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Kent Thompson

08/27/2015 - 12:57pm

For Ray “Bubba” Sorensen, celebrating local heroes and veterans in general is what it’s all about.
He puts his message on a rock, on a large granite boulder, and it’s out there for all the world to see and appreciate.
The rock was unveiled Wednesday, although Sorensen was still adding the finishing touches on Thursday.
To read more about the artist...

08/06/2015 - 12:21pm

To be the longest serving mayor in the state of Iowa is really something.
To have done it without his name being on the ballot is something else.
This week, Ottosen Mayor Richard Kinseth is closing the book on what has been an amazing run as leader of this northwest Humboldt County town of 55 folks (according to the 2010 U...

07/30/2015 - 5:17pm

A large controlled burn began Friday evening (July 24) and continued throughout the weekend just west of Highway 169 in northern Webster County. The former Farm Egg facility, now Sparboe Farms Inc., burned the remains of several large hen-laying buildings on its site, with plans to rebuild. Sparboe was one of many Iowa chicken and turkey...

07/24/2015 - 2:33pm

Haley Davis of Gilmore City, a longtime member of the Weaver Valley 4-H Club and an incoming sophomore at Iowa State University, was crowned 2015 Humboldt County Fair Queen Wednesday night at the grandstand.
Davis was also named Miss Congeniality in judging that took place on July 16.
She will receive $1,000 in...

07/10/2015 - 4:53pm

The Humboldt County Public Safety Commission met early Monday morning, July 6, with the main item of business to act on quotes received for communications, electronics and security equipment for the new Law Enforcement Center remodel/addition.
The bids for like pieces of equipment and installation were received from...

07/02/2015 - 5:28pm

This isn’t Marv Andersen’s first parade — far from it.
“I’ve lead about 35 of them when I was on the police department or with the county sheriff’s office,” he said.
For the longtime former Humboldt County Sheriff (1965-1997) this will be Marv Andersen’s first parade as grand marshal. Marv and his wife Karen will be near...

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