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Wildcat Softball Readies for Albia, Friday

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Following their 9-1 loss to the hands of Davenport Assumption yesterday, the Humboldt Wildcat softball team will still have the opportunity to end the state tournament on a winning note. Humboldt will take part in the consolation championship game, Friday afternoon at Harlan Rogers Park against the Lady Dees …

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Loots or Loats? Don’t Ask the Engineer Himself

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Humboldt County Engineer Ben Loots is off to terrific start as the lead engineer, taking over for his former boss, Paul Jacobson. But, one thing that may have got lost on his first tenure as the lead man is the pronunciation of his last name. The supervisors meeting …

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Humboldt City Council Approves Video Surveillance Equipment at New Rec Center

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt City Council approved the purchase of video surveillance equipment for the new Humboldt Recreation Center, at their meeting on Monday. The equipment was purchased from Baker Group, located out of Ankeny, Iowa. The Avigilon Video System purchased coincides with the surveillance equipment used by the Humboldt Community …

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Mobile Food Pantry Helps Out Humboldt County

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Last week’s Food Bank of Iowa Mobile Food Pantry was yet another success for Humboldt County residents. According to supervisor chairman Bruce Reimers, who serves on the ministerial association, 115 families were served by the food bank last week. This is the second time in three months the Food …

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City of Humboldt to Host Movie Theater Meeting Tonight

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The City of Humboldt will be hosting a community meeting regarding the future of the Humota Movie Theater in downtown Humboldt this evening. The meeting is set to begin at 6:00 p.m. at Humboldt City Hall. Of course the meeting comes on the heels of the City of …

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Boone Ends Humboldt’s Magical Run, Wildcats finish 19-15

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Boone, Iowa — Make no bones about it, the Humboldt Wildcat baseball team — yeah, they weren’t supposed to be here. Boone sure as heck didn’t expect it. Neither did the parents of some of the players donned in blue and gold, Wednesday night. Even me, with my Wildcat tinted …

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One Cited in Tuesday Accident

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — One person was injured and cited following a Tuesday accident in Humboldt County, according to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Cory Lampe says 34-year-old Jesse Whitehill of Fort Dodge was driving eastbound on Highway 3 near Penn Avenue when the accident occurred. The report indicates that Edward Smith, …

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Lyin’ Eyes Eagles Tribute Band Ready to Rock Stage at Veteran’s Concert Saturday

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The 3rd Veteran’s Appreciation Concert promises to be a big one, and Lyin’ Eyes — an Eagles tribute band is ready to rock the stage. The group will perform from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Lower Joe Sheldon Park, Saturday night. KHBT News caught up with some of the …

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Hello, Old Friend: Baseball Tangos with Boone for Trip to State (Again)

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Webster City, Iowa — It’s almost unthinkable, is it not? Three weeks ago, as Jason Thurm said at the baseball banquet Sunday night, “we’re just trying to see how we can get back to .500.” Fast forward to today, and the Humboldt Wildcat baseball team is playing for a chance to go …

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One in the Wagon, Two Lagging for Humboldt Softball

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Fort Dodge, Iowa — It’s always been a day-by-day approach for Wildcat softball head coach Doug Van Pelt. You shouldn’t expect things to change just because it’s the state tournament, should you? For Humboldt, they checked off goal number one for day number one of the Iowa High School State Softball tournament: …

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