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(6/23) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log


​Justin Stahl, of Douds, was arrested and charged with aiding and abetting trespass

​Victim stated that he had gone to the Rec Center and placed his belongings in the locker room but failed to lock his locker. $160 in cash and a knife were stolen.

​Water theft

Richard Heckethorn was arrested for 3rd degree

(6/23) Today is Kid's Day at The Fair

Today is Kid’s Day at The Greater Jefferson County Fair. The 4-H/FFA Livestock judging contest will get underway at 1:30 this afternoon. The Kiddie Treasure Hunt is on the midway at 4:30, The Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pull is at 6, the 4-H/FFA Poultry Show in the Dairy Barn at 5:30, Quad Races in the Grandstand at 6 and Mr. Illusion will perform feats of magic beginning at 7:30 in the show

(6/23) Accident Near Batavia Injures Two

A single vehicle auto accident Thursday night, west of Batavia, sent two to the hospital. 17 year old Kailee Suzanne Elder, of Altoona, was traveling west bound on Highway 34 when she lost control of the 2007 Dodge Caliber she was driving, entering the median and rolling the vehicle over onto its top. Elder and a passenger, 7 year old Hunter Folsom, also of Altoona, were both wearing seatbelts

(6/23) Large Print Voter Registration Form Now Available

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate has released a new, large print voter registration form designed to help vision impaired voters to register to vote. Featuring a larger 16 point font, the new form is seen as another step toward making the election process more accessible to all Iowans.

The form is a continuation of Secretary Pate’s initiatives to improve accessibility for voters with

(6/23) Ottumwa Man Misses Curfew, Bites Cop, In Custody

28 year old Nathaniel Stroud of Ottumwa was arrested last week after missing his curfew from the Ottumwa Residential Treatment facility, a half-way house on the North side of Ottumwa.

When law enforcement officers located him, Stroud attempted to run. During a struggle with police, he allegedly hit an officer in the face and bit another.

He’s been charged with escape, Interference

(6/22) Fairfield City Council

JUNE 26, 2017 7:00 P.M.
   Approval of the minutes of the June 12, 2017 Council meeting
   Acceptance of the Library Board Minutes
   Approval of June 16, 2017 Payroll:  $130,165.60

(6/22) Board of Adjustment





MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2017

 5:15 P.M.




I.                  CALL TO ORDER


II.               ROLL

(6/22) Van Buren County Board of Supervisors

The Van Buren County Board of Supervisors will hold a meeting of the Board on:


Monday, June 26, 2017, beginning at 10:00AM

at the Van Buren County Courthouse, Supervisor’s office, Keosauqua, Iowa



1.                Public

(6/22) STEP 2 Archaeological Study

The City of Fairfield is in the process of major improvements at the wastewater treatment plant and within the sanitary sewer collection system.  The first phase of the Sanitary Transportation Elimination Program (STEP) started in 2016 and is nearly complete.  Additionally, upgrades to the Waste Water Treatment Plant are expected to begin this summer and be completed in the Spring

(6/22) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log


​Lacee Dawn Mayes-Williams, of Fairfield, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

​Adam Joseph Hollingsworth, of Ottumwa, was arrested and charged with operating while intoxicated.

Citizen Contact:
​A disturbance was reported in the 800 block of West Grimes.

​Nothing to repo

(6/22) Special Election Set To Fill 82nd District Seat

Governor Kim Reynolds has set a date for a special election to fill the District 82 Iowa House seat left vacant by the death of Representative Curt Hanson. Reynolds signed a proclamation yesterday setting the date for August 8th, allowing Republicans, Democrats and Libertarians time to hold nominating conventions to select their candidates to fill the remainder of Hanson’s

(6/22) Kaitlyn Conger Named 2017 Greater Jefferson County Fair Queen

Kaitlyn Conger was crowned the 2017 Greater Jefferson County Fair Queen last night. Judges chose Conger from a field of three to represent Jefferson County over the next year. Conger said she’s looking forward to a great fair, a great State Fair and a great year.


2016 Jefferson County Fair Queen Chelsea Lanphier looked back on her year with nostalgia, saying she’s grown

(6/21) BNSF Train Involved in Fatal Accident

A Burlington Northern Santa Fe train struck and killed an as yet unidentified pedestrian, according to a press release from Jefferson County Attorney Tim Dille.


