Category Archive: Featured

Sep 11

Wildcats Ride Vitzhum, Defense to District Win

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — You had to wonder when he would get his opportunity — you also had to wonder why it took so long? Nevertheless, Humboldt junior Tyler Vitzhum took off — and secured — the bellcow role for the Wildcats in the rest of 2017 after rushing 25 times for …

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Sep 11

AUDIO: Hankins Talks HCMH Glow Run/Walk

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt County Memorial Hospital will once again be hosting the Glow Run/Walk this October with proceeds going to help out for the new 3D mammography machine. KHBT sat down with Michelle Hankins from Humboldt County Public Health for more information on the event.  

Sep 11

Coaches Corner 9/9 – Greg Thomas

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Coaches Corner presented by Vinny’s BBQ with Humboldt Head Football Coach Greg Thomas. Topics include: How to get more out his run game? His offensive weapons Breakout players in 2017 What he’s liked/disliked Drew Thomas/Devon Clark  

Sep 07

Volleyball Clinches Fourth, Fifth Match Win a Row; At Home Tonight

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt Wildcat volleyball team is off to yet another torrid start. The Cats, who graduated talents like Abby Zaugg and Taylor Gidel, haven’t lost a set since August 26th. That streak continued with two sweeps against Manson-NW-Webster and Storm Lake, Tuesday. Humboldt defeated the Cougars 25-15, 25-17 to …

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Sep 07

Cross Country Dominates in Estherville

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The best starts are fast starts and the Humboldt Wildcat cross country team — both boys and girls — could say they are blazing out of the blocks. Both the girls and boys teams captured first place finishes Wednesday at their meet at Estherville Lincoln Central. Bryce Gidel …

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Sep 07

Golf Carts, ATVs On City Streets Finalized

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The final reading for the use of golf carts, ATVs, and ORVs was heard at the Humboldt City Council meeting Tuesday. In what seems like discussion had eons ago, the council finally put the ordinance into city code, however that does not become effective until printed in the Humboldt Independent. …

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Sep 07

Humboldt City Council Approves Dump Truck Purchase

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt City Council authorized the purchase of a new dump truck for the Parks Department at their meeting Tuesday. City Administrator Travis Goedken listed the pricing of the truck at $28,004.75. The price point includes steps, upgraded struts and a rear view camera. Goedken said there was just …

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Sep 06

Humboldt Ranked as #5 Safest City In Iowa

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa  — According to the latest crime statistics report by the FBI, Safewise.com has ranked Humboldt as the fifth safest city in the state of Iowa. The report from Safewise was released Monday. Safewise eliminated all cities with a population under 3,000 and then aggregated the number of violent crimes …

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Sep 05

Humboldt Volleyball Seeks Fourth Straight Win

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt Wildcat volleyball team will look to secure it’s fourth straight victory as they head into tonight’s contest versus Manson-NW-Webster. The Cats are coming off a 2-0 trip to Boone as they defeated Grand View Christian for the second time this season, as well as Boone. Humboldt has …

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Sep 05

Cross Country Returns Tonight Looking to Continue Hot Starts

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt Cross Country team returns tonight with a JV/Varsity girls and boys meet at Estherville Lincoln Central. The cross country teams are both fresh off victories in their last meet, winning at Webster City. The girls have posted back-to-back victories, while the boys took second in the first …

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