Ledger seeks old Christmas photos; No paper Thursday; more news briefs
Ledger seeks old Christmas photos
The Fairfield Ledger is planning to include Christmas photos from the past in its Holiday Greetings section in the Dec. 22 paper.
Community members are welcome to submit old family photos that were taken at least 20 years ago.
Photos are needed as soon as possible, but not later than Dec. 13.
Information to accompany a photo must include:
• the year and place the photo was taken.
• the names and ages of the people in the photo.
• where those people are now.
• parents’ names and where they live now.
• a phone number of someone to call in case of questions.
Photos can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org; mailed to PO Box 110, Fairfield 52556; or brought into The Ledger office. Photos can be returned by mail if a self-addressed, stamped envelope is provided. For information, call 472-2116.
North Dakota leaders urge Obama pave way for pipeline
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's governor and congressional delegation are pressuring President Barack Obama to pave the way for completion of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline.
Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple, U.S. Sen. John Hoeven and U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer sent a letter Wednesday to Obama imploring him to authorize the Army Corps of Engineers to approve the pipeline's crossing under the Missouri River in North Dakota.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Heidi Heitkamp says she also pressed the White House this week to intervene.
The crossing is the final large segment of the $3.8 billion pipeline, which will carry North Dakota oil to Illinois. The work is delayed while the Corps consults with the Standing Rock Sioux, who oppose the project.
Obama raised the possibility of rerouting the pipeline earlier this month.
Northern Iowa man ordered to pay $100,000 for dumping tires
STACYVILLE (AP) — A judge has ordered a northern Iowa man to pay $100,000 for illegally operating a waste tire collection site and repeatedly dumping tires onto his property and a nearby creek.
The Mason City Globe Gazette reports that 60-year-old Gary Eggers, of Stacyville, was ordered to pay the penalty after he failed to respond to a state environmental lawsuit filed in September. The newspaper says the $100,000 penalty is on top of a previously unpaid $10,000 penalty.
Heroic Nebraska banker, Iowa teen to be honored
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Three Omaha men and two eastern Iowa men will be honored during halftime of the Nebraska-Iowa “Heroes” football game on Friday.
Brett Bailes, Chris Holbeck and Dennis Wilson rescued several people involved in a fiery two-car crash on an Omaha street. Bailes used his coat to put out flames that had engulfed a passenger. He, Wilson and Holbeck also pulled a driver and another passenger from a burning car.
In Iowa, Cedar Rapids firefighters credit Ken Blazek and Brock Staley for saving a badly burned woman trapped in her house after an explosion.
No Ledger Thursday
A reminder to our customers that The Fairfield Ledger will not publish a newspaper on Thursday in honor of the holiday. Happy Thanksgiving to you all!