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(10/21) SHERIFF Press Release: Charges Filed On Hit & Run Suspect


On October 8, 2014, the Jefferson County Law Center received a call that a child on a bicycle had been hit by a female driver in a black 4 door car on Fairview Street north of Pence Elementary School and that the driver of the car continued on without stopping.
 
An investigation was initiated by the Fairfield Police Department.  On October 13, 2014, an individual came to the

(10/22) Pre-Meeting for BOA


BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT MEETING CITY HALL 118 SOUTH MAIN STREET
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014 AT 4:30 PM 
--Legalities

(10/22) Fall Trail Drive Through


Fall Trail Drive Through. Wednesday, October 29th: 10: 30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The Jefferson County Conservation Board is having their annual Fall Trail Drive Through on Wednesday, October 29th from 10: 30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  They are hoping that by changing the event to a weekday that the area’s extended care facilities and nursing homes will take advantage of this unique drive for their

(10/22) Fairfield Arts & Convention Center rolls out membership program campaign




The Fairfield Arts & Convention Center is pleased to announce its membership campaign to further cement the Center in the Fairfield way of life. Membership at the Center supports vibrant and diverse programming from the nationally touring musical performances, dance, comedy, acrobats and youth programming; ensures the future of the Center and its ongoing service to the area; and educates and

(10/22) Police Reports


10/21 7:33am David Haynes was arrested and charged with Driving While Revoked and Possession of Marijuana
10/21 12:55pm Donna Lindley called the Law Center wanting information about Jesse Ramos who is a homeless man she let in her home to feed. Dispatch referred her to online records
6:14pm Jerry Flusche reported her rear license plate stolen  off her yellow jeep wrangler
9:37pm Russell

(10/22) No Ebola Cases in Iowa; Preparation Continues


The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) continues to work closely with local public health and health care professionals, state entities and the CDC in response and preparation to the West African Ebola situation.

There are NO cases of Ebola in Iowa.

Locally Public Health, Law Enforcement and Governing bodies met to develop a plan of action going forward. With Fairfield being recognized

(10/22) Becoming A FACC Member Is Easy


The Fairfield Arts & Convention Center announces its membership campaign.

Since the Convention Center doesn’t receive any operating cost from the City or any other government entity, successful fundraising is critical.

According to Rustin Lippincott, FACC Director, The goal of the membership driver is to get 500 new members by January 1, 2015.

Memberships start at just $10 per

(10/22) Police Department Promotes Captain & Sergeant


The Fairfield City Council Civil Service Commission Will meet on Thursday, October  23, 2014, At 10:00 AM at City Hall Council Chambers
 Items to be discussed: Officer Testing, Sergeant Promotion, Captain Promotion 
 

(10/22) BOA Talks Tenco Crisis Home


AGENDA BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT MEETING CITY HALL
118 SOUTH MAIN STREET  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014 AT 5:15 PM
 I.CALL TO ORDERII.ROLL CALLIII.APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 MEETINGIV.AN INTERPRETATION OF SECTION 20.20.030(9) OF THE ZONING ORDINANCE AS TO CLASSIFICATION OF INTENDED USE.    A SPECIAL EXCEPTION IS BEING REQUESTED TO RESULT IN A CONDITIONAL

(10/22) Breast Cancer Awareness Month


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and women across Iowa are reminded that early detection can save lives.

The awareness is especially important for those who aren't as apt to get in for regular screenings, such as those in poverty, those with other chronic health conditions and those individuals with disabilities.

It's estimated that the chance of a woman developing

(10/22) Ottumwa Man Arrested In Henry County For Burglary


The Henry County Sheriff’s office received a report at about 7 pm from a resident who arrived home to observe a suspicious vehicle leaving the property.

The homeowner followed the vehicle and was calling the Sheriff’s office at the same time.

The driver fled from the homeowner. Authorities continued to search for the suspect vehicle. 

The vehicle was spotted. Driver,

(10/21) Police Reports


10/20 09:49am Mark Fedlacek reported receiving a counterfeit $1 while shopping at Farmers Market on Saturday
9:39pm Ariah Khurana reported someone stole a car seat and purse from a vehicle parked in the garage
 
 

(10/21) Drunk Driver Does Not Stop For Police


A drunk driver on the wrong side of the Hwy is the blame for an accident early Saturday morning. Just after 2:00am, near Hwy 218 and Riverside driver Samantha Nicole Wheeler, 26 of Olds, reportedly was driving at a high rate of speed when Officers tried to stop the vehicle.

