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(10/8) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log

Jolie Derouen, 23 of Fairfield, was arrested and charged with driving while suspended.
Timothy Wagner was arrested on a warrant for possession of marijuana.
Investigation: Burglary
Caller advising that she went to her vehicle this morning and found a male was sleeping in it. The subject left on a bicycle. Items were found missing in a vehicle parked

(10/8) October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. There are plenty of related events in and around Southeast Iowa. Participate. But remember, the most important thing you can do is know your body. Christine Estle, Director of Jefferson County Public Health says to make sure to self exam and if there are changes, see your physician immediately. Estle added, “The best prevention is education.”

(10/8) Reduced Output And Higher Crude Prices To Blame For Higher Gas Prices

Bad news for Midwestern motorists — gasoline prices are expected to rise as much as 10 to 30 cents per gallon in the next week, according to GasBuddy.com.

There is a combination of issues behind the higher prices. Including higher crude oil prices and reduced gasoline output as refiners either shut down for maintenance or unplanned repairs. The rising prices are expected in more than a

(10/8) Property Values Heading Up

The Iowa Department of Revenue recently mandated a hike in assessed property values for both residential and commercial properties in Jefferson County.
The department conducted an equalizing assessment that revealed residential and commercial sales in the county had seen a dramatic increase over the last two years.
Home upgrades and remodeling projects that increase property values are a

Police/Sheriff/Fire Log

Jesse Michael Boyd, 25 of Keosauqua, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver…Less than ½ ounce.
Randy Reid was arrested on a Wapello County warrant.
Traffic Accident: Non Injury
Subject pulled into the parking lot at MUM campus. A vehicle pulled in behind him and pulled into a parking space.

(10/7) Ottumwa City Council Ballot Set

Five candidates, including incumbents, John “J.R.” Richards and Mitch Niner looked to fill four ballot slots in the upcoming Ottumwa City Council election. In yesterday’s primary, newcomers Marc Roe, Victor Streeby and Don Lewis, along with Richards were the top vote getters and will square off for two open council seats in the general election, November 3rd.

(10/7) Chelgren Announces Run For Second District Seat

Iowa State Senator, Mark Chelgren has announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination to challenge Dave Loebsack for the second congressional seat in next year’s November election. In an address announcing his candidacy, Chelgren says he believes America’s political leadership is on a destructive path, but recognizes that the people have the power to end deficit spending and

(10/6) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log

Scott Morgan, driving a 1996 Toyota 4-Runner and Jared Manning, driving a 2001 Dodge ram 2500, were both eastbound on 230th Street, east of Fir Ave. Morgan hit his brakes as he felt Manning was too close to him. Manning then pulled up beside Morgan. The two vehicles made contact. Manning continued on by Morgan, causing rocks to be thrown on Morgan’s vehicle

(10/6) Three Arrested After Chase

Three women were arrested Thursday after authorities were notified of a suspicious vehicle involved in retail thefts in Cedar Rapids. The Iowa State Patrol located the vehicle and attempted a traffic stop. The vehicle’s driver refused to stop and a chase ensued south on highway 218. After the vehicle pulled into a Kum and Go gas station in Riverside at the highway 22 exit and the

(10/5) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log

Motor Vehicle Accident:
Teresa Hungerford reporting Anthony Poletti has backed into her Kia Soul. Information exchanged.
Fire alarm going off at Libertyville Savings Bank. They just had alarms installed and are having problems.
Subject is saying that someone came in to her apartment and stole her cd’s. She showed me a lock that was

(10/5) Ottumwa Man Arrested After Fight With Cop

Christopher Joseph Yeager, of Ottumwa, was arrested Friday and charged with interference with official acts after Ottumwa Police pulled him over in connection with a piece of stolen electronic equipment. As an officer attempted to seize the equipment from Yeager, a fight broke out. Yeager was subdued by several Ottumwa Police Officers and was taken into custody. Yeager was taken to the hospital

(10/5) Cruz To Campaign In SE Iowa

Republican Presidential hopeful and Texas Senator, Ted Cruz is on his way to Southeast Iowa. Cruz will make a stop in Mount Pleasant on October 13th at 8pm at Pizza Hut, 900 N. Grand Ave. On Wednesday October 14th, Cruz will make stops in Kalona, Sigourney and Oskaloosa. Cruz currently ranks third in the Real Clear Politics Iowa Presidential Caucus polls pulling in an average of nine percent of

(10/5) UAW Ratifies Deere Contract

The United Auto Workers Union has voted to ratify a six year contract with Deere & Co. The Moline, Illinois based company said the UAW notified the company that its members ratified the contract during a Sunday vote. The company declined to provide contract details that covers 10,000 workers at 12 plants in Iowa, Illinois and Kansas. Union workers declined to discuss the contract, saying the

