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(4/17) Police Investigating Accident

Fairfield Police investigators are looking for answers in an injury accident Friday morning at the corner of Briggs and Second Street. Witnesses say William Boughner, 68, was westbound on Briggs Avenue when he stopped at the stop sign and then pulled into the intersection in his minivan and was struck by Christian Jipp, 22, who was riding a motorcycle. Jipp, traveling northbound on Second Street and not

(4/17) Wapello County Sheriff's Dept. Goes Hi Tech

Deputies in Wapello County have gone Hi Tech. Six months ago, the sheriff's office obtained in-car computer systems and by the end of January computers were installed in all Sheriff Department patrol cruisers. Wapello County Chief Deputy Don Phillips says the deputies are now able to do anything that they do at their law center desks in their vehicle, making them much more efficient. The

(4/17) College Degrees Boost Employment Search

College graduates searching for jobs in Iowa have an easier time than in most states, according to a recent report that takes an in-depth look at online job postings across the country. Iowa is listed as 11th-best, and the most employment opportunities are for college grads with degrees in science, technology, engineering and math. Tony Carnevale, the report's lead author and director of the

(4/17) Rollover Accident on Highway 34

Wapello County Sheriff’s office reporting a woman and a boy were travelling west on Highway 34 Thursday afternoon when a tire blew on their minivan. The crash happened near the Agency exit, causing the van to rollover.  Authorities say both were wearing their seat belts. The woman was trapped inside the vehicle and was freed by crews using the Jaws of Life. The boy was not injured.

(4/47) Henry County Meth Busts

A joint narcotics investigation between the Henry County Sheriff’s office and the Mount Pleasant Police Department has resulted in several arrests regarding methamphetamine sales and illegal possession of firearms. 4 residential search warrants were conducted and as a result, Lonnie Jones, 43 and James Corder, 35, both of Mount Pleasant along with Matthew McDowell, 35 and Brandon Garrels,

(4/16) Local FFA Chapter to Attend State Conference

The 87th Iowa FFA Leadership Conference is scheduled for April 19th through the 21st in Ames.  Every year, over 5,000 FFA members and guests from across Iowa gather to learn about careers in the agriculture industry, compete for scholarships, volunteer in the community and shape the future of Iowa FFA Association.  The Fairfield chapter will send 10 students this year and will receive

(4/16) Tourism Assessment

In the coming months, the Fairfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, along with the Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Association, will partner with Zeitgeist Consulting for a community assessment to address the changing marketplace, changes in visitor demographics and a change in Fairfield’s tourism landscape along with an examination of Fairfield’s tourism

(4/15) Beware of Garage Sale Child Seats

With the weather getting warmer, it’s garage sale season. Bargains are everywhere, but beware buying a child’s car seat from a garage sale. While the price may be right, some car seats sold at garage sales could have missing or broken parts or be subject to a recall and may be dangerous. Kristel Wetjen with the Iowa Children’s hospital says though you shouldn’t buy a child

(4/9) Fairfest Art Poster Contest Extended

FAIRfest15, the summer music festival to be held in Fairfield in June, has extended the submission deadline for its juried art poster contest to April 24 at noon.
The winning poster art entry receives a $500 cash prize and will be used on FAIRfest festival merchandise such as tee shirts and promotional pieces.
Entries should be submitted to the Fairfield Art Association exhibit space inside

(4/3) Cambridge Announces Jim Guy Scholarships

Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. has announced the Jim Guy Memorial Scholarship program will award two $1000 scholarships with one awarded to the son or daughter of a Cambridge associate and a second given to the son or daughter of an independent Cambridge advisor.
Selection is based on the following criteria and weighting factors:
• Scholastic Achievement: High

(3/30) Former Fairfield Resident Could Be On His Way To Mars

Former Fairfield resident Najeeb Najeeb has been named one of 100 finalists from over 202,000 applicants worldwide for a chance to be awarded a one way trip to Mars. Mars One has plans to build a human settlement on the Red Planet and has developed a nonprofit foundation to raise funds and a For Profit corporation seeking investors by promising returns from media and intellectual property

(3/24) Fairfield City Council

The Fairfield City Council, in action Monday, awarded a contract to Drish Construction of Fairfield to complete the 4th street/HWY1 Water Main Boring Project.
In other council business, a new Filming Permit Application Form was approved for general use.
Police Chief, Dave Thomas reported an increase in calls for service in 2014 over the previous year.
Car thefts were up in 2014. Though most,

(3/17) Fairfield Fire Crews Fight Two Fires

Fairfield Fire and Rescue, were called out on two grass fires yesterday. The first was around noon in city limits due to citizen Ramon Gonzales burning trash in city limits and that got out of hand. That fire was extinguisted in less than an hour.
Just two hours later around 2:00pm, north of MUM campus on Hwy 1 near B street nearly 60 acres were engulfed in