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(6/28) Cline Recommends Patching Germanville Road

During Monday’s Jefferson County Board of Supervisors meeting the Board discussed the resurfacing of Germanville Road from 150th Street to the Washington County line. The conversation centered around whether to patch or resurface. County Engineer Scott Cline recommended patching areas for the time being, putting off a $2.4 million dollar resurfacing project for a few years. Patching

(6/28) Neighbors Oppose Proposed Maple Street Triplex

At last night’s Fairfield City Council meeting, developer Josh Laraby came before the council asking for support of his intent to construct a two story triplex at 106 Maple Street. Laraby said he needed a letter from the council supporting his project in order to obtain grants and tax credits from the state. Laraby’s request set off a firestorm of concerns brought forth by

(6/27) Supervisors Set Public Hearing

The Jefferson County Board of Supervisors have scheduled a public hearing for Thursday morning at 9:30 to hear citizens comments regarding the Osage Avenue roadway improvements project. The Board will consider a resolution approving the drawings, specifications, form of contract and estimated costs of the improvements following the public hearing and will open Bids for the project, considering

(6/27) Fair Board Names Board Replacement, Announces Success

The Greater Jefferson County Fair Board met this morning and announced success. The 2016 Fair set a record for gross income in the amount of $43,855 up from $30,380 last year and topping the previous record of $42,270 during the 2014 Fair. The 2017 fair has been scheduled for June 21st through 25th, with Colby Freeman selected to the Board replacing Drew Johnson who resigned.

(6/27) FCSD Board To Further Address Presidential Mandate

The Fairfield Community School District Board of Directors will meet tonight in special session. Following their business, a work session will be held to further discuss guidelines pertaining to the federal government’s mandate allowing transgender students the right to use locker rooms and restroom facilities according to their gender identity. Approximately 1000 parents and concerned

(6/27) Ottumwa Police Forced To Fire On Weapon Wielding Man

A report of a fire and a rifle wielding subject at an Ottumwa home Saturday had Ottumwa Police responding with caution. Just after 9 o’clock Saturday morning, law enforcement officials arrived on the scene and instructed the man to drop his weapon. He refused and instead raised the weapon in the direction of the officers and they fired on him. According to a press release,

(6/24) Secondary Road Department Update

Road closure on Osage Avenue from approximately 1000LF, North of 122nd Street to approximately 3000LF, North of 122nd Street to replace culvert. Road closed until July 22, 2016 or until work is finished.


Peppermint Blvd, from Pine Avnue to Queenscup Blvd. All work has been completed and the road has been reopened to through traffic.

(6/24) 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

(6/24) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log



Citizen Contact:

Individual advising he just came from his bank and he has someone that forged checks on his account.


Adam Jennings was arrested on a warrant.


Trent Hootman arrested on an outstanding warrant.


Citizen Contact:

Caller advising she needed to speak with an office in reference to a situation with her

(6/23) Cordell Filson, Taylor Lock Win KMCD/Classic 96 Youth Ag Award

Cordell Filson and Taylor Lock were each awarded the KMCD/Classic 96 Youth Ag Award at a ceremony at the Greater Jefferson County Fair Wednesday night. The award, sponsored by the Brownfield Ag Network is awarded to deserving 4-H or FFA candidates who exhibit leadership skills, are of good character and are dedicated to agriculture.  

Filson has taken an Ag Tech Welding class at

(6/23) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log



Citizen Contact:

Caller advising their garage was broken into and dogs were let out. Dogs returned. Garage door seemed to not be working. Advised to have their landlord check the garage and to call if there were any major repairs.


Traffic Accident:

Vehicle rear ended. Dodge Journey and Chevrolet Venture. No injuries.



(6/23) Chelsea Lanphier Crowned Fair Queen

Excitement last night at the Greater Jefferson County Fair, as they crowned the Little Miss and a new Fair Queen. Bailey Belzer won the Little Miss contest, with 1st runner up Teagan Gilchrist and 2nd runner up Kaylie Snowgren rounding out the Little Miss Court.

6 young ladies competed for the title of Greater Jefferson County Fair Queen. 17 year old, Chelsea Lanphier took the title with

(6/22) New Jersey Mailing Operation Pays $45,000 through Consumer Fraud Judgment

Two New Jersey companies and their owner will pay $45,000 to Iowa consumers and the state, as part of a settlement that bars them from any role in sending future fraudulent solicitations to Iowans.


The settlement, through a consent judgment filed in Polk County District Court, resolves a consumer fraud lawsuit filed last year by Attorney General Tom Miller. The lawsuit alleged

(6/22) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log



Citizen Contact:

Report of a suspicious vehicle just sitting in the street.


Citizen Contact:

Reporting his 2001 PT Cruiser was stolen. Vehicle located at Optimae parking lot.




Nothing to report.

(6/21) LISCO Selected by City of Knoxville for Fiber Optic Expansion

LISCO Corporation, headquartered in Fairfield, Iowa, a fiber optic Internet and phone service provider signed a contract on June 10th with the City of Knoxville, Iowa to enable 1 Gigabyte high-speed fiber optic Internet access for all City government locations.  According to Linda Stallone, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for LISCO, “The action of the Knoxville City

(6/21) Iowa E-book Buyers to Receive Additional $5.5 Million from Apple Price-Fi

Iowa consumers who were wrongly overcharged for electronic books will receive an estimated $5.5 million in account credits or checks as early as this week, after the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year declined to hear Apple Inc.’s challenge to lower court rulings that it conspired to fix e-book prices.


Eligible consumers will receive account credits or payments

(6/21) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log


Citizen Contact:

Caller advising that there has been vandalism done to her daughters Grand Prix. Tires slashed, windsheild wipers ripped up and stuff in the gas tank. Estimated damage $750.


Citizen Contact:

Caller stated that an erratic driver in a black sports car and going at a high rate of speed is tearing through peoples

(6/20) Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

The Fourth of July is best known for celebrations with family and friends, enjoying the summer weather with food and drinks. Those celebrations often include drinking alcohol which can lead to impaired driving. 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 164 people were killed  in motor vehicle crashes involving at least one driver with a blood

(6/13) Supervisors Meet This Morning

The Jefferson County Board of Supervisors meet this morning in regular session. On the agenda, the board will meet with a representative from French-Reneker for an update on the Dakota Access Pipeline project, consider salaries for county employees for fiscal year 2017, and get a mental health update from Mental Health administrator Sandy Stever. The Supervisors meet every Monday morning in the

(6/7) FCSD Summer Office Hours

The A.C.T. Office for Fairfield CSD will operate on summer hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 to 4:30 beginning June 13, 2016 through August 12, 2016.