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(1/24) State Patrol Investigates Early Morning Fatal Crash


Davis County Authorities responded to a fatal one vehicle accident after 1’oclock this morning. Driver Rocky Lee, 19 of Floris was driver Eastbound on 160th when he crested a hill at excessive speed.

According to the report, Lee lost control and entered the north ditch and the F150 began to roll. 3 Occupants were ejected.

One of which, Mariah Marshall, 17 of Bloomfield was pronounced

(1/23) OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: McDanel In Custody


 
On Friday, January 23, 2015, at approximately 11:15 a.m., Dustan William McDanel, age 24, was arrested on his outstanding warrants for Murder 1st Degree and Escape from Custody.  McDanel was arrested at a house located at 1200 Yale Ave., in Richmond Heights, Missouri, which is a suburb of St. Louis.  Police searched this residence and found McDanel hiding under a bed.

(1/23) Ottumwa Murder Suspect Captured In St Louis


The man suspected in an Ottumwa murder has been captured. Authorities apprehended Dustin Mcdanel outside of St Louis early Friday morning.

McDanel is wanted in connection with the shooting death of Roger Wiseman earlier this month.
McDanel is waiting extradition back to Ottumwa to face the charges.

(1.23) McDanel in Custody


The man suspected in an Ottumwa murder has been captured. Authorities apprehended Dustin McDanel outside of St Louis early Friday morning. McDanel was wanted for the shooting death of Roger Wiseman earlier this month. McDanel is wait extradition back to O

(1/23) Case of Measles Confirmed In Nebraska


There have been no cases of measles in Iowa since one case was reported in 2009. A laboratory-confirmed a case of measles was reportd to public health in Douglas County, Nebraska (Omaha area) Healthcare providers in Iowa are being notified on this recent case of Measles.

Several locations in Nebraska and Disneyland were listed in the information released by Iowa Public Health.

Jefferson

(1/23) BlueZones Schools Celebrate


Blue Zones Project changes are now impacting 516 middle schoolers, 298 elementary students, and 103 staff at Washington Elementary and Fairfield Middle School. Highlights include a Walking School Bus, (which encourages groups of kids to walk to school with the supervision of two or more adults,) and the Blue Zones® Challenge curriculum for pre-kindergarten through fourth grade. Fifth through

(1/23) Hawthorne Direct Contributes To The Community


Hawthorne Direct, a full-service brand response advertising agency founded in Fairfield, has finalized their holiday donations. The agency created a dedicated website, HawthorneHolidays.com, where clients had the option to donate to The American Heart Association, City of Lights International, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and The Movember Foundation.  Fairfield employees also

(1/23) Police Reports


1/22
4:46am Kenneth Bond was cited for speeding
7:20pm Steve Bartle reported that his three children 10,9,7 left the parents a note after dinner  “We saw something strange so we went to find out what it was see you tomorrow do not come after us.”  Several other agencies were called in to be on the lookout for the children. The children were later located at Wal-Mart and

(1/23) Jefferson County Addresses Mental Health


Jefferson County Continues to pull resources to address Mental Health needs in the County. JCHC and Optimae have now joined forces offering a 24/7 professional mental evaluation service.

Once a person comes into the ER with a non medical condition, Optimae professionals are called in to evaluate the person and need(s). Supervisor Becky Schmidz credits this community partnership as the key

(1/23) A Bill To Ban Smoking In Iowa Casinos


A bill has been introduced in the Iowa Legislature that would force casinos to comply with the state's smoking ban that was adopted in 2008. Casino floors in Iowa are now exempt from following a 2008 law that prohibits smoking in public places.

A bill sponsored by Sen. Herman Quirmbach, of Ames, would eliminate that exemption.

A spokesman for Gov. Branstad says the governor favors such

(1/23) Garage Fire Under Investigation


Thursday morning, Mt Pleasant Fire and Rescue was responded to a house fire around 3:03am. Once on the scene, the garage was completely engulfed with flames. Two vehicles in the garage were totaled. Only minor damage to the house. After 3 hours the blaze was extinguished. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
 

(1/23) Infant With Head Trauma, Father Behind Bars


A four-month-old is in critical condition at the University of Iowa Hospital, and her father is behind bars. The Columbus Junction Police Department was notified on Monday that the infant was transported to the University of Iowa Hospital for severe head trauma.

