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(8/23) Lord's Cupboard Renovation Complete

The Lord’s Cupboard has completed the renovation of the former Sunshine Laundry building for its Emergency Food Pantry.  Anyone in need of emergency food services should come to the new facility starting Monday, August 29.  “We have many clients who are on bikes or walking, and we would hate for them to waste a trip going all the way to our old location.  We hope

(8/23) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log




AP from WalMart advising he attempted to stop two white female shoplifters.


Traffic Accident:

Accident reported at 3rd and Burlington.



Theft report filed



Vandalism reported at 404 S. 4th


Andrew David Phillips was arrested and charged with driving while

(8/23) Fairfield City Council Stream


(8/23) Supervisors Reject HR Specialist For Area 15 Regional Planning Commission

The Jefferson County Board of Supervisors, in Monday’s regular session, rejected a proposal to hire a human resource specialist for Area 15 Regional Planning Commission. Supervisor Lee Dimmitt said Van Buren County and Keokuk County, two of the six counties that would split the cost of salary and space needed to house an office for Human Resources weren’t interested in hiring an HR

(8/23) Gobble Trust Bequeaths Over $726,000

The Greater Jefferson County Foundation announced today that a bequest from the Lee T. Gobble Charitable Remainder Trust and his estate has been distributed to the foundation for the purpose of establishing a fund to qualified Fairfield area charities that must be used for capital improvement to the community infra-structure (of a nature geared to benefit most everyone in the community). 

(8/23) If Lights Are Flashing...Stop

It’s the first day of school in Fairfield and surrounding communities. Here’s a reminder to keep an eye out for school buses out and about picking up kids. A 2012 Iowa State law inspired by the death of 7 year old Kadyn Halverson, calls for tough penalties for illegally passing school buses. When the lights are flashing, stop. Your license can be suspended on a first offense along

(8/22) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log


​Citizen Contact:

Took a report for theft 5th at HyVee.


James Elder, Jr. was arrested and charged with operating while intoxicated.


Citizen Contact:

Unknown subjects broke out the front window to a bus and the door. Found a window broken at MUM rec center and a window on a van.


John Koch was arrested and charged

(8/22) Dept. of Public Health Surveys School Immunization Rates

As the new school year kicks off this week, a reminder to parents that the state requires students enrolled in school to be vaccinated against a variety of diseases, including tetanus, Polio, hepatitis B and measles, among others. The Iowa Department of Public Health conducts annual audits of immunization records for students enrolled in licensed child care centers, as well as public, private

(8/22) Bus Routes Largely Unchanged

The First day of school is Tuesday in Fairfield, a heart wrenching reality for most young people and a welcomed respite for parents. To get the year off on the right foot, it’s best to be on the bus that’s going to get you where you need to be. Fairfield Community School District Transportation Director Marvin Thacker says there isn’t a great deal different about last

(8/22) VB County Sheriff Investigating Break-in

The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a break in at two Farmington businesses. Video surveillance footage shows two cars entering the property early last Monday morning, and what appears to be 4 men and 3 women exiting the cars and entering the building that houses both businesses.  The alleged perpetrators spent approximately 50 minutes inside the building, coming

(8/19) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log



​Autumn Virginia Bolser was arrested and chraged with assault on a healthcare provider and attempting to disarm a peace officer.


Citizen Contact:

Caller reporting that the alarms are going off in the building. False alarm.


Penny Dodds was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear, as well as three outstanding warrants from

(8/19) As School Starts, Children Will Walk and Teens Will Drive

The new school year begins in Southeast Iowa over the next couple of weeks. School starts for Fairfield, Pekin and Cardinal students on Tuesday. Van Buren Community Schools begin their year September 6th. As the new school year begins, it’s important to remember that many children walk to and from school every day and it’s up to all of us to keep an eye open for them.


(8/19) Informational Town Hall to be Held Thursday

MidwestCornLawsuit.com will be hosting an informational town hall meeting in Fairfield, on Thursday, August 25th. In 2009 Syngenta released a new strain of corn seed into the United States market before receiving import approval from China. Without import approval for this strain, China rejected U.S. corn shipments in 2013 and 2014, causing global collapse in U.S. corn prices. The export market

(8/18) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log



Citizen Contact:

A motor vehicle accident was reported in the HyVee parking lot.



A burglary was reported at 801 Gear



Caller reporting his friend has gone off his meds and acting crazy, making crazy comments and screaming.

Subject arrested on a warrant.


Motor Vehicle Accident.


(8/18) FCSD Board Approves Laptop Agreement

A lease/purchase agreement between the Fairfield Community School District and the Apple Technology Company will put a new MacBook Air laptop in every high school students hand and every K-12 teacher in the district. The agreement, approved by the Fairfield Community School District Board of Directors Monday night is a four-year contract, allowing the district to pay for equipment via annual

(8/18) Parsons Wall of Honor To Add Ten

Ten names will be added to the Parsons College Student/Alumni Wall of Honor this October, according to a press release issued by Parsons College Foundation Fund President, Dave Neff.

Educator Dan Breen from the Class of 1971 heads the list along with Attorney and Bank Executive William Burger from the Class of 1960. Magazine Publisher Jim Cornick from the Class of ’64, Bobby Harrison,

(8/17) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log


​Kayla Whitley was arrested on a warrant.


Citizen Contact:

Caller advised there was a small black bag containing needles. Seized small diabetic kit containing test strips, insulin and syringes.


Subject arrested on warrants.


Business Contact:

Report of a gas drive off at University BP.


Subject arrested on

(8/12) breadtopia.com Named SAVEUR Blog Award Finalist

Fairfield-based website, breadtopia.com has been named a finalist in the 7th Annual SAVEUR Blog Awards. Out of a pool of over 30,000 submissions from SAVEUR’s readers, Breadtopia was selected as one of the final six contenders in the Best How-To Food Blog category. 

Voting on the final winner begins Monday, August 8th at noon EDT and runs until August 31st. If

(8/11) Election Filing Deadline August 31st

The filing deadline for candidates in Novembers General Election is fast approaching. There are several non- partisan positions up for a vote in Jefferson County, including 2 on the Hospital Board of Trustees, 3 for the Soil and Conservation Board and 5 for the Ag Extension Council, with Township Trustees, and a Clerk vacancy in Locust Grove. The filing deadline is August 31st at 5pm. Contact

(8/10) Celebrate the End of Summer by Saving Lives

Summer is coming to an end, and before we know it, school will be starting and Labor Day will be here.  There will be last minute family vacations, shopping trips, and end-of-summer celebrations, which mean more people will be traveling on Iowa roadways.
The Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau (GTSB) warns that some of those drivers may

(8/9) Protect Your Groundwater Day Is September 6th

Simple ways everyone can act to protect groundwater



Everyone can and should do something to protect groundwater. Why? We all have a stake in maintaining its quality and quantity.


For starters, 99 percent of all available freshwater comes from aquifers underground. Being a good steward of groundwater just makes sense.
Not only that, most surface water bodies

(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.