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(10/31) Police Reports


10/30 3:30am reports of a loose cow. Dispatch searched a list to see who has cattle in the area
10:23am Jolie Derouen reported she had a tan wallet stolen. Wallet has approx $80 cash, ss card, child support card
10:24am Brooke Helmick reported hitting a deer. Car totaled
12:09pm Arrested Jeremy Olson for probation violation
12:49pm Served Notice on Arlie Jennings for vehicle in driveway

(10/31) Chamber Trick or Treat Participants Listed In Order


    Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce host its annual family trick or treat event. Today from 2pm- 5pm area businesses will provide goodies to those that stop by. Costumes are encouraged. Participating businesses will have an orange trick or treat sign posted.
Chamber Family Trick or Treat Participants
A Copy of This List is Available at the

(10/31) Ottumwa Senior Nutrition Center Relocates


Milestones Area Agency on Aging (MAAA) announces the relocation of their Senior Nutrition Center (formerly located in the Salvation Army building) to the Knights of Columbus Hall at 123 W. 3rd Street, Ottumwa. The center is open from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. In addition to serving a meal at 11:30 a.m., the site offers activities of interest, nutrition education and health promotions. It is best to

(10/31) OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: Colorado Woman Sentenced to Federal Prison for K


John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Kristen Smith, 31, Aurora, Col., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to 25 years in federal prison, to be followed by 10 years of supervised release, for kidnapping an infant from a home in Beloit, Wis., in February 2014.

Smith was found guilty of this charge on July 31,

(10/31) Free Materials At City Compost Site


Compost and mulch are piling up at the public compost site at the corner of S 20th St and W Jackson Ave. 

Fairfield City Officials are reaching out to citizens to encourage Landscapers, Gardeners, and Farmers that these material are free and are available now. 

Help with loading is available by making an appointment ahead of time by calling 472-4750.
 

(10/31) New Fairfield Skate Park Opens


The Skate Park at O. B. Nelson Park  opens tomorrow November 1, 2014.

A private donor paid for the construction of the skate park and now construction is complete.

Derik Wulfekuhle Park and Rec Director encourages skaters beginners and experienced to use safety equipment such as helmets, knee pads and elbow pads.

At the new skate park, skate-goers skate at their own risk.
 

(10/31) Fatal Semi vs SUV Accident


Thursday morning before 7:00am, State Troopers responded to the scene of a two vehicle accident with injuries in Des Moines County.

Driver James Wischmeier, 39 of Burlington was traveling NB on Mediapolis Rd and according to the report failed to stop for a stop sign at an intersection and was struck by a Semi Truck driven by Sidney Lutes, 68 of New London.

Wischmeier was pronounced dead at

(10/30) Jefferson County Supervisors Meeting Agenda


Meet with County Engineer.
Discuss and consider nuisance property in Abingdon. Consider resolution authorizing formation of a six-county Utility Management Organization (UMO). Make committee reports. Public comments.   Allow claims and approve reports.
Road tour.          
9:30am      Public hearing to:

(10/30) Free Mulch


 
Compost and mulch are piling up at the Public Compost site at the corner of S 20th St and W Jackson Ave. It's free! Help with loading is available by making an appointment ahead of time by calling 641-472-4750.
 

(10/30) Police Reports


10/29 9:35am Accident reported. Drivers Ronda Whitney & Robert Ellis. Ellis was listed as fault for the accident
10:00am Traffic control for a wagon of beans that was detached from a black chevy diesel truck
10:27am missing report received from Ottumwa Police Department for John Nyemah, 14. Black Male 5’10 130lbs
10:56am Jodi Harwood reported 2 ladders stolen
3:45pm Investigating

(10/30) Trick-or-Treat Safety Precautions


Parents can help keep their children safe this Halloween by following some trick-or-treating safety precautions.
 
Visibility
• Trick-or-treaters should wear light-colored costumes, or parents can add glow-in-the-dark tape to the costume’s front and back.
• Give kids flashlights with new batteries.
• Only go to houses with porch lights on and walk on sidewalks on

(10/30) Reminders For Returning Absentee Ballots


Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz is reminding Iowans of important deadlines for returning absentee ballots. Absentee ballots returned by mail and received in the Jefferson County auditor’s office by 9 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, November 4 are eligible for counting.

