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Busse Looks to Seize History, Become Humboldt’s First Champion Since 2008

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Des Moines, Iowa — On the precipice of crystallizing himself among Humboldt’s all-time greats,  Joey Busse has one thing on his mind. Gold. Just look at the Wall of Fame at Humboldt High School and some of the names that Busse could join by claiming an individual state title: Jeff Dreyer, Kevin …

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Food Drive Fills Ambulance and More

By: Sam T. Jensen — samj@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt County Memorial Hospital staff released the results of the 7th Annual Warm the Heart Food Drive Thursday. The event, which helped raise money and food for the Humboldt County Food Pantry, was held Wednesday where donations were accepted from 7AM to 4PM. Many local businesses …

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Boys Basketball: Humboldt Sees Carroll Game Cancelled Again

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Another batch of winter weather has impacted the Humboldt Wildcat boys’ basketball team as, for the second time in as many days, their scheduled game with Carroll will not go on as planned. Humboldt now has just one game remaining of their regular season, a Thursday tilt with the …

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Prestage Aiming for March Open

KHBT (Radio Iowa) — The massive 240-million dollar Prestage Farms pork processing plant is aiming for a March open. The plant, in nearby Eagle Grove, has been in the planning and construction stage for nearly three years. The tentative open date, per CEO Ron Prestage is March 4th. Staffing is currently on-going, and is expected to …

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City to Host Downtown Revitlization Meeting Wednesday

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The City of Humboldt will be hosting  a set of downtown revitalization meetings this Wednesday (tomorrow) at the Senior City per city administrator Travis Goedken. The first meeting will run from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is meant for businesses and property owners adjacent to the proposed project. …

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Humota Theater Seats Go Like Wildfire!

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humota Movie Group allowed residents to take a piece of history with them this weekend and the seats went like wildfire. The movie theater received an anonymous donation of 350 new seats and saw their old ones get sapped up by eager residents in a matter of hours. …

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Wrestling: Wildcats Push Four to State

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Clear Lake, Iowa — The Humboldt Wildcat wrestling team will send four members of their team to the 2019 IHSAA State Wrestling Tournament beginning this Thursday at the Wells Fargo Arena. Humboldt will see Cole Nelson (106), Joey Busse (145), Joel Osborn (195) and Justin Jones (285) compete after this Saturday’s district …

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Girls Basketball: Wildcats Fall in First Round Game

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Story City, Iowa — The #11 (3A) Roland-Story Norsemen girls’ basketball team pulled away in the third quarter to help vault them over the Humboldt Wildcats in Saturday’s first round playoff game. The Wildcats (4-17) kept it close for one quarter, trailing only 9-8 after one quarter. But two late second quarter …

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District Wrestling: Eight Wildcats Vie for State Berth

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Clear Lake, Iowa — The Humboldt Wildcat wrestling team, despite their loss at Regional Duals Tuesday, still have a huge opportunity before them Saturday at the IHSAA 2A District 3 wrestling tournament. Here’s a breakdown of each weight class for Humboldt and the tournament on Saturday. 106: Jacob Mielke, Poky, (36-2) vs. Brock …

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Boys Basketball: No Game Tonight versus Algona, Makeup TBD

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — For the second time now, administrators  from Humboldt and Algona will have to find common ground on a date to play Humboldt vs. Algona boys’ basketball. Winter weather has knocked out the date again tonight, with Kossuth County undergoing a Blizzard Warning beginning at noon. Administrators indicated that this …

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