-0 on the season.

Humboldt, now 1-2 overall, will resume play at home against Algona on Dec. 7.

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

Tue
27
Nov

RONALD L. BURCH

RONALD L. BURCH, 75, of Harlingen, TX, formerly of Humboldt, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, at Valley Baptist Hospital, Harlingen, TX.

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