Category Archive: Local News

Apr 06

West Bend Teen Dies as Result of Rollover in Humboldt County

By: Nathan Bloechl (nathanb@977thebolt.com) Humboldt, Iowa –  A single vehicle roll-over accident on Wednesday has resulted in the death of a West Bend teen, according to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The driver, Hunter J. Origer, 17 of West Bend, was injured in the accident on Humboldt County road P-19 approximately 1/2 mile south of …

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Apr 06

Downtown Study Comes to Humboldt

Humboldt, Iowa – An economic study designed to help the City of Humboldt manage a $250,000 downtown improvement project is coming to Humboldt next week, according to the Humboldt City Council. The assessment will be handled by members of the Iowa Economic Development Authority and will last a total of three days culminating with a public …

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Apr 06

Exclusive Look at “Every 15 Minutes” with Deputy Cory Lampe and Officer Erin Bennett

Apr 04

CAT Grant Set Aside…For Now

Humboldt, Iowa – The Humboldt City Council dismissed the idea of a Community Attraction and Tourism grant at yesterday’s council proceedings. The idea was proposed in relation to an upgrade of Humboldt’s West River Recreation Center. According to Travel Iowa, a CAT grant assists projects that will provide recreational, cultural, entertainment, and educational attractions.  The project must …

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Apr 03

“Every 15 Minutes” Provides Eye Opening Experience for Humboldt Students

By: Nathan Bloechl Humboldt, Iowa – What might have looked like mass chaos at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds Thursday afternoon may have just been a simulation, but the concerned and otherwise downcast looks on Humboldt High School students leaving the Grandstand may have proved otherwise. In partnership with Humboldt County Fire and Rescue, the Humboldt …

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Mar 30

Various Drainage Projects Awarded in County

Humboldt, Iowa –  The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors awarded three drainage project contracts at their Monday morning meeting. The Board approved a contract for B&B Drainage for work in Drainage District #4. The total amount of the contract was $97,465.96. Drainage District #3 was awarded to Jerke Engineering of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Humboldt …

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Mar 30

Golden Egg Hunt Underway in Humboldt

Humboldt, Iowa – The annual Golden Egg Hunt is currently on-going in Humboldt. The egg was first hidden yesterday March 29th. The promotion will run until April 7th unless someone finds the large golden egg prior to that date. HDC Chamber Director Jenna Mulford explained that the whoever first finds the egg will receive $300 worth …

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Mar 29

No Traction on Engineers Contract at Supervisors Meeting

Humboldt, Iowa – Contract extension talks between Humboldt County Engineer Paul Jacobson and the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors were put on hold at their Monday morning meeting. Jacobson had until the beginning of May to formally introduce his contract for the 2017-18 year, but Rick Pedersen explained that board has not had adequate time to …

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Mar 28

Reward Offered For Information on Bald Eagles Shot in Webster County

Webster County, Iowa –  According to the Webster County Crimestoppers, there is now a $500 reward for information directly leading to arrest of the suspected bald eagle killer in Webster County over the past two weeks. The cases have left DNR Conservation Officer William Spece puzzled. Spece said via the Fort Dodge Messenger that bald …

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Mar 28

Two Vehicle Crash Injures Three in Humboldt

Humboldt, Iowa –  A two vehicle car accident Sunday afternoon sent three injured to the Humboldt County Memorial Hospital. The accident occurred five miles west of Humboldt High School on the intersection of county roads P29 and C44 around 5:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Iowa State Patrol trooper Kyle Kluender was on the scene, and said both …

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