February 2020

Thu
20
Feb

Colten Goodell stays alive for a medal in state wrestling

Humboldt High junior 220-pounder Colten Goodell kept his season alive with hopes of earning a medal after going 1-1 on opening day of the Class 2A state wrestling tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Goodell lost his first round match to Davenport Assumption senior Seth Adrian by fall in 45 seconds. Goodell came back later in the consolation round and beat Harlan's Jesse Schwery 21-7.

Goodell will wrestle in the consolation round on Friday afternoon.

See full story in the Humboldt Independent.

Thu
20
Feb

Jase Goodell wins wrestleback match in 2A state wrestling

Humboldt High freshman Jase Goodell bounced back from an opening round loss by winning his wrestleback match in the Class 2A state wrestling tournament on Thursday (Feb. 20) at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Goodell lost by fall in 3:05 to Carter Littlefield of Jesup in their 113-pounder opener. Goodell came back strong with a pin in 1:05 over Zachry Klahsen of Aplington-Parkersburg/Grundy Center.

Goodell will wrestle in the consolation wrestleback round on Friday afternoon with hopes of staying alive for a medal.

See full story in the Humboldt Independent.

Thu
20
Feb

Nelson wins opening round match in state wrestling

Humboldt High senior Cole Nelson won his opening round match in the state wrestling tournament on Thursday (Feb. 20) with an impressive second period fall over Nathaniel Bigalk of Crestwood in 3:04 at 106 pounds in the Class 2A State Wrestling tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Nelson advances into the quarterfinal round, where he will face Webster City's Camron Phetxoumphone (39-0).

See full story in the Humboldt Independent.

Thu
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Feb
Thu
20
Feb

Board approves contracts, talks drugs


Students in Andrea Paterson's pre-school at Mease Elementary made Valentine's boxes as a classroom project on Friday, Feb. 14. Humboldt Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt Board of Education met Monday, Feb. 17 and approved a contract with interim superintendent of schools, Mike Sherwood of Webster City. He will be employed on an as-needed basis for the next 4.5 months, at a rate of pay of $500 per day. One non-action information item the board spent considerable time discussing was district policy on drug use and possession. Board President Tate Satern asked administrators to look at policy in other districts and consider possible changes in Humboldt’s policy.
“I’ve spent a substantial amount of time looking at policies from different districts on how they handle this issue. I think we can all agree that drugs pose a very significant disruption to the educational process,” Satern said. “That being said, our current policy – I have a number of questions for the administrators. Some of my observations are that I think we can do better.”

Thu
20
Feb

Harklaus purchase Hanisch LTD


Hanisch Ltd. has been sold to Vision Machining after being purchased by Jeff and Tonya Harklau. Former owners Tom Diesburg and Bob Eckberg (left) are pictured with Jeff Harklau and Josh Harklau. Humboldt Independent photo.

A longtime Humboldt manufacturer has new owners. Hanisch Ltd. was recently sold and is now known as Vision Machining.
Jeff and Tonya Harklau purchased the business from Bob and Bernie Eckberg and Tom and Lisa Diesburg.
Vision Machining is a contract machine shop specializing in CNC turned and milled parts. The company was founded in 1965 by Dale Hanisch. The facility, located at 1310 8th Avenue North, was a bowling alley in its early years. In 2004, the Eckbergs purchased the company from Hanisch and later the Diesburgs became partners.

Thu
20
Feb

Local man is picked for small business role


Former PeopleService Operations Manager AJ Flurey has donned a new role with the city, that of Small Business Development Specialist. He will be available Monday-Friday at his office at Humboldt City Hall. Humboldt Independent photo.

By KENT THOMPSON
When looking for a small business development specialist, why not start with a person who has his own small business?
That was the question Humboldt County Development Association (HCDA) Director Alissa O’Connor and Humboldt City Administrator Travis Goedken posed to themselves when it was decided that the HCDA should move forward with a full-time small business development person.
That person will be Andrew “AJ” Flurey. He is well known in the community, having grown up in Humboldt, graduating from high school here in 2008, starting work with PeopleService in 2015 and starting his own small business, Professional Septic Services in 2016.
For the past 2.5 years, AJ has served as the lead operator for the company which oversees water and wastewater treatment, plant and tower operations on a contractual basis for the city of Humboldt.

Wed
19
Feb

GERALD L. RASMUSSEN

GERALD L. RASMUSSEN, 85, or rural Hardy, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at his home in Journeys at Friendship Haven in Fort Dodge. Online condolences may be left at www.oakcrestfuneralservices.com.

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Feb

Wildcat finish 8th in state duals


Humboldt's 182-pound senior Logan Nilles (top) works for the pin against his opponent from Van Meter/Earlham in regional dual action in Atlantic on Feb. 11. Humboldt defeated Van Meter/Earlham (45-30) and Atlantic (35-29) to earn a berth in the state tournament, its first since 2001. Independent photo.

The Humboldt wrestling team capped its dual season with a 20-2 record after falling 38-33 to Sergeant Bluff-Luton in the consolation final of the Class 2A state dual tournament on Wednesday Feb. 19, at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Humboldt lost 60-12 to No. 1 ranked West Delaware in the opening round. Osage defeated the Wildcats 52-18 in the consolation semifinal.

The individual tournament begins Thursday.

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