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(9/27) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log


​Theft of a laptop reported in the 500 block of W.Stone.

​Sometime the previous night, Callers truck rear window was smashed. Damage estimated at $100.

​Sometime last night callers Van side windows were smashed. Damage estimated at $100.

A theft was reported in the 400 block of N.8th

(9/27) Mt. Pleasant School Bus Involved in Accident

A Mt. Pleasant School District bus, carrying 11 students was involved in an accident Monday morning. According to a Henry County Sheriff Department press release, the bus driven by 68 year old Mary Smith, of Mt. Pleasant, was crossing the southbound lanes of Highway 218 at 283rd street just after 7:30 and pulled into the path of a 2008 Chevrolet, driven by 53 year old Anne Menke of Donnelson.

(9/27) Trump To Stump In Ottumwa

GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump will make a campaign stop in Ottumwa Wednesday. He’s scheduled a stop at the Ottumwa Regional Airport at 2:30pm. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis at www.donaldjtrump.com. This is Trump’s second visit to Ottumwa. He held a campaign rally at the Bridge View Center in January.

*(9/26) Federal Emergency Management to Conduct Nationwide Test Wednesday

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System on all radio and television outlets across the country on Wednesday afternoon. The test will include KMCD and KKFD and is to ensure the government’s

*(9/26) FF Chamber to host Digital Marketing Workshop

The Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Digital Marketing Workshop Wednesday for members and prospective members. The workshop entitled “Effective Marketing in the Digital Age” . Patrick Combs, Director of Business Development

*(9/26) Pathfinders RC&D Select Anna Bruen at Executive Director

Pathfinders RC&D has announced that Anna Bruen has accepted a new role with the organization as Executive Director. Bruen has worked at Pathfinders since 2014, first as a Watershed Coordinator and then Environmental Planner. During her time at Pa

*(9/26) Tenco Appoints New Director

TENCO, the non-profit organization that serves nearly 300 people with disabilities in southeast Iowa has announced that Cheryl Plank, Chief Operating Officer at Vera French Community Mental Health Center in Davenport, Iowa has been named as new Executive

*(9/26) Jeff Co Board Approves Annex Plan

The Jefferson County Supervisors met in regular session this morning and approved a step increase in the salary of a County Secondary Road employee. Supervisors also heard from the developer of the  MUM North Campus Village Subdivision, discussion ce

(9/26) Area Hospitals Awarded Federal Funds

Sen. Chuck Grassley has announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $968,351 to health centers in Iowa to improve health care. According to Grassley “This funding will help these Iowa health care facilities impr

(9/26) Absentee Ballots Available Thursday

This year’s presidential election is quickly approaching with the election set to take place in just 42 days. Jefferson County residents who would like to cast a absentee ballot will be able to starting this Thursday. Ballots will be available at th

(9/26) Construction Worker Killed Thursday in Wapello Co

Wapello County Sheriff’s Department and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are investigating an accident that occurred around 2:45 Thursday afternoon at a home on 110th avenue in Wapello County. According to reports a construct

(9/26) Governor Branstad Waives Weight Limits for Harvest Season

Gov. Terry Branstad has signed a proclamation to allow the transportation of overweight loads of soybeans, corn, hay, straw, silage and stover. The proclamation took effect Tuesday and expires after 60 days. This proclamation is intended to allow vehicles

(9/23) American Legion Auxiliary #47 Hears From Local Girls State Representative

Members of the American Legion Post #47 Auxiliary met for their

first Fall meeting at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall in Fairifield

recently.  The meeting was opened by President Linda Hendnricks with

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, Auxiliary Preamble and a prayer.

     Anuja Pharasi, sponsored by the local American Legion Auxiliary,

was present

(9/23) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log


​Deborah Carruthers was arrested and charged with 5th degree theft

​Report of a theft at WalMart valued under $200

​Male subject left an old pair of shoes in a shoe box at WalMart and wore a new pair of shoes out of the store. Parties fled before Police arrived. Two subjects have been identified. Charges will be

(9/22) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log


Citizen Contact:
​Report of a woman sleeping upstairs at a location on Court Street. Advised that she had nowhere else to stay. Advised her to leave as the owners did not wish to press charges.

Citizen Contact:
​HyVee reported a disturbance by a customer. The customer was advised not to return.

Citizen Contact:
​Theft reported in the 700 block of S. 4th

(9/22) September Is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month promoting resources and awareness around the issues of suicide prevention, how you can help others and how to talk about suicide without increasing the risk of harm.

Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people and is often the result of

(9/21) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log


Report of an assault at Logli's

A report of a theft in the 600 block of W. Monroe

​Report of an assault at Open Space Studio

​Report of vandalism in the 100 block of West Madison

Nothing to report

(9/21) Salina Road Closed For Construction

Salina Road is closed for construction at its intersection with Pleasant Plain Road.  A detour is marked.  The detour proceeds southwest along Pleasant Plain Road, from Salina Road to Walton Road; then proceeds east along Walton Road/200th Street to Nutmeg Avenue; then proceeds north along Nutmeg Avenue to Salina Road.  The closure is

(9/20) USDA Awards Pence Elementary Grant For Fresh Fruits and Vegetable Program

Pence Elementary School has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service to help fund the “Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.”  20 weeks providing students with tasty, healthy, nutritious snacks to get them through the afternoon. Fairfield Community School District Food Service Director Stephanie Hawkins

(9/13) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log



Citizen Contact:

Located a student that walked away from Lincoln Elementary School.


Citizen Contact:

Caller advising she wanted an officer to respond to a subject in regard to suspicious activity. Subject was using the WiFi. Advised subject to move along.


Citizen Contact:

Report of a theft in the 500 block of N. 4th

(8/31) Fall Brush Pickup

Starting October 3, 2016 at 7:00 AM
·        All brush (burnable/chippable) should be put in a neat
pile adjacent to the street (curbside).
·        Brush pick-up is for residential use only, we will not pick

(8/8) Jefferson County Secondary Road Department

The Jefferson County Secondary Road Department has announced the closure of Osage Avenue, from the east end of Hwy 34 business loop to Glasgow Rd. (Home Owners Only. Road is closed to all other traffic) from now until December 15, 2016, for paving.