Category Archive: Local News

Dec 14

Storm Lake Man Charged in Humboldt County Accident

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — A Storm Lake man has been charged with three separate counts of vehicle related crimes following a December 2nd accident. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office says 33-year-old Otoniel Ruiz, of Storm Lake was the lone vehicle in the accident. The report states Ruiz was westbound on Highway 3 east …

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Dec 14

AUDIO: Portable Irrigation Meters at Top of City Discussion Next Week

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — City Administrator Travis Goedken said the Humboldt City Council will examine portable irrigation meters at their meeting on Monday. Listen to the full story below:    

Dec 13

County Officially Accepts Jacobson’s Resignation

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Dakota City, Iowa — The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors officially accepted the resignation of county engineer Paul Jacobson at their meeting Monday. The decision comes from the board deciding earlier this year to not renew the contract of Jacobson, who’s tenure ran out at the end of this year. Supervisors Carl …

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Dec 12

Supervisors to Hold Open Forum on Wind Energy in County

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors will host a public forum next week on wind energy in the county next week. County Auditor Peggy Rice announced the public meeting late Monday afternoon. Wind energy has been a topic of discussion that has brought forth many differing opinions between local …

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Dec 11

W&H Coop Set for Open House Today

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — W&H Coop will host their open house today at their new location at 1021 16th Avenue North, in Humboldt. W&H was previously located on Highway 169. Their old location is now being managed by Northland Auto and Marine, who was also on Highway 169 North. The public is invited …

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Dec 07

Supervisors Consider Library Funding Request

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Dakota City, Iowa — The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors heard a funding request for the Renwick Library, Monday morning. Library Director Jan Thompson explained to the board that “books and technology [prices] are constantly going up” and state funding is already being sliced. Thompson told the supervisors that the Renwick Library …

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Dec 07

County Agrees to Terms for Renting Animal Shelter

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Dakota City, Iowa — The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors may be able to breathe a little easier. Talks with Denise Johnson to allow the county and city to rent the kennels on her property have neared total agreement. Johnson, who was — and still is — looking to sell her …

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Dec 05

AUDIO: Eagle Grove Superintendent Sheds Light on Racist Comments made by Forest City Announcer

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Eagle Grove, Iowa — Eagle Grove Superintendent Jess Tolliver has issued a statement on the racist comments made at last weeks Forest City vs. Eagle Grove basketball game. Listen to the audio below:                               (Via: Radio Iowa)  

Dec 05

AUDIO: Curran, 7’O Clock Kiwanis Discuss Spaghetti Dinner

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church turned into an Italian eatery, last evening. The 7’O’Clock Kiwanis hosted their annual spaghetti supper in the church last evening. Kiwanis member Larry Curran explains what the group uses the proceeds for:  

Dec 04

Gilmore City Water Under Water Advisory

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Gilmore City Water supply has issued a drinking water advisory effective immediately. They are recommending to use an alternative source for drinking water or to boil the water before using. The Gilmore City Watery Supply experienced a pressure loss Sunday, due to an electrical issue, the report states. …

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