Absentee ballots returned by mail and received by the auditor'[s office after the polls close must be postmarked

(10/30) Arrest Made While Attempting To Serve Warrant


Friday, Ottumwa Officers attempted to serve an arrest warrant and in turn made a drug arrest. Officers knocked at an apartment door looking for Julio Cesar Aleman when Justin Mathew Hale answered the door, the smell of marijuana greeted the officers.

Glass marijuana pipes were on a coffee table in plain view. Aleman was not at the home at the time.

Once in the apartment, Officers found drug

(10/30) Charges Added In Murder Case


Charges have been added for an Ottumwa man accused of using too much force in a fight resulting in death. In September, Kendrick Jackson was charged with Assault after Authorities found Maekele Hagos in the middle of the street unconscious outside of the Elbow Room bar.

Days later Hagos died from injuries sustained and Jackson was charged with second degree murder. New trial information

(10/30) Police Search For Stolen Truck


At 11:30am Wednesday morning, Law Enforcement Officers were looking for a stolen pickup truck. The pick-up truck was parked in a farm field north of Mt. Pleasant with the keys in it.

The truck was taken sometime between 10:30am and 11:30am.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Mt Pleasant Police Department at 319 385 1450
 

(10/30) 47 Fairfield Artists exhibit 12X12 Canvases


  
The Fairfield Art Association announces its 48th annual membership exhibit, "12X12 Canvas Show" featuring the original work of 47 artists. The canvas exhibit will be in the Main Gallery at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center and will open with a reception for the artists and community on Friday, November 7, from 6-8 PM.
 
In addition, the Studio Art Gallery will

(10/30) Cincinnati Square Dance Caller Pam Courts Comes to Fairfield


The Fairfield square dance community continues to be in the limelight of Iowa square dancing. In October Fairfield was home to Jerry Story's Fall Festival of Square Dancing, attended by over 120  dancers from 11 different states and 32 international enthusiasts from Japan. 
 
This month the group plays host to another "national" caller, Pam Courts of Cincinnati.
In

(10/29) Police Reports


10/28 2:19pm Sandra Morris left her wallet at HyVee. Authorities will review surveillance for leads
3:35pm Dakota Fields was cited for careless driving
8:38pm citizen complaint about bed bugs
 
 
 

(10/29) Details Announced About Award Celebration


The Fairfield Cultural Alliance will be hosting its annual Arts and Culture Celebration, “Cultural Progress,” at 7:30 p.m. Nov 11 at ICON gallery in the downtown Fairfield Cultural District. 
 
This is a free event and is open to everyone. Doors open at 7:15. Culture lovers and creators can connect with community leaders, artists, and others who support and participate in

(10/29) American Gothic House Center presents, Iowa History in a Cloth Bag


Join the American Gothic House Center for a special presentation by Michael Zahs on Sunday, November 9 at 1:00pm inside the American Gothic House.  The program will explain how cloth bags and the revolutionary idea of marketing to women helped Iowans survive the Great Depression and the shortages of World War II. Flour sacks, feed sacks and seed sacks will tell the story from relief work by

(10/29) Voters Encouraged To Turn Out This Mid-Term Election


For the first time in a modern-day election, more registered Republicans than registered Democrats have cast a ballot during early voting in Iowa. With many  important races on the ballot, close to home, one seat for Jefferson County Supervisor is up for grabs.

Incumbent Supervisor Dick Reed who has served on the board for 12 years says he is committed to Jefferson County and has a proven

(10/29) New City Administrator By New Year


At Monday Night’s City Council meeting, the timeline for hiring a New City Administrator was presented to the Council by Personnel Committee Chair Doug Flournoy.

The city has been without an administrator since relieving Kevin Flannigan of his duties this past summer.

