January 2021

Mon
18
Jan

LEO F. GREBNER

LEO F. GREBNER, 78, of Humboldt, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, at Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge. 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
15
Jan

Elman receives coaching honor


DERRICK ELMAN

Humboldt High head football coach Derrick Elman, who completed his third season at the helm last fall, has been named Class 3A Region 1 Coach of the Year by the Iowa Football Coaches Association.

Elman also teaches fourth grade at Taft Elementary School in Humboldt.

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Thu
14
Jan

JODENE E. RESSEGUIE

JODENE E. RESSEGUIE, 81, of Fort Dodge, formerly of Bode, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at her home surrounded by her five children.

Thu
14
Jan
Thu
14
Jan

Rice closes the books on courthouse career


Retired Humboldt County Auditor Peggy Rice loves flowers and hopes to spend more time with her live plants now she is officially done with duties at the Humboldt County Courthouse. She has been at home in the Auditor's Office for more than 37 years. Humboldt Independent photo by Kent Thompson.

By KENT THOMPSON
It is safe to say that the last in Peggy Rice’s 37 years plus in public life has been her most memorable.
Rice retired at the end of 2020, after working in the Humboldt County Auditor’s Office since May of 1983.
“When I first started, I thought, ‘I’d give it a try,’ and move on after a few years. I came to like working in the office so much and dealing with the public, I decided to stay,” Rice said. The public is glad she did.
Rice worked as a clerk for a time and then was appointed a deputy auditor by then Auditor Jerry Diedrick. When Diedrick retired at the end of the fiscal year in 1996, Rice took over on July 1 of that year as county auditor. She ran for election that fall against John Vondehaar and won, and has won five elections since, often running unopposed.
“It has been a great experience,” she said. “I learned all the time and that made it very rewarding," the longtime county official said.

Thu
14
Jan

Fair Board looks for full fair in '21


Humboldt County Fair Board President Jeff Haselhuhn said he was proud Humboldt County was able to hold its 4-H and FFA exhibitions at the 2020 fair, despite the pandemic. "It's part of our mission statement and I think we provided a good opportunity for our youth during trying conditions." Humboldt Independent file photo by Phil Monson.

By KENT THOMPSON
Humboldt County Agricultural Society President Jeff Haselhuhn looks forward to a return to a more normal Humboldt County Fair in 2021.
The Agricultural Society also known as the Fair Board, was forced to scale back the 2020 Humboldt County Fair due to the pandemic. The Board elected to have a 4-H and FFA exhibit fair only and have rolled entertainment and attraction contracts from 2020 to the upcoming fair, July 20-26.
“We felt it was very important to offer our youth an opportunity to show off their projects. That’s part of our mission statement and we were very successful in being able to do that,” Haselhuhn told the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors at their meeting on Monday. Not all fairs in the state were able to host 4-H and FFA exhibitor events last year.

Wed
13
Jan
Tue
12
Jan

META K. JOHNSON

META K. JOHNSON, 83, of Adel, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, at her home. Online condolences may be left at www.caldwellparrish.com.

Tue
12
Jan

HHS boys fall at South Central Calhoun, 72-55


Humboldt guard Will Orness pushes the pace for the Wildcat basketball team in a recent home game. Independent photo.

The Humboldt boys' basketball team came up short, 72-55 Tuesday night (Jan. 12) in non-conference action at South Central Calhoun. Gabe Gidel scored 14 points and Jacob Heier had 11 to pace Humboldt. Brennan Halder scored 28 to lead the Titans.

Humboldt, 6-4 overall, 3-2 in the NCC, will return to conference play at home against Webster City on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

Humboldt's game at Clarion on Jan. 15 has been moved to Saturday, Jan. 30 due to inclement weather. Action that day begins at 1:30 p.m. with the JV girls, followed by the JV boys, varsity girls and varsity boys.

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Tue
12
Jan

BARBARA R. ANDERSON

BARBARA R. ANDERSON, 83, of Humboldt, died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at the North Care Center in Humboldt. 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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