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Wildcat Girls Basketball Opens 2018-19 Tonight

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com  Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt Wildcat girls’ basketball team will open up their 2018-19 season as they play host to Pocahontas Area tonight at Humboldt High School. The Wildcats are coming off a season that saw them go 5-16, losing in the first round of the playoffs to Algona. These two teams …

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Lions Club Radio Auction Tonight on the Bolt

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Listen to 97.7 The Bolt for the Lions Club 36th annual radio auction Tuesday, November 20th from 7 to 10pm. Listeners can bid on 123 great items from area merchants. You can check out a complete listing of the auction items on the this website. Per the official Lion’s Club …

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“Mixed Reviews” on Opening Day of Pilot Program, City Says

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — You might have noticed some wholesale changes downtown yesterday. If you did, well that means you were paying attention. Yesterday was the first day of the city of Humboldt’s pilot program, which was proposed by ISG in an effort to create a more pedestrian friendly downtown atmosphere. The …

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Clark Embraces “Triton Revival” as Iowa Central’s Long Snapper

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Fort Dodge, Iowa — No one really knew what Humboldt graduate Devon Clark’s football playing future looked like following a stellar four-year career in the blue and gold. Clark, a wide receiver/tight end hybrid in high school, probably wasn’t big enough to play tight end at the next level nor fast enough …

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Orr Continues Strong Season with 3rd Place Finish in Rising Stars Race

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Humboldt’s Quinton Orr became a star in the state running landscape, now the terrific sophomore may be making a splash in the region as well. Orr placed third overall in the Nike Cross Country Regional Rising Stars race in Sioux Falls this past weekend. Orr ran 16:25 to finish …

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Wildcat Girls Basketball Scrimmages Tonight

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Rodd Mooney and the Humboldt Wildcat girls’ basketball team will formally open up their 2018-19 season this evening as they will take part in the annual Iowa Central Triton jamboree scrimmage this evening. The eight-team jamboree will begin at 5:30 p.m. with Algona squaring off with Pocahontas Area. Humboldt …

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Crop Progress Report Shows More Good News for Area Farmers

(KHBT) — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. As temperatures dipped below normal across much of the State, Iowa farmers managed to find 4.0 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending November 11, 2018, according to the USDA, …

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School Board Odds and Ends

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt Community School Board held a work session this Monday and reviewed several board policies. The policies included: Student Promotion-Retention-Acceleration, Graduation Requirements, Technology and Data Security, Security Requirements of Third-Party Vendors Regulation, Community Use of School Facilities, The Use and Care of School Property, City Recreation Use of School …

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Dakota City Trestle Intact After Semi Scrapes It

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Dakota City, Iowa — A Nebraska man was cited following a Monday accident where the Dakota City trail trestle was scraped with a semi. According to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and Deputy Tim Fisher, 24-year old Adam Moore of Elm Creek, Nebraska was driving a semi for Stengel Trucking when he …

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Iowa High School Football Championship Schedule

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com (KHBT) — Tomorrow marks the opening of the Iowa High School Football Championships, and there are some very compelling match-ups. Below is the schedule. All games are played at the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls. Tickets are $10. Thursday, November 15 Eight-Player Final 10:00—Rockford (11-1) vs. New London (11-1) Class A Final …

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