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Boys Basketball: Late Rally Not Enough as Humboldt Drops 5th Straigtht

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt Wildcat boys’ basketball team (5-6) rallied late, but Calvin Carlson’s game-tying three-pointer came up short at the buzzer as Webster City narrowly escaped with a 57-54 victory over Humboldt. The Lynx took a 9-point lead into recess, but Humboldt used a 15-9 third quarter run to cut …

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Girls Basketball: McKinney’s 40 Sink Humboldt, Remain Winless in NCC

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Otherworldly. That’s probably the only phrase that would be best used to describe the game Webster City junior Taylor McKinney had Friday night. McKinney poured in 40 points leading the Lynx to an easy 71-39 win over Humboldt. McKinney hit 15-of-22 shots and buried 5-of-9 3-pointers, all while going …

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Goedken Sees 3% Increase in Salary

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Closing in on his third complete year as Humboldt’s City Administrator, Travis Goedken will receive a 3% wage increase. Goedken met with the remainder of Humboldt’s City Council last Monday in closed session to discuss the personnel matter. Goedken has spearheaded many innovative projects in the city in his …

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Wildcat Wrestling Earns Third Place Finish at Osage Duals

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Chad Beaman’s Humboldt Wildcat wrestling team just keeps on keeping on. The Wildcats placed third overall this weekend at the talented Osage Duals, going 3-2 on Saturday. Humboldt’s wins were over Clear Lake (41-28), Dike-New Hartford (57-24), and Independence (42-35). Their losses were to Osage (47-31) and  southern Minnesota powerhouse Kasson-Mantorville …

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Supervisors Consider Region V Hazmat Truck, Costs

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors discussed an increase in dues for Region V Hazmat in order to purchase a new Hazmat Truck. The truck’s price point, as board chair Dave Lee mentioned, is over 700,000. Region V is made up nine different area counties. The counties were presented the truck …

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LIHEAP Program Still On-Going at UDMO Office

Humboldt, Iowa — The Upper Des Moines Opportunity and Outreach program tells KHBT that the Low Income Energy Assistance Program is still on-going and those with concerns should apply at the UDMO office. The Low-Income Home Energy assistance Program has been established to help low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary …

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Wrestling: Red-Hot Humboldt Returns to Mats Tonight

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Chad Beaman’s Humboldt Wildcat wrestling team will be back in action tonight as they travel to Webster City for a varsity North Central Conference triangular. Wrestling will get underway at 6:00 p.m. with JV, with varsity to follow. It being a triangular tonight, here’s the schedule for proceedings: 1st …

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Boys Basketball: Carlson’s 17 Not Enough as Cats Drop 4th in a Row

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Lake City, Iowa — The Humboldt boys’ basketball team gave up 27 first quarter points, trailed by 14 at the break and never recovered, falling 67-49 in a non-conference tilt Tuesday at South Central Calhoun. Calvin Carlson had 17 points in the loss, connecting on five of his ten three point …

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Girls Basketball: Wildcats Drop Third Straight to SSC

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt Wildcat girls’ basketball team (3-9) dropped their third straight game, and sixth of their seven, Tuesday night 65-42 at South Central Calhoun. The top-ranked Titans, undefeated on the year, used a 28-7 3rd quarter run to pull away from Humboldt. Humboldt did keep it close for the …

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City to Bid Out Airport Fencing Project Again

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt City Council will once again attempt to bid out a project that would construct fencing and a gate at the Humboldt Municipal Airport. The council announced their intentions at their meeting on Monday evening. According to city administrator Travis Goedken, the city attempted to bid the project …

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