July 2019

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19
Jul

Humboldt baseball team falls to Webster City in district opener, 5-4


Humboldt senior shortstop Joey Busse picks up the ball after knocking down a hard-hit ground ball in the Wildcats' 5-4 loss to Webster City Friday night (July 19) in a Class 3A first round district tournament game played at Slater. The loss ends Humboldt's season at 21-12 overall. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Webster City scored three runs in the fifth inning and added two more in the seventh to rally past Humboldt, 5-4 in a Class 3A first round district tournament game at Slater on Friday night (July 19).

The loss ended Humboldt's season with an overall record of 21-12. Webster City improved t 20-9. They'll return to Slater on Monday night to face Ballard Huxley or Perry in a district semifinal.

Caden Matson made 2 hits to lead Humboldt's six-hit batting attack. Joey Busse hit a 2-run double. Humboldt pitcher Jacob Thurm threw all seven innings scattering 11 hits, walking one and striking out five.

The team will be honored at their season-ending banquet on Sunday, 6:30 p.m. at the high school.

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

Thu
18
Jul

LUCILE L. TAYLOR

LUCILE L. TAYLOR, 101, Rolfe, died Thursday, July 11, 2019.

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18
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Thu
18
Jul

Heigh Ho! Come to the Fair


Pictured in front from left to right are: Sydney York, Holly Kirchhoff, Lauren Erickson, Aneisha Sritharan, McKenna Mathis, Evan Hatcher, Collin Vik and Mason McKimmey. Second row: Fair Board President Jeff Haselhuhn, contractor Jim Gronbach, Fair Board member Jerod Hatcher, Fair Board secretary Paul Davis, Fair Board vice-president Jeff Halverson, 4-H leader Shelley Gerjets, Grant Kuehnast, 4-H leader Dan Holste and 4-H leader Brent Kuehnast. They stand in front of the expanded and greatly improved 4-H food stand. Humboldt Independent photo.

Several improvements are getting completed just in time for the 2019 Humboldt County Fair, which is July 23-29.
The 4-H Food Stand is being expanded and renovated by Jim Gronbach Construction with the financial support of Humboldt County 4-H Clubs. The 4-H Food Stand is located just south of the new showring at the fairgrounds and offers a variety of food choices throughout the Humboldt County Fair.
There’s a 16’ by 24’ addition to the inside seating area, plus an 8’ by 16’ storage area addition and a 10’ by 20’ lean to roof canopy on the northwest corner for grilling.
The kitchen area is being expanded and serving will be more efficient. There will be an entrance door and an exit door, both on the south side of the building. There will be an order station where people can fill out a meal ticket, then proceed to the cash register and the wait counter to pick up their food.

Thu
18
Jul

No action taken against county assessor


Humboldt farmer JD Myers spoke before the Humboldt County Conference Board last week in reference to claims he made of malfeasance in office against Humboldt County Assessor Linda Fallesen. After 70 minutes of public discussion, the Board met 40 minutes privately with Fallesen and legal counsel and took no action upon re-entering open session. Humboldt Independent photo by Kent Thompson.

By KENT THOMPSON
Following 70 minutes of presentations, the Humboldt County Conference Board held a 40-minute closed session conference with Humboldt County Assessor Linda Fallesen, but took no action to reprimand or relieve the longtime county assessor of her duties.
The Conference Board meeting took place on Thursday, July 11 in the district courtroom at the Humboldt County Courthouse in Dakota City.
At issue is a 2017 assessment and subsequent ruling by the Iowa Property Assessment Appeal Board (PAAB). The property was a machine shed/storage unit constructed at 1006 1st Ave. N. in Humboldt. The storage structure was constructed at the direction of JD Myers of Humboldt. Myers asked that the Conference Board review Fallesen’s performance and relieve her of the duties of county assessor, claiming malfeasance, nonfeasance or misfeasance in office, dereliction of duty and not being forthright with members of the public.

Thu
18
Jul

Consortium for mental health beginning


Former ISU basketball star Royce White (left) and Gilmore City-Bradgate Superintendent Jeff Herzberg (right) will speak at a National Alliance of Mental Illness kickoff meeting in Fort Dodge on Aug. 6. White will sign autographs at 5:30 p.m. and then speak at 6 p.m. The meeting will be in the Fort Dodge Senior High School Little Theater.

By Phil Monson
Jeff Herzberg says mental health is in a state of crises and now is the time to start doing something about it.
Herzberg, who leads the Prairie Lakes AEA and also serves as superintendent of the Gilmore City-Bradgate School District, has teamed up with others statewide to create an affiliation with NAMI, the National Alliance of Mental Illness.
“There are about six statewide groups around the state but there is a void in our area. I’ve teamed up with six others to get something established in our region,” Herzberg said.
“To kick this off we are going to hold a community meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 6. Former Iowa State University basketball standout Royce White will be our guest speaker,” Herzberg said.
“Royce will sign autographs at 5:30 p.m. and give his presentation at 6 p.m. It will take place in the Fort Dodge Senior High Little Theater,” Herzberg said.

Wed
17
Jul
Tue
16
Jul

Wildcat boys edge Algona, Storm Lake


Humboldt infielder Joey Busse tags out an opposing base runner at second base in a recent home game for the Wildcat baseball team. Humboldt begins post-season play on July 19. Independent photo.

The Humboldt baseball team ended its regular season by stopping Storm Lake, 8-4 in non-conference play on July 16 in Humboldt. The victory gave Humboldt a 21-11 overall record.

Humboldt finished 11-3 and runner-up in the North Central Conference standings by edging the Algona Bulldogs, 7-5 in their final NCC game of the regular season on Monday, July 15. Webster City (12-2) won the league title outright by beating Iowa Falls-Alden.

Humboldt begins post-season tournament play on Friday, July 19, in a 5 p.m. game against Webster City at Slater.

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Mon
15
Jul

JILL A. DELING

JILL A. DELING, 40, Humboldt, died Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Mercy North in Des Moines. 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.

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