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High Participation Makes Founders Golf Outing a Success

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Humboldt, IA — Back on June 14th the Founders Golf Outing took place at Humboldt Country Club where 32 teams got out and competed for a cause which benefited the Humboldt County Memorial Hospital. Participation was up among sponsors to go along with the teams as there were 26 business …

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Cowboy Church to Benefit North Central AfterCare

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Humboldt, IA — North Central AfterCare has announced that the Cowboy Church worship service at Faith United Methodist Church in Humboldt will be taking offerings from their Friday night service to raise funds for their prison re-entry group. North Central AfterCare is a local organization that helps integrate those recently …

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Unemployment Rate Remains Unchanged For Iowa in May

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Humboldt, IA — The Iowa unemployment rate remained the same as it has for the past 11 months at 2.4%. May reported around 41,000 Iowans being unemployed which was an uptick from April. However, the number is countered with the fact that Iowa has had over 31,000 people enter the workforce …

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Ward 3 Council Member Stands By Nay Vote

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Humboldt, IA — Joel Goodell stood alone in voting nay in the decision to approve the downtown construction in Humboldt. However, Goodell was in good spirits when spoken to about the situation. He believes he was voicing concerns of some Humboldt citizens that weren’t totally on board with the project …

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Fireworks Are Back But So Are Burns

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Humboldt, IA — With 4th of July on the horizon, fireworks will be shooting off over the skies once again. However, this means burns and fire hazards for everyday citizens. Healthcare professionals all over the US brace for an influx of patients making their way to the emergency rooms during …

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Downtown Humboldt Renovations Approved

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Humboldt, IA — A special city council meeting was called to order on Tuesday night to discuss the downtown project that is getting the finishing touches before finally breaking ground. A loan agreement not to exceed 1.7 million on the project was unanimously approved to lead off the meeting. The …

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Ottosen Woman Involved In Wreck In Humboldt

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Humboldt, IA — Caitlyn Blocker, 27, of Humboldt’s 2008 Toyota Avalon collided with Ciara Bennum, 18, of Ottosen at the intersection of 3rd Ave. S and 5th St. S. in Humboldt around 7pm last Thursday. Blocker was southbound on 5th St. S when Bennum pulled out into the intersection. Bennum …

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Governor Reynolds Revamping Staff

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Des Moines, IA — Governor Kim Reynolds has made waves in the news this week as she has done some overhaul to her staff. Earlier in the year she appointed new state administrators along with a new director of the Iowa Department of Corrections earlier this month. To add to …

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Two Dakota City Residents Involved In Wreck

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Dakota City, IA — Matthew Rodenberg, 44, of Dakota City was involved in a two car wreck on Highway 169 at the intersection of 13th and 6th street north around five in the evening on Sunday. Rodenberg’s pickup truck hit Judith Breeden, 74, of Dakota City’s 2000 Mazda van in …

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New “This Is Iowa” Campaign Launches

By: Jacob Sexton — jacobs@977thebolt.com Des Moines, IA — Iowans will start to see ads’ campaigning their state as Debi Durham is leading a charge with the economic development department to try to bring more people to Iowa. The title of the campaign is “This is Iowa” and already has a clever YouTube video posted …

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