Category Archive: Local News

May 26

Thomas Advises to Stay Away from Track Project

From Greg Thomas, Athletic Director, gthomas@humboldt.k12.ia.us Humboldt, Iowa —  In an attempt to keep the job site clear and our spectators, athletes, coaches and visitors as safe as possible, we ask all to adhere to the following changes for the 2017 baseball and softball seasons: We will use the smaller, walk-thru gates (the ones we use to …

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May 25

Humboldt Pool Readies for Weekend Open

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt Municipal Pool will be opening this weekend, for the first time in 2017. The pool, which was filled about two weeks ago, will open Saturday according to Parks and Recreation Director Chris Shaner. Shaner has hired about sixty hands — fifty lifeguards and ten concessions workers — …

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May 23

Pre-Construction Meeting for Box Culverts Today

By: Nathan Bloechl – nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa – The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors will meet with County Engineer Paul Jacobson as well as Midwest Contracting this morning for a pre-construction in regards to work on three county box culverts. Jacobson said he anticipates nothing unusual with their meeting today. He did indicate at the Supervisors meeting …

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May 23

Kruger Warns Residents of Phone Scams

By: Nathan Bloechl – nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa – Sheriff Dean Kruger and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is warning local citizens of two recent telephone scams that have affected local residents. Law enforcement officials say a person representing themselves as “Microsoft” contacts people by phone and reports a problem with their computer. They then offer to fix …

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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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