According to Flournoy, the deadline for applications is November 10th, and on November 13th all the applications will

(10/29) Deadline Approaching Fast For Award Nominations


The Nov 2, 2014 deadline is approaching fast for Nominations for the 2014 Cultural Contribution Award. Nominations should include the name of the individual or organization, plus a few sentences about why you think they are deserving of the recognition. 

Also include contact information for the nominee and your name and contact info. 

Fairfield Cultural Alliance recognizes groups

(10/29) UPDATE: Man Identified In High-Speed Chase


The man who led sheriff deputies on a high speed chase into Ottumwa Monday has been identified. Driver Dustin McDanel who is on escaped status by the Iowa Board of Corrections for an unexcused absence from a residential facility.

Its reported the black Chevy 4x4 drove off an embankment and crash-landed nose first. McDanel got out the vehicle at that time and fled the scene into a wooded

(10/28) Fairfield Moves Forward With City Administrator Search


At Monday Night’s City Council meeting, the timeline for hiring a New City Administrator was presented to the Council by Personnel Committee Chair Doug Flournoy.

The city has been without an administrator since relieving Kevin Flannigan of his duties this past summer.

According to Flournoy, the deadline for applications is November 10th, and on November 13th all the applications will

(10/28) 2014 Annual Awards Banquet – November 6, 2014


The Fairfield Entrepreneurs Association, Fairfield Volunteer Center and Fairfield First will be celebrating the contributions of entrepreneurs, volunteers and individuals making a significant impact on the local economy on Thursday, November 6th at the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center.  The event starts at 6:45pm with a networking reception featuring the Desserts of Fairfield and

(10/28) Sen. Rich Taylor's Oct. 28 column


Creating more good jobs and expanding Iowa’s middle class are my top priorities for the 2015 legislative session.
Iowa is already one of the best states in the nation for business because  of our investments in economic growth and job creation. The credit-rating agency Standard & Poor's predicts continued growth in our region and some of the lowest unemployment rates in the

(10/28) Deadline to seed winter hardy cover crops extended to Nov. 15


Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey and State Agronomist Barb Stewart with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service announced that farmers participating in state cost-share and most federal financial assistance programs now have until Nov. 15, 2014 to plant winter hardy cover crops and still qualify for assistance.
 
The seeding date is extended following the announcement

(10/28) Fairfield Continues To Celebrate Red Ribbon Week


  
Fairfield Schools make students aware that being Drug Free equals success. This is Red Ribbon Week, a time to bring drug awareness to the community.

Yesterday, students at both Washington and Libertyville Elementary Schools made a pledge to be Drug Free. Local Law Enforcement joined the Elks Lodge to shed light on the benefits of being drug free.

Police Chief Thomas encouraged the students

(10/28) Police Reports


At 8:58pm Monday night, Norman Gegner reported a door being kicked in on his property. The tenant didn’t report any stolen property. The incident is documented and authorities are searching for witnesses.
 

(10/28) 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.
 
“The agreeable weather last week allowed many farmers to make good harvest progress, but with 36 percent of corn and 81 percent of soybeans harvested

(10/28) Influenza Activity Low in Iowa, but Two Strains Circulating


Surveillance by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) Iowa Influenza Surveillance Network shows while flu activity in the state is slowly increasing and remains low, there already are two strains of the virus circulating. “This is the perfect time to get your flu vaccination,” said IDPH Medical Director, Dr. Patricia Quinlisk. “Identification of two circulating strains by

(10/28) Two Die From Electrocution In Wellman


On Friday October 24, 2014 at approximately 1:10 P.M. the Washington County Communications Center received a report of a possible electrocution at 1074 Ginkgo Ave., Wellman. 

Two subjects were pronounced dead at the scene. The deceased were identified as Chad Allen VanVoltenburg, 38 of South English and Paul Joseph Duello, 47 of Kinross.

On a Call to Washington County Sheriff Dunbar,

(10/28) TENCO Gets Denied


On Thursday, The Fairfield Board of Adjustments denied the application for a Stabilization Home in Fairfield City Limits.

