February 2019

Fri
15
Feb

Osborn will wrestle for a medal on Saturday at state


Humboldt's Joel Osborn (right) battles Ballard Huxley's Joseph Hofbauer on the opening day of the Class 2A state wrestling tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt High senior 195-pounder Joel Osborn guaranteed himself of a top eight medal in the state wrestling tournament after he won his consolation round match on Friday afternoon, Feb. 15, in the Class 2A state wrestling event held inside Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Osborn pinned Logan Escher of Washington in 1:37 to keep his season alive. Osborn improved to 39-9 on the season with his victory.

The consolation finals will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

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

Fri
15
Feb

Cole Nelson falls in 106-pound consolation round at state


Humboldt 106-pound junior Cole Nelson puts his opponent on his back for points in their consolation round match on opening day of the Class 2A state wrestling tournament in Des Moines on Feb. 14 inside Wells Fargo Arena. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt High junior 106-pounder Cole Nelson saw his season come to an end in the consolation round of the Class 2A state wrestling tournament in Des Moines on Friday, Feb. 15. Nelson lost a hard-fought, 5-4 decision to Rylie Anderson of Bondurant-Farrar.

Nelson's season ends with an overall record of 39-14.

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Fri
15
Feb

Justin Jones guarantees a medal in 285 pound class at state


Humboldt senior heavyweight Justin Jones (top) is shown here dominating his opponent in the first round of the Class 2A state wrestling tournament in Des Moines on Feb. 14. Photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt senior 285-pounder Justin Jones guaranteed himself of a medal by winning his consolation round match on Friday afternoon in the Class 2A state wrestling tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Jones defeated Crestwood's Stone Peckham, 7-0.

Jones came up short of his bid for a semifinal round berth earlier today as he was edged by Koby Clayborne of Sioux City Heelan, 3-2 in the quarterfinal round of the state wrestling tournament on Friday, Feb. 15.

Jones, 41-4, will wrestle in the consolation finals on Saturday, starting at 10 a.m.

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Fri
15
Feb

Busse into 2A state finals!


Humboldt High senior 145-pounder Joey Busse (top) controls his opponent in the opening round of the Class 2A state wrestling tournament in Des Moines on Feb. 14 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt senior wrestler Joey Busse earned a spot in Saturday’s state championship after he edged Colby Tool of PCM, 4-2 in overtime in the 145-pound semifinal round match at the Class 2A state wrestling tournament Friday night at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Busse cruised into the state semifinals on Friday afternoon (Feb. 15) by posting a 9-0 major decision victory over Miles Hansmeier of Waukon in their quarterfinal match.

Buss, 46-0, will face Will Esmoil (36-2) of West Liberty in the championship match.

See full story in the Independent.

Fri
15
Feb

All 4 Humboldt wrestlers stay alive after 1st day of state tournament


Humboldt coaches Luke Satern (left) and Chad Beaman shout instructions to Wildcat 106-pound junior Cole Nelson during his consolation round victory on the first day of the Class 2A state tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

All four of Humboldt's wrestlers competing in the Class 2A State Tournament kept their seasons alive after day one (Feb. 14) of the event held inside Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

The Wildcats' Joey Busse and Justin Jones are alive on the championship side while Joel Osborn and Cole Nelson remain alive on the consolation side.

Busse opened with a 12-7 victory over Garrett Jensen of Williamsburg at 145 pounds. Busse, now 44-0 on the season, will face Waukon senior Miles Hansmeier (28-14) in the quarterfinals on Friday afternoon.

Jones made quick work of his first round opponent, Clarinda's Storm Howard, and won by fall in 43 seconds at 285 pounds. Jones, 40-3 on the year, will meet Kobe Clayborne of Sioux City Heelan in Friday's quarterfinals. Clayborne is 35-1.

Thu
14
Feb

JERRY E. LANE

JERRY E. LANE, 60, Livermore, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, at the Humboldt North Care Center.

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Thu
14
Feb

Workshop to attract and retain top talent


Claudia Schabel, a consultant to Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies, will be talking about attracting and retaining top talent at a Humboldt County Development Association workshop at Gordy’s at Rustix on Tuesday, Feb. 26. Submitted photo.

By KENT THOMPSON
Workplace diversity is a subject that has been getting a lot of attention over the past 6-10 years.
In order to attract and retain top talent, businesses must broaden their employment search. In doing so, businesses and industries can identify and address existing barriers and learn how expanding their diversity can improve their workplace culture and their bottom line, improving the ability to outperform the competition and creating more sustainable business models.
All that and more will be part of a workforce workshop hosted by the Humboldt County Development Association (HCDA) on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Gordy’s at Rustix. The morning will begin with networking and registration at 8 a.m. and keynote speaker, Claudia Schabel, speaking on “How to Attract and Retain Top Talent,” at 8:30 a.m. The workshop will conclude around 10 a.m. that morning.

Thu
14
Feb

New addition at Humboldt High nearly complete


The Humboldt High School marching band has a great sound but a problem has been where to store instruments. That issue is now solved with a new addition at Humboldt High School. Read about it in this week's Humboldt Independent. Humboldt Independent photo.

By Phil Monson
The new addition at Humboldt High School will be wrapped up next week.
In its monthly meeting on Jan. 29, the Humboldt School Board received a report from Humboldt School Superintendent Greg Darling that the new addition is nearly complete.
The project, which began last summer, provides much-needed storage space for the school music department and additional bathrooms in a facility that serves many public uses and activities.
“The roll top door has to arrive and be installed. The bathrooms and tile are all in. Some of the flooring has to be finished in some of the storage rooms,” Darling said. “Work crews were painting the doors two days ago. It should be done in two weeks.”
Read more about local education and see photos of student groups and activities every week in the Humboldt Independent, your go to source for local news and sports.

Thu
14
Feb

Air conditioning favored over law books


The electrical system in the second floor courthouse is original wiring from 1939. The courtroom air conditioning system was installed in the mid-1960s. Humboldt Independent photo.

By KENT THOMPSON
It came down to a decision of comfort over knowledge on Monday and comfort won out.
What was being discussed was the upcoming 2019-20 county budget during a work session of the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors on Monday morning at the Humboldt County Courthouse in Dakota City.
All five Board members were present, along with Humboldt County Judicial Magistrate Greg Stoebe. At issue was bound volumes of legal filings for the law library, weighing against the need for physical upgrades in the courtroom, along with improvements to the judge’s chambers and defendant meeting rooms and visiting attorney offices at the courthouse.
Last year, the Board agreed to spend approximately $10,000 on two large bound journals and supplemental annotations for the law library.
While Stoebe would like to have the periodicals in the law library, he said he understands the needs for courtroom and associated office improvements.

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