Category Archive: Featured

Nov 09

Blacktop Service Awarded 2017 Roadway System Project

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Work on the much anticipated 2017 Roadway System Project could be starting soon, according to City Administrator Travis Goedken. The project was awarded to Blacktop Service Company of Humboldt. The original engineers estimate of $411,370 was seemingly well too high, as Blacktop came in at $339,462. According to City …

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Nov 09

Humboldt Parks and Rec Looking at New Umbrellas; Other Pool Notes

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt Municipal Pool has been winterized and the water has been shutoff, according to Parks and Recreation Director Chris Shaner. Shaner says they have also sold off all extra concessions to the Humboldt Booster Club. At the Parks Board meeting Tuesday, Shaner said that new umbrella’s for the …

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Nov 09

Supervisors, Jacobson Set to Meet Today; Contract Negotiations on Forefront

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors will meet with County Engineer Paul Jacobson this afternoon to discuss a possible contract negotiation. Jacobson was granted a six-month extension over the summer that allowed the supervisors to see tangible improvements in the operation. At last week’s meeting, Jacobson told the supervisors …

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Nov 08

Unopposed, Scholl Back in Familiar Role

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Running unopposed, Dan Scholl is back in his normal role as mayor of Humboldt. Scholl received nearly 96% of the vote. There were 162 votes cast on the mayor ballot and 155 went to Scholl. There were seven write-ins. Scholl has been mayor of Humboldt since 2015, when he …

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Nov 08

Whittlesey Remains, Joined by Worthington on Humboldt City Council

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — In a two-horse race needing two horse, the Humboldt City Council will have one familiar — and one new face — following city elections yesterday. With two council member at-large positions available, both Kirk Whittlesey and Mike Worthington will be on the council. Of the 300 votes cast in …

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Nov 07

Semi Causes Bridge Damage in Livermore

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — A semi that failed to obey bridge warnings caused $100,000 worth of bridge damages in Livermore, the Humboldt law enforcement officials say. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office says 46-year-old Ronnie Funk of Atchison, Kansas was driving his livestock trailer over the bridge that eventually damaged his truck and the …

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Nov 07

Vitzhum, Heinz Headline First-Team All-District Football Teams

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Despite not getting much work during his team’s first two-games, junior tailback Tyler Vitzhum was named to the First Team All-District team, head coach Greg Thomas announced yesterday. Vitzhum received three carries in the teams first two games before being handed the reigns as an every down workhorse. During …

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Nov 06

AUDIO: Jacobson Urges Board to Consider Secondary Roads “Superintendent”

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Paul Jacobson, Humboldt County Engineer, is asking the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors to consider adding a superintendent to Secondary Roads. The board has been tasked with reviewing both Jacobson and the operation itself. Jacobson explained to the supervisors that adding a superintendent would help streamline current processes within …

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Nov 06

Supervisors Look to Agree on Funding for Radio Equipment

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — After much discussion, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors could finally have unanimous agreement today on the best possible way to move forward regarding new radio equipment for the Humboldt Law Enforcement team. The debate is between levying to pay for the radios or leasing them and paying back …

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Nov 06

City Administrator Receives 9% Salary Boost, Two-Year Exstension

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — In a closed session at their previous meeting, the Humboldt City Council agreed to extend current City Administrator Travis Goedken to another two years. The contract extension will kick in January of 2018. In addition to the extension, Goedken also received a 9% salary increase off of his previous …

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