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(12/7) IHCC Bond Results (Unofficial)

Partial results are in from around the area regarding a $36 million bond referendum that would pay for numerous upgrades and renovations to three Indian Hills Community College campuses. The school is looking to build a new academic building with a state of the art science lab, classrooms and spaces to house Construction Technology and Sustainable Agriculture programs at the Centerville

(12/7) Davis County Schools To Try Again

Davis County voters will be asked again to pass a bond measure that will allow the district to upgrade athletic facilities at the high school and add learning space at the middle school. Voters have recently twice rejected the measure. District officials hope things will be different this time around. A $7.4 million dollar bond election will be held in February, provided the district can

(12/7) Trump To Visit Iowa Thursday

President-Elect Donald Trump will visit Iowa for a “Thank You” rally amid reports that Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has been offered and has accepted Trumps offer to become the next US Ambassador to China. Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence will speak to supporters in Des Moines Thursday at the Iowa Event Center beginning at 7pm.

(12/6) FCSD Points Committee



Thursday, December 8th 2016, ACT Building
The following public meetings have been scheduled:
4:00 P.M. Points Committee Meeting
I.              Discussion of

(12/6) FCSD Board of Directors



Wednesday, December 7th 2016, ACT Building
The following public meetings have been scheduled:
6:00 P.M. Policy Committee Meeting
I.              Policies:

(12/6) IHCC $36 Million Bond Referendum

Indian Hills Community College is asking residents in the region served by the college to vote today on a $36 million bond referendum. 

Indian Hills underwent a master facilities planning process to identify student needs for instructional, training and learning spaces on the Centerville, North Workforce and Ottumwa campuses.  The referendum would provide needed funds to

(12/6) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log


​Citizen Contact:
​Caller advising there are people in front of WalMart with a sign. They were asked to leave but are back

Government Contact:
Keokuk County assist

Citizen Contact:
Suspicious activity reported on N. Court

Suspicious behavior observed at 2nd and Van Buren

​Nothing to report

(12/6) Lockridge School Vandalized

The latest in a string of instances of vandalism occurred in Lockridge last week. This time, vandals broke into the Lockridge School, breaking a window that leads to the gym. After gaining access to the building, mischief-makers broke open a trophy case and looted several cases of soft drinks. Damage was determined to be minimal. Authorities are asking if anyone has any knowledge of the

(12/6) City Council Accepting Bids For Sanitary Sewer Conveyance Improvements

The Fairfield City Council met in special session Monday night. Councilors set a public hearing for December 15th at noon regarding the acceptance of bids for the proposed sanitary sewer conveyance improvements. Sealed BIDS for the work comprising each improvement must be filed before 9 o’clock a.m., on December 15th. Sealed BIDS will be opened and tabulated at 9am on December 15th, in

(12/6) Supervisors Discuss ICAP Grants

The Jefferson County Board of Supervisors met Monday morning. The Board approved adding an acre to an existing nine acre plot set aside for the Forest Lake Subdivision. Supervisors also discussed ICAP Safety Grants. A series of $1000 grants designed to provide casualty coverage for Iowa public entities. Through The ICAP Grant, members may qualify for select loss control and risk management

(12/5) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log


Citizen Contact:
Dog complaint

​Criminal mischeif reported at Fairfield Middle School. Victim did not want to press charges.

Charles Hill was arrested for a warrant out of Rockford, Illinois.

​Report of an accident at Fairfield Little League Diamond. Vehicle struck the fence and left the area.

Traffic Accident:
​Caller reporting

(12/5) Civil Trial Ends; Drew Will Decide Watkins' Fate

Van Buren County Attorney Abe Watkins testified in his own defense Sunday, bringing an end to the Civil Trial that Van Buren County Supervisors hope will close the door on Watkins tenure as Van Buren County Attorney. Watkins denied virtually every allegation against him, from the claims that he engaged in sexually inappropriate behavior with employees to charges of alcohol use on the

(12/5) US Army Corps of Engineers Denies Easement For Pipeline

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will not grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota, according to a statement Sunday. The ruling is a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters, who have argued that the project would threaten the tribe's water source and cultural sites.


The four-state, $3.8 billion Bakken Pipeline project

(12/2) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log


Citizen Contact:
Unfounded theft report

Subjects were advised of a noise complaint in the 900 block of W. Harrison

Fire Assist:
Smoke due to faulty ventilation in the basement of Cafe Paradiso

Fire Assist:
​Smoke coming from a breaker on University Manor Dr


(12/2) Elks Begin Deer Hide Pickup Monday

Local hunters have the opportunity to stretch out a helping hand to veterans in need. The Fairfield Elks Lodge #1192 is collecting deer hides which will be tanned and distributed for recreational and occupational therapy throughout the Veterans Administration health-care system. Some of the tanned leather will also be cut and sewn into specially designed fingerless gloves, which are furnished

(12/2) Radon Kits Available January 3rd

January is Radon Action Month
50 Free Radon Test Kits Will Be Given Out To People Who Haven’t Tested Before 
Jefferson Co. Environmental Health Dept.
In the Jefferson Co. Highway Dept. Building
901 North 8th St. Fairfield
Weekdays starting January 3rd 
9 to Noon
Having a radon level of 4 is equivalent to smoking 8 cigarettes a day.
The Only Way To

(12/1) Lord's Cupboard Seeks Volunteers To Pack Holiday Boxes

The Lord’s Cupboard of Jefferson County invites the community to help pack the Christmas Meal Boxes again this year.  Christmas Meal Boxes go to low-income families in Jefferson County to help make the holidays and winter break a little brighter.  The Box packing will take place on Thursday, December 15 at 5:30 p.m., and no pre-registration is required.   As in years

(12/1) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log


Motorist Assist:
A vehicle was parked in the 300 block of West Broadway with its right turn signal on. The subject was advised to go inside for the night as he was intoxicated.

​Government Contact:
Vehicle on its side in the middle of the roadway on Hwy 34 near Winery. No injuries.

Traffic Accident:
Pepsi semi and Chevy car. No injuries.


(11/30) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log


​Pamela Sue McAllister, of Fairfield, was arrested and charged with contempt of court, violation of a restraining order and possession of a controlled substance.

​Cody Dane Champ, of Fairfield, was arrested and charged with contempt of court, violation of a restraining order.

​Kevin Eugene Kempf, of Fairfield, was arrested and charged

(11/30) IEDA Awards Main Street Iowa Challenge Grants

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) has awarded $965,500 in Main Street Iowa Challenge Grants to 14 communities around the state. The grants will benefit local improvement projects such as façade upgrades and restoration, upper floor rehabilitation, building stabilization and repairs and remodeled spaces for expanding downtown businesses.  The announcements were

(11/30) Iowa Traffic Deaths Up Over Last Year

The Iowa State Patrol reports that over the four day Thanksgiving holiday weekend there were more than 100 auto accidents on Iowa roads and highways and 29 arrests were made for OWI. Five people died in 118 auto accidents last weekend bringing the total traffic deaths in Iowa to 359 for the year. That’s up 72 over last year, with just over a month left in 2016.



(11/15) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log


Report of 5th degree theft.

​Austin Miller was arrested for probation parole warrant.

Fraud - credit card/automatic teller machine.

Traffic Accident:
​Subject was traveling west bound on Washington. Juvenile was in front of subject on his bicycle. Juvenile went to turn left down 3rd Street as subject was attempting

(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.