Talk:Fairfield, Iowa

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Photos[edit]

The photo in the History section duplicates the photo in the Arts section. It appears to be the exact same plaque. It's my opinion that one of them should be removed.-- KeithbobTalk 19:19, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

Since there don't seem to be any objections I have removed this duplicate photo of the commemorative plaque.[Image:First-Iowa-State-Fair-Monument.jpg|thumb|right|Site of First Iowa State Fair]-- KeithbobTalk 17:33, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

Fairfield Christian School[edit]

I believe I was the one who added this. I see that it was recently removed, then restored. Then an anonymous editor added the adjective "defunct." I would like to remove this information. Just last week the Fairfield Ledger came out with their annual Info Guide. It's quite a comprehensive survey of everything in the community, and I noticed that Fairfield Christian wasn't included in their list of private schools. It appears that the school no longer exists. Are there any objections to removing Fairfield Christian from the article? Also, the list included a school I've never heard of, so I'll go ahead and add that. TimidGuy (talk) 12:10, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

I was one of the editors who restored the information about the school being in Fairfield. Wikipedia does not accept "personal research" as to say I walked by the school and it was closed so I will change Wikipedia, — and unfortunately there is much vandalism to Wikipedia articles so a change without a reference to back it up is suspect. That said I only had internet sources to use and they may be outdated. If a recent reliable source is available showing a change in the school situation in Fairfield and you properly cite the source (see WP:CITEHOWand WP:CITET ) by all means update the information. It is not required to have the reference be from the internet but if you have an internet source to show these changes use that also. There is no rule about using only one source in fact more than one source can be a good thing. I would encourage you to not lose the information about Fairfield Christian School but rather turn it into part of the history of Fairfield (providing a reference of course).
--RifeIdeas Talk 18:33, 2 February 2011 (UTC)
Yes, I think you were correct to restore sourced info. I've updated the info on private schools based on the Annual Info Guide. This may be a good source for other facts. They Ledger staff puts quite a bit of time into compiling it. I'll check to see what else we might use. Thanks for your input. TimidGuy (talk) 12:11, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

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Oops[edit]

I wikilinked several notable residents in the list at the end, but then realized the reason they weren't linked there was because they were linked above. So should I revert? It somehow looks odd not to have them wikilinked in that list. If someone doesn't notice that they're linked above, it might give the impression that they're not notable enough to have their own WP article. But whatever. TimidGuy (talk) 17:57, 28 May 2012 (UTC)

I have had this same mental conversation myself on other articles. Its perplexing.-- KeithbobTalk 21:48, 4 November 2012 (UTC)

Suggestion to merge[edit]

I do not believe that the article Fairfield Arts & Convention Center is notable enough for a stand alone article. It consists of one paragraph I havesuggested on that talk page that it be merged. Comments? -- KeithbobTalk 21:46, 4 November 2012 (UTC)

Another editor on the FAAC article agrees with the merger. I'm thinking to go ahead with this soon. Any objections?-- KeithbobTalk 15:32, 8 November 2012 (UTC)
I support this. TimidGuy (talk) 16:08, 8 November 2012 (UTC)
Per consensus on this page and FACC talk page I have made the merge.-- KeithbobTalk 20:19, 24 November 2012 (UTC)

Merge proposal[edit]

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section. A summary of the conclusions reached follows.
The result of this discussion is MERGE. KeithbobTalk 17:23, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

I do not believe the Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts is notable and feel it should be merged into this article. All three sources (two of them local news stories) are from 2007 and the theater has not recvd any news coverage since. I think a merge to here is in order. Comments?-- KeithbobTalk 20:57, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

There is already information in this article about it. Some of it could be added, but it should be a reasonable size. • SbmeirowTalk • 22:26, 26 February 2014 (UTC)
I agree. -- KeithbobTalk 22:14, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

Note left on the talk page at Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts:

  • Yes, good idea to merge. It's not notable. At first it was the only theater to have the Sondheim name, but he has since lent his name to two other theaters. So it's no longer unique even in this regard. TimidGuy (talk) 11:49, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

-- KeithbobTalk 22:20, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

Agree with merge; no reason I can see why this shouldn't happen. GenQuest "Talk to Me" 17:14, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

The above discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.

Nearest commercial airport is Cedar Rapids?[edit]

People sometimes use the Burlington airport, which is closer. TimidGuy (talk) 11:15, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Removed from notable visitors[edit]

I removed the mentions of Harkin and Leach's visits to Fairfield. For the former, while not every statewide official does the "full Grassley", it would still be more notable if Harkin hadn't visited a county seat than that he did. It's just expected these days. Much the same applies to Leach. He may not be a current Representative, but for an Iowa politician to visit an Iowa county seat, especially one within the borders of the district he formerly represented - I just don't see how that's worth mentioning. – Philosopher Let us reason together. 20:21, 8 August 2014 (UTC)