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Phil Monson

04/16/2015 - 9:53am

With state law requiring school districts in Iowa to pass their budget by April 15, the Humboldt School Board met the deadline by approving its 2015-16 budget Monday night (April 13) in a special meeting.
After a public hearing, the board approved a budget totaling $22,978,142. The figure is based on a property tax rate of $13.73808 per $1,000 of assessed valuation.
Since...

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...

04/11/2013 - 11:29am

School boards from Corwith-Wesley and LuVerne have decided to seek a sharing agreement with Algona.
During a joint meeting of the two boards last week (April 4) and after an hour-long public meeting in the Corwith gym earlier in the night, the two boards voted unanimously to seek a new academic whole grade sharing agreement with...

03/20/2013 - 4:27pm

The federal government sequester will have an impact on the Humboldt School District.
During Monday’s regular monthly meeting of the Humboldt School Board, Superintendent Greg Darling says the government’s reduction in spending will cost the district $15,000.
“Because of the sequester, there will be $15,000 less money...

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