Category Archive: Featured

Jul 07

Building Trades Program Receives Funding

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Humboldt County Housing Development applied for funding for the Building Trades program at Monday’s Humboldt City Council Meeting. Building Trades is a class offered in the Humboldt School District for students interested in learning building skills, in regards to home construction. The class is also a partnership with Iowa …

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Jul 07

Kruger Receives 2.5% Salary Increase, City Says

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — For the first time in seven years, Humboldt County Sheriff and Humboldt Police Administrator Dean Kruger will receive a salary increase. The Humboldt City Council took action Monday night to increase Kruger’s salary by 2.5% which amounts to $937 of new money over the course of the year. The …

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Jul 06

AUDIO: City Administrator Briefs City Fireworks Concerns

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — City Administrator Travis Goedken gives a brief look into the hectic, five-week long legal fireworks period in the state of Iowa. Could an ordinance change be in order in the city?  

Jul 06

Survive and Advance: Cats Move to Round Two!

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — In the playoffs, style points don’t matter. It wasn’t exactly pretty at times, but the Humboldt Wildcat softball turned in a lunch-pail, workman like effort to defeat the Gilbert Tigers in the opening round of the Class 3A softball playoffs. The Wildcats will take on Roland-Story in round two, Friday. …

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Jul 06

City Delivers Second Reading on 901 Taft Re-Zoning

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt City Council discussed the second reading of a re-zoning request on property at 901 Taft Street North, in Humboldt. Neighbors around the plot were on hand at Monday’s council proceedings to voice their opinions on the matter. City Administrator Travis Goedken explained that the concerns of the …

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Jul 05

Sheriff’s Issue Arrest Warrant in June Rollover

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — A June rollover accident follow-up was released by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s office. The report indicates the accident took place on June 17th on Penn Avenue with the vehicle approaching 210th Street. The vehicle failed to properly navigate the curve and lost control on the gravel road before entering …

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Jul 05

Parade, Festivities Highlight Humboldt Fourth of July

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — With Sumner Avenue packed, on-goers enjoyed yet another successful Fourth of July celebration in downtown Humboldt. Over 220 entrants took part in the parade yesterday evening, which began at 7:00 p.m. and featured an all-new parade route. The event was also live streamlined online with video for the first …

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Jun 29

Fareway CEO on new Humboldt Store: “It’s Like Having New Children”

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — For the first time in 47 years, a new Fareway store in Humboldt is finally open for business. The ribbon-cutting ceremony took place Wednesday morning with several Humboldt dignitaries on hand, including City Administrator Travis Goedken, mayor Dan Scholl and chamber director Jenna Mulford. Fareway executives Reynolds Cramer (CEO) …

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Jun 29

Softball Repeats as North Central Conference Champions!

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Algona, Iowa — The best revenge is often massive success and when Algona defeated — the then undefeated Humboldt Wildcats — back on June 7th, eyebrows were raised. Last night, the tables were turned. Humboldt scored the final eight runs of the game earning their second North Central Conference Championship in as …

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Jun 29

Secondary Roads Gets New Pickup Truck

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Dakota City, Iowa — The Humboldt Secondary Roads department will be getting a new truck. That was confirmed at Monday morning’s Humboldt County Board of Supervisors meeting. Secondary roads will be receiving a 2018 Chevy Silverado. The truck was purchased from Humboldt Motor Sales for the amount of $32,000.

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