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Credit union awards scholarship to local grad - Fairfield Ledger

Jordan Guezimane of Fairfield High School was awarded a $2,000 Community 1st Credit Union continuing education scholarship.The credit union presented $42,000 to 19 area high school seniors.The scholarship winners are C1st active members and were ...

VILLAGESOUP.COM - 2018-06-20 00:00:00

Not guilty plea in attempted murder case

Joseph Dobbe is charged with attempted murder, willful injury, assault while participating in a felony and domestic abuse. The attempted murder charge is a Class B felony, which carries a sentence of up to 25 years in prison if Dobbe is convicted.

OTTUMWA COURIER - 2018-06-20 18:10:00

Rain washes out Wednesday baseball, softball

It appeared, however, that Davis County and Mount Pleasant had dodged the raindrops. Despite an earlier afternoon shower in Bloomfield, the Mustangs and Panthers were ready to kick off a junior varsity-varsity doubleheader on Wednesday with a baseball diamond that was in pristine condition.

OTTUMWA COURIER - 2018-06-21 01:43:00

Ottumwa officials continue to watch flood levels

“I’m really not too concerned about it. Now, if we had a week of heavy rains or unusual downpour that could cause a problem, but at this point we’re pretty safe. I would think it’s maybe people that are ahead of Ottumwa or after Ottumwa that are more concerned because there’s flat lines and no levy

KTVO.COM - 2018-06-20 15:48:11

Hypnosis with twist show at convention center Thursday - Fairfield Ledger

The fast and funny, dead-on impressions, off-the-cuff comedy and mind-bending hypnotism of “Doug T Hypnosis With A Twist” is coming at 7:30 p.m. Thursday to the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center.


Students distinguished as 'Gallon Grad' donors - Fairfield Ledger

Students receiving the Gallon Grad award included: Hermela Gebremariam, Gunnar Mattson, Hollie Nelson and Trenady Sammons.

VILLAGESOUP.COM - 2018-06-20 00:00:00

OPD: Woman tried to steal liquor, 4 laptops from Walmart

Briana Rebecca Wilkins, 22, was arrested at the Ottumwa Walmart Friday night, after police say she tried to steal at least $1,296.79 worth of merchandise last month.

KTVO.COM - 2018-06-19 13:37:44

Six to retire from fire department - By Andy Hallman, Ledger news editor

Working four jobs at once starts to wear on a person.That’s why Jeff Six has decided he wants to reduce that number by one. At the end of this month, Jeff Six will retire from the Fairfield Fire Department after 28 years.Six is retiring to spend ...


Tornado warning lifted for Southeast Iowa

Earlier Wednesday evening, a storm passed through Wapello, Monroe, Henry, Mahaska and Davis Counties and headed towards Batavia.

KTVO.COM - 2018-06-20 19:48:24

County weighs safety, noise

Cindy and Brian Veldhuizen, owners of event venue This Old Barn north of Fairfield, told supervisors last week that the noise from rumble panels on the road in front of their house and the barn may be adversely affecting their business.

OTTUMWA COURIER - 2018-06-19 23:34:00

Eldon at the end of a money trail — for now

The resolution had to include the county; when the government program awarded $185,000 to the trails effort, the check was written to Wapello County. Wapello County then issued the money to the pathfinders in Eldon.

OTTUMWA COURIER - 2018-06-19 18:41:00

Yeager awarded scholarship from Iowa 4-H Foundation - Fairfield Ledger

Nathan Yeager, Jefferson County, was awarded the Duroe/AGR 4-H Scholarship through the Iowa 4-H Foundation at the recognition ceremony June 3 in Ames.

VILLAGESOUP.COM - 2018-06-20 00:00:00

Grand opening for Gas Station Museum Saturday

Once it came time to furnish the station, however, things began to fall into place as Hutchings tried to replicate the station as it was in the 1960s.

BLOOMFIELD DEMOCRAT - 2018-06-19 21:43:00

Blakesburg driver released from hospital following serious crash

BLAKESBURG, Iowa —The driver involved inMonday’s serious crashin Blakesburg is in stable condition.Around 6:30 Monday evening, the driver lost control of his pickup truck and crashed into the foundation of a burned building on Bluegrass Road.Blakesburg Assistant Fire Chief Mike DeWild told KTVO Tues

KTVO.COM - 2018-06-19 16:13:51

Men who exchanged shots using 'stand your ground' law shield

The Des Moines Register reports that Michael Hodges Jr., of Cedar Rapids, and Zevon Johnson, of Urbandale, have pleaded not guilty and say the law passed last year makes them immune from prosecution. Security video shows them exchanging gunfire Jan. 28 outside a downtown Cedar Rapids bar and restaur


State board cites Fairfield psychiatrist

As part of a settlement agreement, England was barred by the board from “prescribing, administering or dispensing controlled substances for the treatment of chronic pain under his Iowa medical license.” He is not prohibited from prescribing treatment for acute pain.


Singing chef brings his talents to Fairfield

“I thought I’d come to Fairfield, it’s a wonderful, charming little town, relax a little bit and have some new friends sing with me and learn how to cook this Sicilian ricotta cheesecake,” said LoRusso.


Jefferson County looks to hire outside help for nuisance ordinance

“It will still lie with the supervisors to make decisions, but we’ll have someone else be able to do the legwork,” said Sandquist.


Authorities Searching for Missing Fisherman on Des Moines River

OTTUMWA, Iowa — Crews are searching for a fisherman who is unaccounted for on the Des Moines River.Officials say the Wapello County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to an area on the water known as Turkey Island, northwest of Ottumwa. The fisherman’s boat was found unoccupied and wedged into the ri


Keokuk County man dies in two-vehicle crash

KEOKUK COUNTY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) --A Keokuk County man has died after the Iowa State Patrol said he failed to yield from a stop sign and a semi truck hit his vehicle.The Patrol said it happened about 3:20 p.m. June 11 at Highway 78 and 315th Avenue just south of Richland.Troopers said 93-year-old Wayn