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Linda Humphrey, Davis County Commissioner of Elections, said Monday afternoon Davis County residents have requested 1,783 General Election ballots either by mail or at the counter.

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The dock and adjacent pond bank at McGowen Recreation and Wildlife area were covered with snow Monday morning following a snow shower that reminded Davis County residents that winter is coming. The snow provided very little accumulation but did create some beautiful scenery around Davis County.

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In a report indicating outpatient visits and ancillary services are back to normal at Davis County Hospital & Clinics, CFO Kendra Warning told the DCHC Board Oct. 19 the outpatient visits for the month of September were 146 over the budget of 3,421 for a total of 3,567.

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Davis County Engineer Ryan Schock gave a report to the Davis County Supervisors Monday morning saying Norris Asphalt  Paving Co. plans on overlaying asphalt on the road west of Drakesville beginning Oct. 28, weather permitting.

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Sexual assault victims in Iowa can now track the location and testing status of their rape evidence kits as the state works to offer more transparency to an investigative process riddled by backlogs in the past.

Davis County voters will find the names of local candidates on their General Election ballots as they go to the polls or vote absentee in the next few days.

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Davis County Master Gardeners have taken a class on papercrete pottery at their monthly meetings for the past three months. The class was taught by Don Walton, a member of the group.

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A crash at the intersection of Highways 63 and 2 on October 20 resulted in minor damage to one vehicle and another vehicle being totaled, according to a report filed by Bloomfield Police Officer Trent Barker.

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The Bloomfield Democrat’s Oct. 21 article on the city council meeting should have reported that Matt Cronin voted to approve the ORV/Golf Cart ordinance. Cronin voted against waiving the second and third readings of the ordinance.

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The annual Iowa Organic Conference will be held virtually this year on Monday, Nov. 23, in keeping with COVID-19 regulations. A half-day of presentations and interactions with industry experts will take the place of the normal meeting.

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Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) Monday announced the launch of the new Iowa County Fairs Relief Program. The program will provide short-term relief to eligible county and district fairs for the purpose of continuing or resuming operations in the …

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One year ago when he was a drum major of the DCHS Marching Band, Clayton Garmon had his sights set on becoming a member of the University of Iowa’s Hawkeye Marching Band.

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) A split Iowa Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a new Republican-backed law that could bar county elections commissioners from mailing absentee ballots to thousands who omitted information on their applications.

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) A Black man who was shot by police outside an Iowa nightclub five years ago and alleged he was singled out because of his race has agreed to a nearly $400,000 settlement.

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Moulton-Udell Community School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program, under which meals will be provided to all eligible children free of charge.  

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.7 percent in September. This is a decline from August’s rate of 6.0 percent. The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 7.9 percent in September.

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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.

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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

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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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