Wheeler took off and ended up running into another vehicle. Minor injuries reported.

Wheeler was arrested and charged

(10/21) Three Arrested In Connection To ATV Theft


The Henry County Sheriff’s Office received a report Saturday of a stolen ATV. The ATV was later found in Geode State Park.

Three people from Burlington were arrested in connection with the theft.

Cortney Kite, 27 was charged with burglary in the 3rddegree, theft in the 2nd degree and criminal mischief, and parole violations.

Steven Morris, 45 was charged with possession of stolen

(10/21) Fairfield Recognizes School Bus Safety Week


This is School Bus Safety Week in Iowa. Governor Terry Branstad has issued a proclamation acknowledging the approximate 9000 bus drivers who drive over 41,300,000 route miles and 14,500,000 activity miles each year throughout the state.

Fairfield Community Schools will be recognizing school bus safety this week. The district has 28 regular and substitute drivers and two mechanics. During the

(10/21) ISB Announces New Personal Banker


Dena Morrissey, Vice President and Customer Service Manager of Iowa State Bank & Trust Company, announced today the addition of a new Personal Banker to the team.  Corinna Wonderlich joined the staff on October 1st and will assist customers with their deposit accounts and other banking needs.
Corinna’s comes to Iowa State Bank & Trust Company from Pilot Grove Savings Bank in Packwood

(10/21) Live Coverage of the Candidate Forum Thursday Night


The November election is less than two weeks away. There are many important issues and races on this year’s ballot, including local races for Jefferson County Supervisor and State Representative.

Join 1570 KMCD for live coverage of a candidates forum Thursday evening at 7 from the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center.

Meet the candidates, learn their positions and hear in their

(10/21) Batavia Man Charged In Hit & Run Accident


Friday night just before 10pm, authorities responded to a hit and run accident on HWY34 and Packwood. Once on the scene deputies found driver Colin Conklin, 24 of Minnesota and passenger both injured.

The passenger was trapped in the car. Fire Crews rescued the passenger. Conklin and his passenger were both taken to the hospital. 

The driver of the other vehicle involved left the scene

(10/21) Arc Meeting Cancelled


The Arc of Jefferson County’s monthly meeting scheduled for the 23rd of October at 5:30 has been cancelled. This is due in large part to several Arc members participating in the Crisis Stabilization House meeting at 5:15 at City Hall on the 23rd.

The November Arc meeting will be held as usual at the Methodist Church at 5:30 on the 20th .
 

(10/21) Woman Arrested In Stabbing



On Sunday October 19, around 8pm, the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a stabbing at a residence in Bonaparte, Iowa.

Once on the scene,  Deputies found David Albert Bell, 54 of Bonaparte suffering from a stab wound. Bell was transported to the U of I by air evac.

His condition is unknown.

Upon further investigation it was determined that Diane Kay

(10/21) Escapee Back In Custody


An escapee from the Ottumwa Residential Facility is back in custody.

The Wapello County Sheriff's Office say that they recognized Jesse James Clawson, 27, as a walk-away from the Ottumwa facility.

Clawson was spotted Monday afternoon. Clawson led deputies on a short chase that ended on River Road.

He was taken into custody on the outstanding warrant for Escape as well as a

(10/21) Northey comments on Iowa crops and weather report


Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today commented on the Iowa crop progress and condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service.  The report is released weekly from April through October.
 
“Heavy rains across the southeastern two-thirds of Iowa early last week kept farmers out of the fields for several days and as a result we remain well

(10/20) Stabbing In Bonaparte, Arrest Made


On October 19th at approximately 2000 hours the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a stabbing at a residence in Bonaparte, Iowa.  The Van Buren County Deputy, Van Buren County ambulance, Farmington EMS, and the Bonaparte first responders, responded to the scene.
 
Upon investigation the arrest of Diane Kay Bell age 60 of Bonaparte was arrested for the

(10/20) FF Officials Release Statement on Hit and Run


PRESS RELEASE
On October 8, 2014, the Jefferson County Law Center received a call that a child on a bicycle had been hit by a female driver in a black 4 door car on Fairview Street north of Pence Elementary School and that the driver of the car continued on without stopping.
 
