-Messenger photo by Hans MadsenQueen Ochola, of Maple Grove, Minnesota, stops to chat with U.S. Army recruiter Sgt. Brandon Bybee during the Iowa Central Career Fair at Iowa Central Community College Friday. Ochola was curious about nursing opportunities in the military. The machine on his table is used to make the metal identification tags known as “Dog Tags.” -Messenger photo by Hans MadsenDetective Jesse Valdez, with the Johnson County, Kansas, Sheriff's Department, chats with Iowa Central Community College first-year nursing student Chambre Luppes, of Webster City, about how her nursing career could mesh with a career serving in law enforcement during the Iowa Central Career Day. For Iowa Central Community College students visiting with the dozens of companies represented at the Iowa Central Career Fair Friday, there was plenty of good news. For graduates of the criminal justice program, Detective Jesse Valdez, with the Johnson County, Kansas, Sheriff’s Department, had some good news. “We are down 60 people,” he said. “We’re actively recruiting in the state of Iowa and the Midwest.” He said they would like their department back up to its full 500 member roll call.
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