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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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Jacobson, Thompson, Lange Highlight All-NCC Softball Team

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Following a season that saw them win their third straight North Central Conference title, the Humboldt Wildcat softball team was well represented on the All-NCC team announced on Tuesday. The Wildcats had three unanimous first team selections — all sophomores — : Ellie Jacobson, Carlie Thompson and Mady Lange. …

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One Uninjured in Wednesday Crash

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department says one person was uninjured in a Wednesday morning accident. Deputy Sheriff Dean Kruger says 18-year-old Brandon Taylor of Pocahontas was charged with Failure to Provide Financial Liability. The report indicates that the accident took place near P29 and Florida Avenue. Taylor claimed he …

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Supervisor Dave Lee Appreciative of “Patriotism” and Helpfulness of Flag Volunteers

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — On Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and Labor Day, the city of Humboldt is decorated with over 100 American flags. Humboldt County Supervisor Dave Lee is one of the main organizers of the tradition, and without the gobs of help he’s received over the last two holidays, things …

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City Tweaks Social Media Policy

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Following what he described as negligence in the comments section, Humboldt City Administrator Travis Goedken and the rest of the Humboldt City Council are seeking to remove the ability to comment on city Facebook posts. Earlier this year, there was some threatening remarks after the city had to back …

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Humboldt Baseball Falls to Storm Lake, Win Streak Stopped at Seven

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Storm Lake, Iowa — The Humboldt Wildcat baseball team finished their regular season 7-1, but saw their win streak come to a close last night at Storm Lake, 8-7. Humboldt jumped out to a 7-3 lead, thanks in part to a six-run 4th inning. The Tornadoes, however, would score the games final …

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Humboldt Man Pronounced Dead Following Monday Car Accident

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com (KHBT) — One person is dead and another is seriously injured following a late Monday evening car accident near Badger, law enforcement officials say. The Iowa State Patrol says David Fliehe of Humboldt was pronounced dead on the scene, when authorities arrived on County Road C56. The accident occured around 11:45 p.m., …

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