June 2019

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Humboldt girls edge Lisbon, 2-1


Humboldt's Ellie Jacobson winds up before firing a pitch in a recent Wildcat home softball victory. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

In a battle of ranked teams, Humboldt scored two runs in the ninth inning to edge Class 1A power Lisbon, 2-1 on Saturday (June 15) in Humboldt. The Wildcats, ranked No. 2 in Class 3A, improved to 17-1 overall on the season against Lisbon, ranked No. 2 in its class. Ellie Jacobson pitched a 4-hitter for the Wildcats with seven strikeouts. Humboldt totaled nine hits as Jori Hajek, Jacobson, Kyah Arnold and Mady Lange each hit a double.

Humboldt girls top Southeast Valley, 5-1
Humboldt's varsity softball team kept up its winning ways by stopping Southeast Valley, 5-1 on Friday night (June 14) in Humboldt. Ellie Jacobson pitched a no-hitter with nine strikeouts to lead Humboldt. Jacobson and Carlie Thompson each hit a double and Mady Lange singled twice for Humboldt, which moved to 15-1 overall on the season.

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Wildcat boys shutout Spirit Lake, 12-0


Humboldt's Owen Newton hit a 2-run double in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Wildcat baseball team past Algona, 3-2 on June 10 in Humboldt in North Central Conference action. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt baseball team ended its week by shutting out Spirit Lake, 12-0 in five innings in a non-conference game in Humboldt on June 13. Humboldt, 10-5 overall on the season, scored four runs in each of the first, second and third innings to end the game early. Michael Brightly earned the win pitching for the Wildcats.

Humboldt whips Cadets, 14-4
Cade Witzke pitched six strong innings to lead the Humboldt baseball team past Iowa Falls-Alden, 14-4 Wednesday night (June 12) in Humboldt. The victory improved the Wildcats' record to 9-5 overall, 3-1 in the North Central Conference.

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Two injured in Friday accident


Humboldt County Memorial Hospital EMS workers administer to an injured accident victim Friday afternoon, June 7, at the intersection of Highway 3 and the north entrance to the Hy-Vee parking lot. Two subjects, Robert Klapper, 76, of Humboldt and Edgar Wagner, 69, of Dakota City, were taken to HCMH for treatment of injuries. Humboldt Independent photo by Kent Thompson.

By KENT THOMPSON
The Humboldt Police Department (HPD) was called to a three-vehicle accident involving two injuries Friday, June 7, at 5:05 p.m. The accident occurred on Highway 3 and 6th Street North, at the north entrance to the Hy-Vee parking lot.

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Jun

Austin Morrow wins George Lee golf tournament

Austin Morrow of Fort Dodge shot a one-under-par 107 to win the 68th annual George Lee Memorial Golf Tournament held on Saturday, June 8 at Humboldt Country Club.

Morrow edged Cole Jaeschke by one stroke in the championship flight to win the event for the first time. Jordan Morrow was third with 110 and Steve Cero fourth at 111. Defending champion Eddie Doyle was fifth with 112 and Tom Schill was sixth at 113.

A total of 81 golfers took part in the event. See full story in the Humboldt Independent Newspaper. Subscribe today for print/digital access by selecting the link on this page to get started!

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Myers is new Humboldt City Council member


Humboldt City Clerk Gloria Christensen (left) administers the oath of office to new Humboldt First Ward Council member Jim Myers (right) at Monday's Humboldt City Council meeting. Humboldt Independent photo.

By KENT THOMPSON
Humboldt has a new member of its city council. It’s still to be determined if it will be for the short or long haul.
On Monday, Humboldt Mayor Dan Scholl appointed Jim Myers of Humboldt as the first ward Council member. The action was confirmed by a 4-0 vote of sitting Council members Kirk Whittlesey, Mike Worthington, John Sleiter and Joel Goodell.
The reason Myers’ tenure is uncertain, is that Humboldt City Administrator Travis Goedken believes a city resident in the first ward may also be interested in the seat and may petition to have a special election.
Jim and his wife, Lori, moved here from Ankeny in 1995.
Jim is originally from York, NE. His family moved to Eagle Grove where he graduated from high school. He attended and graduated from Iowa State University.
Jim and Lori and their young family lived in Ankeny before moving to Humboldt in 1995.

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06
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June 15 Humota fundraiser scheduled


Pella native Jason Brown and his band will perform as a headliner to raise funds for the Humota Theater with a concert in downtown Humboldt on June 15. Neil Hewitt, another Iowa country artist, will perform at 6 p.m. There will be local talent including both local dance studios prior, with the gates opening at 4 p.m. and the National Anthem at 4:30 p.m. Photo submitted.

By KENT THOMPSON
“You don’t have to like country music to like Jason Brown,” Humboldt native and multi-media promoter Andy Erickson said.
Erickson works for Eppo Productions and thought Jason Brown, a client he has worked with in the past, would be a perfect fit for a fundraiser concert for the Humota Theater, in front of the Humota on Sumner Avenue on Saturday, June 15. Gates will open at 4 p.m. with local entertainment, followed by the concert starting at 6 p.m.
“His ‘Along the Way’ tour is making big things happen in small towns, so this is a perfect tie in with what Jason is doing to help communities and entertain his fans,” Erickson said.
Tickets will be available the day of the show and are $15 apiece with children under 12 free if accompanied by an adult.

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05
Jun

BREAKING NEWS: Arrest made in Goldfield shooting


Humboldt County Sheriff Dean Kruger and HCSO deputies were part of an investigation Tuesday night into a shooting in Goldfield. Rich Crawford of Goldfield was identified as the victim. He was located early Tuesday evening and taken to Iowa Specialty Hospital in Clarion, treated and released. Bobby Hernandez, 48, of Renwick, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with willful injury and felon in possession of a firearm, both class D felonies.

An arrest has been made in the Tuesday, June 4, shooting in the town of Goldfield. Bobby Hernandez, 48, of Renwick, was arrested on Wednesday, June 5 in Humboldt County on two Wright County arrest warrants.
On Tuesday at about 5 p.m., the Eagle Grove Police Department responded to 722 N. Pine Street in Goldfield on the report of a shooting.
Upon arrival, officers located only a witness to the shooting. Officers later located the victim, Rich Crawford, 38, walking on a gravel road in rural Goldfield, east of Renwick. Crawford was taken to Iowa Specialty Hospital in Clarion, where he was treated and released for treatment of a gunshot wound to the chest. The bullet reportedly went into the chest at an angle and exited through Crawford's arm.
The Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation was asked to assist and determined Crawford was in an altercation with a male, later determined to be Hernandez.

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05
Jun

‘Ashlyn’s Night at the Ballpark’ is June 27

With her glove tucked under her arm, Ashlyn Clark jogged to her familiar spot in rightfield, turned and beamed with delight.
Clark, who graduated from Humboldt High School last month, has started many a game during her career for the Wildcat softball team.
But this wasn’t just another night for Clark and her teammates.
For the past month, Clark has been battling Stage 4 Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Having completed her first round of chemotherapy treatments at the clinic in Rochester, MN, Clark felt strong enough to get back on the field. For her, it was a step forward and sewed hope for the future.
Clark played her first game of the season against Ogden on May 31. She also played in the Wildcats’ victories over Mason City and Eagle Grove the next day.

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