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Two Scholarships Awarded to Humboldt Seniors

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Humboldt, IA — In a press release from Bank Iowa, two Humboldt seniors have been awarded the $500 Spirit of Chandy scholarships. Bank Iowa Regional President David Boswell presented Calvin Carlson and Elizabeth Hildreth the scholarships at a ceremony on Tuesday. The scholarship is named after Bank Iowa’s Co-Founder Harry …

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$100 Million Addition Coming to Lost Island Water Park

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Waterloo, IA — Another theme park is in the works for the state of Iowa as Waterloo has approved plans to do so. Lost Island Theme Park will be coming to the city in 2022. The plan for the project is set to cost $100 million. The theme park will …

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Construction Starts For Downtown Humboldt Project

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Humboldt, IA — Sande Construction has begun to break ground on the downtown project in Humboldt with yesterday being the official start of the demolition process. The fencing has been put up as construction crews will start on the 400 block on north side of Sumner Avenue and then move …

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Update: Conclusion Reached In Bancroft Deaths

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Bancroft, IA — This past Friday Kossuth County Police were called onto the scene of a residence in Bancroft where three individuals were found to be dead. With investigation and autopsies completed, according to Brian Wilson of KLGA in Algona, it was found the cause of death in the incident …

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Former Governor Brandstad Ruled Guilty

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Des Moines, IA — Former governor Terry Brandstad has been found guilty by the jury in this discrimination case against former Worker’s Compensation Commissioner Christopher Godfrey. In the decision Godfrey has been awarded 1.5 million in damages. Roxanne Colin was Godfrey’s attorney and made the case that Brandstad was over …

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Iowa State to Host Ag Day For Iowa Farmers

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Boone, IA — Iowa State will be presenting the Ag Engineering and Agronomy Farm Field Day Aug. 28 in Boone. This event will give insight from experts about what the wet weather in Iowa means for farmers and how it will affect harvesting season in the fall. Events include topics …

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Miller-Meeks to Enter Iowa District 2 House Race

Former eye doctor Marianette Miller-Meeks is exploring a fourth run at a seat in Congress according to O. Kay Henderson of Radio Iowa. Miller-Meeks ran against Democrat Dave Loebsack three times but was never elected. However, Loebsack is not running for re-election in 2020. Miller-Meeks has been a part of the Iowa State Senate and …

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Three Bodies Found At Bancroft Residence

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Bancroft, IA — This past Friday three bodies were found at a residence in Bancroft. The Division of Criminal Investigation of Iowa reported that the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office received an emergency call around 8pm in the evening to two dead bodies being found. After coming to the scene, a …

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Iowa Hospitals Now Able to Put Caregivers on Patient Medical Records

By: Sam T. Jensen — samj@977thebolt.com Des Moines, IA — A new law is in effect in Iowa. Starting today, July 1st, hospitals are required to give patients the option of naming a caregiver upon admittance. AARP advocacy director Anthony Carroll says family caregivers “represent the majority of long-term services and support.” He says even …

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Relay for Life Honors Humboldt Cancer Survivor

By: Sam T. Jensen — samj@977thebolt.com Humboldt, IA — The Humboldt County Relay for Life is today, Friday, at the Humboldt High School track. This year’s honorees are Kylee Myott of Humboldt and Renee Anliker of Renwick. The Relay for Life foundation raises money to help support those battling cancer. Humboldt County Relay for Life …

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