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(4/28) County Clean Up Day Postponed

​The County Clean-Up Day scheduled for Saturday April 29th has been postponed due to inclement weather. The event will be rescheduled at a later date, to be determined.

(4/28) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log


Sarah Vaughn was arrested for probation violation

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Gas drive off at Casey's on Libertyville Road

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​Report of mail being opened

Theft of a bicycle at 206 E. Pierce Apartments

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Investigated an accidental shooting. No charges

Responded to a grain bin fire at 1727 Highway

(4/28) 4-H Clover Kids Celebrates 20 Years of Learning and Fun

The Iowa 4-H Youth Development Program is celebrating 20 years of providing Clover Kids programs to children and youth statewide.
The Iowa 4-H Clover Kids is a youth program, reaching more than 9,000 Iowa youth in kindergarten through third grade. In Jefferson County, 50 kids participate.
Jefferson County 4-H Youth Coordinator Rachel Wonderlich says kids are introduced to 4-H and learn about

(4/28) Gunshot Sends Man To Hospital

A gun went off at O.B. Nelson Park Thursday evening sending one man to the hospital. At approximately 7pm, Trae VanTassell was playing basketball at the park, when he was struck in the leg by a bullet. After being taken by private vehicle to Jefferson County Health Center, he was transported by ambulance to University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics with non-life threatening injuries. Law

(4/28) Firefighters Battle Grain Bin Fire

Fairfield Firefighters responded to a grain bin fire on Highway One yesterday. The call came in just after 1 o’clock Thursday afternoon. Apparently, the bin had been on fire in the recent past and reignited when workers at the farm noticed something was amiss and began to take the bin apart to investigate. Once air was introduced, fire erupted in the bin. Fairfield Fire Chief Scott Vaughan

(4/28) IWC Grad Breaks Space Record

Dr. Peggy Whitson, a 1981 graduate of Iowa Wesleyan College, has broken the record for the most days in space by an American. NASA announced the feat Monday as Whitson passed the previous American record of 534 days, 2 hours and 48 minutes. Whitson, who grew up on an Iowa farm, holds a doctorate in biochemistry and received her bachelor’s in biochemistry from Iowa Wesleyan College in

(4/28) 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

(4/27) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log


Matthew McDow, of Fairfield, was arrested and charged with domestic abuse assault.

​Disorderly conduct reported at 607 W. Monroe

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DHS assist

Motor Assist:
Vehicle was found in the first row of train track, running and with keys in the ignition. Owner later found and advised.

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Report of a theft at

(4/27) FHS Students Invited to Agri-Industrial Plastics

Too many high school students are graduating from high school without knowing all the amazing career opportunities right in their own hometown! On Monday, May 8th Fairfield High School students are invited to Agri-Industrial Plastics from 10:00am-12:00pm on their ‘No School Monday’. Students will hear the story of Agri-Industrial Plastics, all the careers that they offer, have a

(4/27) Federal Government Shutdown? City Council Waits

The Fairfield City Council, uncertain if the federal government will be funded past April 28th or if the legislature will shut it down, tabled 8 items related to the Wastewater treatment plant at their meeting Monday night. The USDA has told the city that the prospective loan that the city is counting on for upgrades may not be processed if the government does shut down. The city has received

(4/27) Kirksville Man Arrested After Chase

After allegedly leading a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy on a high speed chase and hitting a tree, 39 year old Regan Lynn Channel, of Kirksville, Missouri was arrested early Saturday morning near Libertyville. Channel was transported to Jefferson County Health Center by ambulance after the accident and is now in custody at the Jefferson County Jail.
Channel has been charged with

(4/26) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log


David Keasling, of Eldon, was arrested on a warrant.

Jason Potts, of Brighton, was arrested and charged with assault and disorderly conduct.

Car burglary reported at 705 S. 4th Street.

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Theft reported at 906 W. Hempstead.

Burglary reported at 57 1/2 N. Court Street.


(4/26) Davis County Search Nets Suspect

The Davis County Sheriff's Department with an assist from multiple area law enforcement agencies conducted a search for a man Tuesday night, east of Floris. Not much is known at this point other than the man was found at approximately 10pm and surrendered to authorities a short time later without further incident.
Law enforcement officials have not released the name of the man or the

(4/26) Branstad to Get Ambassador Hearing

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee announced Tuesday it will hold a hearing May 2 to discuss Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s nomination to become the US Ambassador to China. Named by President Trump during the Presidential transition period, Branstad will also need full Senate confirmation before assuming the post. He is in the nation’s Capital this week for meetings related to his

(4/26) Drug Take Back Day Saturday

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 13th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs Saturday 10am til 2pm at Fairfield HyVee.
In its 12 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 7.1 million

(4/25) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log


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Theft reported at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

​Citizen Contqact:
Theft reported at 1106 S. 3rd Street.

Vandalism reported at 306 S. 6th Street.

Business Contact:
Theft reported at Winfrey Storage.

Vandalism reported at 603 S. 3rd Street.

