The Davis County School Board voted Monday night, Oct. 19, to return all kids to the classroom and resume normal classroom instruction by Nov. 2. The decision followed a lot of discussion by administrators and board members as to the best course of action.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
Bloomfield Main Street is looking forward to hosting two events as the holiday season approaches after having to cancel all previous events this year due to COVID-19.
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.
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.
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.
Drum majors David Nash and Roman Combs have experienced a very unusual year in their leadership roles with the DCHS Marching Band beginning with Zoom auditions for the position.
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.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has extended restrictions on bars, restaurants and some other businesses another 30 days as the state continues to see more COVID-19 cases.
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.
One good thing that has come out of the COVID-19 pandemic is the realization that local locker plants are beneficial in keeping the food supply chain working efficiently.
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%.
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.
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.
Bloomfield Main Street is asking businesses to contact Main Street Director Judy Dorman at 664-2309 if they wish to participate in downtown Trick-or Treat from 5:30-7 p.m. on October 30.
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.
Iowa has a good chance of normal to above-normal temperatures through the end of next year after getting nearly 4 inches less precipitation over the past year, climatologists report.
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.
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.
Bloomfield Livestock Market was honored recently when named the Market of the Month for September by National Beef Wire, a daily podcast that covers the beef market.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.