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Bloomfield’s Director of Public Works, Rusty Sands, said city crews had no mishaps and everything went well as workers cleared snow from city streets during and after an eight-inch snowfall over the weekend.

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The staff of Hitched Bridal and Formal Wear in Bloomfield is unpacking wedding gowns for the 2022 spring season and in a couple of months will be placing their fall 2022 order.

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The oath of office was given to new Mayor Brad Grindle at the Jan. 3 meeting of the Pulaski City Council. Mayor Grindle then swore in Councilmen Jeremy Breeding, Todd Garmon, and Mike Kinsler.  

High school students graduating in spring of 2022 are encouraged to apply for Iowa Farm Bureau Federation’s (IFBF) $2,500 scholarship, awarded to 27 eligible Iowa high school seniors and renewable for four years, up to $10,000.

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The 2022 legislative session is off and running and WOW, what a first week it has been! As many of you might recall, last year for the opening of the legislative session, my short 18-day campaign had just begun and being in the Capitol for the opening events was completely replaced with door…

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Last week the Iowa Department of Human Services announced a new $30 million recruitment and retention bonus program to help Iowa’s child care providers attract and retain workers. To date the state has invested $480 million dollars to support childcare since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Kirkwood Community College announces Dean’s List honors

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Superintendent Dan Maeder announced Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 11, that absences are “creeping up” in the Davis County Schools and there is a policy in place that requires students and staff to wear masks in buildings for a period of time when the absence-due-to-illness percentage reaches 10% f…

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The Davis County School board will not be enacting a COVID-19 mandate policy forcing employees to be vaccinated or submit exemptions. The decision was made over the weekend following a statement made last Friday by Iowa Labor Commissioner Rod Roberts.

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The Iowa Legislature opened its 2022 session at the statehouse Monday, Jan. 10, with tax cuts, a workforce shortage, and parent choice dominating the proposed agenda

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Davis County suffered its first traffic fatality of 2022 on Jan. 4 when Ethan Rudd of Bloomfield was killed in a one-vehicle accident at 10:20 p.m.

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Mariannette Miller-Meeks visited SIEC Jan. 4 to discuss energy prices and production and the issues facing the cooperative and their customers in southeast Iowa. Shown above are SIEC board members Paul Wells and Darrell Downing with Miller-Meeks and SIEC General Manager Greg Proctor.

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Filing a 2021 federal tax return will involve a little extra preparation for many families because of some short-term programs that were put in place as part of COVID-19 relief, according to Barb Wollan, human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced that 94 community water systems in Iowa, including Rathbun Rural Water, have been awarded Water Fluoridation Quality Awards from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The award recognizes water systems that achi…

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Ariel Elizabeth Nell of Ottumwa received $2,000 in damages to her Dodge Journey when she was struck by a Chevy Silverado 1500 pickup driven by Katelyn Jo Kaiser of Centerville at 4:25 p.m. on Jan. 3.

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Rusty Sands of Unionville, Mo. was hired last week as Director of Public Works for the City of Bloomfield.

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Allan Yahnke became chairman and Ron Bride vice chairman of the Davis County Supervisors on Jan. 3 before reappointing members to the county’s various boards and commissions.

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The Iowa Utilities Board is assisting in the effort led by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to inform consumers that if your mobile phone is more than a few years old, you may need to upgrade your device to avoid losing service before your mobile provider shuts down its 3G network.

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The Iowa Health Care Association (IHCA) Foundation has launched a new statewide COVID-19 vaccine education campaign this week. This campaign is the first of its kind in Iowa aimed at increasing vaccine adoption among the state’s long-term care workers, and it is made possible by a $249,000 g…

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The Iowa Corn Growers Association® (ICGA), one of the most effective, longest-standing agricultural associations in the country, released today its final list of state and federal policy priorities for the upcoming year.

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering virtual and in-person education programs to help Iowans identify and respond to a variety of mental health challenges. Mental Health First Aid will be offered in January and February.

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About half of recent coronavirus infections in Iowa, which are spiking and have reached new heights in Johnson County, have been caused by the omicron variant, according to State Hygienic Lab analyses.

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The Davis County Fine Arts Council held its second Spotlight Awards ceremony on Jan. 3 to honor the outstanding performers in the past year’s Davis County Players’ productions.

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Three members of the Davis County Middle School 7th-8th Band were selected for the SEIBA (Southeast Iowa Bandmasters Association) 7th-8th Grade Honor Band.

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The recent blast of arctic air is growing ice on lakes and ponds over much of Iowa. Anglers are ready to get out for the popular early ice fishing season.

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Library hours changed Jan. 12-17

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