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(4/29) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log



Brady Sheets was arrested on outstanding warrants.


Jolie DeRouen was arrested for probation violation.


Sean Smith was arrested for probation violation.


Autumn Bolser was arrested and charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct.

Jail requested assistance with Autumn Bolser being hostile and destroying things in her

(4/29) Fairfield Water & Sewer Utilities Committee

The Fairfield City Council

Water & Sewer Utilities Committee

Will meet Monday, May 2, 2016

At 5:30 PM in the City Hall Council Chambers



Items to be discussed:



·     Sewer Reduction Request

-     200 N 28th St  -  Leisure

(4/29) Fairfield Economic Development Committee

Fairfield City Council

Economic Development Committee

City Hall, 118 S Main Street

Will meet on Monday, May 2, 2016

At 4:00 PM



Items to be discussed:



·     Infrastructure Discussion for a Potential 28 Unit Development along S Main

(4/29) Jefferson County Board Of Supervisors

Pursuant to Chapter 21, 2011 Code of Iowa, you are hereby notified of the following meetings of the below-named body in open session.


The Jefferson County Board of Supervisors will meet in the 1st floor meeting room of the Jefferson County Courthouse on: 


TENTATIVE AGENDA  Dated April 28, 2016.


Monday May 2, 9:00 A.M. - Weekly Board

(4/29) Plea Deal In McDanel Murder Case

The first degree murder trial of Dustin McDanel, of Ottumwa, was to begin Thursday morning, but before Judge Annette Scieszinski could drop her gavel, the State announced they had reached a plea deal with the defendant.  In exchange for dropping the 1st degree murder charge, McDanel pled guilty to four charges:  Voluntary Manslaughter by an habitual offender; Flight to avoid

(4/29) Amber Alert Issued For Kalona Teen

An Amber Alert was issued Thursday for a Washington County teen. Law enforcement officials are looking for 17 year old Dominique Nicole Lloyd of Kalona. Lloyd is described as a white female, 5’6″, about 130 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes. Police believe she was taken by 24-year-old Micheal Brad Knuth. He is described as a white male, 6’1″, 168 pounds with brown

(4/29) Fort Madison Man Charged With DUI, Child Endangerment In Rollover Acciden

Ian Scholl, 34, of Fort Madison, was arrested Sunday afternoon, after Henry County Sheriff's deputies responded to a vehicle rollover near the intersection of New London Road and 250th Street near Mt. Pleasant.

According to the Henry County Sheriff's Office, Scholl lost control of the vehicle and it overturned. Scholl's five-year-old son was also in the vehicle.

Scholl has

(4/28) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log



Citizen Contact:

Caller stated there was a suspicious male wearing a suit knocking on the front doors in his neighborhood, asking if he can clean their house. Located subject and advised him that he needed a permit from city hall before he could go door to door selling his product.


Caleb Sackett was arrested and charged with possession

(4/28) New Rec Center Parking Lot Open

The Roosevelt Community Recreation Center has a new parking lot. The concrete lot is now open for public use but will be closed May 9th for approximately 10 days to seal joints and paint lines marking individual spaces. Volunteers will also be planting trees in and around the lot and rec center the second week of May.

(4/28) Iowa Army National Guard Armory Building Parking Lot

The Iowa Army National Guard Armory will soon be building a parking lot on West Stone Avenue. The 1.8 acres of land to be used currently belongs to the Fairfield Economic Development Association and will be sold to the National Guard who will in turn pay for the relocation of the loop trail currently crossing the proposed site. FEDA will plant trees along the new portion of the trail to create

(4/28) Local Unemployment Figures Down

Iowa’s unemployment rate increased slightly in March to 3.8 percent from 3.7 percent in February.  In Jefferson County, the unemployment rate stands at 3.9 percent, down a bit from February’s 4.0 percent and 4.1 percent a year ago. In Wapello County the unemployment rate remains at 5.8 percent in March unchanged from February and up from 5.3 percent in March 2015. Henry County

(4/28) Sprucing Up Grant Program Is Underway

The Fairfield Iowa Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced its Sprucing Up grant program. Established as a matching funds opportunity assisting downtown businesses in upgrading their store fronts and curb appeal with planters and plants. The grant will fund 50% of the cost of planters, annual flowers, perennials and evergreens.  
Interested merchants and restaurants are

(4/27) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log



Citizen Contact:

Caller advising a brown and white pitbull running around. No tags.