This summer, TENCO purchased a house on Burlington Ave for the primary use to help give a bed to mentally unstable citizens for a short period of time. This Crisis Stabilization home would allow a patient to stay up to 5 days while being assessed by Optimae trained

(10/28) New Sharon Man Injured In Hunting Accident


With the first weekend of Pheasant season underway, the DNR records two non fatal accidents.

According to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Kevin Flander, 51 of New Sharon, sustained injuries to his face, chest and hand when he was hit by shotgun pellets.

The gun was fired by a member of his party during a pheasant hunt southwest of Barnes City.

Flander was taken by private

(10/28) Driver Got Away In High-Speed Chase


A man led Wapello County Sheriff’s Deputies on a high-speed chase before leaving his car. Yesterday afternoon Wapello County Sheriff Deputies were on a high-speed chase following a vehicle into Ottumwa.

Ottumwa Police joined in the chase.

At some point near the intersection of West and Pennsylvania the driver ditched the car and ran into a wooded area.

Authorities searched the area

(10/28) Juvenile Arrested For Robbery


Mount Pleasant Police and the Henry County Sheriff’s Office both responded to the scene of an attempted robbery at Gas Land. Yesterday around 10:50 am. a young suspect demanded money and displayed a knife to the clerk.

He did not receive any money and fled the scene. The clerk gave Authorities a description of the suspect.

While searching for the suspect Authorities spotted the male a

(10/27) Two Men Electrocuted In Washington County


On Friday October 24th, 2014 at approximately 1:10 P.M. the Washington County Communications Center received a report of a possible electrocution at 1074 Ginkgo Ave., Wellman. 

Two subjects were pronounced dead at the scene. The deceased were identified as Chad Allen VanVoltenburg, 38 of South English and Paul Joseph Duello, 47 of Kinross.

The incident is under

(10/27) BOA Denies TENCO Crisis Stabilization Home In Fairfield


On Thursday, The Fairfield Board of Adjustments denied the application for a Stabilization Home in Fairfield City Limits. This summer, TENCO purchased a house on Burlington Ave for the primary use to help give a bed to mentally unstable citizens for a short period of time.

This Crisis Stabilization home would allow a patient to stay up to 5 days while being assessed by Optimae trained

(10/27) Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News Releases


10/24/14 4-H Youth Use Heads, Hands, Hearts to Repurpose Items for Infants’ Better Health
http://www.extension.iastate.edu/node/26415
With sewing skills, ingenuity and a sense of repurpose, 4-H youth transformed unused t-shirts into cloth diapers during a hands-on service learning project at the 2014 State Awardrobe Clothing Event.
 
10/23/14 Local Food Systems Get a Boost from

(10/27) POLICE: UPDATE: One Arrest and One At Large In Ottumwa Shooting



On October 14th, 2014, the Ottumwa Police Department received a report of a victim that had arrived at the Ottumwa Regional Health Center Emergency Room with an apparent gunshot wound to the victim’s leg.  Shawna Patzel, age 22, of Ottumwa, reported that she was accidentally shot at a residence here in Ottumwa. 
 
Ottumwa Police Officers initiated an investigation into

(10/27) Reporting Stolen Property


The Fairfield Police Department in conjunction with Jefferson, Keokuk and Van Buren County Law Enforcement has executed several search warrants last week in response to ongoing criminal action.

Authorities have recovered a list of stolen items.

In efforts to get the stolen property returned to the rightful owner, Citizens are urged to check, garages, sheds, and out buildings and report any

(10/27) Motorcycle Accident w/Injuries In Washington County


Sunday afternoon Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one vehicle accident with injuries. Just after 1:00pm Sunday afternoon, a 2013 Harley Davidson driven by Douglas Dietz of Washington was blocking the roadway.

According to the report, only minor damage to the motorcycle, however Dietz was transported by Air Car to the University of Iowa for his injuries.

His

(10/27) Roll-Over Accident With Injuries


Saturday afternoon, the driver of the semi lost control and rolled over in Ottumwa. The semi-truck rolled onto its side, perpendicular to the direction it was traveling. 

