Category Archive: Local News

Sep 19

City Approves Slide Improvements for Aquatic Center

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa  — Improvements to the Humboldt Family Aquatic Center could be forthcoming. The Humboldt City Council approved a $41,396.25 improvement plan for the slides at the center from Fischer Brothers of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. City Administrator Travis Goedken said the city budgeted $50,000 for the project. He said the council …

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Sep 14

Malloy, Honor Flight, Ready for Saturday Trip

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Brushy Creek Honor Flight will be taking part in their 15th flight this weekend leaving Fort Dodge for Washington D.C. Craig Malloy is on the board with Honor Flight. He spoke to KHBT News about the Humboldt veterans taking flight this weekend. The group will return to Fort …

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Sep 14

Humboldt High School Homecoming Court Announced

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — With homecoming just two weeks away, Humboldt High School has announced the homecoming court for 2017. Homecoming will be concluded with the football game on Friday, the 29th, with the dance to follow. The court includes: Lizzie Tecklenburg, Gabby Kent, Bri Jensen, Sophia Carver, Cassie Peyton and Abi Collins; …

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Sep 14

AUDIO: Supervisors Hear from DNR on “Annihilated” Livermore Wetlands

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Conservation officer Bill Spece made his point clear, the Livermore wetlands are not for ATV use. He and two other members of the Iowa DNR presented what they considered and on-going problem with ATV usage ruining plant wildlife in the area. Listen to the story below, with Humboldt Conservation …

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Sep 14

UDMO “Coats for Kids” Campaign Ongoing

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The annual Coats for Kids program hosted by Upper Des Moines Opportunity is still ongoing, says Outreach Specialist Rebbeca Jensen. Applications for coats are being accepted until September 21st — a week from today (Thursday). Low income children ages 0-18 are eligible for coats. Applications must be completed …

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Sep 13

School Board Election Results Tallied, Still Unofficial

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — State-wide school board election results are in and there will be perhaps two new faces to the Humboldt Community School District School Board. In District One, incumbent Janell Smith was edged out by Michael Heier, 122-101. District Two saw challenger Robert Myott defeat incumbent Randy Hildreth 121-99, while in …

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Sep 12

School Board Election Day in Humboldt, State

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Today is the state-wide school board election day and the Humboldt Community School District will have three contested races. In district one, incumbent Janell Smith with be squaring off with Michael Heier. The district three match-up sees Randy Hildreth taking on challenger Robert Myott, while the at-large district …

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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 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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