On Tuesday, Oscar Jimenez, 20 was arrested for one count of Multiple Acts of Child Endangerment a class B felony that carries a

(1/23) Governors EDU Budget Proposal Approved


Lawmakers in the Republican-majority Iowa House have granted committee-level approval to Governor Branstad’s education budget proposal.

The small funding increase for schools has the Democratic-controlled Senate saying they want to provide more dollars.

As more information develops concerning Iowa Schools Budget, it will be updated here.
 


 

(1/23) Rep Curt Hanson On Week Two


 
State Representative Curt Hanson
Week Two Newsletter 01/22/15
 
We hit the ground running this week in the Iowa House, especially in the realm of education.  On Tuesday, the Education Committee passed HSB 58, setting allowable growth for fiscal years 2016 and 2017.  It was passed out of committee along party lines with a 13-10 vote and will be sent to the House Floor for

(1/23) Jefferson County Supervisors Agenda


8:00 A.M.Meet with individual County Departments regarding Fiscal Year 2016 Budget.
 
9:00 A.M. - Weekly Board Meeting.
Public comments (15 minutes).
Acknowledge January 19th minutes.
Meet with County Engineer.
Consider further action on nuisance property.
Consider abatement and refund of mobile home taxes on home assessed as real estate.
Make committee reports.
Public

(1/23) Maharishi Vedic City Meeting Notice


Maharishi Vedic City Notice of a City Council Meeting To Be Held Friday January 23, 2015, 3:00 PM 1750 Maharishi Center Ave. Agenda
 

Minutes
Claims
Bank Reconciliations
Treasurer’s Report
Consider Resolution to Adopt Budget Amendment
Establish Budget Committee for FY2016
Streets and Utilities Report
Consider Application to Area 15 Regional Planning Commission for

(1/22) Public Hearing HF 80 Notice


Speaking time per individual for the public hearing on HF 80 will be 3 minutes (written

testimony is encouraged but not required). Written testimony or comments maybe emailed to

housechiefclerk@legis.iowa.gov. The cut off time to sign up to speak is 5 p.m. on Monday the

26th.

Persons wishing to speak or leave comments available to the public via the legislative website

may sign up

(1/22) Gas Thief In Custody


On January 1, 2015 HyVee gas reported a drive off without paying for gas. The license plate and description of the vehicle was added  to the report.

Yesterday afternoon, Authorities spotted the vehicle from the report.
Around 12:46pm Julia Ann Blakeman, 53 of Richland was arrested at the Jefferson/Keokuk County Line-Hwy 1.

Blakeman was arrested on a warrant for theft 5th

(1/22) Early Morning Fire In Mt Pleasant


This morning, Mt Pleasant Fire and Rescue was responded to a house fire around 3:03am. Once on the scene, the garage was completely engulfed with flames.

Two vehicles in the garage were totaled.

Only minor damage to the house. After 3 hours the blaze was extinguished.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
 

(1/22) Cardinal Schools Seek Community Support For Tax Increase


Voters are encouraged to get out and vote February 3 for a $5.3Million referendum for construction additions and renovations for the Cardinal Elementary school and adding a new student activity center and air conditioning the middle school gym.

The $5.3Million is the estimated total design, construction and bonding cost. Joel Pederson, Cardinal Superintendent says that other school

(1/22) UPDATE: Jefferson County Drug Case Comes To An End


Former Fairfield Cop, Cameron Cooksey appeared in a Jefferson county courtroom Tuesday for a pretrial conference. Cooksey is facing up to 25years in prison if a jury of his peers convicts him on drug charges.

Tuesday, he entered a guilty plea to count 1 for a controlled substance violation. He pled guilty to Delivery of less than 5 grams of methamphetamine a class C felony which is punishable

(1/22) Driver Runs From Law Enforcement


Around 11:21pm Tuesday night, Fairfield Officers noticed a barred driver driving and attempted to stop the driver. Mason Simons was trying to avoid law enforcement.

After a short chase, Simons fled from the vehicle and gave chase. He was located behind a shed next to his parents home.

Simons was charged with driving while barred, reckless driving, and 3 stop sign violations.
 

(1/22) Three Vehicle Accident With Injuries


A three vehicle accident sends several to the hospital in Van Buren County. The report states that Margaret Huff, 68 of Keosauqua was traveling South on W40 when she lost control and slammed into the back of Tanya White, 40 of Sigourney.

The impact sent White into oncoming traffic causing a head one collision with White and Tracy Victory, 44 of Birmingham.

