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Supervisors to discuss courthouse ramp, jail

The Davis County Supervisors agenda for Monday morning includes a meeting with Secondary Roads at 9 a.m. followed by a request to use the DC Courtyard for Meet the Mustangs on Aug. 25. John Hanson and Architect Rick Weidner will be present to discuss construction of a handicap ramp for the courthouse. Possible action will be taken. Progress on the jail will be discussed and a pay request approved along with general discussion and action on change orders.
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Posted on 29 Jul 2016 by Bdemo

Anglesey named queen

Rylie Anglesey was named Queen of the Drakesville Reunion Thursday night. Callie Garmon was first runner-up and Maddie Thompson was named second runner-up.
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Posted on 29 Jul 2016 by Bdemo

Old Soldiers and Settlers Friday schedule

Fun and games for kids and adults will take place at the Drakesville Reunion this afternoon beginning at 1 p.m. The pedal tractor pull is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. The parade is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday followed by the presentation of the chair to the oldest soldier present. The Baker Family will present the stage show.
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Posted on 29 Jul 2016 by Bdemo

Saturday schedule for Old Soldiers and Settlers Reunion

The Drakesville Reunion will feature a Bill Bassett Memorial Motorcycle Fun Run at 8 a.m.  Saturday. The Baby Contest will begin at 1 p.m. and the Frog Jump at 3 p.m. The Canoe Carnival will be at 4 p.m. and the Ranch Rodeo is scheduled for the arena at 7 p.m. A chair will be presented to the oldest settler at 8 p.m. with registration at 7 p.m. The stage show with The Boys will begin at 7:15 p.m.
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Posted on 29 Jul 2016 by Bdemo

Council sets hearing for parks ordinances changes

The Bloomfield City Council set a public hearing for Aug. 4 to discuss possible changes to an ordinance governing boat access to Lake Fisher and other parks related issues. The council extended the CDBG water main replacement grant due to grant funds still remaining to be spent. The council approved several custom incentive applications for lighting changes in businesses. The Council approved $4,000 to be given to the Davis County Development Corporation with the possibility of additional funds being freed up in the near future.
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Posted on 22 Jul 2016 by Bdemo

Supervisors revisit ramp, courtyard drainage issues

The Davis County Supervisors opened up discussion on the proposed handicap ramp access to the courthouse as well as correcting drainage problems in the courtyard Monday morning. Both items were left in limbo when the supervisors pulled $30,000 in funding from the streetscape project May 23 when the City Council voted to convert Highway 63 to three lanes through Bloomfield. The projects will be readdressed in August with hopes of reaching a decision on how to proceed before the streetscape project goes up for bids in early September.
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Posted on 26 Jul 2016 by Bdemo

Birdsall celebrates 108th birthday

Sally Birdsall, former Floris Postmaster, celebrated her 108th birthday last weekend with a wagon ride pulled by miniature horses. See what this spry, alert 108-year-old has to say about her long life in this weeks Bloomfield Democrat.
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Posted on 27 Jul 2016 by Bdemo

Evans criticizes Steve King's comments on MSNBC

Randy Evans calls Rep. Steve King a loudmouth and criticizes his racially-charged comments made on MSNBC during the Republican Convention last week. Read Evans Stray Thoughts column in this weeks Bloomfield Democrat as he tears into Kings embarrassing behavior as he represents the state of Iowa. 
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Posted on 27 Jul 2016 by Bdemo

Yoders open 10th goat dairy in Davis County

Goat dairies are becoming increasingly popular in Davis County. Andy Yoder, who formerly owned T Corner Furniture, opened Davis County's 10th goat dairy last year and milks 108 goats. Read this week's Bloomfield Democrat to learn how the family-oriented business is operated and how the milk is used.
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Posted on 28 Jul 2016 by Bdemo

Knapp's steer to State Fair Charity Steer Show

Clarabell Knapp's Grand Champion steer will be shown in the Governor's Charity Steer Show at the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 13. Bob Sinclair of Sinclair Tractor will show the steer, which was donated for the event after being purchased by the Davis County Beef Promoters. Proceeds from the State Fair auction will be donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities.
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Posted on 28 Jul 2016 by Bdemo