Local News http://www.exploreseiowa.com Fri, 28 Apr 2017 02:22:06 EDT en-us .. .. http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19109651 (4/27) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log POLICE/SHERIFF LOG:<br /> <br /> Arrest:<br /> Matthew McDow, of Fairfield, was arrested and charged with domestic abuse assault.<br /> <br /> Investigation:<br /> ​Disorderly conduct reported at 607 W. Monroe<br /> <br /> Government Contact:<br /> DHS assist<br /> <br /> Motor Assist:<br /> Vehicle was found in the first row of train track, running and with keys in the ignition. Owner later found and advised.<br /> <br /> Citizen Contact:<br /> Report of a theft at http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19109650 (4/27) FHS Students Invited to Agri-Industrial Plastics <br /> Too many high school students are graduating from high school without knowing all the amazing career opportunities right in their own hometown! On Monday, May 8th Fairfield High School students are invited to Agri-Industrial Plastics from 10:00am-12:00pm on their &lsquo;No School Monday&rsquo;. Students will hear the story of Agri-Industrial Plastics, all the careers that they offer, have a http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19109581 (4/27) Federal Government Shutdown? City Council Waits The Fairfield City Council, uncertain if the federal government will be funded past April 28th or if the legislature will shut it down, tabled 8 items related to the Wastewater treatment plant at their meeting Monday night. The USDA has told the city that the prospective loan that the city is counting on for upgrades may not be processed if the government does shut down. The city has received http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19109579 (4/27) Kirksville Man Arrested After Chase After allegedly leading a Jefferson County Sheriff&rsquo;s Deputy on a high speed chase and hitting a tree, 39 year old Regan Lynn Channel, of Kirksville, Missouri was arrested early Saturday morning near Libertyville. Channel was transported to Jefferson County Health Center by ambulance after the accident and is now in custody at the Jefferson County Jail.<br /> Channel has been charged with http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19109573 (4/26) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log POLICE/SHERIFF LOG:<br /> <br /> Arrest:<br /> David Keasling, of Eldon, was arrested on a warrant.<br /> <br /> Arrest:<br /> Jason Potts, of Brighton, was arrested and charged with assault and disorderly conduct.<br /> <br /> Investigation:<br /> Car burglary reported at 705 S. 4th Street.<br /> <br /> Citizen Contact:<br /> Theft reported at 906 W. Hempstead.<br /> <br /> Investigation:<br /> Burglary reported at 57 1/2 N. Court Street.<br /> <br /> Investigation:<br /> Theft http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19109021 (4/26) Davis County Search Nets Suspect The Davis County Sheriff&#39;s Department with an assist from multiple area law enforcement agencies conducted a search for a man Tuesday night, east of Floris. Not much is known at this point other than the man was found at approximately 10pm and surrendered to authorities a short time later without further incident.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Law enforcement officials have not released the name of the man or the http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19108951 (4/26) Branstad to Get Ambassador Hearing The Senate Foreign Relations Committee announced Tuesday it will hold a hearing May 2 to discuss Iowa Governor Terry Branstad&rsquo;s nomination to become the US Ambassador to China. Named by President Trump during the Presidential transition period, Branstad will also need full Senate confirmation before assuming the post. He is in the nation&rsquo;s Capital this week for meetings related to his http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19108950 (4/26) Drug Take Back Day Saturday The Jefferson County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 13th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs Saturday 10am til 2pm at Fairfield HyVee.<br /> In its 12 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 7.1 million http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19108949 (4/25) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log ​POLICE/SHERIFF LOG:<br /> <br /> Business Contact:<br /> Theft reported at Immanuel Lutheran Church.<br /> <br /> ​Citizen Contqact:<br /> Theft reported at 1106 S. 3rd Street.<br /> <br /> Investigation:<br /> Vandalism reported at 306 S. 6th Street.<br /> <br /> Business Contact:<br /> Theft reported at Winfrey Storage.<br /> <br /> Investigation:<br /> Vandalism reported at 603 S. 3rd Street.<br /> <br /> Arrest:<br /> Christopher Louis Florence, of Fairfield, was arrested and http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19108197 (4/25) Koehlhoeffer Involved In Prison Drug Bust <br /> Former Fairfield resident Anthony Koehlhoeffer, currently serving time in prison for robbery, kidnapping and theft, was part of an Iowa State Penitentiary drug bust that found five inmates in violation of institutional rules regarding possession and/or use of synthetic marijuana. Koehlhoeffer was in custody on various charges, and receiving treatment at University Hospital and Clinics in Iowa http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19108108 (4/25) Power Wagon Rally To Celebrate 30th Anniversary The Fairfield City Council met last night in regular session, hearing from Matthew Welcher regarding this year&rsquo;s Vintage Power Wagon Rally. The Rally will celebrate its 30 anniversary this year with a Sunday to Sunday presence in Fairfield and&nbsp;more vehicles than ever. Welcher said generally, 75 to 120 vehicles come to town for the rally, but this year organizers are expecting over 200 http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19108107 (4/25) Habitat For Humanity Dinner May 6 The Greater Fairfield Area Habitat for Humanity will host a Gourmet Dinner on Saturday, May 6. The purpose of the dinner is twofold: to raise funds for next year&#39;s new Habitat home, and to celebrate the FHS high schoolers who have worked on this&nbsp;year&#39;s home. During the evening, the high schoolers will share their experiences building with Habitat as part of a brand-new FHS Building Trades http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19108106 (4/24) Van Buren County Supervisors Minutes <br /> Van Buren County Board of Supervisors<br /> <br /> Keosauqua, Iowa<br /> <br /> April 24, 2017-10:00AM<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> The Van Buren County Board of Supervisors met on this date at the courthouse with supervisors Meek, Nixon, and Waugh present. Minutes of the previous meeting were acknowledged.