Obituary – Cletus L. Koch

FORDYCE — Cletus L. Koch, 88, Fordyce, died Oct. 16, 2011, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, S.D. Visitation will be 1-5 p.m., Oct. 19, with a rosary at 2 p.m., at Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington. There will be a vigil service at 7 p.m., Wednesday, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Fordyce. Visitation […]

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Fordyce seeks approval of sales tax proposal

FORDYCE — Fordyce could be the next town in Cedar County to collect a local sales tax. Village board members passed a resolution calling for a special election which will allow the registered voters in Fordyce to have the final say on whether a local sales tax should be used. The special election, which will […]

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Pinkelman believes in small town business

HARTINGTON  —  John Pinkelman left Cedar County in 1992, but not until after making a promise to a neighbor to return. After a seven-year absence he not only fulfilled his promise of returning to the county…he brought a business with him. “Before I left the county I made a promise to come back and give […]

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Big changes underway at Fordyce elevator

HARTINGTON — Fordyce Co-op Lumber and Supply is in the process of renovating and tearing down a part of town present since Fordyce was incorporated in 1913 … its grain elevators. The elevators were constructed between 1907 and 1913. The elevators started as separate entities, but were eventually put together to make room for more […]

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Area schools show an enrollment decline

HARTINGTON — All but one Cedar County school system showed enrollment declines when students returned to classes last week. Combined enrollment figures for 2011-12 in all of the schools across Cedar County are down 65 students from last year.

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Three County Post Offices targeted for closure

HARTINGTON — Three Cedar County Post Offices could be closed under the latest cost-cutting plan submitted by the U.S. Postal Service. Post Offices in Belden, Magnet and St. Helena have all made the list. Victor Paltz, chairman of the St. Helena Village Board, is unsure of the status of the St. Helena Post Office at […]

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Obituary – Charles J. Schulte

FORDYCE — Charles J. Schulte, 74, Fordyce, died July 30, 2011, at Avera McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, S.D. Visitation and a Vigil Service were held Aug. 2 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Fordyce, and will begin one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the church. Mass of Christian Burial will be Aug. […]

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