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County Seeks Bids for Private Contractors for Hauling Work

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Dakota City, Iowa — Discussions of seeking bids for private contractors to do hauling work in the county were had at Monday’s Humboldt County Board of Supervisors meeting. Supervisor Chair Bruce Reimers was the first to ask interim engineer Ben Loots about the matter. Loots told the supervisors he would look into …

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Weight Room Coach to be Added for In-Season Athletes

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt School District approved the position of Weight Room Coach for in-season athletes at their meeting Monday. The new coach will supervise the weight room hours before and after school during the school year, according to to Athletics Director Greg Thomas. Thomas said for 16 years the district …

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School Board Initiates Process for New Buses

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt Community School Board approved the specifications and letting of bids for the purchase of new school buses for the district. Pending a grant, the School District could look at purchasing up to three new buses. The public bid letting for the buses will be February 15th, 2018 …

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City’s Audit is “Desired Outcome”, McCartan Says

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Speaking at Monday’s Humboldt City Council meeting, Tim McCartan, CPA of TP Anderson in Humboldt said the city’s finances for fiscal year 2016-17 are well. McCartan performed an audit for fiscal year 2016-17 and the city has the “desired outcome.” At the meeting, McCartan said he did not identify …

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Wildcat Wrestling Splits Triangular, Back on the Mats Thursday, Conference Saturday

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Fort Dodge, Iowa — The Humboldt Wildcat wrestling split a varsity North Central Conference triangular Tuesday evening at Fort Dodge Saint Edmond. The triangular was rescheduled from last week Thursday due to inclement weather. Humboldt opened their night with a 42-29 loss to Webster City. According to The Predicament, Webster City was last …

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City Holds Public Hearing on Taft Garage

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt,com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt City Council help a public hearing Monday for the sale of garage on the property at 901 Taft North. City Administrator Travis Goedken told the council he was unsure of the need for a public hearing on the matter — neither was the city attorney — however …

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AUDIO: Drug Prevention Seminar Gathers 150+ Humboldt County Parents at Middle School

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — In conjunction with Community and Family Resources, the Humboldt Community School District held a Drug Prevention and Awareness Seminar Monday night that did not fall on deaf ears. Over 150 parents showed up to the Humboldt Middle School to hear Corey Keller, with Community and Family Resources and Deputy …

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Humboldt School District to Host Drug Awareness Seminar Tonight

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt Community School District has teamed up with Community and Family Resources for a Drug Awareness and Prevention Seminar this evening. Open to the public, the event will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the middle school cafeteria. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office will also help with the presentation …

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Wildcat Wrestling Goes 3-2 in Weekend Dual Tournament in Osage

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Osage, Iowa — The Humboldt Wildcat wrestling team — gearing up for conference this weekend — went 3-2 at the Osage duals Saturday. The Cats opened the day with a 45-34 win over the host Green Devils, then followed with a disappointing 63-6 loss to the hands of the Kasson-Mantorville Komets of …

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Final Readings or Irrigation Sewer Credits and Meters at Council Meeting Tonight

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt City Council will hold the final reading for Irrigation Meter Sewer Rental Credit and Portable Irrigation Meters at their meeting today. This third reading will then enact the ordinances into city code. Also in the ordinance part of tonight’s agenda, the city council will hold the second …

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