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A barrel racer and her horse negotiate the last barrel during this run at the Fort Bloomfield Rodeo last Saturday night. Riders try to get as close to the barrel as possible without knocking it over in an effort to record a fast time. The penalty for knocking over a barrel is adding five sec…

Davis County’s 2022 Fair Queen will be crowned during a ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, in the Livestock Pavilion at the Davis County Fairgrounds. The coronation will follow introductions and speeches by the three contestants: Hallie Pearson, Kennedy Sandeen, and Megan Swan.

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The Davis County Fair Board works hard to upgrade fair facilities annually. This year the upgrade is one everyone will appreciate — new centrally-located restroom facilities.

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Additional details were added Thursday, June 30, to the accident report involving a three-car pileup on June 22 near the bridge construction site on Highway 63 north of Bloomfield.

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The Davis County Fair officially opens Tuesday, July 12, at 5 p.m. with the flag-raising by the American Legion, a parade and introduction of 4-H clubs, and a rendition of the National Anthem by Tish Johnson.

The grand marshal of the Rodeo Parade was not an honored person, but an honored object. “This Trolley” received the honor and carried a sign saying: “She has carried many people to various events of fun. We hope she’ll last forever and flat tires will be none!”

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Three young boys enjoyed riding on this Farmall tractor with a family member during the July 4 Rodeo Parade in Bloomfield. The afternoon was extremely hot and muggy, but that didn’t stop spectators from turning out for the parade.

City Administrator Tomi Jo Day reported last week most of the Bloomfield streets scheduled to receive asphalt overlay this summer have had all but the final layer applied.

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Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announces the cost of fees for businesses filing with his office will be reduced, beginning July 1. Uniform Commercial Code filings will be cut in half and Biennial Report fees for most entities will be reduced by $15.

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The organizers of Davis County’s annual Back-to-School Resource Fair are calling for volunteers to assist with the event. Workers are needed Monday, Aug. 1, and Tuesday, Aug. 2, to prepare for and host the Resource Fair scheduled for Aug. 2 from 5-6 p.m. at the Davis County Fairgrounds.

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The Davis County School Board approved placing a Voted PPEL (Physical Plant and Equipment Levy) on the ballot for the Sept. 13 school election. The decision was finalized at the June 20 board meeting.

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The Houston/Guinn family enjoys the Farmers’ Market in Bloomfield Saturday morning. The growing market is drawing many customers this summer who are eager to purchase jams, jellies, honey, baked goods, fresh garden produce, fresh eggs, craft items and much more. The market is sponsored and o…

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Residents of the United States spend July 4th celebrating the country’s independence. Though July 4 has served as America’s Independence Day for centuries, many other significant and memorable events have taken place on the fourth day of July.

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More than 332 million people live in the United States, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. There’s a good chance that, come July 4th, a considerable number of those individuals will be hosting or attending parties to celebrate American independence.  

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Bloomfield Policeman Jacob Davidson is shown falling into the dunk tank during Bloomfield Main Street’s Hairy Nation Days celebration Saturday. Who was the lucky person who threw the ball and hit the target? His mother, Kim Smith! The dunk tank was quite a success during Saturday’s hot weath…

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“Women Power Up: Countdown to Success” is the theme of the 16th annual Iowa Women in Agriculture Conference at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny on August 4. The Conference begins at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 4:45 p.m.

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Laura and Tatum Newton placed 2nd in the Social Division of Saturday’s Bags Tournament.

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Surveying your surroundings for a few moments to help identify any electrocution hazards may save your life.

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July 4th is a day when Americans celebrate their independence, but it’s also a day to commemorate two men who played vital roles in procuring that independence.

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The Bureau of Land Management is holding a wild horse and burro placement event July 8-9, offering approximately 60 excess animals gathered from western rangelands at Windom Arena, 1480 8th Avenue, Windom, Minnesota.

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Junior Reese of Davis County is asking the public’s help in returning a military display to an unknown veteran’s family.

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Lily Voinea and Cooper Hudson took first place honors in the Spectrum Center of the Arts chalk drawing contest at the Hairy Nation Days celebration Saturday.

Opinion

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The average, everyday Christian is anything but average and everyday. We are called to be set apart and made holy, understanding the fullness of the meaning of the phrase “created in God’s image.” In fact, if everyone in the world knew that they are of innumerable value and loved by God emph…

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