Nearly 150 people were logged into a Zoom town hall meeting Thursday night as Davis County Superintendent Dan Maeder announced that classes would resume on August 27 — one day later than anticipated — in response to the pandemic.

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One driver was charged with operating a non-registered vehicle and failure to prove security against liability and another was charged with failure to obey a stop sign and yield the right of way in an accident at the intersection of Walnut and West Streets at 1:02 p.m. August 5.

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An intense derecho moved across Iowa and on through Illinois on Monday afternoon. While most of the storm damage occurred north of Davis County, several residents across the county suffered damages from the storm.

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The third annual Southern Iowa Driving Horse Auction at the Davis County Fairgrounds last week brought quite a crowd. Many arrived in buggies and other vehicles to see the horses in action and bid on those best suited for their family needs. One fair board member said more than 100 horses we…

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) today announced Shop Iowa, a new e-commerce platform that gives retailers, particularly those who didn’t previously have an online presence, a place to showcase their products and businesses.

Onions are a staple in the kitchen. If properly harvested, cured and stored, homegrown onions can be enjoyed through much of fall and winter. For more information on onions or to ask other gardening questions, contact Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulture experts at hortl…

Senior Center remains closed for in-house dining

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As Iowans continue to push through the COVID-19 pandemic and maintain their new sense of normalcy, parents and guardians of school-aged children are reminded that annual physicals and back-to-school immunizations are still important.

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This edition of The Bloomfield Democrat highlights Davis County businesses and the numbers of years they have served the community.

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Success Bank is celebrating its 120th anniversary in 2020. The bank was originally chartered as the Davis County Savings Bank in January of 1900 according to the 1976 Davis County History Book.

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Mikels, Inc. had its start as Mikels Farm Supply when Earl Mikels purchased the Case farm machinery business from John Garrett in 1950. The business was operated out of the Chevrolet garage off the southeast corner of the Bloomfield square.

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Bloomfield’s Main Street program was officially begun in 1995 for the purpose of energizing and revitalizing downtown Bloomfield with the goal of making Davis County a great place to live, work, and play.

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Chris Miller always wanted to be a business owner, and when Jim Reyes closed Jim’s Silver Dollar after 40 years, Miller jumped at the opportunity to purchase the business.

Children aren’t the only ones wondering what going back to school will be like this fall. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, parents and caregivers are beginning to find out when children may be at their school buildings, whether learning online at home is an option or whether to plan for a…

This inchworm is one of nine bale sculptures along the Historic Hills Bale Trail. Members of the Davis County Tourism Corporation have painted the worm a bright green to catch the attention of travelers along Highway 63.

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The Iowa Department of Public Safety and the Office of the Attorney General of Iowa are warning Iowans to be aware of a “grandparent scam.” Several Iowa communities throughout the state have recently reported efforts by criminal groups to swindle predominately elderly Iowans through the use …

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The Davis County School Board Monday night decided to approach faculty members about the possibility of beginning the 2020-21 school year with a hybrid model of instruction and gradually working into full onsite learning as a safety precaution during the pandemic.

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Kendra Hoover of Bloomfield was sentenced in Davis County District Court July 31 after pleading guilty to two counts of neglect or abandonment of a dependent person. Both charges were considered Class C felony charges.

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Kali White VanBaale, a Davis County native who graduated from Davis County High School in 1993, will be releasing her third mystery novel, “The Monsters We Make,” in hardback, eBook, and audio on August 11.

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The Davis County After-Prom Committee hosted the 2020 Davis County High School prom last weekend. The promenade, dance and after-prom activities were all held at the Davis County Fairgrounds.

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The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) warns that unsolicited packages of seed from China and other countries are being sent to Iowans.

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Norris Asphalt Paving construction workers lay down asphalt on Jefferson Street last Friday. Altogether, 30-35 blocks of Bloomfield’s city streets will receive asphalt overlay this summer, making for much smoother driving within the city limits.

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Davis County’s high school and junior high school music departments are faced with multiple uncertainties on how to conduct rehearsals and performances as they start the school year during the pandemic.

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Makenna Bachman, David Nash, and Makayla Bachman lead students at the Camp Hope Bible School in song last week. The Bible School was an ecumenical event held in the Success Bank parking lot. Kenny Cronin, with the help of many others, organized the weeklong event using curriculum from the Lu…

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The Tim and Kim Blair family of Bloom and Bark on Route J40 just across the Van Buren County Line had lots of fun constructing this bale sculpture of Yoda, the famous Star Wars character. Yoda is just one of the nine bale sculptures constructed so far for the 2020 Historic Hills Scenic Byway…

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Library continues to be open byappointment only

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Fairgoers recognize Farm Bureau Park at the Iowa State Fair as an interactive and engaging spot for families with games, giveaways and an annual celebration of Iowa agriculture, and although we can’t gather this year at Farm Bureau Park, missing out on the State Fair doesn’t have to mean mis…

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Gov. Kim Reynolds continued to decline to require a mask mandate in the state and in Iowa schools and said she believes Iowans are practicing “personal responsibility.”

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering an online educational series for family caregivers. Powerful Tools for Caregivers of Adults with Chronic Conditions will be offered online for six weeks beginning Aug. 5.

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Today’s print issue of The Bloomfield Democrat contains the 2020 Tourism Edition published by The Bloomfield Democrat. It is designed to be kept as a guide for things to see and do in Davis County.

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Delbert and Carolyn Taylor’s treehouse on East Walnut Street is an ever-evolving project. Since an earlier photograph in the Bloomfield Democrat, the Taylors have added steps leading up to a little door on the south side of the treehouse. Little flower pots decorate the steps, and a Motel 6 …

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