June 2021

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Humboldt boys in 5-2 victory at Central Springs


Levi Newton (center) is congratulated at home plate after hitting a home run against Clarion-Goldfield-Dows on June 2 in Humboldt. Newton also homered in the Wildcats' victory at Forest City on June 8. Independent photo.

Caden Matson pitched seven strong innings to lead the Humboldt baseball team past Central Springs, 5-2 Friday night (June 11) in Manly. The non-conference win improved the Wildcats' record to 11-1 overall.

Humboldt pounds Cadets, 12-2
The Humboldt baseball team improved to 4-0 in the North Central Conference by beating Iowa Falls-Alden, 12-2 in five innings Wednesday night (June 9) in Humboldt. Cade Witzke went the distance pitching for Humboldt, which improved to 10-1 overall.

Wildcats in 10-4 victory at Forest City
Humboldt pounded Forest City for 14 hits en route to a 10-4 non-conference victory in Forest City Tuesday night (June 8). Levi Newton slugged a two-run homer and Hayden Holm earned the win pitching for the Wildcats.

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Algona downs Wildcat girls, 16-4


Humboldt's Kendal Clark watches her hit in the Wildcats' victory over Hampton-Dumont-CAL on June 7 in Humboldt. Independent photo.

Algona defeated Humboldt, 16-4 in three innings Friday night (June 11) in North Central Conference softball. Reagan Lee had one hit and Jori Hajek scored twice for Humboldt, which fell to 8-5 overall, 3-2 in conference play. Brianna Lange and Rylee Coyle shared the pitching duties for Humboldt.

Belmond Klemme defeated Humboldt in three innings, 20-6 in three innings in non-conference action in Humboldt on June 10. Kendal Clark and Jori Hajek each hit a double to lead Humboldt's batting order.

Humboldt girls suffer 1st league loss
The Humboldt girls' softball team suffered their first conference loss of the season Wednesday night (June 9) in Humboldt in a 4-1 setback to Iowa Falls-Alden.

The Wildcats totaled five hits at the plate. Brianna Lange pitched all seven innings for Humboldt.
Humboldt was without its ace pitcher Reagan Lee, who is nursing a throwing injury. Her status is day to day, according to coach Van Pelt.

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Wildcat softball team clubs Bulldogs, 11-1


Humboldt's Reagan Lee winds up before firing a pitch against Hampton-Dumont-CAL on June 7 in Humboldt in varsity softball action. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt softball clubbed seven hits and Reagan Lee pitched six innings of five-hit ball to lead the Wildcats past Hampton-Dumont-CAL, 11-1 on Monday night (June 7) in Humboldt.

Jori Hajek hit a triple and double and Kendal Clark and Alexis Hansen each hit a double for Humboldt.

The Wildcats improved to 8-1 overall, 3-0 in the North Central Conference.

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CAROL J. KIRCHHOF

CAROL J. KIRCHHOF, 84, of Thor, died on her birthday, Friday afternoon, June 4, 2021, at Bickford Cottage 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.

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MARK D. DALE

MARK D. DALE, 70, of Bode, died suddenly Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at his home in Bode. 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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Full fair planned for July 20-26 in Humboldt County


A new hog barn (left) and a new horse barn (right) are under construction at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds. The buildings are scheduled to be completed before the start of the 2021 Humboldt County Fair, which is July 20-26. Humboldt independent photo.

After a livestock only fair in 2020, the 2021 Humboldt County Fair is back with a full line-up of entertainment.
It’s been many years since the fair has had a Demolition Derby, but the 2021 Humboldt County Fair (July 20-26) marks the return of a Demolition Derby on Saturday evening, July 24, at 6 p.m.
Fair Board President Jeff Haselhuhn said a demolition derby promoter has added the Humboldt County Fair date as one of their stops.
Outlaws Tractor/Pickup Pull will take place on Friday night, July 23, at 7 p.m.
“It should be a good show. They’ll bring some noise and smoke. The local pickup pull keeps getting bigger and bigger,” Haselhuhn said.
The popular Tough Truck competition will take place on Sunday evening, July 25, at 7 p.m.
The Tractor/Pickup Pull, Demo Derby and Tough Truck are the only grandstand events where admission is charged. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for ages 5-12 with those under five admitted free.

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'Assistance approach' favored in mental health encounters


Humboldt Police Chief Joel Sanders (center) talks to local law enforcement personnel during a recent daylong training session about how to deal with people undergoing mental health crisis. Humboldt Independent photo by Kent Thompson.

By KENT THOMPSON
There has been a lot of talk during the past year about police reform. Voices seeking change have come from the local, state and national levels of government.
One aspect of police reform that Humboldt Police Chief Joel Sanders has been working on for several years is mental health awareness and how officers under his command and others in law enforcement see citizens who may be demonstrating signs and symptoms of mental health crisis.
Sanders, who took over in January as Humboldt’s first police chief in more than a decade, has an extensive background and interest in mental health and its relationship to 21st century community policing. He recently offered a daylong mental health training class to the seven Humboldt police officers and two members of the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office.

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New Kiddie Cats director has passion for helping children


Hannah McLimans, who grew up in Dakota City, is back at home, serving as the new director of the Kiddie Cats Child Care and Learning Center. She began her duties on May 24. Humboldt Independent photo.

By KENT THOMPSON
The Kiddie Cats Child Care and Learning Center has a new director, Hannah McLimans. She began her duties last week.
Hannah grew up in Dakota City and is a 2014 graduate of Humboldt High School. She earned two bachelor degrees from Buena Vista University in human services and psychology. She is working on her master’s degree in social work from Walden University.
McLimans started week on May 24. In the first few days she was able to update the organization’s website and create a new flyer.
“I’ve been trying to crunch numbers and see where we are at. I’ve heard that our rates are competitive. There is an educational aspect to our site. It’s a learning and development center, so it’s more than just child care,” the new director said.

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