Cedar County 911 system gets an upgrade

HARTINGTON  —  The Cedar County 911 system just got better. Cedar County now has a new dispatch system which uses digitized records to improve speed and accuracy. The new system was a necessary upgrade, said Cedar County Emergency Management Director Kevin Garvin. Garvin said his favorite new function is that at the dispatch desk the […]

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Tax relief on the horizon for Cedar County taxpayers

HARTINGTON — Tax relief will be visible on tax statements that will be in the mail to Cedar County property owners within a few weeks. Exemptions will show up on real property statements as well as personal property tax statements.   PERSONAL PROPERTY The Personal Property Tax Relief Act provides an exemption for the first $10,000 […]

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A Look Back – Fordyce Bank was robbed 95 years ago

Nov. 10, 1921 FORDYCE — Automobile bandits held up the Fordyce State Bank at the point of guns at about 10 o’clock this morning, robbing the institution of all cash and currency in the vaults, together with Liberty bonds and other valuable papers, totalling about $4,000. The bandits locked the employees in the vault and […]

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Father Keiter is returning to Cedar County

A Hartington native will be coming home soon to guide some area churches. Father Jim Keiter, son of Jake and Darlene Keiter, Hartington, will take over as pastor at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Fordyce, and St. Boniface Catholic Church, Menominee. St. John parishoners will get a chance to say goodbye to longtime priest […]

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Rain doesn’t dampen any spirits in Fordyce

FORDYCE — Rain dampened the ground, but couldn’t dampen the spirits of area residents during the Fordyce Centennial celebration here Saturday. Over 2,000 people turned out Saturday to see an hour-long parade featuring over 104 entries from across the region. The parade staging area behind the church and ball field stretched for nearly a mile. […]

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Fordyce Centennial celebration is Saturday

FORDYCE — The community of Fordyce will mark its centennial with a big celebration this weekend. The first event of the weekend will begin with a 5k fun run. The Pony Express will start at the Cedar County Courthouse in Hartington at 10 a.m., and head to Fordyce to end the parade in the middle […]

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Fordyce is preparing for big centennial event

FORDYCE – Members of Fordyce’s Centennial Committee gathered at the Fordyce Fire Hall during the Fireman’s Benefit last week to spread the word about the town’s centennial celebration. Fordyce, named after railroad dispatcher William B. Fordyce, celebrates its centennial June 8. More than 10 volunteers from the area are planning the event. “There is no […]

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Vermillion man admits to Fordyce bank robbery

SIOUX CITY, Iowa  —   A long unsolved case is finally being put to rest. Karlis Baisden, 24, Vermillion, S.D., who was awaiting sentencing for a botched bank robbery in Lawton, Iowa, pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to robbing the Cedar Security Bank, Fordyce. The Fordyce bank robbery took place Dec. 14, 2010. Court records […]

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Fordyce residents turn down sales tax

FORDYCE — An attempt to collect a local sales tax in the Village of Fordyce has been defeated by a narrow margin. The ballots have been counted: 40 “AGAINST” votes and 35 “FOR” votes in a special election that was held this month.

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