September 2020

Fri
18
Sep

Lynx hold off Wildcats, 21-14


Humboldt defenders Owen Hubbell (right) and an unidentified teammate bring down a Webster City ball carrier in the first half of the Wildcats' 21-14 loss to the Lynx in Humboldt on Friday, Sept. 18, in a Class 3A District 2 matchup of unbeaten teams. Humboldt fell to 3-1 overall, 1-1 in district play. The Wildcats have another key clash against Ballard Huxley on Friday, Sept. 24, at Boone. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

In a battle of Class 3A District 2 unbeaten teams, the Webster City Lynx held off the Humboldt Wildcats, 21-14 in a key battle at Mason Maach Field in Humboldt on Friday night (Sept. 18).

Webster City took a 14-0 first quarter lead but Humboldt came back to make it 14-7 at halftime on Caden Matson's 31-yard touchdown run. Max Mason kicked the extra point. The Lynx scored early in the fourth quarter but Humboldt fought back to make it 21-14 on Matson's 6-yard TD run at 4:37.

The loss dropped Humboldt to 3-1 overall, 1-1 in district play. The Wildcats will return to action on Sept. 25 when they play Ballard Huxley in a district game at Boone. Webster City, 4-0, 2-0 in district play, meets unbeaten Mason City on Sept. 25.

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Fri
18
Sep

HHS girls win Carroll tournament, move to 22-0


Humboldt's Deni McDaniel (9) and Lily Groat (right) blocked this scoring attempt at the net by an opponent in a home match earlier this season. Humboldt will return home on Sept. 24 to host Webster City. Independent photo.

Humboldt’s unbeaten record remains intact after the Wildcats went 5-0 to win the Carroll tournament on Saturday, Sept. 19.

The Wildcats, 22-0 overall, defeated Ar-We-Va, IKM Manning, Newell-Fonda, South Central Calhoun and Carroll to win their third tournament on the season.

HHS in 3-0 sweep at Hampton
The No. 14 ranked Humboldt volleyball team kept their record unblemished by sweeping Hampton-Dumont-CAL in three sets in Hampton on Sept. 17, winning by scores of 25-11, 25-7 and 25-8.

Deni McDaniel led the Wildcats with 29 assists and Jori Hajek made 13 kills at the net to power the Wildcats, who improved to 17-0 overall, 2-0 in the North Central Conference. Emily Zaugg had two ace serves on nine of 10 attempts.

Humboldt returns to action at home on Sept. 24 when Webster City visits the Humboldt gym.

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Thu
17
Sep

Algona man held for shooting in Rolfe


Joshua J. Schmidt, 18, of Algona, is being held on $25,000 cash bond in Pocahontas County on a charge of attempted murder after allegedly shooting at a subject in the town of Rolfe last Saturday.

An Algona man is being held in Pocahontas County on an attempted murder charge.
According to the Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) an Algona man has been arrested related to an incident that occurred on Saturday, Sept. 12.
On Sept. 12, deputies were called to 102 Grant St. in Rolfe, after witnesses reported that a shooting had taken place. According to the PCSO, an argument over property occurred at the residence in Rolfe. Joshua Jordan Schmidt, 18, of Algona, then allegedly pointed and fired a shotgun at another person. Schmidt subsequently fled the scene of the crime on foot, carrying a shotgun. The subject who was shot at was not injured in the incident.

Thu
17
Sep
Thu
17
Sep

Supervisors support funds for dam in bond issue


County Supervisor Bruce Reimers of Humboldt (left) and County Conservation Director Todd Lee (right) are of a like mind when it comes to the Reasoner Dam. Both think there is untapped potential in revitalizing the Des Moines River through Humboldt County as a recreational resource.

