Archive for category: Fordyce

/ Oct 1, 2014 10:09 am

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 Fr. David Fulton Oct. 6…

Rain doesn’t dampen any spirits in Fordyce
/ Jun 12, 2013 6:00 pm

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. The parade then entertained people…

Fordyce Centennial celebration is Saturday
/ Jun 7, 2013 2:00 am

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 of Main Street about 1p.m.…

Fordyce is preparing for big centennial event
/ Jan 30, 2013 6:00 pm

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 President or Vice President on…

/ Jan 4, 2012 6:01 pm

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 show approximately $19,000 was stolen…

/ Nov 23, 2011 6:00 pm

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

/ Oct 19, 2011 5:58 pm

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 will resume one hour prior…

/ Sep 28, 2011 6:00 pm

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 be held Nov. 8, will…

Pinkelman believes in small town business
/ Aug 31, 2011 6:00 pm

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 back to a community that…

Big changes underway at Fordyce elevator
/ Aug 25, 2011 2:00 pm

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 grain bins as the business…