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Wrestling: North Central Conference Opener Today

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt Wildcat wrestling team will open up North Central Conference play this evening as they travel to Iowa Falls-Alden for a triangular. Humboldt is coming off a 3-0 day at home on Tuesday, sweeping South Central Calhoun, Ridge View and East Sac County. Wrestling will get underway at …

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Humboldt City Council Approves Replacement of Hydrants

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt City Council approved the replacement of several area water valves and fire hydrants at their meeting Monday afternoon. The council awarded the contract and totaled the bid price, as well. Denver Underground, of Denver, Iowa was awarded the contract. Denver Underground has worked on several projects with …

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Wrestling: Wildcats Eviscerate Competition in Non-Con Quadrangular

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Pin. Pin. Another Pin. Wait, more pins. That was the scene yesterday at Humboldt High School, as the Wildcat wrestling team cruised to three straight blowout victories over South Central Calhoun, Ridge View and East Sac. The Wildcats dominated to the tune of 78-3 over Ridge View, 54-24 …

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Eagle Grove Has Gas Leak Scare Yesterday

(From Eagle Grove City Hall) Eagle Grove, Iowa — Eagle Grove emergency crews were called to the area of North Hewitt and NW First Street shortly before 1:00 PM today after a fencing crew struck a gas line. Crews from MidAmerican Energy responded to the area and were able to stop the leak about 3:45PM. Residents in the area near the …

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Badger Women Pleads Guilty in Vehicular Homicide Case

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Dakota City — A Badger women could be looking at upwards of 25 years in prison following a guilty plea in Humboldt County Court, Monday. Trisha Dawn Luthro, 41, of Badger plead guilty to homicide by vehicle following a September 2017 crash that took the life of a 12-year-old Humboldt County boy. …

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Wrestling Back in Action This Evening in Non-Con Quad

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt Wildcat wrestling team will be back on their home mats this evening as they host a non-conference quadrangular. JV will wrestle first in each round before varsity. The schedule tonight is as follows: Rd. 1: Humboldt vs. Ridge View;  South Central Calhoun vs. East Sac County Rd. …

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Basketball: Wildcats Fall to High Octane Ogden

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt Wildcat basketball team dropped to 1-1 last night, following a 67-48 non-conference loss to Ogden. The Bulldogs, now 3-1, jumped out a 21-8 lead at the end of one quarter and never looked back. While they did win by 19, the Wildcats did hold Ogden well under …

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Highway 3 Bridge Expected to Open Soon, Barring Setbacks

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Dakota City, Iowa — The Highway 3 Bridge east of Humboldt is still expected to open tomorrow, barring any setbacks, Humboldt County Engineer Ben Loots and the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors discussed yesterday. Last week Loots said he expected the bridge to open around this time, as well. The bridge has …

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Humboldt Dance Team Shows Well at State

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt Wildcat drill team, led by head coach Nicole Fusco, showed well during their trip to the 2018 Iowa State Dance and Drill Team Association Championships. The Wildcats placed 3rd in Class X Pom, totaling 257 points. Keokuk earned a first place in Pom Class X with 269 …

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Short Supervisors Meeting Expected Today

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Dakota City, Iowa  — The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors should have a relatively swift meeting this morning with just a handful of agenda items scheduled. The board will meet with Humboldt County Development Association Director Alissa O’Connor this morning for their annual funding request. Following that, county engineer Ben Loots …

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