Category Archive: Local News

Jul 20

AUDIO: Consolation Championship Highlights

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Fort Dodge, Iowa — The Humboldt Wildcats battled back for two wins Wednesday to place 5th at state, which marks the highest finish in school history. Listen back to the highlights from the final game of 2017, a 10-0 win for Humboldt over Sioux Center! All audio courtesy of the Humboldt …

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Jul 19

Softball Finish Fitting For the Remarkable 2017 Class

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Fort Dodge, Iowa — There are moments, often rare, that bring sadness to a twenty-three year old young man like myself. Whether it’s a college graduation or moving away from your parents and starting a job all alone in town of the size of your college, the general growing up process is …

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Jul 13

Private Drainage An Option for DD #11 Landowners

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — After an informal meeting held Monday, a private drainage project could be in the works for landowners in DD #11, Sub 5. Bill Manske of Precision Drainage was approached by a landowner in the district to put a private project together and he presented that project to the …

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Jul 12

High Heat Expected in Humboldt Today; Tips to Avoid Heat Related Illness

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — With another steamy day on the horizon in Humboldt County, with expected highs to touch the mid-90’s, the National Weather Service offers some heat safety tips to best monitor yourself in the dogged heat. The NWS says if you are working outside on days like today in the county, …

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Jul 11

Humboldt Man Sentenced in January Burglary

Fort Dodge, Iowa — David Paul Sousa, 40, of Humboldt was sentenced to ten years in prison following a January arrest on burglary charges. Sousa admitted that he entered a Webster County home in January of 2017 with the intent to commit a theft. He also indicated that as he was burglarizing the owners returned …

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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

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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