Portions of both 63 and 34 were closed from 4’oclock until 12:30am Sunday morning while Fire crews worked diligently to make sure the spilled diesel didn’t enter the sewer drain just feet from the

(10/27) Iowas New Clean Water Rule In Effect


After a year of hearings and deliberations by government agencies, a new Iowa clean water rule designed to increase inspections of livestock farms and provide stricter enforcement over manure spills is now in effect.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources signed a deal with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last year to develop the new rule after the EPA threatened to take over

(10/24) City Council Agenda


FAIRFIELD CITY COUNCIL AGENDA CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
OCTOBER 27, 2014 7:00 P.M. CALL TO ORDER
ROLL CALL 
CONSENT AGENDA
   Approval of the minutes of the October 13, 2014 Council meeting
   Resolution approving Promotion (Sergeant) in the Police Department
   Resolution approving Promotion (Captain) in the Police Department
   Resolution

(10/24) Heads-up during harvest!


This harvest, Alliant Energy reminds customers to pay extra attention to utility equipment while using farm machinery.
 
Every fall, tractors, combines, augers, tillage equipment, tiling machines and other related equipment are at high risk to hit power poles,  overhead or underground electric lines and natural gas pipelines or equipment.
 
“We know everyone is in a hurry

(10/24) Official Press Release From FPD Recovering Stolen Property


 
This week Fairfield Police Department has recovered stolen property from various residences in Fairfield, Jefferson County, Van Buren County, and Keokuk County with the assistance of the respective departments.  Residents are asked to check their garages, sheds, and out buildings for stolen tools, tires, old license plates, and miscellaneous items.  There was no rhyme or reason for the

(10/24) Jefferson County Conservation Presents Messages In Stone


There’s many ways to learn about history. You can read a biography,
or visit a museum or you can join Michael Zahs and
Loren Horton for a walk through a cemetery! On Sunday,
October 26th join them for Messages in Stone at the Fairfield
Cemetery (located on the corner of North B Street and East Stone) for a unique way to
look back in time. Mike and Loren will introduce you to

(10/24) Jefferson County Supervisors Meeting Agenda


Monday October 27, 9:00 A.M. - Weekly Board Meeting. Acknowledge October 20th minutes. Meet with County Engineer.Meet with KaLeigh White regarding Retired Senior Volunteer Program. Discuss and consider approving the purchase of a sign truck with boom crane for the Secondary Road Dept. Make committee reports.
Public comments. Allow claims and approve

(10/24) Van Buren County Supervisors Meeting Agenda


The Van Buren County Board of Supervisors will hold a meeting of the Board on: Monday, October 27, 2014, beginning at 10:00AM at the Van Buren County Courthouse, Board room, Keosauqua, Iowa TENTATIVE AGENDA1.      Public forum
2.      Following item #1-Meet with the county engineer for an update on road

(10/24) Police Reports


10/23 11:43am Colton Stacy arrested on a warrant for contempt of court as he failed to complete community service. Stacy provided Authorities proof he completed the order of community service and was released.
3:49pm Heather Mason reported her son Henry Mason, 14 years old missing. Henry didn’t attend school and law enforcement found him sitting outside a local restaurant. He was taken to the Law Center and picked up by his mother
 
 

(10/24) POLICE: Citizens Urged To Report Stolen Property


The Fairfield Police Department in conjunction with Jefferson, Keokuk and Van Buren County Law Enforcement has executed several search warrants this week in response to ongoing criminal action.

Authorities have recovered a list of stolen items. In efforts to get the stolen property returned to the rightful owner, Citizens are urged to check, garages, sheds, and out buildings and report any

(10/24) MUM Establishes Ebola Policy


MUM has established an Ebola policy to ensure the safety of the campus and Fairfield residents. While no current University students are from the West African countries affected by Ebola and there are no Ebola cases in Iowa campus officials want to be proactive when addressing the Ebola epidemic.

The policy says if students should apply to MUM from the affected countries, they will be required

(10/24) Love Yourself and Be Drug Free


Love yourself and be drug free is this year’s theme for Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week is a week set aside to raise awareness of the destructive impact of substance abuse.

