July 2024

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Local Animal Shelter is an anchor during historic flood


Humboldt county Emergency director Kyle Bissell poses with his new cat River (formerly Kyle) and wife Michelle, who has made 15,000 blankets for shelters across the state. Submitted photo.

BY KYLIE PORTZ
With flood levels cresting at a record-breaking 17 feet, Humboldt County remains in a flood warning weeks after the initial flood. The historic flooding was caused by heavy rainfall along the west branch of the Des Moines River in northern Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota. The flood reached its crest on June 27 although the area remains under a flood warning.
Throughout the chaos, Moffitt Animal Shelter was a beacon for families and their pets. From helping distribute pet food donations, to rescuing pets who had to be left behind when their families evacuated. The Humboldt animal shelter worked tirelessly throughout the week to help not only the animals of Humboldt but their families too. Director Miranda Peterson shared some insight into what the week looked like for the shelter.

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Le Mars sidelines Humboldt in regional opener, 5-1


Humboldt's Rylee Coyle drives the ball in this at-bat in a recent home game for the Wildcat softball team. Humboldt visited Le Mars for a first round regional tournament game on Thursday, July 11, and fell by a score of 5-1 to end their season. Independent photo.

Humboldt’s softball team ended their season in a 5-1 loss to the Le Mars Bulldogs on Thursday night, July 11, in Le Mars in a Class 4A regional tournament opener. Humboldt’s youthful team ends the season at 11-20. Le Mars (22-14) moves on to face Fort Dodge (28-12) on Saturday night in Fort Dodge. The other half of the bracket saw Sioux Center (15-9) edge Spencer, 11-10. Sioux Center will face Sergeant Bluff-Luton (28-6) in a regional semifinal in Sergeant Bluff on Saturday.

Humboldt got hits from Claire Dieleman, Gracie Lyon, Reagan Lee, Abby Armitage and Landry Lash. Adalee Nolting took the loss pitching.

Humboldt girls bow to 5A Waukee Northwest, 8-3
The Humboldt softball team closed out their regular season at home on July 9 by falling to Waukee Northwest, 8-3.

See full story in the Humboldt Independent. Subscribe today for print/digital access by selecting the link on this page to get started.

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10
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Wildcats rip Greene County in season finale, 11-1


Humboldt base runner Carter Westre sprints toward third base in a recent home game for the Wildcat baseball team. Humboldt visits Boone on July 12 in substate tournament play at 7 p.m. Independent photo.

The Humboldt baseball team closed out their season with an 11-1 victory over Greene County of Jefferson in non-conference action at Jefferson on Tuesday night, July 9.

Cyler Cirks earned the victory on the mound for Humboldt, which moved to 17-8 overall.

The Wildcats begin Class 3A substate tournament play at Boone on Friday, July 12, at 7 p.m. The winner will play Webster City or Algona on July 15.

See full story in the Humboldt Independent. Subscribe today for print/digital access by selecting the link on this page to get started!

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CLINTON B. GIFFORD

Clinton B. Gifford, 36, of Iowa City, formerly Fort Dodge, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Iowa City on Thursday, June 27, 2024. 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 named in the subject line.

Wed
03
Jul

Reynolds includes Humboldt in disaster proclamation

Governor Reynolds has expanded the number of counties included in the Disaster Proclamation due to the flooding that impacted Iowa on June 26.
Humboldt County has been impacted by the floods that devastated parts of Iowa. We saw record water levels in Humboldt that we know have greatly affected individuals.
Governor Reynolds was made aware of the flooding that has left several communities in our county with flood related damage. Our Emergency Management Agency has worked with our communities, Law Enforcement, and our Secondary Roads Department to compile reports of damage, both current and ongoing.
Through this proclamation residents that qualify could be eligible for grant money up to $5,000 per household to offset repair and replacement costs due to the flood. Humboldt County’s Upper Des Moines Opportunities (UDMO) 419 Sumner Ave, Humboldt 515-604-6550 can work with residents and
be able to walk them through this grant process.

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