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Some members of the Bloomfield City Council may have been surprised Thursday night when Councilmen Jake Bohi and Earl Howard cast no votes on going into closed session. Those no votes ultimately caused the council to abandon the closed session and any hopes of hiring a DPW that evening.

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Clayton Eakins asked a team of 11 Davis County residents last fall to leave behind their comfort zone, comfy beds, hot showers, security and go to another country 2,800 miles from home and give control over to God.

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Three individuals received arrest warrants rather than Valentines on Valentine’s Day, Police Chief Shawn Armstrong reported Monday. The arrests were made for various theft-related charges.

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Davis County elected officials, business leaders, educators, law enforcement officials, church leaders, and community members have the opportunity Monday, Feb. 24, to engage in training that could help Davis County break its cycle of generational poverty.

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Anne Tews recalls “haunting” the Bloomfield Public Library as a kid. On Feb. 10, she came back to “haunt” the library again — this time as librarian.

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Bloomfield Police Chief Shawn Armstrong shared department statistics with the Bloomfield City Council for the month of January.

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Madeline Warning, a freshman at Davis County High School, took first place in the Bloomfield Optimist Club’s recent essay contest. Madison Baskett, eighth grade, and Grace Fleming, senior, received second and third place respectively.

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Cassie Stephenson takes pride in working as a cook at Route 63 Quick Shop and was one of three employees with disabilities who received special recognition from First Resources Supported Employment program during a ceremony on Jan. 16.

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Blake earns Master’s Degree from Drake

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) Best friends since the first grade, Ellie Ernster and Molly O’Neill have based their relationship on a mutual love of education, crafting and cookies.

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One of the first things we did during our fifth week in the Senate was pass our education funding bills, Senate File 2164 and Senate File 2142. These bills together mean approximately $90 million in increased funding for Iowa schools. We are confident this amount is sustainable and responsib…

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer two, two-hour workshops March 21 and April 4 for anyone interested in being certified to sell morel and oyster mushrooms within Iowa. The workshops are held every year during the spring on the Iowa State campus.

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Gracie Lawson was selected Student of the Week for the week of February 17 at Moulton-Udell Elementary School.  She is a fourth grade student and is the daughter of Dustin and Kim Lawson.

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The Friends of the Library organization is sponsoring a Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament Saturday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Bloomfield Public Library.

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Davis County Hospital and Clinics is prepared if a case of coronavirus should show up in Davis County.

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The Davis County Schools’ Choral Department will be presenting a Pops Concert at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Iowa Theatre.

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Davis County Elite wrestler Ryker Griffiths competed in the Iron Dog Classic Tournament in Burlington last weekend. Griffiths finished second in his weight class.

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Tae Kwon Do instructor Jon Klaus of Bloomfield will be offering a two-hour class on self-defense Saturday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Mutchler Center.

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Jim and Pam Pierceall were awarded the Iowa PF/QF Conservation Faces of Iowa award for their efforts and dedication to Iowa’s soil, water, and wildlife resources at the Iowa Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever State Convention January 25 in Des Moines.

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 Thanks to grant money provided by a Canadian philanthropist through the Greater Des Moines Community Foundation, three counties in Iowa are receiving money to hire a community foundation member in each county to raise awareness and promote endowments in their respective foundations.

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A free training entitled “Bridges Out of Poverty” is being offered by Pathfinders RC&D on Feb. 24 at Fairfield High School for business owners, resource providers, local government officials, religious communities, educational staff and anyone looking to learn more on how to help the pov…

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Surveillance by the Iowa Department of Public Health and Davis County Public Health, and testing by the State Hygienic Laboratory indicate flu activity continues to be widespread in Iowa. The flu season typically peaks in February and can last as late as May. “As long as flu viruses are circ…

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Many gardeners like to get a head start on the gardening season by starting flower and vegetable seedlings indoors. Successfully growing seedlings indoors requires high quality seeds, a germination medium, containers, lights and other supplies, note horticulture specialists with Iowa State U…

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Buena Vista releases Dean’s List

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Davis County Senior Riley Heller signs a letter of intent to play football for Concordia University of St. Paul, Minnesota. Heller made the commitment last week. Heller is seated with his mother Sandra. Pictured behind Heller is Mustang football coach Kent Anderson and Heller’s father Ross.

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The Bloomfield Democrat placed a spin on its annual Valentine’s Greetings page this year by partnering with local Davis County businesses to give back to the area’s “cupids.”

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Bloomfield Democrat editor Scott Spurgeon was honored by the Iowa Newspaper Association (INA) last weekend with first and second place awards in several photogrpahy categories.

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Week four was another short week for us because of the Iowa caucuses on Monday. While the week was shorter, it also included the first floor debate of the year.

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Governor Kim Reynolds, the Iowa Department of Public Safety and the Department of Education announced the formation of the Iowa Governor’s School Safety Bureau. This Bureau will focus solely on providing the needed resources and expertise to assist Iowa’s 327 school districts and law enforce…

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Vivian McCollom was selected Student of the Week for the week of February 10. She is a third grade student at Moulton-Udell Elementary and is the daughter of Jeff and Melissa McCollom.

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It all started with a rejection. I put myself out there and asked her to go to a concert with me and she said, “No thanks.”

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