Category Archive: Local News

Feb 23

FFA Week Not Just About Production Ag, Johnson Says

(By: Nathan Bloechl) Humboldt, Iowa – As he sat in his office and smirked, Tom Johnson, FFA Advisor at Humboldt High School seemed pleasantly happy to talk about FFA Week. “We always go out and run our annual promotions [and enlighten the people what we do in FFA]” Johnson smiled. National Future Farmers of America Week …

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Feb 23

School Board Accepts Track Bid; Other School Board Nuggets

Humboldt, Iowa – The Humboldt School Board has made it official. At Monday’s board proceedings, the group accepted a the bid of $333,007.35 for the High School Track Improvements Project. The project was awarded to Iowa Athletic Field Construction Company. It is expected that the project will begin this summer. The motion was carried unanimously. The …

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Feb 21

Humboldt City Council To Discuss Sanitary Sewer Collection System

Humboldt, Iowa – The Humboldt City Council will meet tonight and discuss new improvements for the sanitary sewer collection system. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. their full agenda is listed: Approve the following proposed Resolution No. 2017-14:  “A RESOLUTION APPROVING PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS, FORM OF CONTRACT AND ESTIMATED COST FOR THE 2017 SANITARY SEWER COLLECTION …

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Feb 21

Basketball Sputters, Ends Season at 8-14

Humboldt, Iowa – Humboldt held one lead yesterday against the top-ranked Boone Toreadors in their Class 3A District 3 semifinal. It was 3-0 Humboldt not thirty seconds into the game, for the next thirty-one and a half minutes, however, it was all Boone. The Toreadors went on two large first half runs to break the game …

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Feb 17

Board of Supervisors Off Monday

Humboldt, Iowa – The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors will not meet next Monday due to President’s Day. The Board will meet again February 27th at the Humboldt County Courthouse. It is expected that the board will discuss a bevy of drainage at the meeting on the 27th.  

Feb 16

Boone River Watershed Project Extension Meeting February 23

(From Jordan Kolarik) Renwick, Iowa – Join us on Thursday February 23rd from 9am – 11am at the Renwick Community Center (511 Mail Street, Renwick) for a free breakfast and to learn about opportunities through the Boone River Watershed Project to improve and protect your most valued asset, your land.  Featuring a presentation by Iowa Soybean …

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Feb 16

Girls Drop to North Polk; End Season At 16-7

Humboldt, Iowa –   Things were looking up for the Humboldt Girls Basketball team at the half of their Class 3A Region 4 semifinal yesterday. Unfortunately, sixteen “game” minutes later the Wildcats were looking at a four-point defeat the hands of the North Polk Comets. North Polk used a 23-13 second half run to take control …

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Feb 14

Flu Like Symptoms Troubling Humboldt County

Humboldt, Iowa – There has been an uptick in influenza not only in Humboldt County, but elsewhere as well, according to Humboldt County Public Health Director Michelle Hankins. “Throughout the state of Iowa we have seen a widespread increase of influenza. Mostly, people are testing positive for Influenza AH3, although, influenza has many different strains” said …

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Feb 10

Girls Basketball Closes Season with Thrashing of Belmond-Klemme

By: Nathan Bloechl (nathanb@977thebolt.com) Belmond, Iowa – The Humboldt Wildcats Girls Basketball team came out sluggish in the first quarter. Trailing  11-2, Head Coach Rodd Mooney called a timeout at the 4:00 minute mark of the first quarter and from that point until the 3rd quarter the Wildcats essentially eviscerated the Belmond-Klemme Broncos. Over the …

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Feb 10

Trammell Music Opens Storefront on Sumner

By: Nathan Bloechl (nathanb@977thebolt.com) Humboldt, Iowa – Trammel Music is making noise for all the right reasons. The new music store in downtown Humboldt has been open for about a month now, says owner Nick Trammell. It’s a dream come true for him,  who described his twenty year affinity for music as something that stemmed …

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