Assistant County Attorney signs on

New fiber network to be installed for Webster County

Bailey Cavanaugh

The newest assistant Webster County attorney was welcomed by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday.

Bailey Cavanaugh started work Monday.

Cavanaugh is originally from Gilmore City, and most recently worked for Fenchel, Doster, Buck & Ennen, in Algona. She graduated from the former Twin River Valley High School, then completed a year and a half at Iowa Central Community College and two years at Iowa State University in Ames. Her law degree was earned at Drake University in Des Moines.

“I knew I’d come back here,” Cavanaugh said. “My fiance’s from Callender originally, so I knew I’d come back here.”

She was ready to begin this type of work.

“I was doing a lot of transactional stuff in Algona, so I was a little bored,” Cavanaugh said. “I wanted to be in the courtroom and get that experience.”

Cavanaugh was hired last week, bringing the office up to the full staff of five attorneys.

She will fill the vacancy left by Assistant County Attorney Dustin Gomez, who left the office in May.

Network upgrades will enhance the workflow for Webster County employees.

The county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved installation of new fiber optic lines between the courthouse and Law Enforcement Center, and the courthouse and the bank building.

The county’s building at 723 First Ave. S. holds various departments as well as Northwest Bank, but is owned by the county.

Two bids were considered, with the supervisors approving the low bid of $13,740 from Bemrich Data-Communications, of Fort Dodge.

The other bid for $14,368.95 came from Electronic Engineering Co., also of Fort Dodge.

This will provide much faster network speeds for workers in both buildings, said IT Director Andy McGill.