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Humboldt Police Officer Resigns Amid Domestic Abuse Allegations

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt,  Iowa — A Humboldt Police Officer has resigned from his position following allegations of domestic abuse, city officials have learned. Officer Brad Thiele has resigned after being on paid administrative leave since the 16th of March, when the allegations first surfaced. The investigation is now being handled by the Iowa …

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Boys Soccer: Gutierrez Too Much, Powers Greene County to 8-3 Win Over Humboldt

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Greene County (1-0) got five goals from junior forward Junior Gutierrez as the Rams defeated Humboldt in the opening match of the 2019 season for both sides. Gutierrez scored two early first-half goals before Humboldt senior Lucas Volf shook loose and cut into the Rams lead to make things …

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Wildcat Boys Track Soar in Eagle Grove

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — Winning eight events, the Humboldt Wildcat boys’ track and field team, led by veteran head coach Greg Wickett, claimed first-place honors in Eagle Grove yesterday at the Umstead Relays. Jamison Heinz and Matt Miller went 1st and 2nd in the long jump, while Owen Terwilliger went 51-5 in the …

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Toughening Animal Cruelty Laws in Consideration in Iowa Legislature

KHBT — A bill that would increase penalties against those found guilty of mistreating companion animals in Iowa has unanimously cleared the House and is now under review in the Iowa Senate. Tom Colvin, CEO of the Animal Rescue League of Iowa, today said the bill will help county officials who have to prosecute these cases. …

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One Cited in Sunday Accident, HCSD Says

KHBT — One person has been charged following a Sunday roll-over accident, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department reports. The accident took place Sunday near Iowa State Highway 3 and 220th Street in Humboldt County. According to law enforcement, the driver, 37-year-old Mary Jane Saathoff was eastbound on Highway 3, just west of Hawaii Avenue when she …

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Burn, Junk, Brush Dates Set for Humboldt

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt City Council has set the spring burn date. The council decided on setting open landscape waste burning for the city on Saturday April 14th. Approximately two weeks later, during the week of April 30th, the council set junk pick-up. The week after junk pick-up will be brush …

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Spring Planting Delays Top Concern for Iowa Farmers

KHBT — With spring flood damage approaching three-billion dollars in Iowa and Nebraska combined, concerns are growing that waterways will again rise beyond their banks with even moderate rainshowers. Iowa State University Extension agronomist Joel DeJong says the soil remains saturated across much of the state and spring planting will certainly be delayed for many …

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Basketball Camps Coming to Humboldt Rec Center

KHBT — Registration is now  open for the Hayden Basketball Academy as well as the Breakthrough Basketball Camp, both of which will be coming to the Humboldt Rec Center, their newsletter announced. The Hayden Basketball Academy will be a 6-week program for 5th -8th boys and girls to develop and advance their skills. This Academy will …

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HCSD Teaming with Public Health for Public Health Week Coloring Contest

KHBT — April 1st through 5th is Public Health Week, and as part of our celebration, Humboldt County Public Health is holding a coloring contest for Preschool thru 2nd graders. There are the 3 coloring pages kids can choose from, color and return to their school by Thursday, April 4th. Public Health will judge the entries and select …

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Krecklow Tabbed as Zoning Administrator

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Dakota City, Iowa — The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors approve the hiring of Randy Krecklow as the as the Zoning Administrator at the rate of $25.00/hour with mileage to be paid at the current approved county mileage rate. A future work session will be held to discuss the position. Krecklow was …

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