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The Bloomfield City Council will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Oct. 17 to discuss sstrategies resulting from Main Street's Marketing Survey. The meeting will be held at the Bloomfield Public Library

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Police Chief Shawn Armstrong said Thursday afternoon, Oct. 10, he and fellow law enforcement officers were glad homecoming week was almost over.

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Candidates for the Bloomfield City Council this week share their view on Bloomfield’s housing issues and the resulting effects on community development.

The sanctuary of the Bloomfield United Methodist Church will be filled with music Sunday afternoon as Michael Philipsen, Cheryl Miller, and Kris DeWild perform “An Afternoon of Piano and Harp Music” for the general public.

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Sheriff Dave Davis is using his recent misfortune — and disregard for proper safety precautions — to teach the community a lesson in chain saw safety.

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The Bloomfield City Council Thursday night approved the plans, specifications, form of contract and cost estimates for Bloomfield Bridge & Culvert, Inc. to complete the East Street Bridge Project.

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Kristin Fipps Davis graduated from DCHS in 2013, went on to Drake University, and returned to Bloomfield this past summer to follow her chosen career as a pharmacist.

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Bloomfield businesses wanting to participate in Trick-or-Treat or Trunk-or-Treat in downtown Bloomfield on October 31 should contact the Bloomfield Main Street Office at 641-664-2309 or info@bloomfieldmainstreet.com by Thursday, Oct.24, to be placed on the list of participants published in t…

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The Johnson “four generation” reunion was held on Sunday, Oct. 6 at the Word of Life Youth Center in Bloomfield with approximately 65 family members attending.

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Delaney Kaster has been named the Student of the Week at Moulton-Udell Elementary. She is the daughter of Brydon and Jillian Kaster and was nominated for the honor by her teacher, Tess Inman. Inman credited Kaster with being responsible, motivated, an enthusiastic learner, and a good role mo…

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Ted and Rebecca Unruh of Bloomfield are the parents of a daughter born October 10, 2019 at the Scotland County Hospital in Memphis, Mo.

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City employees, SIEC employees, and Shermco employees spent a week repairing Bloomfield’s electrical system after a major power failure left the city in the dark Sept. 28.

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Communication with the news media and the public became a major topic of discussion during the Oct. 4 Bloomfield City Council meeting.

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Candidates for the Bloomfield City Council share their thoughts on the city’s infrastructure this week in the second article in a series introducing candidates to the voters of Bloomfield.

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The Spectrum Center for the Arts is displaying artworks of Davis County artists in six Bloomfield businesses. The public is encouraged to visit the businesses and enjoy the variety of art created by six talented adult artists who reside in Davis County

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Team Piper Power participated in the ALS Walk Oct. 5 at Principal Park in Des Moines to honor the memory of Chris Piper and help raise funds to fight the crippling disease.

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Homecoming festivities continue this week with a Powder Puff game scheduled for 6 p.m. Oct. 9 at Mustang Stadium.

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Andy Morris began his duties as Bloomfield’s Interim City Administrator Tuesday, Oct. 1, as he came on board during a tumultuous week following one of the largest power outages the city has experienced in many years.

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Qualified electors of all cities and school districts which have boundaries located in Van Buren County are being notified that Friday, Oct. 25, is the final deadline to pre-register to vote in person at the Van Buren County auditor’s office to be eligible to vote in the upcoming combined Ci…

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Davis County High School Consumer Science students and others are working with the Food Bank of Iowa to sponsor a DCHS Food Pantry, which will be open to the public the second Wednesday night of each month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the high school.

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Cory Fleming and Colin Fleming placed first in the pasture doctoring event in the Davis County Cattlemen’s Ranch Rodeo at the DC Fairgrounds Saturday while Adam Smith and Rusty Garrett placed second.

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Damp weather didn’t stop Davis County from hosting their 45th annual Davis County Festival of Bands Saturday, October 5. Due to wet field conditions and intermittent rain, the festival was moved inside to the old school’s gymnasium.

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Sixty years ago, the Bloomfield Lockers was located on the ground floor of the IOOF building (above). The faded wall sign painted on the brick above the entry reminded passersby that N.S. Johnson’s grocery store had occupied the space for a number of decades.

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Homecoming is an activity that should be fun for everyone and should be a time of celebration—not just for the current students but for the community and Davis County alumni that come back each year. Homecoming is a time for everyone to celebrate the local school district and show their scho…

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