All vehicles landed in the

(1/22) Car Slams Into Trailer Home


Henry County Authorities rushed to the scene of a car that slammed into the side of a home Tuesday. Once on the scene Deputies determined Douglas Shane Adams, 31 of Mt Pleasant had a medical episode while driving his 96 Oldsmobile Cutlass westbound in the 500 block of east Jackson Street.

He lost control and the vehicle crashed into the side of a trailer home at 505 East Jackson Street.

No

(1/22) Fairfield Clinic Closes Saturday For Funeral


Fairfield Clinic will be closed Saturday January 24 to allow staff members to attend Roanne Larson’s funeral service. Roanne Larson is the wife of Dr David Larson for 25 years.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Friday, January 23, 2015 at Behner Funeral Home.

The funeral is planned 10:30 am, Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the Fairfield Arts and

(1/22) A Bill To Stop Smoking In Iowa Casinos


A bill has been introduced in the Iowa Legislature that would force casinos to comply with the state's smoking ban that was adopted in 2008.

Casino floors in Iowa are now exempt from following a 2008 law that prohibits smoking in public places.

A bill sponsored by Sen. Herman Quirmbach, of Ames, would eliminate that exemption.

A spokesman for Gov. Branstad says the governor favors

(1/21) Fairfield Clinc Closed Saturday To Attend Funeral Service


Fairfield Clinic will be closed Saturday January 24 to allow staff members to attend Roanne Larson’s funeral service. Roanne Larson is the wife of Dr David Larson for 25 years.

The funeral is planned 10:30 am, Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center, with Pastor Chris Fiske officiating.  Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Fairfield.

(1/21) Authorities Respond to a Three Vehicle Accident With Injuries


A three vehicle accident sends several to the hospital in Van Buren County. The report states that Margaret Huff, 68 of Keosauqua was traveling South on W40 when she lost control and slammed into the back of Tanya White, 40 of Sigourney.

The impact sent White into oncoming traffic causing a head one collision with White and Tracy Victory, 44 of Birmingham.

All vehicles landed in the

(1/21) UPDATE: Cooksey Enters Guilty Plea


Former Fairfield Cop, Cameron Cooksey appeared in a Jefferson County Courtroom yesterday for pretrial conference.

Cooksey is facing up to 20 years in prison if a jury convicts him on drug charges.

Yesterday, he entered a guilty plea to count 1 for a controlled substance violation. He pled guilty to Delivery of less than 5 grams of methamphetamine, a Class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison
 
Sentencing is set for March 2, 2015.
 

(1/21) Police Reports


1/20 3:42pm Call from HyVee that a female shoplifter is detained. Ananka Kahlmyer was observed by HyVee staff concealing merchandise in her purse. The total value of the property stolen was $4.59. Bananas $1.17, Organic Lemons $0.76,  Bergin Hiker Mix $2.66. Kahlmyer was transported to the Jefferson County Jail.
6:53pm Sunny Kettler cited for speeding
11:21pm Officers

(1/21) Fairfield Man Practicing Law Without A License


The Iowa Supreme Court’s Commission on the Unauthorized Practice of Law received complaints that Mr. John Erramouspe is telling people in the community that he is an attorney when, in fact, he is not licensed to practice law in the State of Iowa.

The Commission on the Unauthorized Practice of Law accepts and investigates complaints alleging that non-lawyers are engaged in the practice of law. At the time of the report, Mr. Erramouspe, was reported to be working at the Noyes Law Offices in Fairfield, Iowa.

On a call to Ed Noyes, he did confirm that as of December 7, 2014, Erramouspe was no longer employed at the Law Office. He was previously hired as a paralegal and could appear in court under an intern-based program. Noyes further stated he has filed an injunction against Erramouspe for inappropriate contact with clients, after he was discharged. If Mr Erramouspe, while working for Noyes Law Office, was involved in any way in your legal matters prior to his discharge, Noyes Law Office has confirmed that they are completing said matters as previously agreed.

The Commission on the Unauthorized Practice of Law urges local residents to be cautious of this individual and to not accept legal advice or representation from him. The public should be aware that a list of all individuals licensed to practice law in the State of Iowa may be found at  https://www.iacourtcommissions.org/SearchLawyer.do.

Please contact the Commission on the Unauthorized Practice of Law at (515) 725-8029 if you have received legal advice from Mr. John Erramouspe.

The investigation is on-going.