An investigation was initiated by the Fairfield Police Department.  On October 13, 2014, an individual came

(10/20) Internal Conflict With Hit & Run Suspect


The suspect in a hit and run accident surrendered to authorities. Fairfield Police were searching for the driver of a black small four door car with damage on the driver side where an elementary student on a bike was hit at.

Witness say the young female driver drove off. Some even followed her, but couldn’t catch up and no one got a plate number.

The driver involved turned herself in to authorities.

Due to an internal conflict, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is handling the investigation.

According to Chief Deputy Bart  Richmond, the investigation is active and once complete more information will be released.

Anytime a conflict of interest arises Authorities must make sure a thorough investigation is conducted and then those findings will be handed over to another County Attorney’s office to review and then it will be determined if charges need to be filed or not.

KMCD/Classic 96 Newsroom will continue to update any further information as more information is expected as early as today.
 

(10/20) Authorities Investigate Counterfeit Bills


Iowa State Bank reported receiving a $20 counterfeit bill. Fairfield Officers entered the bill into evidence.

Over the last several weeks area businesses have received counterfeit $1 and Authorities issued warnings.

The investigation into counterfeit money circulating in Fairfield and surrounding areas in currently under investigation.
 

(10/20) Jefferson County Supervisors Meeting Agenda


9:00 A.M. - Weekly Board Meeting.                                                 Acknowledge October 6th minutes.  Meet with County

(10/20) Arc Board Meeting Agenda


Members of The Arc Board of Directors will meet on the second floor of the First United Methodist Church in Fairfield on Thursday, October 23, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. 

The agenda will include discussion of Christmas activities, decision on popcorn popper no longer in use by The Arc, results of Special Olympics Area bowling competition, and other business as needed. 

Persons wishing

(10/20) Fairfield Adds Four More BlueZones Worksites


Fairfield is closing in on receiving it’s Blue Zones Community® designation and announced Agri-Industrial Plastics, Hawthorne Direct, Iowa State Bank and Maharishi School of Management have all achieved Blue Zones Worksites.

The employers fulfilled designation criteria in the areas of leadership, purpose, habitat and physical environment, engagement and creation of social networks,

(10/17) More Counterfeit Money Shows Up In Fairfield


Iowa State Bank reported receiving a $20 counterfeit bill yesterday. Fairfield Officers entered the bill into evidence.

Over the last several weeks area businesses have received counterfeit $1 bills and Authorities issued warnings.
The investigation into counterfeit money circulating in Fairfield and surrounding areas is currently under investigation

(10/17) UPDATE: Suspect Surrenders To Authorities In Car vs Bike Accident


The suspect in a hit and run accident surrendered to authorities. Fairfield Police were searching for the driver of a black small four door car with damage on the driver side where an elementary student on a bike hit at.

Witness say the young female driver drove off. Some even followed her, but couldn’t catch up and no one got a plate number. The driver involved turned herself into

(10/17) POLICE: Searching For Female Shooter In Connection With A Robbery


The Ottumwa Police Department is asking for assistance in locating a woman connected to a robbery and shooting. Cassie Polson, 23, of Ottumwa, is charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and reckless use of a firearm.
Police say were called to a home in the 200 block of North Sheridan Street in Ottumwa shortly after 2 p.m. Tuesday after callers in that

(10/17) Mother Steals With Young Children There


Fairfield police arrest a mother for shoplifting at Wal-Mart. Just before 2:00pm Wednesday afternoon, Wal-Mart security called the Law Center to report they have detained a female shoplifter.

Angelica Marie Smith, 21 of Ottumwa was observed opening a CD case in the Electronics Department and concealing the CD.

Before Smith could leave the store, Wal-Mart security detained

(10/17) Submit Nominations Now Through Nov. 2


Submit nominations for the 2014 Cultural Contribution Award now through November 2nd. Nominations should include the name of the individual or organization, plus a few sentences about why you think they are deserving of the recognition.

Please also include contact information for the nominee and your name and contact info.  

Fairfield Cultural Alliance recognizes groups or individuals

(10/17) Motorcycle Accident With Injuries


State Troopers were on the scene of a motorcycle accident south of Riverside yesterday. Authorities responded to the scene on Highway 218 Thursday morning.

