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LISTEN: Local Woman Helps Family In Crisis

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Altoona, Iowa — A local woman helped save a child who had fallen ill last Saturday at Adventureland Amusement Park in Altoona. Listen below to find out who:  

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Baseball, Softball at Home Tonight Versus Clear Lake

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa —The Humboldt Wildcat baseball and softball teams will be back on their home diamonds tonight to take on rival Clear Lake. The softball team is currently ranked #2 in the state in Class 3A and are winners of nine of their last ten games, including a 6-1 victory Monday night on …

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Chamber Still Taking 4th of July Parade Applications

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa —The Humboldt-Dakota City Chamber of Commerce is still taking applications for entries in the annual 4th of July parade. The parade draws people in from over a 30-mile radius and has over 100 entries in the parade year in and year out. Applications must be submitted to Chamber Director Jenna …

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Special City Council Meeting Held Tonight

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt City Council will host a special council meeting this afternoon. The council will discuss a resolution which would order the construction of Phase 3 of the Eagle Ridge addition in Humboldt. A public hearing will also be set tonight to review the proposed plans, specifications, from …

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Fair Queen Coordinator Urges Applications

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com  Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt County Fair Queen competition is need of more contestants, says event coordinator Amber Harrison. Harrison explained that the competition has one lone entry right now and with the deadline looming Wednesday, time is ticking. “It’s not a prerequisite to be in FFA or 4H” Harrison explained. The …

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Softball Blitzes Gaels; Gets Top Seed in Regionals

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Fort Dodge, Iowa — After dropping a weekend contest to Carroll, the Humboldt Wildcat softball rebounded with a swift 6-1 victory at Harlan Rogers Park yesterday over Saint Edmond. The Wildcats got multi-hit nights from Carlie Thompson, Kelsey Peters, Mady Lange and Olivia Birdsell.  Ellie Jacobson collected two runs batted in for Humboldt, who jumped out a …

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Gaels Score Final 15 Runs; Stun Humboldt 15-11

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Fort Dodge, Iowa — The game of baseball, by nature, is a fickle sport. The ebbs and flows of a grueling summer season can be enough to make you go gray. By all accounts, yesterday was one of those days — a rough day — for the Humboldt Wildcat (10-6) baseball team. Anchoring …

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Softball Defeats Forest City; Hosts Weekend Tournament

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — After dropping a mid-season contest to Algona, the Humboldt Wildcat softball team (15-1) has been nothing but business. They continued that trend yesterday, with a 13-0 rout over Forest City. Carlie Thompson was 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs batted in, two stolen bases and she also scored three runs to …

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Humboldt Arts Festival Tomorrow

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Fort the 12th year in a row, local artisans will be filing in — and filling up — the Humboldt County Historical Museum for the Humboldt Area Arts Festival. The festival, which will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, will feature local artisans, food vendors, and other …

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Softball Cages Lynx, Wins Fourth In a Row

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Webster City, Iowa — Even when she doesn’t have her best stuff, freshman pitcher Ellie Jacobson is still pretty darn good. Jacobson walked a season high four batters, yet still stuck out eleven, as the Humboldt Wildcats (14-1) defeated Webster City last night 9-3. The four walks for Jacobson were almost half of her season high — …

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