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Youngsters from toddlers through nine-year-olds scrambled to find over 3,000 eggs in the Bloomfield Optimist Club’s Easter Egg Hunt at the Bloomfield City Park Saturday. Winners of the grand prizes were Gracelyn Wood, daughter of Todd and Angela Wood; Stella Eakins, daughter of Jared and Ton…

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Superintendent Dan Maeder said the Davis County School District — like many school districts across the nation — is seeing an increased number of students with mental health and behavioral disorders that require therapy.

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Davis County Farm Bureau ended its membership year March 31 with 590 members. This is 65 over the goal of 525, and includes 77 new members signed since April 1, 2020.

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The Bloomfield Senior Center is sponsoring its annual Chili Supper at the Bloomfield Senior Center from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, April 10.

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Fully vaccinated individuals can travel at low risk to themselves, and do not need to get a COVID-19 test or quarantine after traveling within the U.S., federal health officials said Friday as they unveiled updated travel guidelines.

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Volunteers work to construct a new ice cream stand at the Davis County Fairgrounds north of the Veatch picnic shelter. The Davis County Community Foundation contributed $8,000 to the project. Davis County 4-H clubs will be selling ice cream out of the stand during the Davis County Fair.

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Many Iowa farmers continue to hire at least some of their fieldwork and livestock work to be done by others, and new data from a popular survey provides ranges and averages of what is being paid.

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The Davis County Cattlemen will be hosting a Spring Fling Saturday, April 10, and Sunday, April 11 at the Davis County Fairgrounds. A Mini Herford Field Day is scheduled for Saturday and an All Breeds Junior Show for Sunday.

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Last week, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), alongside Sens. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Joni Ernst (R-IA), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), reintroduced 50/14 legislation. The bill aims to increase co…

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With around 50 million animals raised annually, Iowa is by far the nation’s leading pork producing state. Most of these animals are housed in confinement production facilities.

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If you’re looking to start a new business or expand on something you’re already doing, you may be in need of a loan. If so, there are certain steps you can take to help make the process go better and increase your chances of being funded.

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Sewing skills may be hard to come by these days, but not for these high school 4-H members. The State 4-H Council pledged their hands to larger service as they gathered in central Iowa for their spring retreat. In partnership with the Iowa Education Services for the Blind and Visually Impair…

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During the global COVID-19 pandemic, many people looked for ways to save money. One way to live a frugal life is to take on more projects. In addition to lawn and garden upkeep and minor home improvements, a number of people may be able to tackle some auto repair and maintenance jobs themselves.

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Megan Cockriel of NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness) for South Central Iowa, which serves Appanoose, Davis, Mahaska and Wapello Counties, is anxious to promote the assistance NAMI can provide to children and their families in the four-county area.

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Mayor Dan Wiegand signed a proclamation at the April 1 city council meeting proclaiming April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Bloomfield. Beth Woodard of the Child Abuse Prevention Council is shown with Wiegand. The proclamation urges all citizens, community agencies, religious organizati…

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Anita Fern Beechy, of rural Bloomfield, is the winner of the 5 and under level of the Easter Coloring Contest. Anita Fern is the 5-year-old daughter of Marvin and Malinda Beechy. She wins a $15 prize on behalf of Wagler Funeral Home.

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Davis County’s Pony Express Riders collected $1,305.32 during their annual Good Friday campaign to raise funds for handicapped children to attend Camp Sunnyside sponsored by Easter Seals. Collecting funds Friday morning were Max Huggins, Tonya Huggins, Jayden Ball, Dixie Garmon, and Maddie M…

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Kodie Davis’ preschool class at Davis County Elementary is learning at a young age that recycling, reusing, and reducing waste are important in today’s society.

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Mutchler Center board meeting Monday

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The Bloomfield City Council unanimously approved its FY22 budget Thursday night following a heated exchange between three library supporters —Marty and Joe Hudson and Sheila Westegard — and Councilman Matt Cronin over the city’s reduction of $20,000 in library funding.

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Bob Tade worked construction for a couple of years following graduation from Lancaster High School in 1960. When he discovered he was sixth in line for the draft in Schuyler County, Mo., he decided it was time to enlist in the Army.

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Pulaski Gas & Grill was closed from March 2020 to March 2021. For a whole year, the little tight-knit community of 260 residents had to do without a place to buy milk, a gallon of gas, or anyplace to go for lunch and a cup of coffee.

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Alexis Knapp and Austin Payne will represent Davis County in district competition for the 2021 Iowa Farm Bureau Federation Scholarship program and the Daniel Johnson Memorial Scholarship respectively.

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Six Davis County High School Students flexed their academic muscles and won the South Central Conference Academic Bowl. The competition was held in Chariton on March 24.

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Kenny Cronin, David Nash and Roman Combs are three Davis County High School seniors who are excelling in the classroom. These three were recognized last week for achieving a score of 30 or higher on their ACT college entrance exams.

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Well-being isn’t something to achieve and check off a bucket list. Instead, it’s a journey that varies with each person. Iowans can find their own way in a new program from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 3.6 percent from the revised January rate of 3.6 percent. The state’s jobless rate was 2.9 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate fell slightly to 6.2 percent in February.

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OLLI’s programming at ISU (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Iowa State University) is a lifelong learning program for anyone who is 50+. The courses are offered online through Zoom.

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Iowa’s state epidemiologist on Tuesday cited growing evidence that coronavirus vaccines will prevent even those who have COVID-19 but no symptoms from spreading the disease.

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Surprise your little bunnies at home with a delectable, eye-catching dessert or have them help you prepare this fun and imaginative treat.

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After cancelling their annual Easter Egg hunt last spring due to the pandemic, the Bloomfield Optimist Club is looking forward to hosting the 2021 egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 3, at the south end of the Bloomfield City Park.

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