Category Archive: Local News

Nov 30

AUDIO: City, Habitat for Humanity Reach Agreement on 901 Taft Street

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — At last week’s Humboldt City Council meeting, Howard Hartman and the City Council reached an agreement on the property at 901 Taft Street in Humboldt. The city agreed to sell the property to Habitat for $1, which would then make Habitat responsible for the clean-up and tear down of …

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Nov 30

Loots Named Interim Engineer in Humboldt County

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Ben Loots has been named the interim Humboldt County Engineer, following the decision to not renew the contract of Paul Jacobson. Loots interim contract will run until June 30th. He will see an additional $1,000 per month during that time period as well. Loots salary will now be just …

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Nov 29

HCMH Approves Resolutions for Building Project Monday

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt County Memorial Hospital Board of Directors approved four resolutions Monday that helped them move forward in their building project. The hospital board approved a resolution that will allow them to borrow an amount of money not to exceed 16 million dollars. The resolution approved Monday does not bind …

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Nov 21

Lions Club Auction at Bank Iowa Tonight

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Tonight marks the 35th Annual Lions Club Fall Radio Auction. The event is scheduled to run from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. this evening. The auction will take place at Bank Iowa in downtown Humboldt. Commercial-free, the auction bidding process will be through phones and tabulated by Lion’s Club …

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Nov 21

Lane Named to Humboldt Police Department

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Yesterday, the Humboldt City Council made it official, for 28-year old Andrew Lane. Lane is the newest member of the Humboldt Police Department, as he takes the spot formerly held by Officer Nick Nolting. “We identified Andrew through two rounds of testing,” Sheriff Dean Kruger explained to the council …

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Nov 17

Trial for Knigge Set for May of 2018

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Clare, Iowa — 26-year old Mackenzie Knigge, who is accused of slaying her best friend Jessica Gomez in August, will stand trial in May of 2018, officials say. Knigge pleaded not guilty to the charges stemming from the accused murder and is being held on $1 million bond in Webster County. After …

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Nov 16

City Has Minimal Concern About 901 Taft Becoming Habitat House

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Speaking to the media yesterday, Humboldt City Administrator Travis Goedken indicated that a public hearing in the coming weeks regarding the possible purchase of 901 Taft Street by Habitat for Humanity could be a “vast improvement” to the current structure. Goedken mentioned that there had been a bit of …

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Nov 16

DD #33 Landowners To See Damages Following Tiling Mishap

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — A bit of positive news could be coming for landowners in DD #33 who were affected by tiling err last year. ISG reported at Monday’s supervisors meeting there would be significant damages available resulting from the work on their land. A survey was conducted by ISG to determine the …

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Nov 15

Animal Control Building on Forefront for County

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Humboldt County Board Chairman Rick Pedersen told the Board of Supervisors Monday that moving the existing animal control could end up being a pricey option. Pedersen explained that after crunching numbers, he believes it could be up to $50,000 before the garage is wholly usable. “The roof isn’t good, …

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Nov 15

Supervisors to Discuss Wind Turbines and Other Items In Work Session Today

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors will hold a work session this afternoon to discuss various topics. The board was alarmed by Gerry West, of Dakota City, that the county’s wind turbine ordinance was perhaps out-dated. Board chairman Rick Pedersen explained Monday that the board will need to take …

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