Category Archive: Local News

Sep 06

Humboldt Ranked as #5 Safest City In Iowa

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa  — According to the latest crime statistics report by the FBI, Safewise.com has ranked Humboldt as the fifth safest city in the state of Iowa. The report from Safewise was released Monday. Safewise eliminated all cities with a population under 3,000 and then aggregated the number of violent crimes …

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Sep 05

City Council to Discuss Various Construction Projects Tonight

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt City Council will meet tonight for their first September meeting and discuss various construction projects around the city. On the agenda are two pay estimates, one for Municipal Pipe Tool and the other for Wicks Construction Inc. Other items of business include — at least preliminary …

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Aug 31

Hy-Vee to Help With Hurricane Harvey Donations

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com From Hy-Vee Stores, Inc. Humboldt, Iowa —   Hy-Vee, Inc. announced Tuesday they will be accepting customers’ donations for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Hy-Vee will match all donations received from August 30 to September 30, up to $100,000. Funds will be provided to the American Red Cross to help with relief …

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Aug 31

Single Vehicle Rollover Leads to Reckless Driving Citation for Humboldt Woman

Humboldt, Iowa — The Iowa State Patrol is reporting a single-vehicle accident that occurred Monday afternoon in Humboldt. Law enforcement officials say the driver, Kelsey Traeger, 22 of Humboldt, was cited for Reckless Driving and Failure to Provide Proof of Financial Liability as a result of the accident. The investigating officer, Trooper Kyle Kluender, says Traeger …

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Aug 31

Fall Family Kick-Off at Oak Hill Next Week

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Fall Family Kick-Off event at Oak Hill Church is set for Wednesday, September 6th at 5:30 p.m. According to the church, there will be free food, outdoor games, activities, balloon animals, face painting and much more. Included in that “much more” is the featured entertainment titled “The Amazing …

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Aug 31

Kraayenbrink, Sexton Say Matrix Changes Not Likely at Supervisors Meeting

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors wanted a meeting with their state legislatures regarding animal sites in the county and they got one Monday, when State Senator Time Kraayenbrink and Mike Sexton were on hand at the Humboldt County Courthouse. The supervisors equally displayed their displeasure with the …

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Aug 30

Painted Rocks Event Comes to Downtown Humboldt Thursday

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Bringing Back the Avenue is sponsoring an event Thursday, that will aim to have parents, children and other come together to paint rocks! The event will be at Parley Finch Plaza in Downtown Humboldt. It will run from 5-7 p.m. Downtown businesses will have tables with rocks, paint and …

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Aug 29

Candidate Filing Underway in Humboldt County

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — There should be some interesting general election races in Humboldt County this election cylce and candidate filing is now underway, starting as of yesterday. Humboldt City Council members Kirk Whittlesey and Bret Davis are both up for re-election, as is Humboldt mayor Dan Scholl. An interested candidate in the …

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Aug 29

Supervisors Sign September as “Recovery Month”

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors used their meeting yesterday to install September as “Recovery Month” in the county. The board was presented the information by Corey Keller of Community and Family Resources. According to Keller, the proclamation must be signed each year. Jerry Haverly signed the proclamation acting …

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Aug 28

Absentee Ballots Available for September School Special Election

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Absentee ballots for the September 12th special school election are now available, says County Auditor Peggy Rice. The special election will directly effect Humboldt, Twin Rivers and Gilmore City/Bradgate school districts. An eligible voter is able to post their absentee ballot at the Auditor’s Office Monday through Friday, at …

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