Nearly nine percent of United States youths ages 12 to 17 use illicit drugs. In an effort to prevent drug use and educate youth, the Fairfield Elks Lodge in conjunction with Local Law Enforcement and Uno the K-9

(10/24) Lockridge Man Arrested For Domestic Assault


An incident reported days ago ends in arrest yesterday. On October 13,2014 after 9:00pm the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office received a report about an assault at a home in Lockridge.

Further investigation led to a warrant being issued for Joshua David Skidmore, 35 of Lockridge.

Thursday morning just after 1:00am, Sheriff Deputies arrested Skidmore at his home in Lockridge.

He was

(10/24) Ottumwa Woman Enters Guilty Plea


An Ottumwa women enters a plea deal following an alleged attack on her boyfriend. On November 6, 2013, Ashley Nicole Weir was charged with two counts of Willful Injury Causing Serious Injury (Class C Felony) and with Domestic Abuse Assault with Intent or Display of a Weapon (Aggravated Misdemeanor).

According to the report, Weir stabbed her boyfriend multiple times and struck him with a

(10/23) Polls Open 7 a.m. until9 p.m. for General Election on Tuesday, November


Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz is reminding Iowans that polls will be open for the general election from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. statewide on Tuesday, November 4.
 
“I encourage all eligible Iowans take full advantage of their right to vote by registering to vote and casting a ballot,” Schultz said.  “Every vote counts and it’s important that Iowans participate

(10/23) Pence Kicks Off Red Ribbon Week


Love yourself and be drug free is this year’s theme for Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week is a week set aside to raise awareness of the destructive impact of substance abuse. Nearly nine percent of United States youths ages 12 to 17 use illicit drugs.

In an effort to prevent drug use and educate youth, the Fairfield Elks Lodge in conjunction with Local Law Enforcement plus Uno the

(10/23) MUM Adopts Ebola Policy


MUM has established an Ebola policy to ensure the safety of the campus and Fairfield residents. While no current University students are from the West African countries affected by Ebola and there are no Ebola cases in Iowa Campus Officials want to be proactive when addressing the Ebola epidemic.

The policy says if students should apply to MUM from the affected countries, they will be required

(10/23) State Rep Curt Hanson Statehouse News, October 22, 2014



Preserving Iowa's Land, Water and Air

Iowa’s precious natural resources and agriculture have been the foundation of our economy since our state was created.  Every Iowan, especially our children, benefits from a healthy environment and enjoys our lakes, rivers, streams, clean air, wildlife, and natural lands. 
Iowa is the fourth largest food provider in the world.

(10/23) Live Broadcast Of The Candidate Forum


For the first time in a modern-day election, more registered Republicans than registered Democrats have cast a ballot during early voting in Iowa. The report stated that as of Wednesday, the cumulative number of registered Republican early and absentee voting returns surpassed those of the Democrats by 305 ballots. 

There are 10 remaining days of early voting including Today and the next

(10/23) Fairfield Teen Arrest For DWR & Drug Possession


A routine traffic stop turned serious for Fairfield Officers. Tuesday morning Officers pulled over David Haynes, 17 of Fairfield for driving while revoked.

Once arrested, Haynes was searched for personal inventory and Officers found marijuana on his person.

Although Haynes claims the marijuana is for personal use, its still illegal in the state of Iowa.

Haynes was charged with driving

(10/23) Iowa Man Enters Guilty Plea In KC Bank Robbery


An Iowa man has pleaded guilty to his part in a Missouri bank robbery. Torrence Joseph O’Neill 27, of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Kansas City to one count of bank robbery.

According to reports O’Neill and two other Iowa men were accused of robbing the Citizens Bank and Trust in Burlington Junction in March.

A witness followed the three men and helped

(10/23) Two Men Arrest For Robbery In Washington County


Two men were arrested in Washington early Wednesday morning on assault and theft charges. Just after 1:00 am, Authorities responded to a reported robbery and assault.

As a result of the investigation, Deputies arrested Kachimbe Mukanzu 27 of Wheeling, Illinois, for aggravated assault, theft in the fourth degree and robbery in the first degree.

Also, Jamouri Shontez Stringer (Hollingsworth)

(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) 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,