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Local News

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...

03/26/2015 - 12:42pm

“Fantastic, Marvelous, Super!” Those were a few of the adjectives being used to describe the community effort to package more than 180,000 meals for the hungry last Friday and Saturday at the Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Humboldt. Humboldt Middle School and St. Mary’s packaged meals on Friday and adult and children volunteers joined...

03/18/2015 - 4:18pm

The Renwick Fire Department was called to a fire at 213 Kelling St., in the early morning hours of Monday, March 16.
An apartment building that was just beginning to be constructed was burned to the ground. Eight firefighters were on the scene for about an hour and 20 minutes after being alerted of the blaze shortly after...

03/18/2015 - 4:07pm

Godberson-Smith Construction Company of Ida Grove took advantage of warmer temperatures to pour the bridge deck on the Sumner Avenue Bridge on Thursday, March 12. It is hoped the bridge project could be completed by the end of May.
With lights set up to start in the early morning hours, it was actually about 7:30 a.m. on Thursday...

03/12/2015 - 1:04pm

Humboldt County was one of five counties recognized Friday, March 6, by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad as being the latest to becoming certified as a Home Base Iowa Community.
The governor also recognized the counties of Clay, Carroll, Hancock and Webster, along with educational institutions Iowa Central Community College, Mercy...

03/05/2015 - 12:40pm

A Humboldt woman is facing numerous felony criminal charges relating to thefts that occurred over several years, according to charges brought by the Humboldt County Attorney’s Office, following a six-month investigation by the Humboldt Police Department.
Krissy M. Johnson, 35, Humboldt, is charged with seven counts of...

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