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LISTEN: Gilmore City-Bradgate Elementary Students Taking Part in Seed to Table Program

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Gilmore City, Iowa — Gilmore City-Bradgate 5th and 6th graders are having quite the time. The group was introduced to the program “Seed to Table” which is ran by dietitian Kelsey Upah. “We’re trying to educate youth on how to prepare healthy food and snacks, and harbor a place to teach science …

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Vehicle Damages House in Humboldt County

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Icy condition were the culprit behind a Monday single-vehicle accident. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office says 31 year-old Craig Behrendsen was driving in eastbound in Rivers Oaks when the accident occurred Monday morning. Deputy Tim Fisher says Behrendsen’s 2018 Dodge Ram lost control as it approached the cul-de-sac near …

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Waverly-Shell Rock Ends Humboldt Boys’ Basketball Season

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Waverly, Iowa — The Go-Hawks were undoubtedly the clear favorite Tuesday night, but the Humboldt Wildcat boys’ basketball team did themselves no favors either. Coughing up the basketball too frequently in the first quarter, Humboldt saw Waverly-Shell Rock build a 17-5 first quarter lead they’d never relinquish, in a 74-44 win over …

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LISTEN: Picciotto Inspires Many in Heroic Story Told Sunday at Humboldt High School

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The highest-ranking firefighter to survive the World Trade Center collapse, NYFD chief Richard Picciotto presented at Humboldt High School this past Sunday. Picciotto is the author of the book: Last Man Down: A Firefighter’s Story of Survival. He delivered a gripping, inspirational and jaw-dropping presentation in front of over …

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Boys Basketball Looks to Upset Go-Hawks in First Round Matchup

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Is the talent there? Yes. Is the shooting there? Yes. Is the height there? Yes. Does the Humboldt Wildcat boys’ basketball team have all the necessary components to pull off a first round upset tonight over Waverly-Shell Rock? That remains to be seen, but you’d think the Go-Hawks aren’t …

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Boys Basketball Playoffs Postponed Tonight Due to Weather

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Tonight’s Humboldt Wildcat boys’ basketball game has been postponed due to weather. Ice, wind and freezing rain have left a blanket of ice over central Iowa, which prompted classes being cancelled at Humboldt High School. The Cats were originally scheduled to play in Waverly-Shell Rock this evening in the …

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Saturday Gas Leak Closes Sumner Avenue

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — A reported gas leak closed off downtown Humboldt Saturday morning, officials say. The leak was reported near Knotty Pine and Hair Studio 706. A strong smell of a gas-like odor was the descriptor used by those who called in. People around that area were asked to evacuate the area …

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Johnson Exudes What Humboldt Wrestling Is All About

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Des Moines, Iowa — The long way is often the way less traveled. But don’t tell that to Humboldt 220-pound senior Brandon Johnson. That’s because Johnson actually took the long way. Often times at state wrestling, the talent there is incredibly decorated — either coming up steadfast in the youth ranks, or making serious …

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Busse Earns Medal, Has Sights Set for More Moving Forward

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Des Moines, Iowa — In his third straight trip to the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Humboldt junior Joey Busse finally got over the hump. Busse earned a medal and a trip to the podium, placing sixth in the 145-pound weight class. Busse defeated Clear Creek Amana’s Andrew Rohret in the …

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Wine and Dine for the Cure

By: Austin Vaught — austinv@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Wine and Dine for the Cure is coming up Feb. 24th at River Valley Orchards here in Humboldt. Hosted by the Humboldt County Relay for Life the event will begin at 6pm and will conclude at 9:30pm. Entertainment will include a hypnotist along with a guest speaker and …

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