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Founder’s Golf Outing Today

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Humboldt, IA — Today is the Founder’s Golf Outing for the Humboldt County Memorial Hospital Foundation at the Humboldt Country Club. The nine hole four person best ball outing benefits the Humboldt County Memorial Hospital as proceeds will go towards a new ambulance. Features of the new ambulance would be …

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Train Hits Farm Equipment at Hawaii Ave

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Humboldt, IA — Allan Kirsch, 59, of Dakota City was driving his Roga sprayer at Hawaii Ave when he collided with a passing train Tuesday morning. Kirsch was getting his farm equipment across the railway but did not look to see if one was coming before going through the yield …

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Humboldt Softball Makes Quick Work of Alden

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Humboldt, IA — It didn’t take long for the Humboldt Wildcat softball team to get their 5th conference win of the season as they downed Iowa Falls-Alden 12-0 in 3 innings to improve to 14-1 on the season. It’s the 7th run rule win for the Wildcats this year. The …

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Aldi Open Today in Fort Dodge

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Fort Dodge, IA — Good news for bargain grocery shoppers as the Aldi in Fort Dodge is open today after finishing its overhaul renovation. At the corporate level Aldi has rolled out the renovations nationally in the U.S. investing close to $2 billion along with expanding the size of stores as …

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Ernst Introducing Currency Bill

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Washington D.C. — Iowa Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) has introduced a new bill to Congress to change the composition of coins in the US currency. The official name is the Currency Evolution Now To Save or (CENTS) Act. This bill would allow the US Mint to modify the materials made …

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Governor Reynolds Initiating Workforce Movement

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Des Moines, IA — Applications will open up soon for the Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund which will give more opportunities for citizens of Iowa find fulfilling careers and aid employers to find the workers they need. Governor Kim Reynolds (R-IA) is encouraging those interested in signing up as …

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Humboldt Downed In Their Trip To Principle Park

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Des Moines, IA — It was not a good trip to Principle Park as Humboldt baseball lost to Winterset 9-1. Owen Newton went 2 for 2 and Michael Brightly drove in the only run of the game for Humboldt in the 6th. Winterset had 10 hits and scored 7 runs …

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Successful Shellabration Sets High Goals For 2020

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Fort Dodge, IA — Jim Reed spoke to the public for the first time since the Shellabration came to a close this past Saturday. Estimated crowd was the 5th highest mark for the event bringing in around 6800 people. Reed, president of Shellabration, says the event is a positive impact …

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Temporary Mowing Rights Given For Memorial Park

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Fort Dodge, IA — Memorial Park in Fort Dodge has hired a firm to take over the mowing of the cemetery until November per Bill Shea of the Messenger. Controversy has surrounded the situation when locals came to find the cemetery with 10 inch high grass on Memorial Day this …

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Bid Open For Fort Dodge Tennis Courts Project

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Fort Dodge, IA — The bid is still open for a firm to purchase the rights to renovate the Fort Dodge tennis courts. Originally, the bid was intended to be done already but technical difficulties while posting the job online didn’t let the word get out to other firms so …

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