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Humboldt Supervisors Hear Update from ISU Extension Office

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors met with Jerry Chizek and company, representing the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Office, at their meeting on Monday. Chizek gave the board an update on the past calendar year’s activities and the impact they made on the community. Here are …

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Indoor Track and Field: Wildcats Host Quadrangular Tonight

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — For the first time this indoor season, both the Humboldt Wildcat boys’ and girls’ track teams will participate indoors together at the Humboldt Rec Center. Last week, both teams held individual invites indoors at sparkling facility. Tonight, Humboldt will welcome in Southeast Valley, Forest City and Spencer. Events will …

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New Chicken Manure Processing Facility Coming to Wright County

KHBT — Plans for a new agri-business facility have been announced in north-central Iowa. Cindy Litwiller is the Wright County Economic Development Director and says a company called “ReNewtrient One” plans to build a $25 million plant 10 miles southeast of Clarion. “Their plan is to take raw poultry litter, or chicken manure, and convert it …

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Humboldt Education Association Proposes 2.15% Increase

Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt Community School District Board of Education and the Humboldt Education Association met this Monday for a special session regarding salary proposals for the upcoming school year. Mr. Greg Wickett introduced the Humboldt Education Association’s negotiation proposal of 2.15% increase in base salary with language attached to their proposal. The Humboldt …

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Humboldt Community School District Discusses Sick Student Information

KHBT — The Humboldt Community School District issued an official statement via Facebook yesterday, detailing their student sickness policies. It was stated in the policy that there has been a high number of student illnesses this week. Here is the policies as presented yesterday: Keep your child home from school when they experience: 1) Vomiting …

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Iowa Land Values Down in 2019

KHBT — The land values survey released this week by the Iowa Chapter of the Realtors Land Institute shows a one-percent reduction in the average cropland values in the state. Spokesman Kyle Hansen says the change in value depends on which part of the state you are in. “We range anywhere form a 2.8% percent reduction …

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Green Mile a Success for HCMH

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt County Memorial Hospital would like to thank our 161 participants who attended and our sponsors who supported this amazing fundraising event! On Sunday the Humboldt County Memorial Hospital raised $1,775 for the Humboldt Rec Center to go towards the purchase of a New NuStep. The hospital is  grateful …

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Humboldt County Democrats to Hold Odd-Year Caucus

Humboldt, Iowa — Humboldt County Democrats will hold their “odd-year” caucus on Thursday, March 21 at Pasquale’s Pizza, 607 13th St North, Humboldt. Dutch treat supper begins at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7 p.m. The purpose of the odd-year caucus is meet local Democrats, nominate committee persons to fill precinct vacancies, discuss …

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Humboldt County Residents Have Until April 29th for Disaster Proclamation Submittals

KHBT — Last week Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds issued a Disaster Proclamation for 21 Iowa counties including Humboldt County. This proclamation not only makes state resources and mutual aid available to local government entities, it also activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program and the Disaster Case Management Program. The Individual Assistance Grant Program provides grants …

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Hawkeyes Earn At-Large Bid

KHBT —The University of Iowa men’s basketball team received an at-large berth to the 2019 Men’s Basketball Tournament, its 26th appearance in the tournament, including its fourth under head coach Fran McCaffery. Iowa (22-11) received a No. 10 seed and will play seventh-seeded Cincinnati (28-6) on Friday in Columbus, Ohio. The Hawkeyes and Cincinnati have …

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