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The Dr. Megan and Dr. Ryan Wood family have traded the beaches of Florida for the corn fields of Iowa. The couple settled into their new home in Humboldt earlier this summer and will begin seeing patients at the UnityPoint Clinic in Humboldt next week. Pictured from left: Merida, Megan, Kaitlin, Ryan and Channing Wood. Submitted photo.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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For Humboldt’s new doctors, Megan and Ryan Wood, building a life and a home for their young family was a number one priority. So when the opportunity to practice here was presented to them, they were quite interested. “I’m from a small town in Oklahoma. It was a town of 1,200 people... + continue reading

Blue Sky Spray Service of Newell is basing their aerial operation out of Humboldt and will be a feature in the hangar for the Humboldt Rotary Club’s 16th annual Fly-In Breakfast on Sunday morning, Aug. 7. Proceeds will go towards the new KiddieCats daycare project.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
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The 16th annual Humboldt Rotary Club Fly-In Breakfast will be Sunday, Aug. 7, from 7 a.m. to noon (rain or shine). Seating will be available inside the airport’s new hangar. In addition to pilots flying in from all over the Midwest, one of the featured planes will be from Blue Sky Spray... + continue reading

Opheim Seed & Chemical, located two miles east of Thor, suffered extensive damage from high winds in a severe thunderstorm that moved through the area early last Sunday morning on July 17. Two bins and two large sheds were demolished, along with half of another shed, according to Jason Opheim, business owner. Independent photo. See this photo and more at www.humboldtnews.com.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Humboldt County was wracked by strong shear winds early Sunday morning, July 17, causing a large-scale amount of property damage at various locales. One of the hardest hit areas was the city of Renwick, which had structural damage to some businesses and one home, many uprooted and broken trees... + continue reading

Iowa State Fair Queen Ellen Schlarmann of Monticello met with 2016 Humboldt County Fair Queen contestants last Wednesday at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds Events Center. Pictured from left to right are: 2015 Iowa State Fair Queen Ellen Schlarmann, 2016 Humboldt County Fair Queen contestants Taylor Mckimmey, Kaitlyn Larson, Maddie Kampen and 2015 Humboldt County Fair Queen Haley Davis. Missing from photo was contestant Hannah Halvorson. Humboldt Independent photo.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
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The 2016 Humboldt County Fair is just over a week away and again promises a variety of fun entertainment, much of which is free. Here are a few of the highlights. Tuesday, July 26 The fair opens on Tuesday, July 26, with harness racing at 6 p.m. Admission is free. Wednesday, July 27... + continue reading

The Humboldt City Council is seriously considering increasing the monthly flat rate for water availability from $4.02 to $13.77, an increase of $9.75 per month per account, or 343 percent. The Council discussed the increase at their city council meeting last week after a cost analysis study by ISG, the city's civil engineering firm.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
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Utility rates for Humboldt city customers will be going up — considerably. Although no official action has yet been taken, the Humboldt City Council gave a verbal OK to increasing the flat rate for water service (shown as the water user fee on city utility bills) by more than three times... + continue reading

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