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The Bloomfield City Council approved a $42,500 stabilization bid for the buildings at 112 and 113 S. Madison Street at the Oct. 1 council meeting with the expectation that rescue procedures would be undertaken in the next couple of weeks.

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Linda Rowe has found many ways to be of service since her retirement from Davis County Schools. One of her most fascinating hobbies for the past 10-12 years has been keeping records for the DNR on eagles’ nests in Davis County.

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Five Davis County residents — Nick Melvin, Tucker Henderson, Steve Wilson, Meleia Wuthrich, and Dana Batterson — are on the General Election ballot as candidates for the Davis County Extension Council. Four of the five will be elected to the council on Nov. 5.

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Trees in Bloomfield and Davis County are taking on their fall beauty as the temperatures get colder. This tree on the west side of Bloomfield provides passing motors with a glimpse of those beautiful colors.

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As you enjoy the fruits (and veggies) of your labor after your summer harvest, keep in mind that there are still plenty of chores to be done this fall to get ready for next year’s vegetable garden. This week’s Yard and Garden entry offers tips from Ajay Nair, associate professor in horticult…

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John Preston of Fairfield took first place in the Spectrum Center for the Arts’ Plein Air painting event that drew 14 painters to Davis County Saturday. As first place winner, Preston took home $325 in prize money.

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Davis County Public Health Monday reported a total of 155 positive cases of COVID-19 in Davis County  with the last five individuals reportedly in the 18-40 age range. That is an increase of 10 cases over last Tuesday’s total of 145 cases.

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Many Bloomfield residents are going all out for Halloween this year by decorating houses and yard. Visitors to this large home on North Street must walk through an archway of smiling jack-o-lanterns to reach the front porch.

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Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center and Conservation Learning Group, is hosting a free virtual field day focused on the benefits to the soil, water and the atmosphere when sorghum is added to the corn and soybean rotation on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 1 p.m.

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Indian Hills Community College is a recipient of a highly competitive United States Department of Education Title III Grant. Indian Hills was recently notified that they will receive more than $2 million over the course of the five-year grant.  

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Businesses can market online

October is Sudden Infant Death (SIDS) Awareness Month and Pella Regional Health Center reminds the public of ways to reduce the risk to babies. SIDS is a sudden, unexplained death of a baby younger than one year.

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Several county fire departments were called to 29608 Jay Avenue in southwest Davis County at 12:53 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, after a combine caught fire.

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Davis County recorded 11 more cases of COVID-19 in the past week to bring the total to 145 cases by Tuesday morning. So far, 1,456 Davis Countyans have been tested for an overall positivity rating of 10%.

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Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg traveled to Bloomfield last week to meet with DCDC Director John Schroeder, Superintendent Dan Maeder, and Citizens Mutual General Manager Joe Snyder to discuss Davis County’s broadband services.

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The Davis County Cattlemen hosted their 6th Annual Fall Classic + Ranch Rodeo the first weekend of October, and, despite the pandemic, were pleased with the growing number of participants.

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Members of the Floris Fire Department visited Wigwam preschool classes during Fire Prevention Week. The firefighters demonstrated their gear and equipment while Fire Chief Keith Waller shared fire safety tips.

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Brett Barnhart of Hoskin Elevator and Robert Newton of Troy Elevator agree this year’s bean harvest is not looking good, but both expect better corn yields.

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Though the Bloomfield Public Library will continue to be closed to walk-ins through Oct. 19, curbside service will be offered throughout the daytime hours and extended to 5-7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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Ownership of one of Davis County’s countryside landmarks changed on Friday, Oct. 9, when Seth and Lindsey Mitchell assumed ownership of the U-Barn and adjoining Baughman family home at 23981 Otter Trail Road just off Highway 2 east of Bloomfield.

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School Board to meet Monday

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The Office of Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds is reminding Iowans participating in the fall harvest that Gov. Reynolds has already suspended the weight limits for transportation of agricultural supplies and commodities on state highways.

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Beginning Oct. 15, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering training on “Your Money, Your Goals,” a financial empowerment toolkit that provides frontline social service workers and other helping professionals with resources and tools to help their clients take steps towards f…

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Two of the children in the Floris Fire Department’s ad in the Oct. 7 newspaper were listed with the wrong last name. The grandchildren pictured with Keith Waller were Owen and Chloe Perdew.

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Linda Rowe shared photographs of eagles and wildlife with Davis County Retired School Personnel members during the organization’s October meeting in the gazebo at McGowen Recreational Area.

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Britney Cone of Bloomfield is an amateur photographer who was excited to learn recently that her photo of her three-year-old son, Avian Guiter, qualified for exhibition at the Gora Art Gallery in Montreal, Canada.

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