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MEG'Array lights up MUM campus
FAIRFIELD — One of the most advanced solar power arrays in the world is now active in Fairfield. The “MEG’Array Solar Power Plant” will provide about a third of all the electricity needed for the Maharishi University of Management’s campus. It could be more as technology and expansion takes place in
Fairfield accepting local options sales tax applications
FAIRFIELD, Iowa — Non-profit organizations in Fairfield have a chance to apply for grants. The city is accepting applications for their local options sales tax program. The program is designed to help those organizations who give back to the community.
Girls basketball: Inside play lifts Fairfield over Liberty
FAIRFIELD — Everyone on the Fairfield High School girls basketball team has two "green lights" — shooting and ball-handling. One was better than the other Saturday. The Trojans were deft at breaking Iowa City Liberty's pressure defense, but struggled consistent to finish around the basket despite a
Boys basketball: Trojans rally in regulation, edge Liberty in OT
FAIRFIELD — Tristin Waugh, Austin Simpson and Carson Crile lead the Fairfield High School boys basketball team in scoring, yet none of them were on the floor in the final stages in a one-possession game in overtime.
'48 Hours' airs previously unseen footage, updates case of missing Iowa anchor Jodi Huisentruit
Television viewers across the nation were updated about a missing Iowa news anchor who vanished more than 20 years ago. New information from Mason City police and a look into some past suspects in Jodi Huisentruit's disappearance were the most noteworthy developments as CBS's "48 Hours" took a look
Iowa school districts to roll out mandatory firearm courses next year
Two school districts in Iowa will reportedly introduce mandatory classes about firearm safety into school curriculum starting next year. Students enrolled in both the 7th and 8th grade at schools in the North Butler and Clarksville districts will be required to take part in a mandatory hunter safety
Potential trash turns out to be theater treasure
WASHINGTON, Iowa — Christmas came early for Cat Nelson, but she almost missed it. What she thought was an extra canvas that she nearly threw in the trash turned out to be a piece of theater history painted at the turn of the century by a renowned St. Louis-based vaudeville studio.
FM 7th grade boys down Fairfield
FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison 7th grade boys basketball squad took two games from Fairfield at home last Thursday, and tied a game. Leif Boeding led the ‘A’ team with 21 points including two 3-pointers in a 49-25 win. Hunter Creswell was second on the team in scoring with 12 points. Other scorers
Maharishi University goes green, installs solar energy panels
FAIRFIELD, Iowa — Conservation and renewable energy. Fairfield’s Maharishi University inaugurated their solar panel project on Friday afternoon. “We’re launching, just now the most advanced solar array on earth. The very sophisticated powerplant. It’s going to supply 40 percent of the electricity fo
Revealed: FBI kept files on peaceful climate change protesters
On 15 May 2016 three friends from Fairfield, Iowa, made the five-hour drive to an oil refinery on the shores of Lake Michigan to participate in what was part of a series of protests and acts of civil disobedience in the fight against climate change. They had every intention of getting arrested. What
Trump names budget director Mulvaney as acting White House chief of staff
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Friday named Mick Mulvaney, currently the director of the Office of Management and Budget, the White House chief of staff in an acting capacity.
Nights 'N Lights opens ice skating rink
OTTUMWA, Iowa — If you haven’t been to Ottumwa’s Nights 'N Lights, now is the perfect time to go. Nights 'N Lights will open their Ice Skating Rink on Friday. This is the first year Nights 'N Lights has opened an ice skating rink.
Ottumwa camping fees could change
OTTUMWA — Camping at Ottumwa Park could get just a bit more expensive under a proposal before the city council next week. Rates to camp in the park have been steady since February 2016, with nightly fees at $10 for tents and $17 for RVs. The proposed rates raise the fee for tent camping to $15 and R
Johnston, Iowa teen facing charges related to shooting death
URBANDALE, Iowa- A Johnston teen is facing charges related to the accidental shooting death of a 20-year old in Urbandale. Police say 19-year-old Kyle McGhghy is facing weapons and drug charges. He's been arrested and taken to the Polk County Jail.
Local man recognized for reporting safety hazard at Iowa fertilizer plant
Capitol City Electric, Inc., headquartered in Lincoln, and Koch Fertilizer, with a plant in Beatrice, recognized Phil Cook III, CCE apprentice, for observing a potential safety hazard at the KOCH plant in Fort Dodge, Iowa, and reporting it, according to a news release.
Iowa man pleads guilty in conspiracy to distribute over 100 pounds of meth in Fort Dodge area
FORT DODGE – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine pled guilty November 26, 2018, in federal court in Sioux City. Craig Eugene Essing, 59, from Fort Dodge, Iowa, was convicted of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
A pair of Jefferson baseball players sign with Southeastern
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Chase Keeney and Jon Cross will continue to be teammates for at least another two years. Both signed their National Letters of Intent on Thursday to play baseball at Southeastern Community College.
Police called to settle dispute at Ottumwa residence
OTTUMWA, Iowa — Police officers were called to settle a dispute at an Ottumwa residence Thursday afternoon. Around 3 p.m., several squad vehicles were staged outside the home on north Jefferson Street near the old BP gas station.
Virginia (Ginny) Irene Wieland
Virginia (Ginny) Irene Wieland, 86, died at 7:30 a.m., December 11, 2018, at her home under the care of BJC North Hospice. She was born April 3, 1932 to James and Irene Robertson in Helena, Montana. She graduated from Fairfield High School, Fairfield, Iowa, and then attended the Presbyterian Hospita
Expectations rise for Fairfield hoops
FAIRFIELD — In his first season back at the helm of the Fairfield boys basketball program, Mick Flattery helped guide the Trojans back to a winning season for the first time in decade.