June 2019

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Humboldt baseball team in 14-4 romp


Jacob Thurm fires a pitch for the Humboldt baseball team in a recent home game. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt baseball team avenged an early season loss at Hampton by rolling to a 14-4 victory over Hampton Dumont CAL Monday night (June 24) in a Humboldt. Michael Brightly earned the win pitching for Humboldt, which clubbed 11 hits.

Humboldt improved to 12-8 overall, 5-2 in conference play.

Tue
25
Jun

Wildcat girls pound Pocahontas Area, 13-0


Humboldt shortstop Jori Hajek makes the tag on an opposing base runner at second base in a varsity softball game earlier this month. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt's varsity softball team pushed its season record to 20-2 by pounding Pocahontas Area, 13-0 in three innings Tuesday night (June 25) at Pocahontas. Jori Hajek drove in four runs and Ellie Jacobson knocked in two runs to power the Wildcats. Jacobson pitched all three innings and allowed one hit.

Wildcat softball team in 7-3 victory
The No. 3 ranked Humboldt softball team improved its North Central Conference record to 6-1 Monday night (June 24) in a 7-3 victory over Hampton-Dumont-CAL. The Wildcats moved to 19-2 overall. Ellie Jacobson scattered 8 hits pitching and struck out 9 while Kendal Clark went 4-4 at bat to lead Humboldt’s 9-hit offense.

The Wildcats visit Webster City Wednesday night in a key North Central Conference game with the Lynx, who are 9-0 in the league. HHS plays at Algona Friday night.

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Jun

BREAKING NEWS: E-911 service now restored on landlines


The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office has alerted residents that 911 service is once again working for landline phones in the county, as of 9:10 a.m. Tuesday, June 25.

The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office is reporting that the 911 outage in Humboldt County for customers using a landline telephone is now over and service has been restored. The department reported at 9:10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 25.
At 4 p.m. on Monday, June 24, the HCSO reported that 911 was temporarily inoperable for landline telephones with pre-fixes of 332, 373, 378, 379, 604, and 824. The department urged residents to call 911 on their cell phones or call (515) 332-2600 to report emergencies.
Again, 911 landline service has been restored in the county.

Thu
20
Jun
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Jun

Council approves downtown project with Sande Construction


Humboldt City Council members Joel Goodell (left) and John Sleiter (right) had diverging viewpoints on how much was an appropriate amount to spend to improve the city's main street. Humboldt Independent file photos.

By KENT THOMPSON
The Humboldt City Council on Tuesday approved the 2019-20 Downtown Revitalization Project with Sande Construction and Supply Co. of Humboldt in the amount of $1,356,827.84.
The approval came via a 3-1 pro vote on the part of the Humboldt City Council. Voting to approve the project were Council members John Sleiter, Jim Myers and Kirk Whittlesey. Ward 3 Council member Joel Goodell voted no.
Goodell made a vociferous plea as to why he thought the city council should re-evaluate the project and rebid.
“When I saw the engineer’s estimate I was squeamish, and then disappointed when we only had two bids. This is one of the largest projects we have taken on, and I don’t feel good about it. I’m not comfortable with the bids or the change orders. This a contentious issue with the public and I can’t wrap my head around this,” Goodell said of the spending for the project.

Thu
20
Jun

Council approves $5,000 for Humota


Country music performer Jason Brown and his band held their concert inside Rustix Restaurant in Humboldt last Saturday (June 15) after thunderstorms forced the outdoor concert inside. The event was a fundraiser for the Humota Theater. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

By KENT THOMPSON
Mutual appreciation was shared and in the end, another gift from the city of Humboldt to the Humota Movie Group, the non-profit entity running the Humota Theater.
Humota Movie Group President Chad Theesfeld spoke to the Humboldt City Council on Monday night, reporting on last Saturday’s Humota fundraiser concert with Jason Brown and Neil Hewitt.
While the weather forced a location change and definitely put a damper on a pre-summer outdoor concert, Theesfeld said things went as well as expected given the circumstances and the Board was pleased with the amount of funds raised and the community support.
Between pre-concert donations, ticket sales and other funds raised Saturday, the local group took in just shy of $56,000.
Theesfeld said the amount should carry the Humota Movie Group through the rest of the year for fundraising.

Thu
20
Jun

Chamber announces administrative coordinator


Cassie Harklau is the new administrative coordinator for the Humboldt-Dakota City Chamber of Commerce. She is holding the new Discover the Humboldt Area publication. The Chamber office is located at 604 Sumner Avenue in downtown Humboldt. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Humboldt Independent photo.

Cassie Harklau is the new administrative coordinator for the Humboldt-Dakota City Chamber of Commerce.
Helping organize Humboldt’s July 4 activities is keeping her busy right away.
“We’re already getting quite a few entries for the July 4 parade. We’re planning on the usual parade route unless the downtown renovation project starts before the 4th of July,” Harklau said.
Activities following the 4th of July include the Cy-Hawk Rivalry with RVTV on Sept. 12 and the Taste of History Wine Walk on Sept. 21.
“The Cy-Hawk Rivalry with Channel 13’s RVTV coming to town is a huge event. We need volunteers to help make it even more fun for everyone,” Harklau said.
She said the Chamber Board members are excited to take on a new event this year, the Taste of History Wine Walk at the Humboldt County Historical Museum on Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wed
19
Jun

MAVIS O. BOTTELSON

MAVIS O. BOTTELSON, 91, died Sunday, June 16, 2019, at Bickford West Assisted Living, West Des Moines.

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