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The Bloomfield City Council will meet at the Bloomfield Public Library at 7 p.m. The agenda includes setting public hearing for Oct. 3 on application for state revolving loan; MOU and SIEC relieving Bloomfield of generator recertification; amendment on HR Green Master agreement for engineeri…

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A rural Davis County family is homeless this week following a house fire that destroyed their home on Aug. 15. The Dexter Christy family is the most recent family to lose their home to a fire this summer.

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Davis County High School musicians, athletes, and PE students will enjoy attractive and improved surroundings when they go back to school next week.

Car and motorcycle enthusiasts from the area will be heading to Drakesville Saturday, Aug. 24, to show off their sports cars, muscle cars, classic cars, trucks, and motorcycles at the 5th Annual Car/Bike Show and Cruise-in on the Oval.

Sound-diffusing panels enhance acoustics in DCHS Music Room

Sidelines Grill is prepping for the collegiate football season by placing this Iowa Hawkeye helmet bale sculpture outside the restaurant. The business, owned by Jeremy and Pam Townsend, is along the Historic Hills Scenic Byway and has joined the Bale Trail along the Byway from Donnellson to …

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The Bloomfield Livestock Market was first opened in 1969 when Phil and Debbie Schooley purchased the business from George Reno. Since its opening, other family members have become part of the business: Wayne and Lorie Schooley in 1970; Art and Carmen Schooley in 1971; David and Kathy Schoole…

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Davis County High School and Middle School athletes, musicians, and cheerleaders will be recognized and cheered on to success at Meet the Mustangs scheduled for Aug. 28 in the Davis County Courtyard.

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Secretary of State Paul Pate’s Iowa State Fair Straw Poll featured a very close race between Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren. Biden edged Warren 17.7%-17.2%, a margin of just 10 votes. Pete Buttigieg finished third, at 14%, and Bernie Sanders placed fourth, …

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Davis County Daycare and Preschool is hosting a carnival Saturday, Aug. 24, from 4-7 p.m. to raise funds for a Sun Shade Canopy for the 1-2-year-old outdoor play area.

Matthew Vickers has joined Community 1st Credit Union as a financial advisor, exclusively serving the credit union’s membership through C1st Investment Services.

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Bloomfield Main Street Director Tammy Roberts reports over 350 Market Study surveys have already been submitted by the public in an effort to help improve the business vitality of the community

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A new event, filled with bright colors and a positive message, is coming to Davis County this fall. Jennifer Cronin of Bloomfield has begun to organize community members to band together for a “Chalk the Walk” event this upcoming Sunday, August 25, at 3 p.m.

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The Bloomfield Police Department, assisted by the Davis County Sheriff’s Department, executed two search warrants in the early morning hours of Aug.10 at the Gregory Lane Trailer Park in Bloomfield.

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Terry Eugene Petary, 42, of Drakesville will spend the next 25 years in prison following a sentencing hearing that was held in Davis County District Court on Aug. 2. Court records involving the sentencing were filed in Davis County District Court on Aug. 5.

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Davis County Fair Queen Bailey Harward was given the Outstanding Leadership Award at the Iowa State Fair Queen Contest Saturday night on the Bill Riley Stage at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

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 Deb Jarr, leader of the Chequest Eagles 4-H club, will be inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame at 1:30 p.m. August 18, 2019 in the 4-H Exhibit Building at the Iowa State Fair.

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A webinar on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 12 p.m. will examine how Iowa Learning Farms has evolved over the past 15 years and discuss what new goals and challenges the future holds.

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Healthcare providers, mental health agencies, Davis County Schools, and organizations—such as the Children’s Mental Health Well Being Collaborative—are pushing to increase mental health services for children and adolescents in Davis County and southern Iowa.

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U.S. Representative Dave Loebsack was at the Bloomfield Municipal Airport Aug. 7 to speak with Tony Spargur of Heartland Aviation about a recent grant of $194,400 given to the local airport.

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The Rogue Rodeo results from the Davis County Old Soldiers and Settlers Reunion (OSSR) were recently submitted to the Bloomfield Democrat and are printed below. The event took place on Aug. 3.

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Meet the Mustangs set for Aug. 28

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Children were able to select free books at the School Resource Fair Aug. 6 at the Mutchler Center. The back-to-school event provided many back-to-school resources and items, including shoes and backpacks, for many elementary students headed back to school.

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Bloomfield adults, youth and law enforcement officers enjoyed an evening of fun and desserts in the courtyard Aug. 6 during National Night Out. The evening was a time to celebrate community friendship and positive relationships with law enforcement officers. Several young people, including J…

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Signup is open for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program to assist farmers who continue to suffer from damages because of unjustified trade retaliation from foreign nations. Through MFP, USDA will provide up to $14.5 billion in direct payments…

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Agricultural producers reported they were not able to plant crops on more than 19.4 million acres in 2019, according to a new report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This marks the most prevented plant acres reported since USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) began releasin…

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Several newspapers were started in Davis County following the Civil War according to the book, “Rise and Progress of Civilization in the Hairy Nation,” an early history of Davis County by Henry C. Ethell.

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Citizen Mutual opened its doors in 1904 and began by providing local service calling to less than 200 customers.

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M3 Fabrication was started in March of 2014 by business owners Sam and Tyler McClure. M3 Fabrication has gone through many changes throughout the five years they have been in business.

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Mast Overhead Doors opened in 2004 with Eli and Maggie Mast as business owners.

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Keith and Joy Burnam opened Keith’s Foods Inc. in 1969; in 1992 Brian Burnam and Gayla Harrison purchased the business from his father.

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Karen Sloan started Kincart Physical Therapy Services November 1, 1984 and it has continued to expand its services throughout its 35 years in business

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Breonna Stewart of Bloomfield was named the first-place winner in the 9-10 year old division of the Iowa State Fair’s Coloring contest. The contest was judged Aug. 7 prior to the opening of the fair.

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The Bloomfield Democrat announces the addition of Shelby Tolle of Drakesville to its staff.

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The 2019 Iowa State Fair brings crowds from far and wide who seek entertainment, education and food, and they’ll be able to find all three again this year at Farm Bureau Park on the Grand Concourse. Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF), the state’s largest grassroots farm organization, has ple…

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