Christopher Louis Florence, of Fairfield, was arrested and

(4/25) Koehlhoeffer Involved In Prison Drug Bust

Former Fairfield resident Anthony Koehlhoeffer, currently serving time in prison for robbery, kidnapping and theft, was part of an Iowa State Penitentiary drug bust that found five inmates in violation of institutional rules regarding possession and/or use of synthetic marijuana. Koehlhoeffer was in custody on various charges, and receiving treatment at University Hospital and Clinics in Iowa

(4/25) Power Wagon Rally To Celebrate 30th Anniversary

The Fairfield City Council met last night in regular session, hearing from Matthew Welcher regarding this year’s Vintage Power Wagon Rally. The Rally will celebrate its 30 anniversary this year with a Sunday to Sunday presence in Fairfield and more vehicles than ever. Welcher said generally, 75 to 120 vehicles come to town for the rally, but this year organizers are expecting over 200

(4/25) Habitat For Humanity Dinner May 6

The Greater Fairfield Area Habitat for Humanity will host a Gourmet Dinner on Saturday, May 6. The purpose of the dinner is twofold: to raise funds for next year's new Habitat home, and to celebrate the FHS high schoolers who have worked on this year's home. During the evening, the high schoolers will share their experiences building with Habitat as part of a brand-new FHS Building Trades

(4/24) Van Buren County Supervisors Minutes

Van Buren County Board of Supervisors

Keosauqua, Iowa

April 24, 2017-10:00AM


The Van Buren County Board of Supervisors met on this date at the courthouse with supervisors Meek, Nixon, and Waugh present. Minutes of the previous meeting were acknowledged.


Kris Rankin, representing the SAFE Coalition, was present to update the board on SAFE programs and

(4/24) Illegal Dumping Prompts County Clean-Up Day

Mattresses, bags of garbage and other waste litter roadsides and ditches around Jefferson County. Picking up and cleaning up illegal dumping costs Jefferson County taxpayers thousands of dollars every year. In an effort to bring awareness and put an end to illegal dumping, the Jefferson County Board of Supervisors has scheduled a County Clean-up Day for Saturday. Weather permitting, volunteers

(4/24) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log


​Theft of a 2016 Cub Cadet CX700 4x4 and two chainsaws reported.

​Regan Linn Channel, of Kirksville, MO. was arrested on a warrant.

Traffic Accident:
​Single vehicle rollover accident on Highway 34 westbound at mile marker 209A. Driver was uninjured.

​Report of a stolen bicycle. Estimated value

(4/24) Economic Development Board Approves Awards

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) board awarded direct financial assistance and tax benefits to seven companies for job creation and expansion projects. These awards will assist in the creation of 204 jobs and will result in over $57 million in new capital investment for the state.

The board approved assistance for planned or proposed projects located in Peosta, Mason City,

(4/24) Iowa House, Senate Approve Medical Cannabis Legislation

Iowa lawmakers approved legislation Saturday that would create a system for manufacturing and distributing medical marijuana in the state. If signed by the Governor, Iowans will have more access and with that comes a list of regulations surrounding its usage. Pot could be grown and sold, only as cannabis oil and THC levels will be capped at three percent. THC is the component in marijuana that,

(4/24) Iowa's Unemployment Rate Down Slightly

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased slightly to 3.1 percent in March. The number of unemployed Iowans decreased to 51,900 in March from 53,800 in February. The total number of working Iowans increased to 1,640,200 in March. This figure is 500 higher than February and 2,900 higher than a year ago.
Iowa businesses pared jobs for the first time since November, lowering

(4/24) Prescription Drug Take Back Day

On Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 13th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your pills for disposal to the Fairfield Hyvee at 1300 West

(4/20) Van Buren County Board of Review

The Van Buren County Board of Review will meet on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in the Magistrate Court Room in the Courthouse, Keosauqua, Iowa for the purpose of organizing the local Board of Review as provided in the Iowa Code Section 441.33.





Open Session

Approve Minutes

Elect Officers

Swear In and Set Rules

Review Recent

(4/10) Supervisors Meet This Morning

A County clean-up day will be on the agenda for discussion as the Jefferson County Board of Supervisors convene this morning in regular session. Also on the agenda, the Board will discuss and consider scheduling the reading of a proposed ordinance on County’s policy for construction and reconstruction of roads and bridges. The Supervisors meet this morning in the First Floor meeting room at

(2/10) City Council Public Safety & Transportation Committee



                                                       The Fairfield City Council

                                             Public Safety & Transportation Committee

                                                   Will meet Monday, February 13,

(1/26) Bridge Repair on Mahogany Avenue

A reminder from the Jefferson County Road Department.

Mahogany Avenue from 175th to 167th Street is closed until further notice for bridge repair.

(11/15) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log


Report of 5th degree theft.

​Austin Miller was arrested for probation parole warrant.

Fraud - credit card/automatic teller machine.

Traffic Accident:
​Subject was traveling west bound on Washington. Juvenile was in front of subject on his bicycle. Juvenile went to turn left down 3rd Street as subject was attempting