March 2019

Wed
20
Mar

Kevin Dresser named National Coach of the Year


KEVIN DRESSER

Humboldt native and second-year Iowa State University head wrestling coach Kevin Dresser was named National Coach of the Year by the National Wrestling Coaches Association on Tuesday (March 19).
Dresser, who was named Big 12 Conference Coach of the Year two weeks ago, has guided the Cyclones to a 10-4 dual record this past season, 6-2 in the Big 12 Conference. ISU has qualified nine wrestlers into this week's NCAA Division I National Championships in Pittsburgh.

Dresser, who spent 11 years leading Virginia Tech University and was named National Coach of the Year three seasons ago, has quickly turned the Iowa State program around after he was hired in late-February of 2017. During the regular season, the Cyclones placed third at the Southern Scuffle, which was their first top-four performance at a national tournament since the 2014 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational.

Wed
20
Mar
Mon
18
Mar

GENEVIEVE M. KLEIN

GENEVIEVE M. KLEIN, 93, Humboldt, died Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 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.

Mon
18
Mar

CHARLOTTE M. OLSON

CHARLOTTE M. OLSON, 86, Humboldt, formerly of the Hardy area, died Thursday, March 14, 2019, at the Humboldt County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care. 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
18
Mar

THOMAS E. HARRISON

THOMAS E. HARRISON, 62, Gilmore City, died peacefully early Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home in Fort Dodge.

Fri
15
Mar

Humboldt boys claim indoor track opener


It was an exciting photo finish when Humboldt's Matt Miller burst past an Algona runner on the final lap to give the Wildcats the victory in the final event of the evening, the 4x400 relay. Humboldt claimed the team title in its indoor track meet held on Mar. 15 inside the new Humboldt Recreation Center. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt won five events and claimed the team title of the boys' first annual Nielsen Family Indoor Track meet held Friday night (Mar. 15).

The Wildcats finished with 133.5 points. Pocahontas Area was second with 99 while Webster City was third at 86. Algona finished fourth with 66, Eagle Grove was fifth with 30 and Boone scored 5.5.

Humboldt's first-place finishes came from Justin Jones in the shot put, Quinton Orr in the 3,200 meters, Jamison Heinz in the 60-meters, the shuttle hurdle relay and the 4x400-meter relay. Humboldt's Matt Miller passed two runners on the final lap in the 4x400 for a thrilling finish to end the meet.

Next action for Humboldt will be a coed indoor meet on Mar. 21, starting at 4:30 p.m.

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

Fri
15
Mar

HHS to present Robin Hood

Sunbeams reach through the trees of Sherwood Forest and we only hope they will bring more pleasant weather as the spring play will soon be presented on March 22 and 23. Students this year will be bringing the classic tale of Robin Hood to the stage. Auditions were held Jan. 10 and 14, with an enthusiastic group. The production will feature nine seniors, 17 juniors, 12 sophomores, and four freshman working alongside a dedicated student crew.

Thu
14
Mar

Council may act on downtown project Monday; discussion planned for 5 p.m.


A packed city council chambers was the scene for a community meeting about downtown streetscape improvements Wednesday, March 6. Several comments were heard from the public on their likes and dislikes of the proposed changes. Humboldt Independent photo by Kent Thompson.

By KENT THOMPSON
A crowd of about 30 citizens packed Humboldt City Hall last Wednesday, March 6.
The citizens asked some questions, received some answers and weren’t bashful about sharing their opinions on what a revamped Sumner Avenue in downtown Humboldt should look like — and what it shouldn’t look like.
The Humboldt City Council is expected to take up the matter at its next meeting, Monday, March 18. There will be a workshop at 5 p.m. to discuss the matter, with possible action during the regular meeting which begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Humboldt City Hall. “We would like to get a direction from the Council on the project,” City Administrator Travis Goedken said at the conclusion of the March 6 meeting. Citizens interested in the discussion and making their voices heard may attend.

Thu
14
Mar

'Traditional farmer' becomes conservation winner


Dyle Erickson checks out the soil quality in a field. He says his use of no-till farming and the planting of cover crops is helping to transform his soil.

It took several years before Dyle and Barb Erickson went ahead and tried adopting cover crops and transitioned to no-till for their soybeans. But now that they have, they are seeing more and more positive results each time they are in the field.
“This has made farming exciting again to me…..that desire to learn and try things,” Dyle said.
“I’ve noticed no difference in yields. There’s a lot of focus on yields, but I like to look at profitability. When comparing no-till with cover crops versus conventional tillage, I’d say at worse I’m breaking even when comparing the two systems. The most important aspect is it’s improving the soil structure and making the fields sustainable,” Erickson said.

Pages