Fairfield Police and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the call Monday night at approximately 11pm and determined that the individual was hit and killed by the train just east of the 2nd Street

(6/21) Greater Jefferson County Fair Opens Today

A full slate of events and entertainment highlight the first full day of the Greater Jefferson County Fair. The carnival on the Midway opens this afternoon, along with open class exhibits, the 4-H Dog obedience show; the cake walk in the schoolhouse and kids cupcake decorating. Tonight, the Little Miss contest gets underway at 6pm followed by the crowning of the Greater Jefferson County Fair

(6/21) Youth Ag Awards

Each year, 1570 KMCD awards 2 youth Ag Awards in partnership with the Brownfield Ag Network. Awards are given to those who have shown both leadership skills within their clubs as well as a willingness to continue pursuing a career in an agricultural field.

Our first award winner is Chelsea Lanphier. A member of the Jefferson G’s, Chelsea has been active in food and nutrition programs,

(6/21) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log


​Caller advising he woke up to his tires slashed and his front drivers side and passenger side windows knocked out.

​Caller advising a male in a white shirt and jeans had hit a female in a tank top and shorts numerous times. Grabbed her and threw laundry she had in a basket at her.

Traffic Accident:
​Delivery vehicle and Olds

(6/20) Summer Food Service Program is Underway

The Summer Food Service Program ensures that children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. This summer, the USDA plans to serve more than 200 million free meals nationwide to children 18 years and under. As part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program, 530 schools, churches and other community centers in Iowa will serve free

(6/20) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log


Business Contact:
​Forgery/Counterfeit at Community First Credit Union

​Burglary reported at 205 N. 6th Street. Neighbors witnessed subject running from the house carrying a tan burlap bag. Described as white male, approximately 5'11'', short lightly colored hair, with a large tattoo on his left leg outside calf.


(6/20) Tree Planting in Fairfield Requires Permit, Permission and an Iowa One Ca

​Trees have been planted around town over the last several weeks by an unknown person or persons, in violation of city and state ordinances. Trees have been planted at the First Baptist Church, the Lutheran Church, Calu Apartments and the Fairfield Fire Department. Two young trees were planted over the weekend on city property on W. Briggs Avenue at the Fairfield Fire Station. Fire Chief Scott

(6/20) Ottumwa Police Identify Arson Suspect

Ottumwa Police have identified a suspect in a Friday morning house fire that they suspect is arson.

42 year old Shane Brandon Ryan was arrested Sunday and has been charged with violation of a restraining order, 1st degree burglary and 1st degree arson. Police and Firefighters responded to a call on Wabash Avenue just after 5 o’clock Friday morning to find two residents of the home

(6/20) Department of Health Makes Medical Marijuana Registration Available

Chronically ill Iowans can now register to receive a form of medical marijuana. A new state law not only expands who can legally have access to the drug but allows the drug to be manufactured in Iowa.
The card registration form can be found on the Iowa Department of Public Health website. After completing the patient section, you’ll take the registration form to your health care

(6/19) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log


12 Perennial plants in pots were taken from Oakwoodd Nursery over night.

​Gas drive off at Casey's on Libertyville Road

​Cheyenne Rae Brown, of Brighton, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct

Tiffany Weber-Rathbun was arrested on a warrant

Zachery Franks, of Burlington, was arrested on

(6/19) Greater Jefferson County Fair Opens This Week

The Greater Jefferson County Fair opens this week. Carnival rides, 4-H and FFA animal judging, exhibits, entertainment, food, fun and more through Sunday at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

(6/19) Complaint Prompts City To Look at Cafe Paradiso Outdoor Dining Fencing

After a complaint from a Fairfield resident regarding the sidewalk around Café Paradiso, and the lack of space for pedestrians because of their outdoor dining fencing, the City of Fairfield has investigated and determined that the fenced in area around Café Paradiso is different from what was approved by the city on their application. City Administrator Mike Harmon says the city

(6/19) Curt Hanson Remembered

Words of condolences and admiration from around the state continue to pour in following the death of Iowa State representative Curt Hanson.

The 73 year old former school teacher and District 82 Representative died Friday after battling cancer.

Governor Kim Reynolds, in a statement, called Hanson a champion of education and said his presence in the Iowa House would be greatly missed. Lt

(6/19) Ottumwa Fire Suspected Arson

A Friday morning fire in the 700 block of Wabash Street in Ottumwa has law enforcement officers, Fire officials and the Wapello County Attorney’s office investigating. Firefighters responded to a call at approximately 5:15 Friday morning on a report that someone was on the roof of the burning home and another person was covered in gasoline.
Two people were inside the home at the

State Representative Curt Hanson Passes

Curt Hanson, a 43 year Fairfield High School educator and State Representative has died. A driver education teacher, Hanson was a champion for FHS students and took that experience to Des Moines in his retirement to represent the 90th and 82nd congressional districts since 2009.

As a teacher, Hanson touched so many lives. As an advocate for Fairfield and its people, he was active in the