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Ted Jones blood drive helps save lives

by Danny Wade Those who knew Ted Murray Jones remember a kind-hearted, artistic man who lived life on a whim. He was probably best known as a singer-songwriter that worked in the music industry for years. But, what many may not have known about Jones was that he was a blood donor. On Monday, January…

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Howell named associate editor

The Humboldt Chronicle is proud to announce that Tabitha Howell has been promoted to associate editor. Howell joined The Chronicle staff a little over a year ago as the administrative assistant. “Tab has been a key member of our newspaper family,” said Senior Editor Danny Wade. “When she came onboard, she fit in instantly and…

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Hayes’ college jersey retired

by Danny Wade A Humboldt superstar basketball player reached another milestone in her successful basketball career. Former Humboldt Lady Viking and Murray State Lady Racer, Ashley Hayes, had her Murray State #23 basketball jersey number retired. Her jersey will now be on display for all to see. An unveiling jersey retirement ceremony was held on…

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Humboldt musician featured in museum exhibit

by Danny Wade The Humboldt History Museum regularly has exhibits and feature artifacts, photos and other historical content from the Humboldt area, the United States and around the world. A new exhibit that is now open is on the life of Humboldt’s own, Robert “Bob” W. Cole. The exhibit runs through the month of January.…

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Police officers growing friendships

by DANNY WADE | Senior Editor dwade@hchronicle.net Friends come in all shapes and sizes… and ages. For one local family, friendships have been made that some might think are out of the ordinary. Brittney Kellar and her family have built a wonderful friendship with Humboldt police officers. Keller and her husband, Carington, are foster parents.…

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Shivers headed to combine

by DANNY WADE | Senior Editor dwade@hchronicle.net Practically everyone in Humboldt has heard of the junior phenom, Stephon Shivers. For three years now, Shivers has been a terror on the defensive line for the Vikings on the football field. Last December as a sophomore, Shivers was invited to attend the SuperMax 100 held at Ford…

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Main Street rings in Christmas

by DANNY WADE | Senior Editor dwade@hchronicle.net When Humboldt decides to have a celebration, no one does it better. Last Thursday evening was just another of the Strawberry City’s wonderful events. Christmas on Main did not disappoint. Christmas on Main was the event of the season to attend and the hundreds of folks there were…

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Sherron, Lewis ‘white hat’ state title games

  by DANNY WADE | Senior Editor dwade@hchronicle.net For possibly the first time ever, two Humboldt men who are football officials were the “white hat” officials of two state championship games this year. Thomas Sherron and Larry Lewis both were crew chiefs/referees (white hats) in TSSAA Championship BlueCross Bowl games in Chattanooga, Tenn. The white…

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Christmas comes early for Humboldt students

by DANNY WADE | Senior Editor dwade@hchronicle.net Christmas came a little early for students at East Elementary School with a very special present for every third grader. With the assistance of a local doctor and a non-profit foundation, every third grade student at East received a new bicycle. Days earlier, students had been asked to…

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Pigue is city’s new treasurer/CFO

by DANNY WADE | Senior Editor dwade@hchronicle.net When Kim Hadley retired as the city of Humboldt treasurer and CFO on June 30, a huge void was created as it relates to the city’s finances. For weeks and months, Mayor Marvin Sikes, with the assistance of MTAS (Municipal Technical Advisory Service), have tried to find a…

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