Category Archive: Local News

Apr 20

Junk Pickup Day Next Week

Humboldt, Iowa – Next week marks the open of curbside junk pickup week in Humboldt County, as announced by the city. While community members may believe this means everything and anything can be thrown curbside, City Administrator Travis Goedken says otherwise. “There are some limits” Goedken explained. “Anything that can fit inside a garbage bag, we …

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Apr 19

Senior Center Could Have Expanding Programs, City Says

Humboldt, Iowa –  The Humboldt City Council announced Monday they will be taking over the lease for the Humboldt Senior Center effective immediately. The lease, which has just a few years left on it – according to City Administrator Travis Goedken – is over 35 years old. The Senior Center approached the City about the …

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Apr 18

Animal Control Officer Hired for Humboldt County

Humboldt, Iowa – The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors have made a decision on the Animal Control Officer position in the county. The supervisors announced Monday that Merri Hansen would be the new officer. Hansen is a resident of Hardy. Hansen will make $30 per animal captured, plus 50 cents per mile. Humboldt County Auditor Peggy …

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Apr 18

Dallas Clark Initiates Ninth Year Benefit Concert

Humboldt, Iowa – Long-time Livermore resident Dallas Clark and actor Ashton Kutcher are once again teaming up to provide a benefit concert for the Native Fund. “The Native Fund is committed to raising funds and organizing resources that can be used to assist the people of Iowa in their times of need. Specifically, The Native Fund …

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Apr 13

Humboldt School District Approves 2018 Budget

Humboldt, Iowa – The Humboldt Community School District approved the 2018 School Budget at their meeting this week. The board lowered the tax rate for 2018 .50 cents lower than last. The adjusted rate for 2018 shows the tax rate levy at $13.27 per $1,000 of taxable valuation. Last year’s rate was $13.77. “Well it’s good …

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Apr 13

Downtown Study Presents Ideas; Opportunities for Humboldt

Humboldt, Iowa – The Iowa Economic Development Authority hosted the first of it’s three meetings this week in Downtown Humboldt. The group was represented by Jim Engel, Deb Sprecker and was moderated by Tim Reinders, a design consultant with the company. The trio mentioned they’ve never been to Humboldt before, so they spent Wednesday acclimating themselves …

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Apr 12

Supervisors Award Re-Surfacing Projects

Humboldt, Iowa – The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors awarded a four-pack of re-surfacing projects to Heartland Asphalt of Mason City, Iowa. While the county has not done work with them in the past, County Engineer Paul Jacobson informed the board that the DoT would not let the county not take the low bid. Heartland came …

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Apr 11

Jacobson’s Contract Renewed; Examined Again in Six Months

By: Nathan Bloechl (nathanb@977thebolt.com) Humboldt, Iowa – In a stunning 3-2 roll call vote, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors approved an amended contract extension with County Engineer Paul Jacobson. The amendment gives Jacobson, who has been under public fire lately, six more months under his current position to change behavior that the Board has deemed …

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Apr 10

Clarion Man Charged with Sexual Abuse for Rural Goldfield Incident

Goldfield, Iowa – Steven Nelson, 61, of Clarion was charged over the weekend with two counts of sexual abuse after an alleged incident with two underage girls Friday evening, authorities say. The two girls told the Wright County Sheriff’s Office that they were with Nelson Friday evening in Goldfield. Nelson was taken into custody Saturday …

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Apr 10

School Board to Discuss 2018 Budget Tonight

Humboldt, Iowa – The Humboldt Community School Board will aim to adopt their 2018 budget tonight at their regularly scheduled meeting. The board will hold a public hearing on the proposed district-wide budget this evening, then will have a public budget presentation to follow that hearing. The school board will also look for a resolution for …

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