(10/5) Student Creates OHS Shooting Rumor; No Weapons Found

A snapchat post claiming that a shooting would take place at Ottumwa High School during a homecoming pep assembly Friday, put the administration into overdrive trying to identify the source of the post. After speaking with several students and a search of a vehicle, a locker and a bag search of the student believed to be involved, no weapon or weapons were found. The administration is confident

(10/2) Deere, UAW Reach Tentative Agreement

A tentative agreement has been reached between Deere and Company and the United Auto Workers Union. The Moline, Illinois farm equipment manufacturer announced the agreement Thursday, replacing a six year contract that expired Wednesday. The new six year contract will still need to be voted on by UAW members at Deere facilities in Davenport, Ankeny, Dubuque, Waterloo and Ottumwa along with Moline,

(10/1) DNR To Designate New Bird Conservation Area

The Iowa Department of Natural resources will host a dedication ceremony, designating Lake Sugema Wildlife Management Area, Lacey-Keosauqua State Park, Shimek State Forest Keosauqua Unit, and a portion of the Fox River watershed as Iowa’s newest Bird Conservation Areas. The ceremony will take place October 15 at 1:30 pm at the Lacey-Keosauqua State Park Lodge. Following the ceremony, there

(9/30) Motorcycle Accident Update

Here’s an update on an accident Saturday night, just before 10 pm, near the intersection of Burlington and S. 15th Street in Fairfield.  According to the Iowa State Patrol, a Motorcycle driven by 31 year old Casey Carlson of Cedar Rapids was westbound on S. 15th when it struck the drivers side rear of a 1998 Chevrolet pickup driven by 32 year old Jason Clark of Fairfield, causing the

(9/30) Archery Deer Season Opens Tomorrow

Archery deer season opens in Iowa tomorrow. The season remains open until December 4th, when it closes for shotgun season, then reopens December 21st. According to The Iowa Department of Natural resources, the herd is excellent. Over 50,000 hunters are expected in the woods this season.

(9/29) Gobble Statue Commissioned

The Fairfield Art Association will be celebrating its 50th anniversary next year – and what better way to mark the milestone than with a new life size bronze sculpture for our community.
“We are excited to announce that Christopher Bennett, the same artist we brought to town in the late 1970s to create “William Coop & Friend” for the Fairfield square, and in 1986

(9/28) Sorflatin Candidacy Denied

In a unanimous 3-0 vote, Christian Sorflatin was denied candidacy for the Fairfield City Council 1st Ward seat. In a public meeting Tuesday morning at City Hall, Mayor Ed Malloy, City Clerk, Joy Messer and Fairfield City Council member, Daryn Hamilton, making up the committee, heard the evidence based upon an objection regarding conflicting information on Sorflatin’s residence and

(9/29) FHS Yearbooks Are In

Fairfield High School Homecoming week continues. The 2014-15 yearbooks are in and can be picked up at the high school library anytime during school hours. Call Jolene Bullis with questions. 641-472-2059.

(9/29) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log

Traffic Accident:
Allison Deao was traveling south on 32nd and struck a deer.
Traffic Accident:
Joshua Stiles was southbound on the 1600 block of Pleasant Plain Road when he struck a deer in the roadway.
Caller stating that her neighbor called and told her there was smoke coming from her roof. Used Thermal Imager. Nothing Found. Heat on

(9/25) FHS Homecoming Week Kicks Off Monday

Fairfield High School Homecoming Week kicks off Monday. Students are encouraged to participate in dress-up days throughout the week. Monday is “Construction Day,” with students dressed as construction workers. Tuesday is “Character Day,” with students dressing like their favorite cartoon character. Wednesday is “Cancer Awareness Day,” students will dress in the

(9/24) Fairfield Police Department Media Release

The Fairfield Police Department has received several calls in reference to KLMN Company out of Miami, Florida going door to door selling magazines. Most of the questions are to inquire if this is a scam. KLMN Company is a legitimate company but we recommend that any citizen research before making any purchases. They have registered with the City of Fairfield and this allows them to go door to

(9/24) Hansen Requests Halt To Medicare Privatization

In a letter sent this week, State Representative Curt Hanson of Fairfield requested that the Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reject the Medicaid waiver applications submitted by Governor Branstad to privatize health care for 560,000 Iowans.
"I have been hearing from constituents who are concerned with the direction and speed of the Governor’s plan

(9/23) It's Official! Babe Ruth Tournament In Ottumwa August 9 Through 19


Babe Ruth League, Inc. Vice President Rob Flaherty was in Ottumwa Tuesday to sign the contract making it official. The 2016 Babe Ruth League 13 year old World Series Tournament will be held in Ottumwa. Ten teams, including one from the host city, will compete for the World Championship title. Officials still have a list of improvements to tackle, including resurfacing fields, batting

(9/16) Fairfield Water Department Annual Fall Flushing Begins October 5