City thrilled with Rec Center participation

Walkers and basketball players created a hub of activity at the Humboldt Recreation Center Monday evening. Humboldt City Hall reports more than 1,100 memberships for the new facility in the first month. Humboldt Independent photo by Kent Thompson. Click on the "Buy a Photo" link at the top of this page for photos from this event and others in the community. Spot your family and friends and find photo images not published in the weekly paper.

The Humboldt Recreation Center with the Ken and Marilyn Nielsen Family Fieldhouse was a hub of activity early Monday evening.
There was third and fourth grade hoopsters playing recreation youth basketball on two courts with about 50 adoring fans looking on, another 15-20 people of all ages shooting baskets, a dozen or more walkers on the running track, games of pickle ball and racquetball going on, people using stationary bikes, weight machines, lifting free weights, running on treadmills and participating in exercise classes.
The newly opened facility was getting quite a workout.
All that is great news on a number of fronts. At Monday’s Humboldt City Council meeting, Humboldt City Administrator Travis Goedken reported that more than 1,100 memberships to the center have been sold.
“That’s half the town, and over double our projections on our initial cash flow projection sheet,” Goedken said.
Also at the Monday meeting, the Humboldt City Council approved the hires of Christa Brockman as the administrative assistant at Humboldt City Hall and Susan Rutz as the new School Resource Officer as a member of the Humboldt Police Department. Rutz formerly served the city as its recreation director. Read more about this story in this week's Humboldt Independent. Subscribe by clicking on the link at the top of this page. Like the Humboldt Newspapers on Facebook.

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