(1/21) UPDATE: Pipeline Files Permits With IUB


Energy Transfer Partners filed for permits with the Iowa Utilities Board January 20, 2015. The plan is to build a 1,100 mile long pipeline, stretching from Bakken supply in North Dakota to Pakota, Ill.

The pipeline would cut diagonally across Iowa including a portion of Jefferson County.

The company filed for the necessary permits in North Dakota, South Dakota and Illinois at the end of

(1/21) Inmate Assualts Officer


Officials say a correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at the Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility. According to a news release, Officials accuse Darrell Ballard, 24 of Johnson County of punching an Officer several times in the torso and face after the Officer told Ballard to put down food he had inappropriately received.

The Officer's injuries were treated on

(1/21) Fairfield Schools Do Away With Late Start Wednesday


Fairfield School Board approves the 2015-16 school calendar. Starting next school year, the Fairfield schools will do away with late start Wednesdays. Professional development day will be once per month on a Monday from 8am-4pm and students will be out of school on that day.

Teachers gave input on the suggested calendars and gave comments to do away with the late start Wednesday at the middle

(1/20) • Announcement of collaborative venture between five financial organiza


Community First Credit Union, MidWestOne Bank, South Ottumwa Savings Bank, US Bank, Wells Fargo Bank & Main Street Ottumwa have created a $2,000,000 Ottumwa Revitalization Fund.  This loan pool, focusing on downtown and Church Street business loans, is a new product for these groups.  What is innovative is that applications will begin with Main Street Ottumwa, who will ensure that

(1/20) FAA Awards



The Fairfield Art Association begins its 49th year with a new event for its current and prospective members and guests on Sunday, January 25 from 1-3 PM. The theme is “Celebrating Art & Canvas Exhibit Artists” and will take place in the Main Gallery and Atrium at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center. Creative fellowship will be enjoyed
as appetizers, desserts, wine and beverages

(1/20) Police Reports


1/16
7:41 Samantha Vice cited for speeding
10:13 Andrew Phillips arrested on outstanding warrant from Dickinson County
2:39pm served warrant on Jacob Lambert in the jail
9:10pm Faith Achey called to advise a driver is stuck in her yard squealing tires
10:27pm Diana Davidson cited for Driving under suspension
1/17
10:20am Caller advised that wanted man David Cumbie was at the Landmark Inn.

(1/20) RUSS Exit Agreement Approved


For months, RUSS has been deciding on the best approach to move business practices forward. With thousands of dollars tied into legal fees for several counties wanting out of the 28E agreement.

Iowa Courts ordered the 10 Counties to maintain the agreement. In order to add on more end users, all counties need to agree. RUSS was at a stand-still and board members began to brainstorm ways to move

(1/20) Lawmakers Address Iowa Roads & Bridges


Lawmakers have been very vocal about funding for Iowa roads in 2015. The beginning of 2014, an election year, Governor Branstad said increasing the gas tax was unlikely and a new way to raise the funds is needed.

The start of this legislative session Branstad said something needs to be done about the roads and bridges and together we can.

Senator Mark Chelgren, of Ottumwa a sharp shooter,

(1/20) County Employee Wage Increase Approved


Monday, the Jefferson County Supervisors approved the compensation board recommendations for County employee salaries.

The Board recommended giving each elected Official a 2.5% wage increase except for the Sheriff. It was suggested to give Jefferson County Sheriff Greg Morton a 3.5% wage increase.

On a motion made by Supervisor Dick Reed, he added that each County employee will receive a

(1/20) School Board Approves 2015-16 Calendar


Fairfield School Board approves the 2015-16 school calendar. Starting next school year, the Fairfield schools will do away with late start Wednesdays. This will allow teachers to begin the week with professional development once per month and students will be out of school on that day. Then will have Tuesday-Friday to each students uninterrupted.

Teachers gave input on the suggested calendars and gave comments to move professional development days from the middle of the week because it causes a break in lessons and distracts the students.

The school board heard the concerns voiced and will do away with late start Wednesday and will hold one full day of professional development each month on a Monday and students will not be in session on those days. The state requires 1080 hours for instruction and the calendar that was chosen has 1107 hours total.

School starts Aug 31, 2015 with professional development days on Monday and 1 snow make up day for January 25.

According to Dr Noll, Fairfield Schools Superintendent, she recommends moving the late start to Monday to better serve the students. The hours for 2014-15 school year are 1090, this new calendar option has increased the learning time for students in the district.  
 

(1/19) Supervisors Approve Salary Increases


Earlier today the Jefferson County Supervisors approved the compensation board recommendations for County employee salaries.

