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Floris Flag Day, Citywide Garage Sales, Hairy Nation Days, Ft. Bloomfield Rodeo, Old Soldiers and Settlers Reunion, Pulaski Corn Show and the Davis County Fair are all cancelled, postponed or abbreviated due to COVID-19.

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Austin Owen, 32, of Bloomfield is facing sex abuse charges following an arrest by the Bloomfield Police Department earlier this month. Owen has been charged with one count of third-degree sex abuse, which is a Class C felony.

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This farm field north of Bloomfield along Highway 63 has caused a lot of conversation among local residents recently. The field has been planted with crimson clover, which produces the dark-colored blossom. Clover is used as a cover crop and can also be cut and baled for clover hay.

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The Bloomfield City Council discussed the condition of the buildings at 112 and 113 S. Madison at their May 21 meeting. Barricades have been in front of the buildings for nearly two years after structural problems were detected.

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Edward Reese Jr., of rural Davis County was one of several people who helped place Flags on Veteran’s graves at the IOOF Cemetery last weekend. The project is spearheaded by the Bloomfield Wreaths Across America group. More than 800 flags were placed on graves for the holiday weekend.

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The swimming pool, Bloomfield Public Library, and the Mutchler Center will all be opening in June, but the public should not expect summertime activities to go back to normal due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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Dr. Eric Rollman was able to open Davis County Dental for non-emergency services Monday after being closed for all but emergency care due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Small town life creates a level of closeness with one another as people go through their daily lives. It also means that news travels fast. When something bad happens, it also triggers a need within individuals to help out if they can.

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A team of two sixth grade inventors from Davis County Middle School recently won second place in the fifth through eighth grade division in category 2 of the Invent Iowa Competition sponsored by the Belin-Blank center for Gifted Education and Talent Development at the University of Iowa.

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Today, Governor Kim Reynolds, House Speaker Pat Grassley, and Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver announced their request for the Revenue Estimating Conference to convene a meeting prior to the Legislature reconvening. The REC estimate will be used as a data point for the Legislature to use …

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Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig finalized a Cooperative Interstate Shipment (CIS) agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) this week. This means state-inspected meat and poultry processors in Iowa are one step closer …

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Mutchler board tomeet Thursday

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Kaden Porter and Grace Fleming were named valedictorian and salutatorian respectively of the Davis County High School graduating class of 2020. As valedictorian, Porter received the Dr. David W. Haufe Memorial scholarship; Fleming was given the Jonathan Mark Haufe Memorial scholarship, which…

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Reed-Whisler Post 78 of the American Legion has cancelled its traditional Memorial Day Ceremony at the IOOF Cemetery in Bloomfield due to the COVID-19 pandemic, said Legion Commander Greg McClure.

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Kaden Porter was recently nominated and selected as one of Iowa’s top academic students by being named to the 2020 Governor’s Scholar Program. The Governor’s Office, the Iowa High School Athletic Association, and its title sponsor, the Iowa Farm Bureau, sponsor the recognition, which began in 2003.

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Davis County’s salons and massage therapy establishments were allowed to re-open last Friday after being closed for two months during the COVID-19 pandemic. However,  business cannot be described as ‘back to normal’ for these establishments.

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A group of parents organized a parade for the Davis County High School Class of 2020 last Sunday. Several students took part in the parade led by the Bloomfield Fire Department and assisted by law enforcement. Community members enjoyed the parade that included many from the graduating class.…

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Sen. Chuck Grassley today calculated the federal government so far has put tens of billions of dollars in the pipeline to help Iowans respond to the public health crisis and alleviate economic fall-out from the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) is pleased to announce additional financial support for group care and shelter care providers. The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provided additional funds to the State of Iowa to prevent, prepare for and respond…

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The Davis County office for USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is currently open to phone appointments only but can still work with producers on timely filing crop acreage reports.  FSA staff can provide assistance over the phone and by email.  The following acreage reporting dates are applica…

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Due to COVID-19, the IRS’ People First Initiative provides relief to taxpayers on a variety of issues from easing payment guidelines to delaying compliance actions. This relief is effective through the filing and payment deadline, Wednesday, July 15, 2020.

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Davis County High School junior Kenny Cronin placed third in the Optimist District Oratorical Contest Saturday and earned a $1,000 scholarship. Cronin was one of ten contestants in the statewide contest that was held via Zoom due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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