Citizen Contact:

Caller advising he just chased a female subject off his property for picking lilacs off his lilac bush. Left in a maroon SUV.


Jamie Dawn Huffman was arrested on a probation violation.


Delanie Birlson was arrested and

(4/27) Jury Selection Begins In McDanel Murder Trial

Jury selection got underway yesterday afternoon in the 1st degree murder trial of Dustin McDanel. McDanel, of Ottumwa, was arrested last year and found hiding in a friend’s home, under a bed, in Richmond Heights, Missouri, after fleeing law enforcement in Wapello County and leading them on a national manhunt for nearly three weeks. McDanel is accused of fatally shooting Roger Wiseman, Jr.

(4/27) Unemployment Rate In Iowa Up From Last Month

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly in March to 3.8 percent from 3.7 percent in February.  Although a few sectors of Iowa’s economy, such as construction, continue to expand, Iowa’s unemployment rate ticking up in March confirms signs of weakness in other sectors, particularly manufacturing. The good news is Iowa employers are still hiring.

(4/26) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log


Citizen Contact:

Caller advising male subject across the street from him has been weaving in and out of the street and caller is afraid he is going to get hit.


Citizen Contact:

Caller advising that the mail lady is there and hesitant to go back outside. Advising the neighbors dog charged at her.


Citizen Contact:

Caller advising that she

(4/26) Downtown Facade Project Moves Forward

At last night’s Fairfield City Council meeting, it was learned that the downtown façade project is over budget. Five building owners will be expected to pay cost overruns between $500 and $3400 to complete their facades as agreed, or be subject to cutbacks that will bring them into budget. Mayor Ed Malloy suggested the city could cover some of the overrun costs to alleviate

(4/26) Ottumwa Police Investigate Applebee's Robbery

Ottumwa Police responded to a call Sunday morning at approximately 12:30 at the Applebee’s Restaurant on Vaughn Avenue. Investigators determined that an employee of the restaurant had been robbed by two persons who made their way into the restaurant after it was closed. Law enforcement officials say one of the perpetrators was armed with a weapon, though not a gun. The suspects left after

(4/25) Charges Could Be Forthcoming In Mount Pleasant Traffic Death

Criminal charges could be forthcoming in the death a Mount Pleasant man killed in an auto crash in Mount Pleasant April 9th. Lindy Greenfield passed away Thursday from injuries and law enforcement officials have yet to determine who was driving the vehicle that hit Greenfield. Justin Hay, who left the scene of the accident and was arrested on an outstanding warrant days later by Fairfield

(4/25) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log


Citizen Contact:

Caller advised he is having chest pains. He is conscious, but is experienceing shortness of breath. Emergent response.


Crossing Arm Malfunctions:

Advised 9th street crossing arms are down. No train. BNSF advised.


Citizen Contact:

83 year old female fell out of wheelchair and hit her head. Emergent

(4/25) Gas Prices Up Again

Record-high fuel demand, declining refinery production and rising oil costs have pushed the national average price of gas to $2.13 per gallon. Average gas prices have increased seven cents per gallon on the week and prices are up 45 out of the past 55 days for a total of 41 cents per gallon. Despite the recent increases, pump prices are down 33 cents per gallon compared to this same date

(4/21) MUM Review

The Review, Vol. 31, #14, April 27, 2016
Copyright 2016, Maharishi University of Management


Construction of Maharishi Vedic Observatory Expected Soon in Front of Argiro

New Study: Invincible America Assembly Reduced Homicides 21.2% and Violent Crime 18.5%

Dr. Freund Publishes Newly Discovered Varuna

(4/21) IPPA Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin Contest

The Iowa Pork Producers Association has announced its 14th annual Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin Contest. Nominate your favorite for a chance to win $100. Nominations will be accepted through midnight, June 8th. The Belmond Drive-In….in Belmond was the 2015 winner. Three C’s Diner in Corning placed second. Rounding out the top five finalists was The Recovery Room in Ottumwa, the

(4/6) FMC To Relocate To FACC

The Fairfield Media Center has announced its move to a new headquarters in the administrative office complex of the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center. The move will allow the Media Center to be in the middle of the cultural and entertainment hub of Fairfield and Jefferson County increasing their visability and continuing the expansion and redefinition of services that are offered.  The

(3/31) Spring Brush Pick up


Starting May 2, 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 up from businesses.

* Nothing bigger than 24” in diameter and 13’ in length.

This does not include leaves and yard waste, which will continue to be picked