The motorcyclist was traveling northbound when he lost control and came to rest in the median. The driver was transported to the hospital.

No word on his condition or identity.

Charges are pending.

(10/16) POLICE: Arrest Mother For Shoplifting At Local Store


Fairfield police arrest a mother for shoplifting at Wal-Mart. Just before 2:00pm Wednesday afternoon, Wal-Mart security called the Law Center to report they have detained a female shoplifter.

Angelica Marie Smith, 21 of Ottumwa was observed opening a CD case and concealing the CD in the Electronics Department. Before Smith could leave the store, Wal-Mart security detained her.

Fairfield

(10/16) IDPH, Partners Take Part in Red Ribbon Week


The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and its partners have a number of events planned in recognition of the annual Red Ribbon Week, a week set aside to raise awareness of the destructive impact of substance abuse. Red Ribbon Week this year is October 23rd through the 31st. This year’s theme, ‘Love Yourself, Be Drug Free,’ is targeted toward teenagers.
“While most

(10/16) Education Foundation Awards Fairfield Teachers Grants For New Items


The Directors of the Education Foundation of Fairfield Public Schools met on October 1, 2014 to award grants to district teachers and staff who applied to purchase new items for their classrooms.  The Board awarded a total of $20,785 to 15 teachers.
Teachers are using technology to present materials and skills to entire classes and are also incorporating strategies that allow students

(10/16) Gearing Up For The November Election


Just weeks away from the November election and Jefferson County residence will be casting a vote for supervisor.

Supervisor Dick Reed who has served on the board for the past 12 years is up for re-election. According to Reed the County Supervisor has many responsibilities including balancing the budget to keep taxes down.

Reeds challenger is Jack Finn.

Finn says that the citizens of

(10/16) UPDATE: Court Grants Investigator In Murder Case


An update on a fight that ended deadly in Ottumwa. Kendrick Jackson fought Maekele Hagos outside of the Elbow Room.

Authorities arrived to the scene to find Hagos unresponsive and days later died from injuries sustained.

Authorities say that Jackson was the aggressor. He faces a charge of second degree murder.

Yesterday, the court has approved a private investigator for the defense, paid

(10/16) Former State Employee Charged with Felonies



October 15, 2014, Jessica Strasser, turned herself in to Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Special Agents at the Mahaska County Jail in Oskaloosa, Iowa.  Strasser has been charged with Theft in the First Degree, a class C Felony, and Ongoing Criminal Conduct, a class B Felony.
 
The Office of Auditor of State released a report on October 1, 2014, on a special investigation of

(10/16) 2014 Cultural Contribution Awards


Nominations are now open for the Fairfield Cultural Alliance 2014 Cultural Contribution Award. The purpose of the FCA's annual Cultural Contribution Award is to recognize groups or individuals for helping to enhance the quality of life in Fairfield by creating, directing, or promoting artistic and/or cultural activities, works of art, or events in Fairfield for that calendar

(10/16) Harkin Announces Nearly $48.5 Million in Low-Income Heating Assistance f


Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), announced today that Iowa will receive an initial allocation of nearly $48.5 million to help low-income Iowans meet home energy costs. This funding was made available by language Harkin helped to secure in the fiscal year 2015 Continuing Resolution that passed Congress in September. This funding is part of a total of $3 billion announced today by the

(10/15) Police Reports


10/14 02:01am Dustin Tomlin arrested and charged with OWI and suspended license
6:15am Tom Hunolt reported someone entered his garage at 801 Hempstead and removed two bikes however left two bikes
12:41 Mark Welch received two junk vehicle notices
3:31 Timothy O’Neil reported someone stole a bike from his house and left another bike. Tims bike was one bike that was left at Hunolt

(10/15) Fairfield Achieves Goals For CAT Grant


The City of Fairfield and the Pool / Gym Taskforce have completed the required fundraising put in place by Vision Iowa and the CAT Grant Board to receive its $1 million in funding for the ongoing pool/gym project.

The CAT Grant board awarded the City the Million Dollars with the caveat that the final $210,000 in private funds be raised by today October 15th.

