Headlines for Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Fairfield Mayor Chuck Griswold honored the Fairfield Grade School Colts boys’ basketball team for their championship performance in the Class-M State Tournament recently.  Each team member was presented a mayoral proclamation praising their accomplishments and as a group, they were presented a key to the city.  The team completed the year with a perfect record of 28 – 0.

Fairfield City Police are warning area residents to keep a close eye on their debit and credit card statements after an apparent skimming incident was reported in the Fairfield area.  Some area residents have had their credit or debit card information stolen through a skimming device operated in or near local retail outlets. If you believe your credit or debit card has been compromised, contact the Fairfield City Police Department right away.

Frontier Community College President Dr. Jay Edgren addressed the city council Tuesday night thanking the city for its continued support in the development of its new softball and baseball fields.  Frontier employee and American Legion Baseball spokesman Galen Dunn announced that the American Legion District 24 tournament will be played at Bobcats Field in  Fairfield this summer.  The college has also been asked to host the state Legion tournament next year.

Aldermen Ed Prince objected to the City of Fairfield spending money on labor, materials and equipment to make improvements to the Frontier Community College ball fields.  Prince stated the council should have been consulted before any municipal funds were spent on the project.  Mayor Chuck Griswold stated that approximately $60,000 was spent over a period of time in labor, materials and expenses to help the college.

The Fairfield City Council Finance Committee reported Tuesday night that it is their recommendation that the New World Chinese Restaurant in Fairfield be granted a Class-C restaurant liquor license.  The issue will be brought back in two weeks for a formal vote.