The Board recommended giving each elected Official a 2.5% wage increase except for the Sheriff.

It was suggested to give Jefferson County Sheriff Greg Morton a 3.5% wage increase.

On a motion made by Supervisor Dick Reed, he added that each County employee will

(1/19) School Districts Voice Concerns With State Funding


School officials from Fairfield, MSAE, and Sigourney schools were all present at the Legislative Breakfast Saturday morning in Fairfield wanting lawmakers to address allowable growth and local control. Within the governors suggested budget, for school year 2016 school districts would barely get a 1% increase in funding.

School Officials are concerned with knowing the exact figures before

(1/19) Branstad Suggest Closing Two Mental Health Institutes In Iowa


Last week, Gov Terry Branstad presented Iowa Lawmakers with his proposed budget. The budget held several cut backs and closings affecting Mental Health institutes in Iowa this summer.  

The Mt Pleasant and Clarinda Mental Health Institutes will not receive any funding after June 30.

The announcement came as a shock for lawmakers that serve those Counties. Senator Rich Taylor of Mt

(1/19) Washington County Bridge Closing For Repair


Part of a state highway running through the middle of Washington County will be closed for nine months to replace an outdated bridge deemed functionally outdated. An Iowa 1 bridge crossing the Skunk River near Brighton, in the southwest part of the county, will be closed beginning Jan. 26 and to be reopened in mid-October.

A detour will route traffic to the east of Iowa 1, on Iowa 92 to W-55

(1/19) UPDATE: District Statement On MLK Make-Up Day


Here is an update on the signed petition delivered to the ACT building with over 170 signatures of citizens in favor of the district observing Martin Luther King Jr Holiday.

Dr Laurie Noll, Fairfield Schools Superintendent, released a statement on behalf of the district explaining the snow day needed to be made up and just how proud she was for the students working together and gathering

(1/16) Police Reports


11:27am Officers responded to Pizza Hut and seized $1000 in $100 bills. A statement was collected from the wait staff that found the money.
3:55pm Officers noticed a wanted man walking down the street. Jeremiah Brown is wanted out of Wapello County. When officers tried to approach Brown he gave chase. After a short foot chase Brown was cut off by county deputies near the Kalu Apartments.

(1/16) Petition Signed To Honor MLK


A new youth empowerment group in Fairfield has area youth ready to make a change.  Gretchen Jentz, the youth leader for Youth Can Move the World, says the target ages are 11-15years old both boys and girls.

In one of the first sessions, young group goers expressed feelings about going to school on Martin Luther King, JR Holiday Monday January 19. Jentz says that the Youth Can Move the

(1/16) Arrest Made In March Home Break-In


On March 25, 2014 the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office took a report of a break-in. The victim reported her home was entered when she was gone and several cabinets and drawers were opened. At the time of the report on a container of rocks was stolen.

Deputies continued to investigate and months later a break was made in the case.

On Wednesday January 14, 2015 Deputies arrested

(1/16) Iowa Still Leader In Corn Production


On Jan. 12 a report was released on production in Iowa. The Iowa field office of USDA’s national agricultural statistics service released the statewide report. According to the report, 2014 got off to a good start, with no shortage of optimism on potential record yields. But a dry summer and excessive rainfall across the state quickly put a damper on that.

In the final tally, Iowa is

(1/16) Burlington Teen Charged With Sexual Abuse


A Burlington teen has been arrested on charges he had sex with a 12-year-old girl. Aswad Sterling Jr., 18 of Burlington was charged Wednesday with third-degree sexual abuse.

The report states Sterling had sex with the girl several times at his home in December.

If convicted he faces up to 10years in prison.

(1/16) Deer Totals Are In


Deer season closed January 10 and Iowa deer hunters reported harvesting 101,500 deer in 2014 which is an increase from 99,414 harvested in 2013. Although this is a slight increase it is still 33 percent lower than the peak harvest of 150,552 reported in 2006.