At Mondays City Council

(10/15) House Fire With Injuries


A house fire in Ottumwa Tuesday morning sent one to the hospital but not for burns or smoke inhalation. Fire Crews responded to the home before 1:00am. to find two people coming outside of the home.

Flames were visible.  Once the crew began to extinguish the fire, both the occupants ran back inside the home to get some personal belongings.

The female fell down and broke her leg.

(10/15) Home Invasion Suspect On The Run


Henry County Sheriff’s Office investigates a home break-in and needs help locating the suspect. Around 2:00pm Monday afternoon, a white male broke into a home in Olds.

The home owner was home at the time. The suspect ran from the home jumped into a car and took off.

The suspect is described as male, white, 40′s, thin, about six feet tall with dark brown hair, balding,

(10/15) Flu Confirmed In SE Iowa


While Ebola is grabbing headlines, State officials are reminding Iowans that the flu poses the highest risk to the health in Iowans. Cases of flu in Henry, Johnson, and Polk counties were confirmed Tuesday.

Flu season is underway, and Jefferson County Public Health is administering Flu Shots on Tuesdays with Open Clinic hours from 1:00pm till 4:00pm.

The IDPH estimates 300,000 Iowans get

(10/15) Northey comments on Iowa crops and weather report


Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today commented on the Iowa crop progress and condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service.  The report is released weekly from April through October.
 
“It was good to make some progress with harvest last week but we are still well behind the five year average,” Northey said.  “Some

(10/15) Sustaining the Health and Wellness of the Community through Community As


Fairfield area business, community, health, and education leaders and the public are invited to discuss their ideas for improving and sustaining their community’s health, safety, and workforce at a free lunch and forum (11:30 am– 2:30 pm ) on October 24, at the Best Western Fairfield Inn. Attendees should register at http://bit.ly/BLNfairfield.  Members of the media are

(10/15) Iowans Mourn the Loss of U.S. Senate Candidate after Plane Crash


The Libertarian Party of Iowa is deeply sadden by the passing away of Dr. Doug Butzier of Dubuque. Doug was the 2014 Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate. Our condolences to Doug’s family and friends. Doug was an outstanding person with a strong passion to help others.
 
 

(10/14) Two Fairfield Chamber Leadership Presentations


The Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce two new Leadership sessions presented by Jim Bagnola, international speaker, executive coach, corporate educator and author.  These two Leadership sessions are designed to provide practical knowledge that attendees can use in their work and everyday life and to assist in employee development.  Both presentations are held on

(10/14) Police Reports


10/13 Susan Anderson was cited for expired registration
4:35 Marco Carrerra reported that 5 lug nuts were removed from his vehicle while parked on campus
4:52pm Susan Kraft reported an auto accident
 

(10/14) New Police Chief Sworn In


The City of Fairfield has a new Police Chief. Once the word went out that the position was open, interest from 5 current Officers was received.

Mayor Malloy told the full Council that he was very impressed with the strength of those Officers and the direction of the leadership each expressed in leading the department.

Dave Thomas is the new Chief of Police.

Mayor Malloy made the

(10/14) Volunteers Rally For Donations To Keep Serving Students


The issue of Food insecurity, which is defined as “a household that is uncertain of having or being able to acquire enough food to meet the basic needs of all household members because of insufficient money or other resources of food” is being addressed in the Fairfield School District by a new organization known as Carry on Bags.

With nearly 50% of students in the Fairfield

(10/14) Semi Jackknifes On HWY 34 Near Eldon


The rainy weather is to blame for an accident involving an 18-wheeler on Highway 34 just east of the Eldon exit Monday afternoon.

Officials say the truck driver was travelling west on Highway 34, when he hydroplaned and lost control of the semi.

The semi ended up jackknifed in the ditch with only minor damage.

The driver was not injured.

No other vehicles were involved in this

(10/14) FAIRfest Music Festival Has Positive Economic Impacts


The Fairfield Economic Development Association has released a new study showing the direct impact of cultural events in Fairfield. At this past summer’s FAIRfest music festival, FEDA conducted a survey that was intended to gage not only how well the event was attended, but also what kind of economic impact it makes.

