Kent Thompson

08/06/2014 - 3:46pm

Following a one-hour closed session meeting last Friday, the Humboldt City Council issued a terse statement saying it strongly disapproved of the actions of Humboldt Mayor Walter Jensen in relation to criminal charges filed in Polk County earlier this year.
The statement was signed by all five council members and was read at Monday night’s Humboldt City Council meeting by City...

07/25/2014 - 2:35pm

The changes that began in 2013 at several rural post offices in the area will be continuing in other local communities during the coming months.
Last year, Livermore, LuVerne and Renwick all had window service hours reduced from eight hours on weekdays to four hours.
Now similar POST Plan realignments of weekday window...

07/10/2014 - 5:01pm

Washed away—that’s the word from last month’s heavy rain occurrence and its impact on the Sumner Avenue Bridge construction.
At Monday’s Humboldt City Council meeting, City Administrator Aaron Burnett reported that construction on the bridge replacement is at a temporary standstill until water levels lower enough to allow...

07/03/2014 - 3:13pm

The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors met Monday and acted on several different items regarding a number of county departments.
The board accepted the resignation of Brad Leckrone as the coordinator for county social services, general assistance director, substance abuse and case management director.
Leckrone’s work...

07/03/2014 - 3:04pm

Humboldt County Memorial Hospital (HCMH) will be getting a new chief executive officer after acceptance by the board of trustees of the resignation of CEO Jim Atty at Monday’s meeting.
It was reported that Atty will be leaving HCMH to accept a similar position with the Waverly Health Center as the leader of that facility that...

06/19/2014 - 1:00pm

Storms dropping 4-6 inches of rain on Humboldt County and higher amounts to some areas of the north on Monday and Tuesday have many Humboldt County residents scrambling to keep dry.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the East Fork of the Des Moines River from Algona to Lotts Creek west of Livermore until...

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