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(7/29) 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

(7/29) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log


David Brent Clark was arrested on an active warrant.


Citizen Contact:

Report of a domestic disturbance.



Theft reported at Quality Quick Stop.




Nothing to report.



(7/29) Fairfield Art Association

The Fairfield Art Association announces multiple events taking place on Friday, August 5, at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center. “We have several exciting art projects simultaneously being worked on, along with a new three person art exhibit opening and decided to tie them into one evening for Art Walk ”. At 6:00 PM sculptor Christopher Bennett will unveil the small bronze

(7/29) Gas Prices Drop Nationally; Fairfield Prices Now Higher Than State and Na

National gasoline prices have fallen for 46 of the past 47 days, dropping 22 cents during this span. The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline sits at $2.16 per gallon, which is the lowest mark since April and the lowest price for this date since 2004. Today’s price is five cents less than one week ago, 15 cents less than one month ago, and 56 cents less than the same

(7/29) Mt. Pleasant City Crew Finds Wastewater Leak

Mt. Pleasant officials say a pipe has been discovered by a city crew that leaked untreated waste water into a storm sewer leading to Saunders Branch Creek. The city reported the 4 to 5 gallon per minute leak to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and they recommended keeping pets and kids away from the creek until repairs to the pipe have been completed. The City temporarily repaired the

(7/29) Powerball Jackpot Reaches $478 Million

Nearly three months have passed since any one has won Powerball and no one matched the numbers in Wednesday’s drawing, bringing the estimated payout in Saturday’s drawing to $478 million. The chance of winning the Powerball jackpot is about 292.2 million to one and about 1 in 25 of winning a smaller prize ranging from $4 to $1 million. Powerball is played in 44 states,

(7/28) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log



Burglary/Breaking and Entering at Anderson Tooling.


Angelo Scharf was arrested for possession of controlled substance and probation violation warrant.


Citizen Contact:

Caller advising someone hit a deer and kept driving.




Nothing to report.



(7/28) RAGBRAI Enters SE Iowa

RAGBRAI riders entered southeast Iowa last night for an overnight stay in Centerville. This morning, they begin a 50 mile trek to Ottumwa, bringing over 10,000 bicyclists and almost 2000 support vehicles to town. Beginning this morning, Church Street/Market Street will be closed to traffic, from the Myrtle Street down ramp to River Drive. By the noon hour, Main Street from South Court to

(7/28) US Army Corps Permit Approvals Give "Go Ahead" For Bakken

Dakota Access LLC has received final federal permit approvals from the US Army Corps of Engineers getting the official “go-ahead” to construct the Bakken Pipeline in Iowa. The Corps approved 60 river crossings in Iowa to the dismay of pipeline opponents, who say the fight to stop the pipeline is not over. US Army Corps of Engineers documents posted online by the Iowa Utilities Board

(7/27) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log


​Citizen Contact:

Report of someone throwing fireworks.


Autumn Bolser was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and assault on a peace officer.


Mason Simons was arrested on a probation and parole warrant for violation of pre-trial release.



Report of theft 5th from motor

(7/27) City, County, FEDA, Access Energy, NMEPC Partner To Bring Business To Fai

The Fairfield Economic Development Association, the City of Fairfield, Jefferson County, Access Energy and Northeast Missouri Electric Power Cooperative have entered into an agreement that will fund the construction of a 30,000 square foot building near the Iowa Department of Transportation’s office on 227th Street. The building will be constructed as a skeletal structure that will be

(7/27) Council Passes Outdoor Dining Ordinance

The Fairfield City Council, at Monday night’s meeting, heard the third and final reading and unanimously passed a resolution creating an ordinance allowing outdoor dining at restaurants on the Fairfield Square. The ordinance calls for a permit process where participating businesses will be presented with and will adhere to guidelines regarding seating and service. An owner will be

(7/26) Packwood Shooting UPDATE

Local law enforcement officials have released the names of two people killed Monday in Packwood. According to a press release from County Attorney Tim Dille, 79 year old Franklin Neff, and his wife, 75 year old Enola Neff, were found in their home Monday after Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies were alerted by a caller at approximately 10:08 am that a shooting had occurred and that Mr.

(7/26) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log



Kawasaki ZX6R reported stolen.


Nicole Moret McElroy was arrested and charged with simple assault.


