Some counties in Iowa have raised the minimum wage. Wapello County is now at $8.20. The Republican-controlled Iowa State House has passed a bill to force all minimum wages in Iowa back to $7.25. The bill next goes to the Iowa State Senate. There...
3/23/2017
Instead of increasing the minimum wage, Republican lawmakers approved a bill last week that lowers wages for 65,000 Iowans. Passed on a party line vote, the bill would preempt local ordinances on wages and products sold. After waiting for Iowa  ...and...
3/23/2017
Fairfield Ledger About 100 people packed into the Fairfield Public Library's conference room Wednesday to learn about what local farmers are doing to improve water quality. The Southeast Iowa Sierra Club organized the program, which was meant to...
3/23/2017
Photo by: Andy Hallman/Ledger photo Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment freshmen take the opportunity to talk to their congressman Saturday when met with Iowa Sen. Rich Taylor after the Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce's...
3/23/2017
Photo by: BILL GATCHEL-GTNS At Washington, Fairfield's Hunter Drish (far left) blasts past Xavier's Braden Stovie in the 200. (Far right), Trojan Leone ... Fritz qualified for the Iowa State Meet and the Drake Relays last season. “Michael has been a...
3/23/2017
4, 1973. Mr. Zihlman was the first man to leave Fairfield to serve during World War II. He was stationed with the U.S. Army in Africa and Italy. He worked at the Iowa Ordinance Plant in Middletown for 25 years as a light equipment operator. He was a...
3/23/2017
WEST BURLINGTON — The 29th annual Day of the Child event at Westland Mall in West Burlington will be noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Various agencies and organizations will set up booths throughout the mall. Each group sets up its booth according to the...
3/22/2017
Improving Iowa's Water Quality, with Francis Thicke and Farm Bureau leaders, Fairfield Public Library, 7:30 p.m. Presented by Southeast Iowa Sierra Club. Free. Girls Who Code, sixth- through 12th-grade girls, 5-7 p.m., Fairfield High School...
3/22/2017