Category Archive: Local News

Jul 05

Parade, Festivities Highlight Humboldt Fourth of July

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — With Sumner Avenue packed, on-goers enjoyed yet another successful Fourth of July celebration in downtown Humboldt. Over 220 entrants took part in the parade yesterday evening, which began at 7:00 p.m. and featured an all-new parade route. The event was also live streamlined online with video for the first …

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Jun 29

Fareway CEO on new Humboldt Store: “It’s Like Having New Children”

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — For the first time in 47 years, a new Fareway store in Humboldt is finally open for business. The ribbon-cutting ceremony took place Wednesday morning with several Humboldt dignitaries on hand, including City Administrator Travis Goedken, mayor Dan Scholl and chamber director Jenna Mulford. Fareway executives Reynolds Cramer (CEO) …

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Jun 29

Softball Repeats as North Central Conference Champions!

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Algona, Iowa — The best revenge is often massive success and when Algona defeated — the then undefeated Humboldt Wildcats — back on June 7th, eyebrows were raised. Last night, the tables were turned. Humboldt scored the final eight runs of the game earning their second North Central Conference Championship in as …

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Jun 29

Secondary Roads Gets New Pickup Truck

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Dakota City, Iowa — The Humboldt Secondary Roads department will be getting a new truck. That was confirmed at Monday morning’s Humboldt County Board of Supervisors meeting. Secondary roads will be receiving a 2018 Chevy Silverado. The truck was purchased from Humboldt Motor Sales for the amount of $32,000.

Jun 29

Larson Gives Update on Brookglade Farm Site

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Dakota City, Iowa — An ongoing dispute between the county, zoning director Melody Larson, and Brookglade Farms seems to be complete. The qualm stems from Brookglade double spreading manure over two already accounted for parcels of land — by Elmer Finisher Farms — in the amount of 244 acres. While the county …

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Jun 27

Community Donates to Help Honor Flight

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Brushy Creek Honor Flight served up pork burgers, chips and beverages yesterday, and the Humboldt community — as they usually do — came out in droves to support the veterans. The final donation total was $1,114.51 which will be used to help fund the organization’s next flight to …

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Jun 26

New Fareway Stores to Open June 28th

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The nearly nine-month project is over. The new Fareway Grocery Store in Humboldt will open Wednesday, July 28th, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9:30 a.m. The new Fareway store will replace the existing location at 710 1st Avenue North in Humboldt. The new location is 1700 10th Avenue on …

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Jun 26

First Ever Athletic Boosters Golf Tournament Set for July Date

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The first ever Humboldt Athletic Booster Club golf tournament is set for Friday, July 21st at the Humboldt County Club. All proceeds will return to the Humboldt Athletic Boosters. The event is a nine hole, four-person best shot tournament, with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. There will be …

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Jun 23

LISTEN: Local Woman Helps Family In Crisis

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Altoona, Iowa — A local woman helped save a child who had fallen ill last Saturday at Adventureland Amusement Park in Altoona. Listen below to find out who:  

Jun 21

Baseball, Softball at Home Tonight Versus Clear Lake

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa —The Humboldt Wildcat baseball and softball teams will be back on their home diamonds tonight to take on rival Clear Lake. The softball team is currently ranked #2 in the state in Class 3A and are winners of nine of their last ten games, including a 6-1 victory Monday night on …

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