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This week’s Bloomfield Democrat has a completely different look to it. The newspaper has been printed on smaller-sized paper compared to what our readers are used to seeing. Compared to previous editions, this week’s pages are narrower in size.

Dutch Country Living, based in Bloomfield, has announced the hiring of longtime southeast Iowa economic development and tourism professional, Mary Wells to fill the company’s newly created role of Projects, Grants & Programs Administrator starting in late September. Wells will also be a …

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The Iowa Nut Growers Association will be hosting our 2021 Fall Meeting and Field Tour at several locations in Southern Iowa on Saturday, Oct. 2nd. The day will begin with a tour of the late Norman Hanson property in rural Unionville.

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Three area students are members of the freshman class at the University of Iowa this fall: Samantha Shelton of Bloomfield (majoring in Pre-Physical Therapy), Davin Durflinger of Eldon (majoring in Computer Science), and Josie Rea of Blakesburg (majoring in Pre-Business).

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The U.S. House Education & Labor Committee has finished a marathon markup of legislation that would provide universal pre-K education, expand federal Pell Grants for college students and institute two years of free community college.

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As fall approaches, harvest season means that small farms will begin producing and selling their home-prepared foods. This part of the U.S. food supply chain is known as the cottage food industry and cottage food producers are subject to certain regulations. Iowa State University Extension a…

Students in Deidra Rudd’s Project Lead the Way class at Davis County Middle School are delving into a new unit of study this fall called “Medical Detectives.”

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Whether you’re a fisherman, hiker, camper, boating enthusiast or if you want to enjoy a ballgame, the many parks here will delight you. You can lie in the shade or get a tan, attend a celebration or relax in quiet solitude. There is also great fishing in our lakes and farm ponds.

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The Davis County Historical Complex is one of Davis County’s oldest tourist attractions. It is located in the heart of Bloomfield just a block off the east side of the square. The facility is full of Davis County history and can take anyone back to a time when things were much simpler.

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The Davis County Courthouse is the focal point of the community and draws the most attention from motorists and tourists who travel through Bloomfield. It is likely the most photographed building in Davis County.

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Pick up brochures of the Historic Bloomfield Walking Tour and the Historic Bloomfield Driving Tour at the Davis County Welcome Center at 307 N. Washington or the Bloomfield Main Street Office on the southwest corner of the square at 101 E. Franklin Street.

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Two events will combine into one festival on Sept. 25 as Bloomfield Main Street hosts its annual Fall Festival while the Pumpkin Growers Association hosts a Giant Pumpkin Bash — all on the Bloomfield Square.

The Drakesville Oval is home to Davis County’s Freedom Rock, a poignant memorial honoring the men and women of Davis County who served in the armed forces.

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Mary JoAnn Swaim, 77, of Bloomfield passed away on September 7, 2021 at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. She was born on March 26, 1944 in Davis County to Mervin James and Helen Lucinda Thompson McElderry. She graduated from Davis County High School in 1962 and married Thomas…

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James Carothers, who calls himself an adopted son-in-law of Pulaski, will highlight the Pulaski Corn Show’s entertainment with a two-hour concert beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11.

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The Moulton Jamboree this coming weekend promises a carnival, games, entertainment, food, and a good time for all as the community “Comes Together” following a year off during the pandemic.

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The Bloomfield Democrat will be publishing a special section next week covering the Music Festival’s scheduled events, stories of the performers, and a listing of the garage sales scheduled during the weeklong festivities.

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