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Meth Lab Seized in Steel City; Arrest Expected

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Jefferson County authorities Friday evening seized a meth lab in Steele City. An abandoned vehicle and various components used in manufacture of methamphetamine were taken. An arrest in the incident is expected. Read More »

Jefferson County stays with 3 commissioners

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Jefferson County will stay with 3 commissioners on their board after the question was defeated by 200 votes as to whether they should stay with 3 commissioners or bump it up to 5 commissioners on the board.  If voters had approved the question to have 5 commissioners, it would have cost the county at least $60,000 more to cover their ... Read More »

Jefferson County To Vote On Having 5 Commissioners

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Jefferson County is considering adding 2 commissioners to it’s board.  Voter’s will decide whether or not to make it a 5 person board.  The three-person committee of County Clerk Sandra Stelling, County Attorney Linda Bauer and County Treasurer Leroy Bast would select 2 additional commissioners to serve at-large until redistricting takes effect.  If it passes, commissioners would represent approximately 1,500 ... Read More »

Firefighters battle grass fire in Jefferson County

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Jefferson County Firefighters battled a grass fire Tuesday afternoon about 10 miles southeast of Fairbury that burned nearly 80 acres of prairie grass.  The fire was caused by a Rotary Mower as it struck a rock or something that caused a spark.  High winds added to the challenge of putting the fire out. Read More »

West Nile Virus confirmed in Jefferson County

A mosquito carrying the West Nile Virus has been confirmed in Jefferson County. A spokes person with Public Health Solutions says this shouldn’t be made into a crisis, but is just a reminder to take precautions with mosquitos. Peak season for mosquitos is August and September but with the dry weather this year, that may be unpredictable. Public Health Solutions ... Read More »