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City Renews Animal Control Contract

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt City Council announced the extension of Animal Control Officer Merri Hanson at their meeting on Monday. Hanson has held that title for about a year’s time and has made some sweeping and significant changes to the position. She has spearheaded the movement for a new animal control …

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Baseball Looks to Get Hot, Travels to Clear Lake Tonight

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt Wildcat baseball team (8-9) will look to continue their stretch of strong play tonight with a road date at Clear Lake. Humboldt has won two of their last three games including a thrilling, walk-off victory over Webster City last week. Clear Lake defeated Humboldt earlier this season …

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Wildcat Softball Takes Control of NCC, Bests Gaels 7-1

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt Wildcat softball currently ranked fourth in Class 3A earned other victory over a ranked opponent, besting #14 (1A) Fort Dodge Saint Edmond, Tuesday night in North Central Conference showdown. Mady Lange smacked her first home run of the season and drove in three in the victory. Humboldt …

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Crop Report Shows Rainy Conidtions, But Good Crop Progress in Iowa

(From the Iowa Department of Agriculture) (KHBT) — Above normal temperatures were felt throughout Iowa with severe storms hampering fieldwork and causing some localized damage during the week ending June 17, 2018, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Statewide there were 4.7 days suitable for fieldwork. Activities for the week included harvesting hay, delivering grain, …

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Hawkeyes Extend Community Day Ticket Offer to Humboldt

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Iowa Hawkeye football team has extended a unique opportunity to attend their home game versus UNI for Humboldt area citizens. Tickets for the contest will be discounted for Humboldt residents with significant savings being applied. Youth tickets are $25, adult tickets are $35 with the price point for …

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Hazardous Collections Mobile Unit Coming to Humboldt in August

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The City of Humboldt will likely be seeing the return of a mobile unit from the North Central Iowa Regional Solid Waste Agency in Fort Dodge later this summer. The plans were discussed at last night’s Humboldt City Council meeting. Council-members met with Jessica Moffitt, a manager at the Hazardous …

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Rainouts Cause Postponements for Baseball, Softball

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Rainfall in the area Monday made Humboldt High School’s baseball and softball contests a wash-out. The games were called early Monday afternoon after AD Greg Thomas deemed the conditions non-playable. As a result, the Cats will now host St. Ed’s in softball this evening (Tuesday) with first pitch scheduled …

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Wildcat Softball Finishes Tough Weekend 2-1

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The #4 ranked Humboldt Wildcat softball navigated nicely through arguably it’s toughest weekend stretch in 2018, battling Southeast Valley, Lisbon and Carroll. Friday night Humboldt defeated the Jaguars of SE Valley, 3-2. Valley returns everyone that came within one game of State last year before getting knocked out by …

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Kiddie Cats Prepares for Open House, Volunteers Wanted This Saturday

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Kiddie Cats Daycare and Learning Center is entering their final stages of completion. The daycare center is set to hold a public open house on Thursday, June 21st from 4-7 p.m. According to their official site, the opening date is June 25th. Their hours will be from 6:30 a.m. …

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Semi Causes Damages to Overpass in Dakota City

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Dakota City, Iowa — A semi truck damaged an overpass while attempting to navigate through Dakota City Saturday, says the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Roger Bennett says the truck driver, 37-year old Timothy Miller of Nevada, Missouri was driving his 13’6″ trailer under a 12″ overpass in Dakota City. The overpass …

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