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Jan 02, 2013

Christmas tree pick up Monday


Fairfield’s Christmas tree pick up will be Monday.

The city street department will begin picking up trees at 7 a.m. Crews will not return once they have passed by.

To guarantee a Christmas tree is picked up, it must be stripped of all lights and decorations and not placed in a plastic bag.

The free service is provided for structures of one- to three-residential units, not multi-family dwellings of four or more.


Wait continues for Jefferson County’s New Year’s baby


As of noon today, the wait for the 2013 Jefferson County New Year’s baby was continuing.

Originally, the New Year’s baby title went to the first baby born at Jefferson County Hospital each year, but since the facility’s obstetrics department closed several years ago, the title now goes to the first infant born to a Jefferson County mother.

The baby can be born in any hospital in any town, but the mother must live in Jefferson County, and The Fairfield Ledger must be contacted at 472-2116 within 24 hours after the birth. An answering machine is available if the office is closed.

The parents are given a letter authorizing them to pick up gifts donated by participating Fairfield businesses.

The wait for the 2012 New Year’s baby continued until Jan. 10. Magnus Saxon, the 7-pound, 1.7-ounce son of Marcus and Shanti Chatfield of rural Jefferson County, was born at 3:15 a.m. at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

The 2011 New Year’s baby made her appearance right on New Year’s Day. June Irene Lebert, the 6-pound, 8-ounce daughter of Meagan and Christopher Lebert of Fairfield, was born at 4:12 a.m. at the Ottumwa Regional Health Center in Ottumwa.


Information sought for 2013 Fairfield InfoGuide


Local clubs, churches, schools and other organizations are asked to provide information about their upcoming special events to The Fairfield Ledger for the 2013 Events Calendar section of its 10th annual Fairfield InfoGuide.

Information should include the name of the event, the sponsoring organization, date, time, location, details and a phone number, email address or website address to contact for additional information.

Information can be emailed to news@ffledger.com; mailed to PO Box 110, Fairfield 52556; or dropped off at 112 E. Broadway Ave. Information should be marked to the attention of “Fairfield InfoGuide.”

The deadline for information is Jan. 18.

The Fairfield InfoGuide is a comprehensive look at the Fairfield community through informational news and advertising. It includes a vast amount of detailed directory-type information about what is available in the Fairfield area, including parks, recreational opportunities, schools, utilities, service clubs, churches and more, plus a 2013 calendar of events, which add up to a year-long reference guide for Fairfield and Jefferson County.

The InfoGuide is distributed with The Fairfield Ledger, plus extra copies are provided to the Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Fairfield Iowa Convention and Visitors Bureau, motels, businesses and high-traffic lobbies to be used throughout the year to promote opportunities in Fairfield.

For information, call The Ledger newsroom at 472-2116.


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