November 2019

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H/DC Chamber of Commerce to dissolve


The Humboldt/Dakota City Chamber of Commerce have voted to dissolve the organization effective Dec. 31, following a vote last week. The lighted parade, which has been planned for Saturday, Nov. 30, will go on as planned. That will be the final Chamber-sanctioned activity in the community. Any outstanding Chamber Bucks will need to be redeemed at local businesses by Dec. 31.

The Board of Directors of the Humboldt-Dakota City Chamber of Commerce voted on Tuesday night, Nov. 12, to dissolve the organization effective Dec. 31.
In a letter to members, the board said: “We regret to inform you that due to a decrease in the number of memberships of the Humboldt-Dakota City Chamber of Commerce, we can no longer meet the needs of our members and provide the services our communities desire.”
Chamber President Kiersten Beilke said when Chamber Administrative Assistant Cassie Harklau resigned recently the board starting looking at the future.
“We looked at whether we should hire someone. But with the decrease in dues (memberships) the last couple years we decided it wasn’t feasible. It was a very hard decision to make because you still want to support your community,” Beilke said.
Beilke said they hope to work with community partners in an effort to provide services to the community’s desire.

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HCMH is 'Building into the Future'


Christie Vitzthum (left) and Jan Bratland (right) are pictured in one of the new patient exam rooms in the UnityPoint Clinic at Humboldt County Memorial Hospital.Humboldt Independent photo.

By KENT THOMPSON
When Humboldt County Memorial Hospital (HCMH) holds an open house this Sunday to celebrate its new expansion, people will see not only a modern and expanded space for patient care, they will see the largest building project in Humboldt County’s history, in terms of size and scope.
It was just over two years ago that HCMH Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Michelle Sleiter held a press conference and announced the construction of a two-story, 40,000 square foot addition to the hospital, as well as extensive remodeling to the front patient service area of the hospital.

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Welcome Buck's Back Seat Diner


Robert “Buck” Nelton is the new owner of Buck’s Back Seat Diner in Humboldt. The restaurant is open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Humboldt Independent photo.

The new owner of Back Seat Diner in Humboldt brings a wealth of experience with him.
Robert “Buck” Nelton of Algona took over from Jeff Davis on Oct. 30.
The name has changed to Buck’s Back Seat Diner.
“It’s the same operation, just a different owner. The name is the only change right now. We’ll review the menu and make adjustments over time,” Nelton said.
Buck’s Back Seat Diner, located on Highway 169 in Humboldt, offers breakfast, lunch and dinner with breakfast served all day.
“We’re working on grab and go sandwiches and salads. Maybe you come for breakfast and would like to take something for lunch later,” Nelton said.
The restaurant currently employs nine people and is looking to hire three more people right now.
Read more about Nelton and his journey to Humboldt in this week's Humboldt Independent. Subscribe by clicking on the link at the top of this page.

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LARRY N. SORENSEN

LARRY N. SORENSEN, 63, of Humboldt, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. 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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KATHY M. PETERSEN

KATHY M. LANG PETERSEN, 65, of Sioux Falls, SD, formerly of Alton, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, surrounded by her loving family.

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Thompson will play softball at Iowa Central


Humboldt High School senior Carlie Thompson signed a letter of intent last week to attend Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge and play softball for the Tritons. Pictured, front row (l-r): Humboldt head coach Doug Van Pelt, Chuck Thompson, Carlie Thompson and Lisa Thompson. Back row: Iowa Central coach Rick Sandquist, Iowa Central coach Bo Tjebben and Humboldt coach Erica Post. Independent photo.

Humboldt High School senior Carlie Thompson last week signed a letter of intent to attend Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge to play softball for the Tritons.

Thompson, daughter of Chuck and Lisa Thompson, will continue playing in the outfield. She will also study early childhood education.

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Lange will play softball at Iowa Central


Humboldt's Mady Lange signed a letter of intent to attend Iowa Central and play softball next fall. Lange (front row-second from right) is a senior at Humboldt High School. She is pictured here with parents and coaches. Front row (l-r): Humboldt head coach Doug Van Pelt, Jamie Lange, Mady Lange and Shawna Lange. Back row: Iowa Central coaches Rick Sandquist and Bo Tjebben, and Humboldt coach Erica Post (far right).

Mady Lange will continue playing softball beyond high school.

Last week Lange signed a letter of intent to attend Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge and play softball for the Tritons. She is projected to play catcher for the Tritons. The Humboldt High School senior will major in nursing at Iowa Central.

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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