By KENT THOMPSON
The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors offered verbal support for Humboldt County Conservation to access borrowed funds to help serve as matching dollars for grant monies to rehabilitate or remove the Reasoner Dam in Humboldt.
The discussion was held at the Board’s Sept. 8 meeting at the courthouse.
Humboldt County Conservation Director Todd Lee was at the meeting and updated the Board on the project so far.
“We did move forward with a hydrological study. The purpose of that was to look at the flood plain above the dam and also study the effects of taking a foot off the dam and what would that do when the river comes up, or what would taking two feet off do,” the conservation director told the Board.

Thu
17
Sep

LOSST passes throughout county


Reading programs for children at local public libraries are one of the many programs and services supported by the one penny local option sales and service tax, which is returned to local communities to benefit citizens here in Humboldt County. Humboldt Independent file photo.

By KENT THOMPSON
The vote to continue the Local Option Sales and Service Tax (LOSST) in Humboldt County was overwhelmingly approved last week by every entity where votes were cast.
The caveat is that there were two locations in the county where no votes were cast either for or against.
No votes were received from the incorporated portion of Lu Verne in Humboldt County.
Also, no votes were received from any resident of the town of Rutland.
Those communities will have a chance to schedule a special election at city expense, or miss out on collecting receipts from the one penny per dollar local sales tax.
The way the tax works, Local Option Sales and Service taxes are remitted by retailers to the state and then placed in a special within a special distribution fund for the county, based on population and property tax levies.

Thu
17
Sep

Moser and Gidel named Homecoming royalty


Humboldt High School held a Homecoming parade and coronation early Sunday evening under beautiful weather conditions. It sounds like great football weather for Friday night with partly-cloudy skies and temperatures in the 60s. Humboldt Independent photo.

Humboldt High School held a Homecoming parade and coronation ceremony on Sunday evening, Sept. 13, with the coronation taking place at Bicknell Park. Kylie Moser was crowned Homecoming Queen and Gabe Gidel was crowned Homecoming King. Pictured from left to right are: Bae Arnold, Colten Goodell, Kendal Clark, Samuel Fischer, Queen Kylie Moser, King Gabe Gidel, Deni McDaniel, Quinton Orr, Sydney Savery, Zayne Smith, Emily Zaugg and Max Mason. The Wildcat football team hosts Webster City on Friday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. in the homecoming game. Check out many photos from the parade and coronation in this week's Humboldt Independent and on this website. Just click the buy a photo tab.

Wed
16
Sep

Gilmore City man in explosion is identified

On Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 12:51 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an explosion at a residence in the town of Gilmore City.
Emergency personnel were dispatched to 401 SE 4th St. in Gilmore City in reference to an explosion at a residence. The victim was identified as Ryan Angell, 49. Angell lives in that residence.
Angell was transported by Humboldt County EMS to Humboldt County Memorial Hospital and was later transferred by LifeFlight helicopter. He remains at a Des Moines hospital in serious condition. The force of the blast reportedly caused serious injuries to the hand, arm and torso of Angell’s body.
There was another individual in the residence at the time of the explosion, but that person was unharmed.

Wed
16
Sep
Mon
14
Sep

Quinton Orr's school record leads Wildcat boys at Ballard


Humboldt senior Eric Wittrock shown here running in a meet at Webster City in early September. Independent photo.

Led by Quinton Orr's first-place school record time of 15:42, the Humboldt boys cross country team finished fifth in the Class A large school field of teams in the Ballard Huxley Invitational on Monday, Sept. 14 in Huxley.

Eric Wittrock ran seventh in 17:23 and Trevor Jacobson was 19th in 18:19. Nolan Jergens was 28th in 18:41 and Andrew Theesfeld ran 43rd in 19:21. Aiden Christensen clocked 20:03 to place 57th and Cale Hundertmark was 60th in 20:16.

Dallas Center-Grimes (45), North Polk (60), Carlisle (80) and Adel ADM (82) finished ahead of Humboldt (98).

The Wildcats return to action on Thursday, Sept. 17, in the Clear Lake Invitational.

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