October 2020

Mon
19
Oct

Humboldt sidelines Algona in regional opener, 3-0


Humboldt's Jayda Hoefer (left) spikes the ball past an Algona defender Monday night (Oct. 19) in the Wildcats' 3-0 victory over the Bulldogs in a Class 3A Region 2 first round match in Humboldt. The Wildcats will host Greene County in a semifinal round match on Wednesday, Oct. 21. Independent photo.

The No. 10 ranked Humboldt volleyball team opened Class 3A regional tournament play Monday night (Oct. 19) with a three-set victory over the Algona Bulldogs inside the Humboldt gym.

Humboldt prevailed by scores of 25-6, 25-14 and 25-20. Algona bows out at 8-17 while Humboldt moves into a semifinal round match at 31-3 overall.

Humboldt will host Greene County in Wednesday's semifinal round at 7 p.m. Greene County ousted Southeast Valley in five sets (25-23, 23-25, 25-16, 15-25, 15-12) to advance. The other half of Class 3A Region 2 had MOC-Floyd Valley sweeping Bishop Heelan in three sets and Carroll Kuemper downing OABCIG in three straight sets. MOC will host the regional semifinal with Kuemper.

The regional final will be played Tuesday, Oct. 26, at a site to be determined.

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Mon
19
Oct

DOUGLAS LUNDBERG

DOUGLAS LUNDBERG, 88, of Humboldt, died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, at the Humboldt County Memorial Hospital. 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.

Mon
19
Oct

MILDRED F. SORLIE

MILDRED F. SORLIE, 100, of Humboldt, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at the Humboldt County Memorial Hospital. 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.

Fri
16
Oct

Wildcats overpower Heelan in playoff opener, 40-17


Humboldt quarterback Caden Matson cuts around a Sioux City Heelan defender for an outside run in the second half of the Wildcats' 40-17 victory over the Crusaders in a first round Class 3A playoff game at Mason Maach Field in Humboldt on Oct. 16. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

Humboldt quarterback Caden Matson rushed for three touchdowns and passed for two more to lead the Wildcat football team past the Sioux City Heelan Crusaders, 40-17 in a Class 3A first round playoff game Friday night (Oct. 16) in Humboldt.

Matson scored on rushing plays covering 23 yards, 47 yards and five yards. He also passed 20 yards to Nolan Lammers and one-yard to Gabe Gidel for scores to power the Wildcats, who improved to 5-3 overall on the season. Heelan bows out at 1-7.

The Wildcats will advance into the next round, where they travel to Spencer on Oct. 23 to face the Spencer Tigers, who drew a first round bye.

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Thu
15
Oct

Humboldt girls fall at Clarion in key NCC clash


Humboldt players celebrate in a recent volleyball match. The Wildcats take a 30-3 record into their first round regional match against Algona on Monday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m. Independent photo.

The No. 11 ranked Humboldt volleyball team fell to No. 2 ranked Clarion-Goldfield-Dows in clash that determined the outright North Central Conference champion. CGD topped the Wildcats by scores of 25-10, 25-19 and 25-20. CGD finishes 7-0 and first in the NCC.

The Wildcats move to 30-3 overall, 6-1 and second in the NCC.

Humboldt will host Algona in a first round Class 3A regional on Monday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m.

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Thu
15
Oct
Thu
15
Oct

Yacht Club rebuilds after devastating fire


The last wall of the fire damaged portion of Yacht Club Trailers is being removed to make way for the manufacturing facility to be rebuilt by Sande Construction. Completion date is early February. Humboldt Independent photo.

About two-thirds of the Yacht Club Trailers manufacturing facility is being demolished and will soon be replaced.
This comes after a devastating fire that started about noon on July 27. The fire started in the paint line and spread from there.
Company CEO Rod Harklau said they hope to be utilizing the rebuilt plant by early February. Sande Construction is the general contractor on the project.
Yacht Club was in the process of purchasing the former Dodgen Industries property across the street when the fire struck, and they went ahead and finalized the purchase right away.
“Having that space available was a blessing from God. If we didn’t have that option we may not have been able to re-open,” Harklau said. “We’ve been able to go from about 10 percent capacity up to about 75 percent today. Our orders haven’t slowed down. We’re thankful our customers are willing to be patient and stay with us as we rebuild.”

Thu
15
Oct

Drivers need to stop when a school bus does


Pictured from left to right are some of the bus drivers for the Humboldt Community School, Leroy Clapper, Les Fevold, Chris Pedersen, Wendy Johnson, Kim Tinken, Leo Reigelsberger, Tom Hart, Jeff Kleiss and Denise Curtis. Other Humboldt drivers not pictured: Ted Beach, Al Blanchard and Mike Pedersen, and Twin Rivers School bus drivers Mike Collins and Roy Scott. Humboldt Independent photo.

You could hear the emotion in their voices as Humboldt Community School District and Twin Rivers bus drivers described close calls they’ve encountered with vehicles passing a stopped school bus.
That’s a stopped school bus with flashing red and yellow lights and a stop sign extended. The law says vehicles from both directions must stop. Why? To allow children departing the stopped bus to safely cross the roadway.
As of Sept. 17, at least seven vehicles had passed a stopped Humboldt school bus. Last school year it happened more than 30 times.
“It seems some people speed up when they see the flashing lights,” bus driver Kim Tinken said.
“Our number one thought is the safety of the children. The last thing any of us want to do is to go explain to a parent why their child is no longer here,” bus driver Wendy Johnson said.

Thu
15
Oct

Zwiefels make pork a family business


Kayne, 11 (left), and Summer, 12 (soon to be 13) (right), are actively involved in Timber Ridge Show Pigs, a family cooperative started by their parents and older brother. These barn mates share a kiss for the camera. Humboldt Independent photo by Kent Thompson.

By KENT THOMPSON
Raising 4-H and FFA show pigs was never a far reaching goal for local business people and entrepreneurs Ryan and Mandy Zwiefel, but their children got into it and now their Timber Ridge Show Pigs business is a family affair that they all love.
“Our oldest son, Cole Anderson, who’s 19 now, wanted to have pigs at the fair. He asked if we could get a sow and start farrowing and it just kind of grew from there,” R. Zwiefel said.
Now younger children, Summer, 12, soon to be 13, and Kayne, 11, are both involved in 4-H and the family show pig operation and seem to be enjoying it.
Read more about the family's enterprise in this week's Salute to Area Pork Producers in the Humboldt Independent.

Wed
14
Oct

Red Flag Warning issued in county

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has issued a red flag warning today (Wednesday) from 1-8 p.m. in Humboldt County, warning of an elevated fire danger.
A Red Flag Warning means that warm temperatures, very low humidity and strong winds will combine for an increase risk of fire danger.
Citizens are advised to avoid open burning, using lawn mowers on dry vegetation, chainsaws, movers or other equipment during these hours, if possible.
Farmers using harvesting or tillage equipment are also advised to be careful of potential sparking of dry stubble that could create a blaze.

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