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Humboldt Woman Charged in Chilling Animal Neglect Case

Humboldt, Iowa — A Humboldt woman was charged with animal neglect and failure to dispose of animal remains, following an investigation by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department. According to local law enforcement Kristina Rake of Humboldt was arrested and charged with 2 counts of Animal Neglect Causing Death or Serious Injury and 2 counts of Failure …

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Humboldt High School Graduates 91 Students

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt High School Class of 2018 should be proud. Yesterday the Wildcats graduated 91 students in front of a packed Wildcat Gym. Humboldt seniors Cassie Peyton and Jared Knapp were the selected speakers appointed to address the ceremonies. According to Humboldt principal Lori Westhoff, 21 of the 91 …

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Humboldt City Council to Hold Public Hearing on City Budget Tonight

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — A public hearing for an amendment to the City of Humboldt budget will go before the Humboldt City Council this evening. The council will take any public comment on the matter into the fold, the public hearing will be held at approximately 5:30 p.m. this afternoon. Also on the …

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Humboldt Supervisors to Hold Third Reading Today

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors will hold the third and final reading of Ordinance #68, an ordinance on wind towers, today at their meeting. The controversial ordinance will then either be adopted or changes will be made — resetting the whole process and requiring the board to hold …

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Kent Closes Career a Four-Time State Qualifier

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Des Moines, Iowa — Gabby Kent never was the biggest girl, nor was she the fastest or strongest, but when it’s all said and done Kent goes down as one of the finer runners in the North Central Conference for some years. Kent, a senior set to graduate tomorrow, was a four-time …

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For Humboldt’s Groat, Running Hurdles at State Just a Cherry On Top

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Des Moines, Iowa — Rewind the clocks two weeks prior and tell Lily Groat she’d be competing at Drake Stadium, at State Track, in the high hurdles and she might have slapped you. Okay, maybe not slap, she’s too nice. But she might have chuckled in your face and called you crazy. …

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Day One and Two Results; Day Three Live Coverage from Iowa High School State Track

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Des Moines, Iowa — Here is a full list of day one results for area competitors as well as a Friday schedule: THURSDAY:  3A Boys Shuttle Hurdle Relay: Matt Miller, Tyler VItzhum, Trevor Satern, Sawyer Savery; 1.01.65; 16th overall 2A Girls 3000m: Jill Vonnahme: 10:52.03; 4th overall 3A Girls 3000m: Bryce Gidel: …

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Super Speed Bros Pedersen, Heinz Feed Off Each Other on Way to 200m State Appearance

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Des Moines, Iowa — If you’re lucky enough to get one person through to an event at State, you’re pleased. To get two through? Well that’s a whole new level. But that’s exactly the case for the super speedy duo of Humboldt’s Jamison Heinz and Denny Pedersen. Pedersen the elder statesman of …

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Gidel Dissapointed but Focused After 9th Place Finish in 3A 3000m

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Des Moines, Iowa — Let’s blame it on those darn track spikes again, shall we? For the second consecutive meet, Humboldt sophomore distance runner Bryce Gidel has been snakebit by faulty laces, this time she thinks she paid the price for it. “I think I got so nervous before the race that …

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PAC’s Vonnahme Dashes to Fourth Place in 2A 3000m

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Des Moines, Iowa — She’ll tell you it wasn’t her best run, but it shouldn’t matter. In fact her time last year was twelve seconds faster than her’s today. But Pocahontas Area’s Jill Vonnahme is walking home tonight with a medal and a fourth place finish. The future University of Northern Iowa …

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