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LISTEN: Picciotto Inspires Many in Heroic Story Told Sunday at Humboldt High School

By: Nathan Bloechl --- nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa --- The highest-ranking firefighter to survive the World Trade Center collapse, NYFD chief Richard Picciotto presented at Humboldt High School this past Sunday. Picciotto is the author of the book: Last Man Down: A Firefighter's Story of Survival. He delivered a gripping, inspirational and jaw-dropping ...
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Saturday Gas Leak Closes Sumner Avenue

By: Nathan Bloechl --- nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa --- A reported gas leak closed off downtown Humboldt Saturday morning, officials say. The leak was reported near Knotty Pine and Hair Studio 706. A strong smell of a gas-like odor was the descriptor used by those who called in. People around that area were ...
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Johnson Exudes What Humboldt Wrestling Is All About

By: Nathan Bloechl --- nathanb@977thebolt.com Des Moines, Iowa --- The long way is often the way less traveled. But don't tell that to Humboldt 220-pound senior Brandon Johnson. That's because Johnson actually took the long way. Often times at state wrestling, the talent there is incredibly decorated --- either coming up steadfast in the ...
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Busse Earns Medal, Has Sights Set for More Moving Forward

By: Nathan Bloechl --- nathanb@977thebolt.com Des Moines, Iowa --- In his third straight trip to the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Humboldt junior Joey Busse finally got over the hump. Busse earned a medal and a trip to the podium, placing sixth in the 145-pound weight class. Busse defeated Clear Creek ...
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Wine and Dine for the Cure

By: Austin Vaught — austinv@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Wine and Dine for the Cure is coming up Feb. 24th at River Valley Orchards here in Humboldt. Hosted by the Humboldt County Relay for Life the event will begin at 6pm and will conclude at 9:30pm. Entertainment will include a hypnotist along ...
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Possible Salmonella Risk

By: Austin Vaught — austinv@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The USDA is sending out a warning for all Iowans about a possible salmonella risk. The warning is also going out to Minnesota, Illinois, Nebraska and South Dakota. The USDA Food Safety twitter page sent out a tweet saying “Salmonella concerns with chicken salad ...
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Fort Dodge Woman Dies in Car Accident in Badger, Sunday

By: Nathan Bloechl --- nathanb@977thebolt.com Badger, Iowa --- A Fort Dodge woman was killed in a two-car accident in Badger yesterday afternoon. Authorities say a tractor with a snow blower was blowing snow to clear a farm driveway causing a temporary white out condition on the road. A Toyota Camry driven by ...
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Kindergarten Round-Up Dates Announced for Mease

By: Nathan Bloechl --- nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa --- Mease Elementary School has released the dates for their upcoming Kindergarten Roundup. Round Up will be held on Thursday, March 15th for all incoming students. Parents do not need to attend Round Up as they will have a personalized one-on- one meeting with your ...
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City Budget Takes Shape, Always Tough Cuts Goedken Says

By: Nathan Bloechl --- nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa --- The Humboldt City Council held two budget sessions this week, as they met with department heads on capital projects they have eyes on for the upcoming fiscal year. KHBT sat down with City Administrator Travis Goedken to discuss the difficulties that came from creating ...
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Supervisors Discuss Wetland Mitigation in County

By: Nathan Bloechl --- nathanb@977thebolt.com Dakota City, Iowa --- The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors met with Kevin Griggs from the Iowa Agriculutral Mitigation Bank at their meeting Monday morning. Griggs and the supervisors discussed how to best preserve area wetlands, but considered the project relatively hard and complex due to the ...
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