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Oct 31, 2012

Arraignment set Nov. 7 for Salter


Arraignment of Rusty E. Salter, 32, of Ottumwa, charged with attempted murder and criminal mischief in the second degree, has been set for Nov. 7 in a Van Buren County district courtroom.

Salter was arrested Oct. 13 at Ottumwa Regional Hospital.

According to complaints filed, Salter allegedly fired multiple shots with a rifle into the home of 50-year-old Randall Ray Ritz earlier that day in Selma.

Salter is being held in Van Buren County on a $50,000 bond.


Transportation available in Fairfield


In a committee report during the Jefferson County Board of Supervisors meeting Monday, supervisor Lee Dimmitt reminded community members of the availability of the 10-15 Transit bus.

The 10-15 Transit bus can be used by anyone with 24-hours notice. It will provide rides for school children from home to school and back again.

For students ages 6-12 years old, the fare is 50-cents each way. Students older than 12 years, pay the regular fare of $2 each way.

Call the dispatcher at 800-227-6390 to schedule a ride.

Visit the website www.1015transit.com for more information.

—Diane Vance, Ledger staff writer


Man convicted of murdering brother


ALBIA (AP) — A 75-year-old southern Iowa man faces up to 50 years in prison for killing his brother.

The Ottumwa Courier says Richard Davis has been convicted of second-degree murder for shooting 60-year-old Gary Davis, a doctor who lived in Albia. The jury’s verdict was returned Friday. The trial began on Oct. 22.

Monroe County authorities say the crime occurred outside Gary Davis’ home in February 2011. Richard Davis was arrested later that day.

The trial had been delayed while authorities waited for results of a psychological assessment of Richard Davis, who also lived in Albia. Eventually he was ruled competent for trial.


More items given to ‘Music Man’ composer’s museum


MASON CITY (AP) — A trombone is among the Meredith Willson items donated to The Music Man Square in Mason City.

The memorabilia arrived on Tuesday after transport from California. The items were part of Meredith Willson’s estate that had been held in storage by his wife, the late Rosemary Willson.

Mason City was Meredith Willson’s birthplace and his model for the troubled “River City” made famous by his Broadway and movie musical triumph, “The Music Man.” Seventy-six trombones in a mythical marching band were celebrated by another song.

Mason City Foundation archive committee chairwoman Barbara Johnk says the items will be assessed and entered into a computer database.

The Meredith Willson Museum opened in 2002 and is part of The Music Man Square.

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