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What’s cookin’ this summer at Helping Hand

by Ariel McRae With school letting out for the summer, parents around Humboldt are looking for enrichment ideas for their children to participate in over the break. One summer season event series is seeking to not only bestow new culinary skills but also to instill a sense of service in the hearts of the youth…

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President reflects with festival farewell

  by Ariel McRae Another week of berry sweet fun has come to an end as all of Humboldt sadly put away their expansive collections of strawberry decorum and said goodbye to the 84th annual West Tennessee Strawberry Festival. With another year of the festival gone, it was time to close the chapter on the…

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Strawberry Festival Royalty

Hostess Princess Royalty   HOSTESS PRINCESS – Katie Alexander is the new Hostess Princess and will reign over the 85th annual West Tennessee Strawberry Festival next year. Selected as the royalty court are (from left) 3rd Maid Chloe Patterson, daughter of TJ Patterson and Chris and Tammy Hill; 1st Maid Charley Cloud, daughter of Chuck…

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Family berries, sweetest in the land

by Ariel McRae In a world that measures its weight in the value of strength, durability and convenience, strawberries exist as a reminder that a few of the greatest things in life come in the most delicate of packages. Strawberries are a way of life in Humboldt and the surrounding cities within Gibson County. With…

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FFA plant sale grows future greenhouse funds

by Ariel McRae Spring has sprung over the last few weeks around Humboldt, which presented the perfect opportunity for the greenhouse on the Humboldt Jr./Sr. High School campus to roll out their FFA plant sale on Friday, April 15. Jason Wiles, agricultural sciences teacher at the high school, is the director of the Future Farmers…

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City departments hire new staff

City board approves hiring police, fire and public works personnel by Ariel McRae The Humboldt City Board made quick, effective work of their relatively short agenda on Monday, April 11 with the focal point of the meeting surrounding the hiring of new employees for various departments around the city of Humboldt. Humboldt Police Chief Reynard…

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Medical professionals hold health fair

by Ariel McRae Gibson County citizens of all ages were welcomed out to the Humboldt Medical Center for a health fair event to provide information on wellness and free health screenings on Wednesday, April 14 from 8 a.m. through 12 p.m. Booths from health organizations throughout the county were set up in support of the…

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Luncheon brightens students’ futures

by Ariel McRae On a dreary day in Humboldt, some of the city’s finest ladies gathered with a few students from Humboldt Jr./Sr. High School to make their day a little brighter. The first annual Humboldt Leading Ladies Scholarship Luncheon was held at the Opera House in downtown Humboldt on Wednesday, April 4 at noon.…

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