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Volunteers Needed for Memorial Day

By: Sam T. Jensen — samj@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Memorial Day is quickly approaching in Humboldt County. The VFW and the Humboldt County Courthouse are asking for help to get flags out today. Volunteers are needed at around 5:00 P.M. today, Thursday, at the courthouse. Assistance will be needed again the day after Memorial Day, …

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Higher Temperature, Higher Chance of Tornadoes

By: Sam T. Jensen — samj@977thebolt.com It’s officially tornado season in Iowa. But at the time of this broadcast, there has not been one single twister reported in the state. Meteorologist Chad Hahn at the National Weather Service says peak months for tornadoes are April, May, and June. So why haven’t we seen any storms? …

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Humboldt City Council Approves Downtown Building Rehabilitation

By: Sam T. Jensen — samj@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt City Council has approved incentives for downtown buildings including improving traffic safety and putting in sidewalks and streetlights. Humboldt City Administrator Travis Goedken says it’s also about “getting landowners and businesses to become actively involved in the revitalization efforts by rehabilitating and renovating their …

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Ernst Pushes for Improved Disaster Relief Package

By: Sam T. Jensen — samj@977thebolt.com Des Moines, Iowa — Senator Jodi Ernst (R-IA) says a vote will be held this week on a disaster relief package for areas of Iowa affected by recent flooding. Ernst says she hopes this will be a bipartisan effort that “can actually get to the desk of the president.” …

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Blessing of the Bikes at Historic Grotto of Redemption

By: Sam T. Jensen — samj@977thebolt.com West Bend, Iowa — The Grotto of the Redemption in West Bend, Iowa is hosting its annual Blessing of the Bikes Saturday. The event kicks off at 1 P.M. and is open to the public; avid riders or even those who don’t ride at all are invited. Attendees can …

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“A” Great Time to Be Had at Humboldt County Historical Museum Saturday

By: Sam T. Jensen — samj@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Humboldt area residents will get the chance to view a piece of history this weekend when the Model A Club of Humboldt hosts the Hawkeye Model A Club of Cedar Rapids. From 9:45 A.M. to 12 P.M. Saturday, May 18th, at the Humboldt County Historical Museum …

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Ernst Recognizes Iowa Service Members, Veterans

By: Sam T. Jensen — samj@977thebolt.com Washington, D.C. — May is National Military Appreciation Month and U.S. Senator Jodi Ernst (R-IA) spoke on the Senate floor yesterday to recognize contributions of Iowa’s service members and veterans. Military Appreciation Month is “a time to recognize our military families who sacrifice so much and faithfully support our …

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Governor Reynolds Signs Bill to Legalize Hemp Production

By: Sam T. Jensen — samj@977thebolt.com Des Moines, Iowa — Industrial hemp production may soon be legal in the state of Iowa. Governor Kim Reynolds (R-IA) signed the bill this week but Iowa Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig says there is still work to be done. Naig says Iowa needs to “apply to the U.S. Department …

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Van Hits Vehicle at Humboldt Hy-Vee

By: Sam T. Jensen — samj@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — No injuries reported after a car was struck in the parking lot of Hy-Vee in Humboldt Wednesday morning. According to a report from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, a 2007 Lincoln MKX was legally parked at Hy-Vee when a white van struck the vehicle, then proceeded …

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Humboldt Police Department Encourage Drivers to Click It or Ticket

By: Sam T. Jensen — samj@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — With Memorial Day swiftly approaching, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging Iowans to buckle up this weekend as part of a “Click It or Ticket” campaign. The campaign will take place May 20th to June 2nd according to a press release issued by the Iowa …

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