Category Archive: Featured

May 22

Humboldt Softball Returns: A Preview

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa – Head Coach Doug Van Pelt will once again find himself amidst a North Central Conference race this summer. His Humboldt Wildcat softball team returns every piece from a 26-7, North Central Conference Championship team, who, by the way, held an eighteen-game winning streak as well. Yet, as the …

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May 20

Day 3 Updates: State Track and Field Championships

Des Moines, Iowa – Day 3 of the Iowa High School State Boys and Girls Championships are underway at Drake Stadium in Des Moines. The day opened up with the Girls Sprint Medley team of Kelsey Peters, Maddy Lange, Beth Duffield and Gabby Kent placing 23rd running 1:55.99. That quartet defeated Algona today as well. …

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May 19

Live Day 2 Results: State Track and Field Championships

Humboldt, Iowa – The Humboldt Boys and Girls Track and Field teams are back in Des Moines for Day 2 of State Track and Field. On an otherwise soggy afternoon, the Wildcats were led off by the Girls Distance Medley relay team of Claire Varangkounh, Rachel Darling, Beth Duffield and Bryce Gidel. That quartet placed 10th …

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May 18

Live State Track Results Day 1

(Updated at 12:01 p.m.) Des Moines, Iowa – The Humboldt Boys and Girls Track Field team will be competing today in the first day of the Iowa High School Track and Field Championships. Senior Kelsey Peters will be the first competitor today, beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the discus. 97.7 The Bolt will have live coverage …

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May 18

Humboldt-Dakota City Chamber to Unveil Welcome Center

By: Nathan Bloechl – nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa – The Humboldt-Dakota City Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has agreed to open a Welcome Center this June, according to a release. The release cites that the board agreed that the need for the Chamber within the community has grown, prompting to not only move their office, but to …

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May 18

County Officially Signs Hansen as Animal Control Officer

By: Nathan Bloechl – nathanb@977thebolt.com Dakota City, Iowa – The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors signed a contract to officially detail Merri Hansen’s work as the county-wide animal control officer. The contract lists Hansen as an independent contractor and she must provide her own insurance and equipment-which includes motor vehicle insurance. Her duties first and foremost include securing …

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May 17

Determining City Firework Plan Crucial to Branstad’s Law

By: Nathan Bloechl – nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa –  The Humboldt City Council used a Monday work session to mull ideas on what the city should do regarding Governor Branstad’s new fireworks law. The law allows Iowa citizens to legally purchase, withhold and discharge fireworks within the state now. The first selling window begins June 1st. Humboldt, as …

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May 17

County Discusses Flood Insurance Plans

By: Nathan Bloechl – nathanb@977thebolt.com Dakota City, Iowa  – The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors discussed a letter Monday that explained the new Flood Insurance Rate maps which become effective in the county on November 3rd, 2017. Humboldt County does not currently participate in the National Flood Insurance Program. As a result, property owners in the unincorporated …

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May 17

National Weather Service Says Humboldt County Still in Advanced Threat for Storms

By: Nathan Bloechl – nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa – Heavy rains continued to fall Tuesday evening and into the morning hours Wednesday for most of Humboldt County. The National Weather Service in Des Moines issued a hazardous weather outlook report this morning that still includes Humboldt County. The report states that there is an enhanced risk in the …

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May 16

Humboldt Fire Department To Receive New Truck; Three Bids Considered

By: Nathan Bloechl – nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa – The Humboldt City Council approved the purchase of a new fire engine at their meeting Monday evening. The Fire Department and City examined three bids but because every truck is custom built, holding a competitive bid process is difficult, according to City Administrator Travis Goedken. The new truck will …

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