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Kent Thompson

03/04/2015 - 6:14pm

A high-speed chase between Kossuth County law enforcement and a Fort Dodge subject ended with the car going in the ditch east of Livermore, and the suspect being apprehended. The incident occurred in the early morning hours Tuesday, March 3.
According to Kossuth County Sheriff Steve Kollasch, a routine traffic stop in Algona for a broken taillight resulted in a nearly 20-mile...

03/04/2015 - 5:53pm

Humboldt voters said yes by a two-to-one margin Tuesday, yes to continuing the unified law enforcement levy. Not a new tax, but one city taxpayers have been paying since 1986.
“Shall an annual levy, the amount of which will not exceed a rate of $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed value of the taxable property in the Unified Law...

02/25/2015 - 3:47pm

Humboldt voters are faced with an important decision on Tuesday, March 3.
Voters are asked to go to the polls that day to vote on a unified law enforcement levy. The levy has been on the books and paid for by Humboldt residents for the past 30 years, but there is no record of the levy ever officially being ratified by the voters...

02/20/2015 - 6:13pm

The Humboldt City Council met in emergency session Friday afternoon, Feb. 20, at 4 p.m.
While the council took no official action, a letter was read that was received from Humboldt Mayor Walter Jensen. It was received at Humboldt City Hall earlier on Friday.
The letter read as follows: “Effective today (Friday, Feb. 20,) I...

02/05/2015 - 1:23pm

The Humboldt County Compensation Board met last Thursday and heard from county elected officials about their jobs.
The board then reviewed information from other counties and debated the merits of wage increases and appropriate amounts for each position.
After some discussion, the board elected to recommend 7 percent wage...

01/12/2015 - 3:26pm

If Linda Fort seems a little lost this week, who could blame her. After 46 years in the Humboldt County Recorder’s Office, Linda’s work there officially came to an end last Wednesday, Dec. 31.
She’ll come back to help complete the semi-annual and second quarter reports, but her days of serving the county as the official recorder...

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