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> Kris Rankin, representing the SAFE Coalition, was present to update the board on SAFE programs and http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19107724 (4/24) Illegal Dumping Prompts County Clean-Up Day Mattresses, bags of garbage and other waste litter roadsides and ditches around Jefferson County. Picking up and cleaning up illegal dumping costs Jefferson County taxpayers thousands of dollars every year. In an effort to bring awareness and put an&nbsp;end to illegal dumping, the Jefferson County Board of Supervisors has scheduled a County Clean-up Day for Saturday. Weather permitting, volunteers http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19107718 (4/24) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log POLICE/SHERIFF LOG:<br /> <br /> Investigation:<br /> ​Theft of a 2016 Cub Cadet CX700&nbsp;4x4 and two chainsaws reported.<br /> <br /> Arrest:<br /> ​Regan Linn Channel, of Kirksville, MO.&nbsp;was arrested on a warrant.<br /> <br /> Traffic Accident:<br /> ​Single vehicle rollover accident on Highway 34 westbound at mile marker 209A. Driver was uninjured.<br /> <br /> Investigation:<br /> ​Report of a stolen bicycle. Estimated value http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19107717 (4/24) Economic Development Board Approves Awards <br /> The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) board awarded direct financial assistance and tax benefits to seven companies for job creation and expansion projects. These awards will assist in the creation of 204 jobs and will result in over $57 million in new capital investment for the state.<br /> <br /> The board approved assistance for planned or proposed projects located in Peosta, Mason City, http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19107555 (4/24) Iowa House, Senate Approve Medical Cannabis Legislation Iowa lawmakers approved legislation Saturday that would create a system for manufacturing and distributing medical marijuana in the state. If signed by the Governor, Iowans will have more access and with that comes a list of regulations surrounding its usage. Pot could be grown and sold, only as cannabis oil and THC levels will be capped at three percent. THC is the component in marijuana that, http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19107546 (4/24) Iowa's Unemployment Rate Down Slightly Iowa&rsquo;s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased slightly to 3.1 percent in March. The number of unemployed Iowans decreased to 51,900 in March from 53,800 in February. The total number of working Iowans increased to 1,640,200 in March. This figure is 500 higher than February and 2,900 higher than a year ago.<br /> Iowa businesses pared jobs for the first time since November, lowering http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19107544 (4/24) Prescription Drug Take Back Day <br /> On Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Jefferson County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 13th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.&nbsp; Bring your pills for disposal to the Fairfield Hyvee at 1300 West http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19107540 (4/21) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log POLICE/SHERIFF LOG:<br /> <br /> Arrest:<br /> ​Angelo Sharf, of Fairfield, was arrested on a warrant<br /> <br /> Fire Call:<br /> ​Fire Department assist<br /> <br /> Investigation:<br /> ​Report of a theft at Walmart<br /> <br /> Citizen Contact:<br /> ​Vandalism reported at 2105 Silver Lakes Circle<br /> <br /> Arrest:<br /> ​Steven Mark Scotton, of Fairfield, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass<br /> <br /> Arrest:<br /> ​Rebekah Linnae Taylor, of http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19106691 (4/20) Van Buren County Board of Review <br /> The Van Buren County Board of Review will meet on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in the Magistrate Court Room in the Courthouse, Keosauqua, Iowa for the purpose of organizing the local Board of Review as provided in the Iowa Code Section 441.33.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> AGENDA<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> Open Session<br /> <br /> Approve Minutes<br /> <br /> Elect Officers<br /> <br /> Swear In and Set Rules<br /> <br /> Review Recent http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19106147 (4/20) Students Watch Mock Collision Fairfield Police and Firefighters, along with Jefferson County Sheriff&rsquo;s Deputies, Midwest Ambulance and Lockridge Fire and Rescue participated in a mock auto collision Wednesday at Fairfield High School; a training exercise for the emergency responders and an important lesson for Fairfield High School students, including a &ldquo;fatality&rdquo; and lifelike injuries, courtesy of the FHS http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19106089 (4/19) Carnegie Museum Business After Hours Highlights New Exhibits The Carnegie Museum will host a Chamber Business After Hours on April 27th highlighting many<br /> of the new exhibits the museum has acquired over the last year. New exhibits include a<br /> number of military uniforms that are displayed on life sized mannequins that were<br /> purchased with funds from the Greater Jefferson County Foundation. Also new to the museum<br /> are brass number plates on each of the http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19105395 (4/10) Supervisors Meet This Morning A County clean-up day will be on the agenda for discussion as the Jefferson County Board of Supervisors convene this morning in regular session. Also on the agenda, the Board will discuss and consider scheduling the reading of a proposed ordinance on County&rsquo;s policy for construction and reconstruction of roads and bridges. The Supervisors meet this morning in the First Floor meeting room at http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19100746 (2/10) City Council Public Safety & Transportation Committee <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Fairfield City Council<br /> <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Public Safety &amp; Transportation Committee<br /> <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Will meet Monday, February 13, http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19060810 (1/26) Bridge Repair on Mahogany Avenue <br /> A reminder from the Jefferson County Road Department.<br /> <br /> Mahogany Avenue from 175th to 167th Street is closed until further notice for bridge repair. http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=19049570 (11/15) Police/Sheriff/Fire Log ​POLICE/SHERIFF LOG:<br /> <br /> Investigation:<br /> Report of 5th degree theft.<br /> <br /> Arrest:<br /> ​Austin Miller was arrested for probation parole warrant.<br /> <br /> Investigation:<br /> Fraud - credit card/automatic teller machine.<br /> <br /> Traffic Accident:<br /> ​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 http://www.exploreseiowa.com/content_page.php?contentType=4&contentId=18994639