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Junk Pickup Day Next Week

Humboldt, Iowa – Next week marks the open of curbside junk pickup week in Humboldt County, as announced by the city. While community members may believe this means everything and anything can be thrown curbside, City Administrator Travis Goedken says otherwise. “There are some limits” Goedken explained. “Anything that can fit inside a garbage bag, we …

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Senior Center Could Have Expanding Programs, City Says

Humboldt, Iowa –  The Humboldt City Council announced Monday they will be taking over the lease for the Humboldt Senior Center effective immediately. The lease, which has just a few years left on it – according to City Administrator Travis Goedken – is over 35 years old. The Senior Center approached the City about the …

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Humboldt Boys Track and Field Places Second at Webster City

Webster City, Iowa – The Humboldt boys track and field team is peaking at the right time. The boys finished second at Webster City yesterday evening, which continues an impressive early season run for Greg Wickett’s squad. Here are the notable Humboldt results from yesterday’s meet: High Jump: 3rd Place: Eli Sande – 5-08″ Long Jump:  …

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Animal Control Officer Hired for Humboldt County

Humboldt, Iowa – The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors have made a decision on the Animal Control Officer position in the county. The supervisors announced Monday that Merri Hansen would be the new officer. Hansen is a resident of Hardy. Hansen will make $30 per animal captured, plus 50 cents per mile. Humboldt County Auditor Peggy …

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Varsity Soccer Round-Up

Boys Win Convincingly; Triple Win Output From Last Year Humboldt, Iowa – The Humboldt Boys soccer team is creating some waves through central Iowa. A year after going 1-17, the Wildcats picked up win number three, an 8-2 thrashing of the Carroll Tigers. Humboldt’s offensive attack was paced by Alex Gonzales who scored three goals, Lucas …

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Dallas Clark Initiates Ninth Year Benefit Concert

Humboldt, Iowa – Long-time Livermore resident Dallas Clark and actor Ashton Kutcher are once again teaming up to provide a benefit concert for the Native Fund. “The Native Fund is committed to raising funds and organizing resources that can be used to assist the people of Iowa in their times of need. Specifically, The Native Fund …

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Humboldt School District Approves 2018 Budget

Humboldt, Iowa – The Humboldt Community School District approved the 2018 School Budget at their meeting this week. The board lowered the tax rate for 2018 .50 cents lower than last. The adjusted rate for 2018 shows the tax rate levy at $13.27 per $1,000 of taxable valuation. Last year’s rate was $13.77. “Well it’s good …

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Downtown Study Presents Ideas; Opportunities for Humboldt

Humboldt, Iowa – The Iowa Economic Development Authority hosted the first of it’s three meetings this week in Downtown Humboldt. The group was represented by Jim Engel, Deb Sprecker and was moderated by Tim Reinders, a design consultant with the company. The trio mentioned they’ve never been to Humboldt before, so they spent Wednesday acclimating themselves …

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Supervisors Award Re-Surfacing Projects

Humboldt, Iowa – The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors awarded a four-pack of re-surfacing projects to Heartland Asphalt of Mason City, Iowa. While the county has not done work with them in the past, County Engineer Paul Jacobson informed the board that the DoT would not let the county not take the low bid. Heartland came …

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Jacobson’s Contract Renewed; Examined Again in Six Months

By: Nathan Bloechl (nathanb@977thebolt.com) Humboldt, Iowa – In a stunning 3-2 roll call vote, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors approved an amended contract extension with County Engineer Paul Jacobson. The amendment gives Jacobson, who has been under public fire lately, six more months under his current position to change behavior that the Board has deemed …

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