July 2022

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SCOTT E. HELLE

Scott Eugene Helle passed away suddenly Tuesday, July 19, 2022, in Carlton, MN at the age of 57. 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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25
Jul

BONNIE A. STOCKFLETH

Bonnie A. Stockfleth, 90, of Humboldt, passed away on Thursday morning, July 21, 2022, at the Humboldt Care Center North following a lengthy illness. 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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25
Jul

JUDY SHELGREN

Judy Shelgren passed away at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home in Fort Dodge on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 after a long and full life that was lived in Humboldt and Pocahontas Counties. 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
22
Jul

Trailer burns up with vintage vehicles inside


Humboldt firefighters visit with one of the members of Slightly Twisted Pulling Team after their trailer and pulling trucks caught on fire Friday afternoon, five blocks west of their destination, the Humboldt County Fairgrounds for Friday night’s Outlaws Tractor and Pickup Pull. Humboldt Independent photo by Kent Thompson.

This 1939 International truck was one of two antiques that burned up in a trailer fire on Highway 3 Friday afternoon in Humboldt. Humboldt Independent photo by Kent Thompson.

By KENT THOMPSON
A semitrailer caught fire on Highway 3 in Humboldt Friday afternoon about 4:14 p.m.
The fire engulfed the trailer destroying a four-wheeler and two modified pulling trucks.
“Something started on fire in the front of the trailer. The driver was able to see it and was able to stop,” Humboldt Fire Chief Jim Gronbach said at the scene. The driver pulled over just west of the intersection with 11th Street North and was able to disengage the cab and pull it around the corner from the burning trailer.
“We were on our way to fair with two 1939 International trucks that we had modified to pull in Outlaw events like the one here in Humboldt,” said the rig’s owner, Terry Van Beek of Rock Valley. Terry and his family compete under the Slightly Twisted Pulling Team name.
“It was two antique trucks and a four-wheeler to pull them around. I didn’t see smoke initially,” he said.

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21
Jul
Thu
21
Jul

Bissell is new EMA director


Humboldt County has a new Emergency Management Director, Kyle Bissell of Gilmore City. Kyle has 30 years experience in emergency response and planning. Humboldt Independent photo by Kent Thompson.

By KENT THOMPSON
If Humboldt County’s new Emergency Management director sounds like a Boy Scout, it could be because of his motto, “be prepared.”
Kyle Bissell of Gilmore City said the saying has served him well in his career of dealing with emergencies and later helping ambulance providers and fire services with tools to provide training and emergency response services.
Bissell was one of six candidates for the position and filled the bill on many fronts, according to Humboldt Mayor and Humboldt County Emergency Management Commission Chair Dan Scholl.

Thu
21
Jul

Humboldt County Newspapers changes


Kent Thompson (left) has been named Humboldt County Newspapers General Manager/Editor. Kaycee Matheason (right) has joined the publication as an advertising sales representative. Humboldt Independent photo.

The Humboldt County Newspapers is announcing one change of position and one new addition to its staff.
Kent Thompson has been named general manager/editor of the Humboldt County Newspapers.
Thompson, who has over 40 years of journalism experience, has served as news editor of the Humboldt Independent for the last 15 years. Jerry Wiseman and Kristin Grabinoski, co-publishers, made the announcement last week.
Wiseman and Grabinoski purchased the Humboldt Independent Newspaper, the Humboldt Reminder and Humboldt NOW on July 1.
The publishers have also announced that Kaycee Matheason has joined the Humboldt Newspapers staff as a sales representative.
Matheason has spent the last four years leading the sales team for the Palo Alto County Newspapers, where she worked for co-publishers Jerry Wiseman and Grabinoski.

Thu
21
Jul

Livermore celebrates in a 'Daze'


Josh Berte of rural Livermore tosses candy from the seat of his 300 Farmall tractor he drove in the annual Livermore Daze parade on July 16. He is shown here with his son. Independent photo by Phil Monson. To buy this photo and more, visit our photo gallery at www.humboldtnews.com.

Livermore celebrated its annual Livermore Daze July 15-17, with three days of fun community events. See more photos and read all about what's going on in town weekly with Kirk Hundertmark's Livermore News report. See full results of the Livermore Firefighters Association Pickup Pulls.

Wed
20
Jul

Tricia Kellner is Humboldt County Fair Queen


Tricia Kellner (center), daughter of Mark and Lynn Kellner, was crowned Humboldt County Fair Queen at the grandstand ceremony on July 20. Angela Axness (right) was crowned first runner-up and Kaylan Reames was named Miss Congeniality. Independent photo by Phil Monson. To buy this photo and more, visit our photo gallery at www.humboldtnews.com.

Tricia Kellner, daughter of Mark and Lynn Kellner of Livermore, was named Humboldt County Fair Queen at the grandstand ceremony on July 20.

First runner-up was Angela Axness, daughter of Brad and Sharon Axness.

Miss Congeniality was Kaylan Reames, daughter of Shelley Reames.

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