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Lake Wapello was a great place to be last week. Wildlife of many varieties could be seen in the park foraging throug the snow for food. Here a young doe stays alert for danger as vehicles pass by.

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The Bloomfield City Council held a special meeting Thursday, Jan. 14, to discuss RFPs (Requests for Proposals) submitted for the position of City Attorney for the next fiscal year.

This motorist ended up in the ditch on Lilac Avenue last week after a mix of winter weather left ice and snow on the roadways. The driver was unable to negotiate a curve and simply drive off into the ditch. No one was injured and no damage was reported to the vehicle.

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The Davis County Supervisors held their annual organizational meeting Jan. 4 with Matt Greiner taking over the reins as chairman from Ron Bride. Alan Yahnke was elected vice chairman of the board.

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Morgan Elizabeth Knapp of Bloomfield was uninjured, but her Chevy Silverado pickup suffered severe damage Wednesday, Jan. 13, when the northbound vehicle ran a stop sign at the intersection of Lilac Ave. and 180th Street  and struck a Dodge Ram pickup on the driver’s side.

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Women Planning Ag Businesses, a multi-session course for women interested in exploring, starting or expanding a farm or rural business, is being offered statewide by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Story County.

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A team of Bloomfield residents met via Zoom Jan. 13 to begin the joint process of planning a dashboard for the City of Bloomfield’s website while at the same time engaging in strategic planning.

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Iowa farmers and private landowners who want to be considered for funding through USDA’s Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in fiscal year 2021 have until Feb. 19 to apply.

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 President-elect Joe Biden on Friday sketched out his proposal for overhauling the country’s slow and uneven effort to vaccinate Americans against COVID-19, pledging to open more centers for administering those shots, boost the public health workforce, and improve the information flow to sta…

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This turkey was one of several animals forgaging for food in the snow last week at Lake Wapello. The hen didn’t stray too far from her nesting place while alone on a cold day.

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A pair of ice fishermen were out on Lake Wapello last week enjoying some good fishing. This hut kept them out of the wind. An ice

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The Iowa Department of Education last week announced that the state has received nearly $345 million in federal relief for PK-12 schools through a fund to address costs incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Various components combine to make weddings beautiful and memorable. Couples rely on photographers to capture the smiles and moments that helped make their events unique and to ensure the big day is remembered for years to come.

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Nicole Louderback, owner of Hitched Bridal & Formal Wear in Bloomfield, said last week the best advice she could give brides during the pandemic is to “let them know that love isn’t canceled!”

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Private landowners, tribal entities and Iowa Land Trusts interested in permanent conservation easements to protect and restore wetlands and agricultural working lands through USDA’s Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) should submit applications and required documents by Feb. 15.

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Iowa producers have until March 15, 2021 to make their annual election for Price Loss Coverage or Agriculture Risk Coverage (at the individual and county levels) under the 2018 Farm Bill.

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Kyler Wiebold is Moulton-Udell’s Student of the Week for the week of January 18. Kyler is a third grade student and is the daughter of Shelby and Josh McAdam and David Wiebold.

Josh Husted’s seventh grade social studies classes are participating in an online stock market program as they learn the basics or investing. The program uses real-time data and was set up for students by a company in New York City.

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The Bloomfield Democrat will be publishing its annual “Soldier Salute” next week. The special issue will feature photos of Davis County men and women currently serving in the military as well as soldiers whose parents or grandparents reside in Davis County.

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Davis County Farm Bureau is offering two scholarship awards of $500 each for 2021, in addition to the state scholarship program offered by the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation.

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Jan. 25—Breakfast: Donuts. Lunch: Crispito with cheese, steamed broccoli, mixed fruit.

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The Democratic and Republican parties of Iowa’s Senate District 41 selected Mary Stewart and Adrian Dickey, respectively, as their candidates to run for the Senate District 41 seat vacated by Marianette Miller-Meeks after she was named the winner of the U.S. House seat in Iowa’s Second Congr…

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Vince Tyson feels fortunate the Citizens Mutual Board of Directors selected him to become the General Manager of the company following the retirement of Joe Snyder in December.

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Two Bloomfield City Council members, Matt Cronin and Darin Garrett, expressed their frustrations at Thursday night’s council meeting with the delay in action on completing the stabilization of the buildings at 112 and 113 S. Madison Street

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Iowa State University Extension’s 4-H volunteers from Davis County participated in a training titled “Planning for Success of 4-H Youth” where they engaged in learning strategies to effectively manage groups and develop a stronger understanding of the importance of planning ahead and being p…

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The Pulaski City Council voted Jan. 4 to keep its insurance with the Iowa Community Assurance Pool (ICAP) for the 2021 year. The council heard presentations from McCune and Reed Insurance and from Noel Insurance in regard to the city’s insurance renewal that is to take place this month.

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The Davis County Fine Arts Council recently received an Iowa Arts & Culture Recovery Program grant for $5,000 from the Iowa Arts Council, which is a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs.

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Davis County Athletic Director Dave Mason announced Jan. 4 that a new set of spectator guidelines has been put in place for winter sports as the season transitions into the 2021 portion of the season.

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Essential Massage & Spa is a growing business despite having to be shut down for two months last spring due to the pandemic.

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Hy-Vee, Inc. announces the launch of its new, virtual dietitian services platform, Healthie, as another way to connect with its customers during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

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Kelley and Caleb Jackson wanted a new name for their business that represented their goals, purposes, and aspects of wellness as they began to expand their focus beyond just massage therapy.

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Reflexology is the process of using one’s hands to work out problems in the body through someone’s face, hands and feet. It has been around for years, with many different businesses starting to dive into this portion of healthcare.

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Stalking is a serious issue. According to the National Center for Victims of Crime, victims of stalking may experience emotions such as fear, vulnerability, anxiety, depression, and stress. In addition, the NCVC notes that many victims of stalking feel confused, frustrated or isolated becaus…

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Individuals wanting to begin a child care business of their own are invited to register for “Child Care Ready,” an online instructional program offered by Iowa CCR&R (Child Care Resource & Referral).

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