August 2019

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Volf moving up the depth chart at Simpson


JACOB VOLF

Jacob Volf is fine with paying his dues and working his way up the depth chart on the Simpson College football team.

Volf, a 2018 Humboldt High School graduate and former Wildcat athlete, entered fall camp among the top four defensive ends and holding a backup spot for the Storm, who posted a 7-3 overall record in 2018, 6-2 in conference play.

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Aug

Ross focused entering final season at Iowa


BRADY ROSS

By Phil Monson

Brady Ross has been living out his dream the last four years and the ride is almost over.

Ross, a 2015 Humboldt High School multi-sport standout, has recovered from a major injury and is set to begin his third season as the starting fullback for the University of Iowa football team.

Ross, who enters his fifth and final season with the Hawkeyes, looked back on a path that hasn’t been easy during an interview with the Independent on Aug. 9 at media day in Iowa City.

“I came in here through the back door as a walk on. As a kid, I dreamed of playing here,” Ross said. “Hard to believe it’s almost over.”

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Aug

Over $45,000 raised at CRTC event in Humboldt


David Carr (second-right), Junior World Freestyle wrestling champion is shown here with his Iowa State University coaches Brent Metcalf (left), Kevin Dresser (second-left) and Derek St. John. Independent photo.

More than 200 people attended the Cyclone Regional Training Center (CRTC) fundraiser event Friday night at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds. The event raised about $45,000 for the CRTC.
The event featured Humboldt native Kevin Dresser, head wrestling coach at Iowa State University, David Carr, recent gold medalist in the Junior Worlds, plus members of the coaching staff and several wrestlers.

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

Thu
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Aug

Volf moving up the depth chart at Simpson


Jacob Volf

Jacob Volf is fine with paying his dues and working his way up the depth chart on the Simpson College football team.
Volf, a 2018 Humboldt High School graduate and former Wildcat athlete, entered fall camp among the top four defensive ends and holding a backup spot for the Storm, who posted a 7-3 overall record in 2018, 6-2 in conference play.

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

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Humboldt School District readies for 2019-20


New teaching staff in the Humboldt School District this year, front row (l-r): Patricia Hayes, Chrissy Mathews, Emily Wiebke, Laura Gibson and Jenna Johnson. Back row: Melanie Nesbitt, Tessa Meyer, Bryce Shutt, Jacob Short, Katie Walrod and David Wirtz. Not pictured, Brian Wiklander. Independent photo.

By PHIL MONSON
Humboldt Superintendent of Schools Greg Darling said the district is ready for the new school year, which begins this Friday, Aug. 23.
“Registration day went good. We are still doing some tweaks to the process. We had about the same turnout as we’ve had before with 75 to 80 percent of the people showing up at that time, Darling said.
“As far as enrollment numbers, all I can say right now at this time is that it is about the same as last year. I haven’t seen any big increases and I haven’t seen any big decreases at this point in any particular grade,” Darling said. “It is about what we anticipated coming in. We’ll know more in a few months when we have to certify our enrollment.”

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Aug

Coleman leaves lasting legacy


Dean Coleman checks his bean crop in this 2012 file photo after a very dry year. During his lifetime, Coleman saw soybeans grow from very much a secondary crop in Iowa to one of the leading cash crops in the U.S., that not only powered people and animals in a dietary sense, but also farmer’s tractors and combines. Humboldt Independent file photo.

By KENT THOMPSON
“He had a passion and could connect with everyone from second and third graders on his farm to foreign dignitaries on a trade mission. The net Dean cast in his neighborhood, school district and the state and national soybean world can’t be replaced.”
Those words from Vincent farmer and former Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) Board member Jim Legvold were echoed time and time again this past week at the local coffee shops, at the Faith United Methodist Church and at the Iowa Soybean Association headquarters in Ankeny, as memories poured in about Humboldt farmer Dean Coleman and his impact on American agriculture and beyond.
Coleman, 62, died early Tuesday, Aug. 13, from injuries suffered in a fall from inside a grain bin on his farm on 230th Street, on Aug. 12.

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'Vinny' a chili winner for second straight year


Out of 21 teams competing, Gary Vinsand’s team won the Iowa State Fair Chili Cookoff Contest and now advances to the World Champion Chili Cookoff Sept. 7-8. Gary is pictured with Lyle Kreps of Stockman’s, sponsor of the contest, plus team members Shane Davis, Dale Vinsand, Jason McKenna and Rob Hinton. Submitted photo.

Gary Vinsand is well-known for his barbecue skills, but he’s also becoming known for his tasty chili.
For the second year in a row, Gary and his chili team won first place in the Traditional Red Chili category at the Iowa State Fair. They received $250, a trophy and now advance to the World Champion Chili Cookoff in Ankeny Sept. 7-8.
Gary’s State Fair chili team included his son, Dale Vinsand, nephew Rob Hinton, nephew Jason McKenna and Shane Davis. Gary has the recipe. Jason chops the ingredients up very fine. Rob and Shane stir. Dale is the official tester.
The Vinsand team’s chili won out over 21 other teams competing at the Iowa State Fair. A total of 17 people served as judges, awarding points to each contestant.

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Aug

BREAKING NEWS: Webster County fugitive arrested in Humboldt


Bradley Baumann, 34, of Fort Dodge, was arrested Tuesday afternoon by Humboldt County authorities after a motorcycle/law enforcement vehicle chase in the city. Baumann ditched the motorcycle after striking a house at the intersection of 3rd Avenue South and 3rd Street South and was captured a short time later. Photo courtesy Webster County Jail.

On Tuesday, Aug. 20, the Humboldt Police Department and Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office combined to make an arrest of a man wanted in Webster County as a suspect in several stolen vehicle cases.
According to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at approximately 3:19 p.m., an officer with the Humboldt Police Department (HPD) was on routine patrol when he noticed a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado pickup at the intersection of 6th Avenue North and 6th Street North in Humboldt. The vehicle was reported stolen from Webster County on Monday.
The officer noticed a male subject driving a motorcycle in front of the stolen pickup. The two vehicles appeared to be traveling together.
The officer identified the man on the motorcycle as Bradley Baumann, 34, of Fort Dodge, a suspect in multiple stolen vehicles reported in the area.

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