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County Budget Approved, County Employees See Raises

Nathan Bloechl – Humboldt, Iowa – The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors approved the county budget for fiscal year 2017-18 at their meeting yesterday morning. The Board set the tax rates per $1,000 of taxable valuation at 5.9637 for Urban Areas and 9.9137 for Rural Areas. Chairman Rick Pedersen explained: “there wasn’t any big increases.” …

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Abens Marty Curran and Humboldt Mutual Warn of Potential Scam

(From Brittany Larson, Abens Marty Curran and Humboldt Mutual) Humboldt, Iowa –  It has been brought to our attention that there may be a high volume of individuals trying to solicit business in our area due to recent storms. To all of our insureds and members of the community who have experienced any damage; please contact …

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Supervisors, Council To Discuss, Adopt Budget Monday

Humboldt, Iowa – The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on the budget for Humboldt County for Fiscal Year 17-18. The Humboldt City Council will also act on the budget, Monday, as well. The public hearing for the county will take place at 8:35 Monday morning at their regularly scheduled Supervisor’s Meeting. …

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100+ Women Who Care Give to Christensen Family

Humboldt, Iowa – The Humboldt County 100 Women Who Care Group held their spring meeting yesterday at Gordy’s at Rustix. The group donated $14,100 to the Craig Christensen family. Christensen, a 28-year long resident of Humboldt County is currently undergoing treatment for cancer. He was admitted to Mayo Clinic in Rochester a mere eleven days ago …

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Supervisors Hear Quote on Weed Removal; Supervisors Meeting Notes

Humboldt, Iowa – At their Monday meeting the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors heard from Don Reffer of B&W Weed Control Specialists of Algona, Iowa. Reffer brought forth a $40,000 quote-not to exceed that amount-for a three year rotation of weed clean-out in several county-wide drainage districts. Reffer also indicated to the board that there was …

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Corn Belt Power’s Kathy Taylor Honored with Distinguished Service Award

(From Touchstone Energy Cooperatives) Humboldt, Iowa – Kathy Taylor, vice president, corporate relations of Corn Belt Power Cooperative in Humboldt, Iowa, was honored with the Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives Distinguished Service Award during NRECA’s Annual Meeting in San Diego, Calif., on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Taylor was honored for her dedication and service promoting the cooperative difference and …

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Strong Storms Produce Hail and Large Winds in Humboldt, Tornadoes Elsewhere

Humboldt, Iowa – A strong band of severe thunderstorms brought quite a scare to Humboldt County yesterday afternoon. Shortly before 5:00 p.m. in Humboldt County, there were reports of golf-ball sized hail. The hail fell for roughly five minutes and was also accompanied by strong winds and heavy rains. Because of the weather, Humboldt County was …

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City Council to Hold Public Hearing on Cottonwood Trails

Humboldt, Iowa – The Humboldt City Council will meet tonight to discuss a proposl to approve and authorize execution of a Development Agreement for the city and Cottonwood Trails. The council will then act on that in resolution form. The meeting is set to begin this evening at 5:30 p.m. at the Humboldt Municipal Building.

Humboldt High Jazz Band to State Jazz Championships

By: Nathan Bloechl ( Humboldt, Iowa – The Humboldt High School Jazz Band has been invited to the 2017 High School Jazz Championships in Ames. The event will take place Tuesday, April 4th and showcases the top-60 jazz ensembles across the state. Each classification – 1A, 2A, 3A, and 4A – will have 15 schools represent. All …

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Supervisors Hear Bid Letting for Drainage Projects

Humboldt, Iowa – The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors held live bid-letting for several drainage projects at their Monday morning meeting. The Board received numerous competitive bids on their first project, DD #3-47. The ditch trickles into Wright County, but the board and drainage engineer Rick Hopper discussed that this will be a Humboldt County …

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