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Russell hired as new rabies control officer

by Danny Wade The city of Humboldt has a new rabies control officer. Sara Russell was hired last week when the Humboldt Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously approved the position. The position had been vacant for several weeks after the previous rabies control officer resigned. Humboldt Public Works supervisor, Willie Reed, made the recommendation…

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Melissa Ann Barnett

Melissa Ann Barnett Memorial gathering for Melissa Barnett will be held Thursday, May 6, 2021, from 4 until 7 p.m. in the chapel of Replogle-Lawrence Funeral Home with memorial services to follow at 7 p.m. with Bro. Shane Gray officiating. Ms. Barnett, 37, passed away April 21, 2021, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.…

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Humboldt election set for November 2

Mayor, all five aldermen seats and three of five school seats up for grabs by Danny Wade Humboldt citizens may soon be seeing campaigns signs around town with the city election coming later this year. A total of nine seats will be on the November 2 election ballot. The mayor’s race always brings a good…

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Sikes announces re-election plans

Marvin Sikes is announcing his candidacy for re-election as the mayor of Humboldt. Sikes is currently serving his second term as mayor. Humboldt’s city election will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. “I’m officially announcing my bid for re-election,” said Mayor Sikes. “So much has been accomplished in our city in the last eight…

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It’s Festival Time

After no festival last year, excitement this year is bigger than ever by Danny Wade The year 2020 was no fun, plain and simple. COVID put a damper on the entire year. And we’re still feeling the hangover from last year’s pandemic. But next week, that will all change when the 83rd annual West Tennessee…

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Rezoning, hiring policeman, fireman on board agenda

Police use of force policy receives board approval by Danny Wade Humboldt aldermen made quick work of the city board agenda last week. Although the meeting went rather quickly, that did not mean there were not some big decisions to be made. Prior to the Monday evening meeting at 5:15 p.m., Mayor Marvin Sikes and…

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Janet Houghes

Janet Houghes On April 12, 2021, Janet (Mathis) Houghes, 65, after a short battle with cancer, went to be with her Lord and Savior. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and treasured friend, Mrs. Houghes would do anything for those she loved. A Tennessee native, she grew up in the Humboldt area. She attended…

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Coaching staff has familiar faces

Reid, Williams take helm of Lady Viking basketball program by Danny Wade When the Lady Vikings take to the court next fall, there will be two new coaches courtside. But even though both coaches are new for the 2021-22 season, they are both familiar faces. This week, Humboldt City Schools announced Dorrington “Junior” Reid has…

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