Category Archive: Featured

Apr 11

Girls Soccer Eviscerates CAL in 10-0 Victory

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt Girls soccer team is off to a 2-0 start on the young season. The Wildcats notched their second victory in emphatic fashion, a 10-0 home win over CAL-Latimer. Humboldt got four goals apiece from senior Jadyn Smith and junior Amber Westling. Chase Rice, a sophomore, added the …

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Apr 11

Fence Damaged in One Vehicle Accident Saturday

Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt Police Department says a fence line was damaged as the result of a single vehicle car accident in Humboldt, Saturday night. Law enforcement officials say 23-year old, David Allen Decker of Humboldt, was the driver. A Mid-American Energy employee made it known to Humboldt Police that a fence was damaged at …

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Apr 11

School District Sets Budget for FY18-19

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt Community School District School Board met Monday to discuss the district’s 2018-19 budget. Under the direction of Superintendent Greg Darling and Finance Manager Annie Rathke, the board presented the proposed budget for 2018-2019 school year. This year’s proposed budget has a tax levy rate of 12.21 which is …

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Apr 11

Gilmore City Family To Be Honored Today

(FROM THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE) Gilmore City, Iowa — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced that Jolene and Kirk Pisel who own and operate JoKir’s Wild Beef in Humboldt County, have been named the winners of the Gary Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award. Naig will present the award to the family on Wednesday, April 11.  …

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Apr 10

Girls Track Postponed Tonight; Other Scheduling Nuggets

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Mother Nature is running her brutal course this spring as more event cancellations have came in. Tonight’s originally scheduled girls track and field meet in Algona has been moved to next week Tuesday — April 16th — due to inclement weather. Tonight’s girls soccer match, originally scheduled for April …

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Apr 10

County Urges New Builders to Acquire Zoning Permits

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Humboldt County residents who live in the country and are looking to build must acquire a building permit, says County Auditor Peggy Rice. The message was relayed to local media at yesterday’s Humboldt County supervisors meeting. Homes, decks, bedrooms, sheds or any other building projects are required to obtain …

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Apr 10

Humboldt Law Enforcement Investigate Robbery at Kum and Go

Humboldt, Iowa — On Sunday, April 8th, the Humboldt Law Enforcement team responded to a call of a robbery at the Kum and Go Gas Station at 1212 8th Avenue North in Humboldt. The call came in at about 6:35 a.m., Sunday morning. Upon arrival by the responding officers, it was determined that a white male …

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Apr 09

Humboldt Man Killed in Traffic Accident Sunday Night

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — One person is dead as a result of a traffic accident in Humboldt last night. The Iowa State Patrol says 61-year old Olaf Engman of Humboldt died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident. Law enforcement officials say Engman was a pedestrian crossing Highway 169 when he …

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Apr 05

3rd Annual Cruisin For a Cure Car Show

By: Austin Vaught — austinv@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The 3rd Annual Cruisin For a Cure Car Show will be coming up Saturday, April 14th from 10am-2pm in the Humboldt Hyvee parking lot. There will be a free will donation meal including grilled hamburgers, hotdogs, chips and pop. All proceeds for the event will go to Humboldt County …

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Apr 05

Humboldt Man Flips Tractor Into Ditch

By: Austin Vaught — austinv@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office reported a tractor flipping into a ditch on Tuesday, April 3rd. Gail Smith was driving a 1997 John Deere Tractor southbound in the 2100 mile of Penn Ave. The tractor drove over some pot holes in the roadway which caused the tractor to bounce. …

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