VFW Commander to give Memorial Day address

VFW Commander Dave Lee will give the Memorial Day address at Bicknell Park in Humboldt, Monday, May 30. Activities will begin with a parade from the Law Enforcement Center to the Sumner Avenue Bridge at 9:15 a.m., followed by the Memorial Day program at 9:30 a.m.

Dave Lee, commander of the Sathers-Odgaard VFW Post in Dakota City, will give the Address of the Day at the Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 30, at Bicknell Park in Humboldt.
The day begins with flag raising at the cemeteries at sun up.
Line up for the parade begins at 9 a.m. at the Humboldt County Law Enforcement Center.
The parade starts at 9:15 a.m. from the Law Enforcement Center and proceeds west on Sumner Avenue to Bicknell Park.
There will be a Salute to the Dead at the Sumner Bridge with the Eulogy of Veterans by Father Jim Tigges.
The Memorial Service begins at 9:30 a.m. at Bicknell Park with Ron Rasmussen serving as Master of Ceremonies. Father Tigges will give the invocation, followed by the crowd reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.


Humboldt High School graduates 92 seniors

Kylie Burmeister (left) and Autumn Hauser (right) were named the Valedictorian and Salutatorian, respectively at last Sunday's high school commencement exercises at Humboldt High School.

Kylie Burmeister was named Valedictorian of the Humboldt High School graduating Class of 2016 at commencement ceremonies held Sunday afternoon, May 22, in the high school gymnasium. The Salutatorian honor went to Autumn Hauser. Kendra Beaman, Tony Nielsen and Phillip Runia were awarded the Marvyl Friesth Award.
The Marvyl Friesth Award originated over 65 years ago following a tragic accident in which a student passed away. Because the classmates of Marvyl Friesth felt so strongly about the high caliber of living and participation exemplified by this young woman, they initiated what has become an annual award to the top senior boy and girl.


100 Women Who Care event slated for April 20

Renae Dreyer is organizing a Meet and Greet event at Rustix on April 20 to kickoff "100 Women Who Care in Humboldt County." The concept is to find 100 women to each donate $100 to a charity, non-profit or a family in need. Four quarterly meetings are planned. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Women who want to help make a difference locally are invited to a Meet and Greet meeting at Rustix on Wednesday, April 20, at 5:30 p.m. Lemonade and cookies will be served. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by email to:
Renae Dreyer, owner/operator of Humboldt Engraving and Gifts, is spearheading the effort to start “100 Women Who Care-Humboldt County.”
“It’s such a simple concept and a great way to make a difference in our Humboldt County community,” Dreyer said.
The concept is 100 women gather with each person writing a check for $100 to a charity, non-profit or a family in need. The meetings are held quarterly (four times a year).


Hamilton is featured speaker at Chamber event

Brenda Hamilton, workplace trainer who offers fresh perspectives on business and life, will be the featured speaker at the Humboldt/Dakota City Chamber of Commerce annual meeting on Thursday, April 28, at the River Valley Winery west of Humboldt. People are asked to RSVP by contacting Teresa Burns at the Chamber office.

The Humboldt-Dakota City Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual event on Thursday, April 28, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Orchard Hall at the River Valley Winery on Highway 3 west of Humboldt.
Featured speaker will be Brenda Clark Hamilton, a dynamic speaker and workplace trainer who offers fresh perspectives in leadership, communication skills, team building, customer service and offering one’s best self to life, relationships and career.
The meal, catered by Hy-Vee, includes a chicken breast, cheesy potatoes, green beans, dessert and refreshment.
Cost is $20 for Chamber members and $30 for non-members. To make a reservation, people are asked to contact Teresa Burns at the Chamber office by April 20 at (515) 332-1481, or by email at


Cities, county clash over law enforcement agreement

There was a lively discussion on April 13 at the Dakota City Council meeting about the upcoming law enforcement agreement between the county and the town. Pictured from left: Humboldt County Attorney Jon Beaty, DC Councilman Billy Fort, DC City Clerk Angelique Berry and HC Supervisor Jerry Haverly.

The debate over the contract language in the 28E agreement between Humboldt County and local towns regarding law enforcement coverage continued to heat up April 13, at a meeting of the Dakota City Council.

The Council invited Humboldt County Sheriff Dean Kruger, County Attorney Jon Beaty and Humboldt County Supervisor Chair Jerry Haverly to the meeting, to explain what they perceived as an “about face” regarding possible changes to the agreement.

Dakota City Mayor Don Faltinson and members of the Council believe the county should enforce city ordinances. Humboldt County Sheriff Dean Kruger listed reasons why that was not possible or practical for every town in the county.

“We heard from Jon (County Attorney Beaty) and Dean (Sheriff Kruger) that day (March 21) and they believed that the contract would work the way it was written,” Haverly said.

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