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The answer to the City of Bloomfield’s tree dump dilemma is “full of question marks” according to DPW Richard Wilcox.

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Joe Dotterer strongly believes in Davis County’s tourism potential, and for the second consecutive year he has organized a Family Fun Day for visitors from near and far as they “Discover the Shops of Davis County.”

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Eric Piper from Piper Auto Parts was elected to the Board of Davis County Development Corporation at its annual meeting on May 25.

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NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health) for South Central Iowa is offering a summer schedule of virtual mental health support groups serving Appanoose, Davis, Mahaska, and Wapello Counties.

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The Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Associate Director David Sharp, returns to the Marge Dodd Stage on the IHCC Ottumwa Campus for Music-on-the-Green. The free concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday, June 13.

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DES MOINES – The opening general session of the 2021 Beef Improvement Federation Research Symposium and Convention gets right to the point: Where is the beef industry going? Speakers in the June 23 morning session will bring unique perspectives on topics that matter most for beef producers.

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DES MOINES - It has come to Iowa Workforce Development’s attention that a fraudulent website that mirrors IWD’s claims portal is attempting to collect personal information from Iowans. As a reminder, customers applying for unemployment insurance benefits should only file an application throu…

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DES MOINES– Governor Kim Reynolds and five other governors wrote to the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), asking them to continue their investigation into anti-competitive practices in the meatpacking industry. The DOJ had originally sent investigative demands to the nation’s four l…

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Levi Parker and Samantha Andrews enjoy chalk art at the “Color Your World” registration session at the Bloomfield Public Library June 5. The summer program continues with “Color Creation” on June 10 and “Yoga in the Yard” on June 16 from 10;30-11 a.m. For more information, contact Jennifer B…

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For the past several months, members of the Moravia Area Historical Society have been working hard to restore, refurbish, and update that community’s Wabash Depot complex, located three blocks east of the Moravia junction with Highway 5, in northern Appanoose County. On Sunday, June 13, they…

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One of the area’s most beautiful and historic churches, Iconium United Methodist Church, will celebrate its sesquicentennial on Saturday, June 12.

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Adam Trachsel with Missouri State Track Meet awards

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Junior Reese of Belknap knew he wanted to go into the Army when he graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1960. But he delayed going until his friend, Ronnie Hancock, graduated in 1961 and they could go together.

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After nearly all of Davis County’s summer festivals were cancelled last year due to COVID, the public can look forward to a full slate of entertainment this summer beginning with the 45th Annual Floris Flag Day Saturday, June 5.

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DES MOINES— Attorney General Tom Miller has filed four lawsuits in Davis, Marion, Sioux and Taylor counties alleging contractors conducted illegal excavations, some of which damaged underground utility lines, in violation of the “Iowa One Call” law.

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The Bloomfield Public Library will be hosting a Kick-Off Party — Reading Colors Your World — on June 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the library’s summer reading programs.

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Summertime is just around the corner, which means no school and sunshine. Summer also means new books being added to the collection at the Bloomfield Public Library.

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School may be out, but summertime is still a time for learning and exploring. Davis County Extension and ISU Extension are stepping in to fulfill that need through two summer day camps under the direction of Hailey Swan.

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In March, the American Rescue Plan Act authorized State WIC Agencies to enhance the WIC benefit for a period of four months, expanding the vegetable and fruit voucher for children over the age of one and women to $35.00 each month, per participant. This dollar amount is a significant increas…

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Nate and Auddie Fletcher opened One Nine Performance and Repair in October. The business’ name is inspired by one of the couple’s favorite bible verses, Joshua 1:9, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

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AMES – Composting has long been an option for livestock mortality disposal. It generally can be done on farm, requires little in the way of equipment and additional supplies, and the end product may be used to enhance soil fertility.

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DES MOINES — Schools are getting out, the weather is warming up and we are counting down the days until Iowa’s biggest celebration, the Iowa State Fair. With just under 80 days until the 2021 Iowa State Fair, check out the “How To” list below for the best in Fair fun.

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Pulaski Mennonite Church is hosting a Vacation Bible School entitled “Rocky Railway” to be hosted June 8-12. This event is going to take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a program on June 12.

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OTTUMWA — Indian Hills Community College has been named an Iowa Post Reserve Program training site to train reserve law enforcement officers in the Indian Hills 10-county region as well as throughout southern Iowa. The reserve officer training program will be taught by Indian Hills Criminal …

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Jill Nelson’s second grade classes traditionally enjoy an end-of-the-year treat by holding classes in the one-room country school on the grounds of the Davis County Historical Society. Here Nelson and several students enjoy a game of “Miss Mary Mack” during recess while other students played…

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Hailey Burgher of ISU Extension teaches kindergarten students in Lindsey Helton’s room how to carefully handle one-day-old chicks. All kindergarten students had incubators in their classrooms and candled the eggs twice a week to see the development of the chicks. May 26 was quite an exciting…

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I was seated in an upscale restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona. The hostess seated a black man across from me and easily in my line of sight. I was able to monitor the situation without it being obvious, while I continued my interactions with friends who were having dinner with me.

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