Category Archive: Featured

Oct 23

Des Moines Charged after Distributing Meth in Area in 2017

(From the U.S. States Attorney’s Office) A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine while possessing firearms was sentenced October 22, 2018, to 15 years in federal prison. Eric Humphrey, 33, from Des Moines, Iowa, received the prison term after a February 21, 2018, guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute …

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Oct 23

Playoff Volleyball Returns Tonight, Humboldt to Host Roland-Story

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt Wildcat volleyball team, 29-4 on the season, will return to the hardwood for tonight’s Class 3A Region 3 playoff matchup, playing host to Roland-Story. Both Humboldt and Roland-Story are coming off sweep victories in the quarterfinal round, Humboldt’s over Greene County and Roland-Story’s over Southeast Valley. The …

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Oct 22

Wildcat Football Ends with Bang, 45-0 Over Perry

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The state might ever know it, but here, in Humboldt, one of the state’s best 4-5 team resides. They showcased their strengths in last Friday’s dominating, wire-to-wire win over Perry, 45-0. While Humboldt will watch as their peers play in this Friday’s quarterfinal playoffs, Humboldt has plenty to build …

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Oct 19

Orr, Kunert Qualify, As Does Team for Boys XC

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Spencer, Iowa — Talented sophomore runner Quinton Orr is headed back to the State XC meet, this time around he’ll be joined by Joseph Kunert, too. Kunert finished 8th in Spencer to auto-qualify for the state meet for the first time. Orr finished 1st overall, running 16:29. Kunert ran 17:11. Algona’s Trey …

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Oct 18

Wildcat Cross Country Looks to Punch Ticket(s) to State Tonight

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Spencer, Iowa — The Humboldt Wildcat boys and girls cross country teams will both be in action this evening as their athletes look to punch tickets to the State Cross Country meet in Fort Dodge. Humboldt will be competing in the 3A District at Spencer. The meet will be held at Spencer …

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Oct 18

Wildcat Volleyball Advances to Region Semi-Final

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — For the third time in as many seasons, the Humboldt Wildcat volleyball team (29-4) are heading to the Class 3A Region 3 semi-final, following a sweep victory over Greene County last night. The Wildcats convincingly took game one 25-9, then cruised to 25-17 and 25-10 victories in games two …

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Oct 17

Less Than a Day for Suitable Field Work Last Week, USDA Says

USDA Crop Report (KHBT) — Rain and early snow showers limited Iowa farmers to just 0.8 day suitable for fieldwork during the week ending October 14, 2018, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. The cool wet weather kept farmers mostly out of the fields and as a result they were only able to harvest …

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Oct 17

No Injuries in Humboldt Two-Car Accident

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — No injuries were reported as a result of a two-vehicle accident that occurred last Friday, the Humboldt Police Department reports. The accident took place last Friday afternoon near 5th Avenue North and 12th Street North. According to the report, 19-year old Makayla Lange of Dakota City was struck in …

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Oct 17

Playoff Volleyball Begins Tonight!

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The 28-4 and North Central Conference champion #12 ranked Humboldt Wildcat volleyball team will be in action this evening opening up the Class 3A Region 3 playoffs in a quarterfinal match-up with Greene County. Greene County enters proceedings tonight losers of six of their last seven matches, with each …

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Oct 16

Brush Pick-Up Week This Week

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — This week marks the beginning of brush pick-up week by the City of Humboldt.. All brush must be place curbside before the morning pick up. No hazardous material will be taken. For more information, you can contact Humboldt City Hall at 515-332-3435.  

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