Alexis Shelby McElroy was arrested and charged with simple assault.


Aliva Frances Godard was arrested and charged with simple assault.


William Brooks was arrested and charged with disorderly

(7/26) Potato Salad Recall

The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today jointly issued a consumer advisory for potato salads made in and sold by Big G Food Store in Marengo, Iowa.  Big G’s “Zesty Potato Salad” and “Traditional Potato Salad” have been implicated in several cases of foodborne illness reported in Iowa

(7/26) Fairfield Man Arrested After Weekend Rollover Accident in Brighton

Gregory Armstrong, of Fairfield, was arrested Sunday morning after a rollover accident on Highway 1 near Brighton. Armstrong, the driver of the vehicle, was cited for driving under suspension and no proof of financial responsibility. Damages were estimated at over $1500. There were no injuries.

(7/26) JCHC Dietary Department Earns Blue Zone Designation

The Jefferson County Health Center has announced their dietary health department has been designated a Blue Zone Restaurant, inspiring people to live longer, healthier lives.


JCHC Dietary Director Terry Wells says the Blue Zone designation supports the idea that the hospital is an example of healthier living.

Assistant Director, Tamara Hoffman says with the Blue Zone

(7/25) Two Dead In Packwood Shootings

On Monday, July 25, 2016, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office responded to 225 North Main Street in Packwood, Iowa.  Deputies found two, unresponsive adults in the home suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  One person died at the scene while the other died on the helicopter on the way to Iowa City.


A handgun was also located inside the residence. 

(7/25) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log



Sean Smith was arrested on a warrant for probation violation.


One female juvenile arrested for theft 5th and harrassment of a public official.


James Hill was arrested on a warrant for probation violation.


Cherie Gemein was arrested on an Ottumwa District Court warrant for revocation of pre-trial

(7/25) Supervisors Meet This Morning

The Jefferson County Board of Supervisors will meet this morning in open session. On the agenda, the Board will discuss and consider a resolution to approve a consulting construction inspection contract with French-Reneker & Associates pertaining to Osage Avenue; discuss and consider 2.7 million dollar general obligation bonds and discuss and consider an Engagement Agreement between Ahlers and

(7/25) Collision Claims The Life of a RAGBRAI Rider

A collision took the life of a RAGBRAI participant Sunday. The cyclist, identified as 72 year old Wayne Ezell of Jacksonville, Florida, was killed at the two mile marker on highway 34 just after 6:30 Sunday morning. Investigators say Ezell was hit from behind by a pickup driven by 34 year old Robb Pililppus, of Glenwood. About 30 riders have died during RAGBRAI’s 44 year history, with

(7/22) Hawthorne Direct Receives Assistance For Expansion

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) board today awarded direct financial assistance and tax benefits to eight companies for job creation and expansion projects. These awards will assist in the creation of 308 jobs, retention of four jobs and will result in nearly $456 million in new capital investment for the state. The board also approved innovation funding for four startups.

(7/22) Bar-S Foods Recalls Hot Dog Products

Over 372,000 pounds of chicken and pork hot dog and corn dog products that may be contaminated by Listeria and were shipped to stores nationwide are being recalled by Bar-S Foods Company according to the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service. The products, produced between July 10th and 13th, bear establishment number EST P-81A inside the USDA mark of inspection. Bar-S Foods says they have

(7/21) RAGBRAI Starts This Weekend

Bicycle enthusiasts will be descending on Glenwood this weekend for the start of the 2016 Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa. Thousands of Ragbrai riders will be all over Southeast Iowa roads later next week. Be aware and be careful when coming upon them during their trek. Use extra caution when passing bicycles on the road, especially as they cross railroad tracks and narrow

(7/20) Stay Cool, Fairfield

The Heat index readings will be extremely high over the next few days and there are things that you need to know to make sure you are safe. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate, right? There are other things you can do as well, Jefferson County Health Center Health & Wellness Coordinator, Marty Chandler says misting bottles and cool compresses along with plenty of water and/or sports drinks will help keep

(7/12) Secondary Road Department Road Status Update

The Jefferson County Secondary Road Department has announced a bridge replacement project on Olive Road from Pleasant Plain Road to 167th Street. Travel will be restricted from July 19th to August 2nd while they replace the bridge with twin culverts.

(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.