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Firefighters in Gilmore City run the new truck through its paces. Photo courtesy of Ryan Henn, Midland Power Cooperative.
Thursday, February 15, 2024
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By KENT THOMPSON Gilmore City has a new 2024 fire engine pumper truck, thanks to the generosity of the local community and a helping hand from two local cooperatives. The city took delivery of the truck in early December. It replaces a 1984 unit that was “getting pretty worn out,” according to... + continue reading

Humboldt 7th graders from left: Drake Pettit, Noah Elman and Callen Johnson, members of Katie Phillips’ civic engagement class, are canvassing the community seeking small items that can be put in a drawstring book bag and given to brave girls and boys who are hospitalized fighting illness and disease. The campaign will be continuing through March 31. Read the full story in this week's Humboldt Independent. Contact Katie Phillips at the Humboldt Middle School to see how you can help. Humboldt Independent photo.
Thursday, February 15, 2024
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By PHIL MONSON Proposed changes to next year’s course offerings at Humboldt High School drew concern from a group of students who attended the monthly school board meeting Monday night, Feb. 12. Four students and four teachers were present at the meeting, where much of the discussion centered... + continue reading

Kent Thompson (right) was presented the Master Editor/Publisher Award at the Iowa Newspaper Association convention on Feb. 8 in Des Moines. Paula Buenger, past president and previous award recipient, is shown here making the presentation. Independent photo.
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Sports Editor Phil Monson received a third place award for Best Sports Story for large circulation weeklies at the Iowa Newspaper Association Convention in Des Moines last week. Monson's sports feature on Brynn Malo's cross country journey was recognized.
Thursday, February 15, 2024
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The Humboldt Independent and general manager/editor Kent Thompson received awards at the Iowa Newspaper Association Convention in Des Moines Feb. 8. Thompson received the Master Editor/Publisher Award, honoring his more than four decades in the newspaper business in a variety of roles at several... + continue reading

An artist drawing of the new horse arena to be built in the north infield of the race track at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds. Persons wishing to donate or pay for a sponsorship can contact the fair board at 515-332-5154.
Thursday, February 15, 2024
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By PHIL MONSON A new horse arena is being built at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds. The new facility will be ready for the 2024 fair. Kevin Cordray, member of the fair board, says the newer, bigger arena will be located near the location of the previous arena, at the north infield of the... + continue reading

Humboldt County Memorial Hospital CEO Michelle Sleiter said the hospital's new Mental Health & Wellness Center clinic has already reached capacity for providers. The waiting list of patients totals 100.
Wednesday, February 7, 2024
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By KENT THOMPSON Less than 10 months after opening a Mental Health... + continue reading

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