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Dresser Talks Humboldt, Program Expectations, Changes as New Year Dawns

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Kevin Dresser spoke among 250-plus Humboldt County Cyclone fans at the Iowa State Wrestling fundraiser, Saturday night at Gordy’s at Rustix in downtown Humboldt. Here he dishes on what it’s like coming home to Humboldt, if coaching in Iowa has always been a dream, and what it will take …

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Talent Is There, But Questions Remain for Humboldt Football

While Offense Looks Loaded, Cats Will Need Defense to Play Better in 2017 By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — As he enters his 18th season, Humboldt head football coach Greg Thomas is making some significant changes to his offensive philosophy. Make no bones about it, the new up-tempo, no-huddle offense that Humboldt is …

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Painted Rock Craze About Kindness, Spreading Joy

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Maybe you’ve seen them, maybe you haven’t — but the painted rock craze is taking over Humboldt. Carrie Spellmeyer operates the Facebook page “Painted Rocks of Humboldt” and explains how the process started, what the initiative is about and what others can do to participate. Photo Courtesy: (Facebook …

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AUDIO: New Middle School Activities Director Excited For Opportunity

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — A conversation with new middle school activities director and dean of students Brad Nelson. Nelson is coming over from the Davis County School District after spending thirteen years there, to be closer to family in Estherville. LISTEN:

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Algona Auto-Dealer in Hot Water; Faces Eight Felonies

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Algona, Iowa — A North Iowa auto-dealer is facing criminal charges after allegedly stealing “tens of thousands of dollars” according to KIMT CBS 3 out of Mason City. The report indicates 56-year-old Scott Krause of Algona is facing four counts of 1st degree theft and three counts of second degree theft. …

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Bode Woman Suffers Minor Injuries When Car Strikes Cow

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Bode, Iowa — A Bode woman suffered minor injuries after her vehicle struck a stray cow in last week in Bode. The Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office says 45-year-old Delta Dawn Guns was driving southbound on P30 when the accident occured. According to the report, Guns said it was close to 10:00 …

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AUDIO: Mulford Excited About Cy-Hawk Day

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Hear Chamber Director Jenna Mulford discuss Cy-Hawk Day which is set for September 7th. There will be a sponsorship meeting today (Wednesday) at Gordy’s at Rustix.    

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Single Vehicle Rollover Wednesday Morning Near Badger

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Badger, Iowa — A single vehicle roll-over accident is being investigated by the Humboldt Sheriff’s Department. The accident occurred Wednesday morning near Badger. Law enforcement officials say Robert Fowler was driving northbound on Penn Avenue, just crossing over the Webster County line into Humboldt. Fowler fell asleep at the wheel and swerved …

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Eagle Grove Man Charged With Sexual Exploitation

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Eagle Grove, Iowa — An Eagle Grove was charged with four separate counts of sexual exploitation, stemming from an August 8th indictment. Authorities say 30-year-old Jason Marvets has been charged with sexual exploitation of a child, destruction of evidence, enticement of a minor and possession of child pornography. His next appearance …

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Clare Woman Charged with First-Degree Murder

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Clare, Iowa — The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation confirmed the body found yesterday east of Clare is that of 26-year-old Jessica Gomez of Fort Dodge. The D-C-I was able to confirm that after an autopsy performed yesterday. Webster County Law Enforcement officials said last week that Gomez was missing as …

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