FEDA Director Adam Plagge presented the hard numbers to the

(10/14) ISB Participates In Healthiest State Walk


 L-R, Carol Eland, Tisha Batterson, Becky Hanna
The Blue Zones Committee of the Iowa State Bank & Trust Company announced their participation in the Healthiest State Walk this past Wednesday, October 8th.  The bank encouraged all employees to walk a round trip between both facilities, the Main Bank at 4th & Burlington and our Bank-on-the-Square at East Broadway and North Court

(10/13) Pre-applications being accepted for additional water quality demo projec


Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today announced that the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is requesting pre-applications for targeted watershed demonstration projects focused on water quality.
 
Potential projects have until November 17, 2014 to submit a pre-application.  Project pre-application guidance, which includes a map of priority watersheds, can

(10/14) Fruit Cake Sales Help Campers


Camp Courageous at Monticello has again baked and will sell especially delicious fruit cakes.  The facility offers a year-long and unique camping experience for nearly 6,000 individuals who are intellectually and/or physically disabled.
                As in the past, Darlene Vorhies of The Arc of Jefferson & Nearby

(10/14) Cover crop planting deadline extended to Nov. 1


Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today said that farmers participating in the state cost share programs that are intending to plant cover crops have until November 1, 2014 to get the cover crops planted and still qualify for assistance. 
 
This extension is only available for winter-hardy, small grains that are likely to establish yet this fall, specifically winter rye,

(10/13) Farm Procedures Help Reduce Swine Virus


Pork prices hit record highs this summer as farmers weren't able to feed the demand - mostly because a virus had killed millions of their baby pigs. New farm procedures helped reduced the spread of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, such as disinfecting trucks and equipment.

Many producers are optimistic the virus is under control but some fear winter's return because the virus

(10/13) Grain Bin Fire In Washington


A grain bin in Washington County caught fire Saturday morning. According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office,  just after 8:00am Saturday morning Fire and rescue crews responded to the grain bin fire near Brighton. Crews faught the flames and believed the fire was out.

Then again a few hours later around 1pm the fire rekindled with visible smoke.

Crews finally fully

(10/13) Police Reports


10/10 01:00am- police investigate several homes TPed. Including Tyler Miklo’s house, authorities believed the perpetrators were still on the property but that was not the case

10:2am Officers serving junk vehicle notices

3:11pm Sierra Dalbey was cited for expired registration

4:16pm Walmart reported Eddie Hipp for shop lifting. Hipp is accused of taking a men’s jacket.

(10/13) Fairfield City Council Agenda


FAIRFIELD CITY COUNCIL AGENDA CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
OCTOBER 13, 2014 7:00 P.M. CALL TO ORDER ROLL CALL 
 CONSENT AGENDA
   Approval of the minutes of the September 22, 2014 Council meeting
   Approval of the minutes of the September 29, 2014 Special Council meeting
   Approval of the August Finance Report
   Resolution approving

(10/13) New Police Chief Appointed Tonight


The City of Fairfield will be in the market for a new Chief of Police. Chief Julie Harvey has informed the City that she will be stepping down as chief to refocus on traditional police work for the department.

The decision on a permanent replacement for Harvey will be made Official tonight. 

Police Chief is the only department head in the city that is a mayoral appointment.

(10/13) No Supervisors Meeting


The Jefferson County Supervisors will not meet this morning.
 

(10/13) Judge Steps Down In Discrimination Lawsuit


The judge overseeing a gay former State Official's discrimination lawsuit against Gov. Terry Branstad and several aides is removing himself.

Chief Judge Arthur Gamble says in a court order that he feels a conflict of interest has arisen and he must step aside from former Workers' Compensation Commissioner Christopher Godfrey's lawsuit.

Gamble said in an email Friday that he

(10/13) Water & Sewer Committee Meeting


The Fairfield City Council Water & Sewer Utilities Committee Will meet Monday, October 13, 2014 At 6:00 PM in the City Hall Council Chambers 
Item to be discussed: Water Dept. Personnel Retirement

(10/13) NEW MISS IOWA USA AND MISS IOWA TEEN USA CROWNED



The 2015 MISS IOWA USA and MISS IOWA TEEN USA Pageants took place Sunday, October 12th, at the Newton High Auditorium in Newton. A large crowd filled the auditorium on Sunday evening for the pageant finals, where the panel of judges selected Taylor Even of Jesup as MISS IOWA USA 2015, and Aryn Book of Adel as MISS IOWA TEEN USA 2015.  Both titleholders will now advance and compete next