The harvest data will be added to population surveys coupled with hunter and landowner input when officials with the Iowa

(1/16) Sen. Rich Taylor's Jan. 15 column


IOWA COURTS EXPAND THEIR SUCCESSES
The Chief Justice of Iowa's Supreme Court, Mark Cady, told legislators this week that Iowans can be proud of our state's court system, which is one of the best in the nation.
The top priorities of the Judicial Branch are ensuring public safety and protecting Iowa’s children. Since the Legislature began funding for juvenile court officers, our

(1/16) Rep Curt Hanson On Week One


The 86th General Assembly opened with speeches by leaders of both parties. As Iowans, we often overlook the positive aspects of our State and its government. Iowa does have a balanced budget; Iowa does have a cash reserve fund that is full; Iowa no longer taxes the Social Security benefits of its citizens, and Iowa has reduced the commercial (business) property tax rates. Economic projections for

(1/15) Arrest Made In March 2014 Burglary Case


On March 25, 2014 the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office took a report of a break-in. The victim reported her home was entered when she was gone and several cabinets and drawers were opened.

At the time of the report on a container of rocks was stolen. Deputies continued to investigate and months later a break was made in the case.

Deputies arrested Travis Lee Hagans, 22 of

(1/15) Police Reports


15:19pm Julan White was cited for no seatbelt
5:56pm Jacob Louth was burning pallets after dark. Citizens complained. Fire dept sent 1 unit out to investigate. Louth advised the burn ordinance
 

(1/15) Fairfield Youth Speak Out About MLK Holiday


A new youth empowerment group in Fairfield has area youth ready to make a change.  Gretchen Jentz, the youth leader for Youth Can Move the World, says the target ages are 11-15years old both boys and girls.

In one of the first sessions, young group goers expressed feelings about going to school on Martin Luther King, JR Holiday Monday January 19. Jentz says that the Youth Can Move the World group gives a platform for participants to get involved with matters of the community.

The youth decided to gather signatures from citizens that support the idea of the school district honoring MLK Day. Nearly 170 people signed the petition. Jentz along with Danielle Williams, 13 of Fairfield and Gabrielle Williams, 11 of Fairfield presented the signed petition at the ACT building this morning.

Dr Laurie Noll, Superintendent for Fairfield Schools, is out of the office today so Keeta Terrell, Administrative Assistant, accepted the petition and will forward the information to the appropriate party(s).

According to Danielle Williams a Fairfield Middle School 8th grade Student, she would like to see classes out on that day and if not then efforts made for students to hear Dr King’s speeches and activities that allow students to speak about the civil rights movement. Younger sister Gabrielle Williams agreed and say she will invite her peers to join the Youth Can Move the World group.

As we wait on a response from the District, KMCD/Classic 96 will continue to follow new developments with this story.

(1/15) Mt Pleasant Mental Health Institute Not In Branstads Budget


Gov. Terry Branstad is proposing an institutional realignment that would phase out services provided at mental health institutions in Mount Pleasant and Clarinda.
The budget plan the GOP governor presented to the split-control Legislature on Tuesday did not include money to continue providing services for the mentally ill beyond July 1 at the two targeted facilities.

Sen. Rich Taylor, D-Mount

(1/15) Fairfield Door To Door Income Survey Confidential


At Monday’s Fairfield City Council meeting, the council approved spending $5000 with Pathfinders to conduct an Income Survey in the city. Although the city has previously attempted to do an income survey in the past through passive measures, Councilman Michael Halley says this survey will be a door to door interactive survey that is needed to move forward to help fund a major

(1/15) Murder Suspect Still At Large


Weeks after the first murder in Ottumwa, Southeast Iowa authorities continue to search for the prime suspect. Dustin McDanel, 24 is believed to still be in the immediate area.

According to Police Chief Tom Mc Andrew, tips are called in daily, officers are following up on those tips however citizens are helping McDanel flee from law enforcement.

Anyone helping a wanted person elude capture

(1/15) Iowa Voices On Farm Conversation Needed


The public comment period on the Conservation Stewardship Program nears an end, Iowa farmers and ranchers are being urged to make their voices heard. The program offers payments for actively managing, maintaining, and expanding conservation activities, but Traci Bruckner with the Center for Rural Affairs says among the concerns with the C-S-P Interim Final Rule is that it places a higher emphasis

(1/15) American Legion Auxiliary #47 Meeting


                Members of the American Legion Auxiliary #47 will meet in regular session at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at the VFW Hall in Fairfield.  Persons wishing information about the American Legion Auxiliary #47 or this meeting may contact Linda Hendricks at 641-472-6188.
 

(1/15) Grassley Comments on President's Visit to Iowa


Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, made the following statement after President Obama visited Cedar Falls today.  The Judiciary Committee has jurisdiction over aspects of cybersecurity.
 
“We all share similar goals with respect to the Internet.  We all want it to grow and prosper.  We all want faster and cheaper Internet