Music club folds after 97 years

  by Danny Wade Humboldt’s oldest continuously running club has called it quits. The Humboldt Music Club has dissolved due to lack of participation. “It’s a sad day,” said music club member Fran Newell. “The Humboldt Music Club has sung its last note.” The Humboldt Music Club was founded in 1923. The club’s last program…

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Beer permit rejected a second time

  by Danny Wade For a second time in three weeks, a Humboldt business has been denied a beer permit. The owners/partnerships of Q-Mart/Valero located at 2990 East End Drive had twice submitted beer applications but were turned down. During the Humboldt Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting on Monday, August 12, Ezzat Hannah, one…

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FFA Auction & BBQ set for Saturday

Going Once, Twice, Sold     by Danny Wade Who doesn’t like to find bargains these days? Everyone wants to find good deals. How would you like to find these good deals while helping out local students? If so, the annual Humboldt FFA Alumni Auction and BBQ is the place to be Saturday. Once again,…

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Board discusses superintendent’s contract

by Danny Wade Will Humboldt City Schools soon be looking for a new leader? After Thursday night’s school board meeting, a contract extension for the director of schools is up in the air. Dr. Versie Hamlett’s contract is set to expire June 20, 2020. Typically, the early part of the final year of the superintendent’s…

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At 76, Newell still playing ball

by Mindy East If you have ever been around a ball field, then you must know or heard of Herman Newell. At 76 years young, Newell is still playing softball for a senior league in Jackson. His team, Denton’s Carpet One, recently won the championship in their age bracket. Newell said his team was marked…

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Four qualify for school board seats

by Danny Wade Time is running out for anyone who would like to be a school board member. The deadline to qualify to be on the November ballot is this week. Gibson County Administrator of Elections Julieanne Hart said petitions must be turned in and verified by noon on Thursday, August 15. Petitions are available…

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Three Way breaks ground on city hall

Continued Progress   Politicians, dignitaries, guests and residents turned out for a ceremony last Saturday morning. The city of Three Way held a ground breaking ceremony for their new city hall building. The ground breaking took place at the Three Way Municipal Complex. The new city hall will be constructed next to Pine Hill Park.…

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Russell is new sports writer

The Humboldt Chronicle is proud to announce Stephen Russell has joined the staff as the new sports writer/photographer. Russell’s duties will be covering Humboldt High School and Humboldt Jr. High School sports, as well as other sporting events. Russell, who admits he’s a sports-aholic, is eager to hit the ground running. Luckily, his full time…

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City board meeting moved to different location

  by Danny Wade The Humboldt City Board meeting last week hit a speed bump before the meeting ever got started. Typically, board meetings are held in the courtroom on the second floor of the Municipal Building. Unfortunately, court was still in session when the 5:15 p.m. meeting was to begin. A quick change of…

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