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Phil Monson

07/03/2015 - 10:13pm

When Stu Fritz arrived in Humboldt in the spring of 1988 to become Wildcats’ head baseball coach, little did he know life-long friendships were about to unfold.
Fritz, who was employed in the school district four years, inherited a talented Humboldt squad that included a sophomore standout in Chad Ruby.
Now, 27 years later, Fritz and Ruby are still together. This time they are on...

10/03/2013 - 12:23pm

Taft Elementary School in Humboldt is one of five Iowa schools and 286 nationwide named to the 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools list for their overall academic excellence or for their progress in improving student academic achievement levels.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recognized the schools last week. The U.S....

09/19/2013 - 6:28pm

The Humboldt School Board held its annual re-organizational meeting Monday night (Sept. 16) and installed newly-elected members.
Suzanne Newton and Janell Smith, both of Dakota City, were newly-elected to the board on Sept. 10 while Kyle Kluender, Randy Hildreth and Brody Clark were re-elected. Newton was elected to an at-large...

08/08/2013 - 12:34pm

Fareway Store in Humboldt raised $2,401 for the upcoming Brushy Creek Honor Flight scheduled next month.
The proceeds came from an outdoor meal the store served to the public on Aug. 2. Humboldt County Farm Bureau was on hand to help make the burgers.
“We served a hamburger, chips and drink for a freewill donation, and the...

04/18/2013 - 9:06am

During their regular monthly meeting Monday night (April 15), the Humboldt School Board approved a fiscal year 2013-14 salary package with the Humboldt Education Association, which includes a four percent overall increase.
The increase includes a $777 increase to the generator base salary, along with a new, updated supplementary...

04/17/2013 - 10:18am

Kevin Dresser will tell you he’s not satisfied with just making the top 10 in the NCAA national wrestling tournament.
The Humboldt native and veteran head wrestling coach of the Virginia Tech University Hokies, shared his thoughts with the Independent three weeks after his squad finished 10th in the NCAA Division I-A national...

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