High School band earns II rating at state contest

The Davis County High School Band received a II rating at Iowa State Marching Band competition Thursday in Pella. The band will perform its show once more this week as they perform at half time of tonight's home football game against Albia.

Council agrees to format change of utility bills

City Administrator Gary Boden discussed the need to streamline the utility billing process Thursday night with the Bloomfield City Council. Boden proposed printing utility bills on post cards. Boden said he felt there were a lot of man-hours devoted to the process of utility billing that could be better used by both the office staff and outside staff. Boden hopes to have a new system in place before the city implements its automated meter reading system. The board approved a library budget request to increase custodial time and hire two additional part-time employees once the renovated facility is open to the public. The council approved the hiring of Trent Barker as a new police officer. They also agreed to apply for a community foundation grant, seeking funds to add additional storm sirens for the city.

Supervisors to meet Monday

The Davis County Board of Supervisors will meet Monday at 8:30 a.m. During discussions with the county engineer, the board will consider a resolution to revise the county's five-year plan. They will consdier a resolution for a road vacation (closing) public hearing concerning a portion of 170th. Street. They will also consider a trucking request by the Davis County School District. The board willmeet with a representative of Edward Jones Financial advisors to discuss a 457 employee investment plan. They will meet with Sheriff Dave Davis concerning bids for mowing and snow removal at the Davis County Law Center. They will also discuss the possible utilization of the courthouse custodian. The board will consider the resignation of Pam Martin as the accounts payable deputy in the auditor's office and will consider a letter of support for the Bloomfield Senior Citizens Center.

Mayor and council candidates to speak at Tuesday night forum

A Meet the Candidates public forum will be held from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Bloomfield Senior Center. The forum will feature candidates for Bloomfield's Mayor and City Council — Chris Miller, Dan Wiegand, Jeff Anderson, Scott Moore, Jake Bohi, and Darin Garrett. Each candidate wil have three minutes for opening remarks followed by questions from the public. The forum will conclude with closing remarks by each candidate.

DC Trails project to begin construction on second phase

Rich Fetcho of the Davis County Trails Project announced this week that phase 2 of the trails project will be fully complete by May of 2018. A public hearing on the plans, specification and form of contract for the project has been set for Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. and will be held in the city council chambers. Phase 2 consists of paving a 10-foot wide concrete trail for 1,100 feet from Parkview Drive to the McGowen Recreation and Wildlife Area. An additional 650 linear feet of granular surfaced trail will be added to connect the bridge in the McGowen park. For addiitonal details about the project check out the story in Wednesday's Bloomfield Democrat.

City Council to meet Thursday

The Bloomfield City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday night. The council will consider pay applications and change orders for contractors working on the library renovation. They will consider a library budget request and will discuss automation of the uitlity billing process. The council will consider participation in the ICMA retirement plan and will consider hiring a new city police officer. The council will consider a storm siren project and will hear reports and updates from various city officials. The meeting will conclude with a closed session to discuss strategy with legal counsel in regard to matters that are presently in litigation.

Economic factors affect housing supply and demand in Bloomfield

Check out an article in this week's Bloomfield Democrat on how income, poverty, education, and unemployment levels affect the housing supply and demand in Bloomfield. The information and statistics were reported in a study on Bloomfield's Housing conducted by graduate students at the University of Iowa's School of Urban & Regional Planning earlier this year.

Governor visits with local leaders on development in Davis County

An article in this week's Bloomfield Democrat details the discussion between Gov. Kim Reynolds and several city and business leaders in Bloomfield. Read what Supt. Dan Maeder, Mayor Chris Miller, City Administrator Gary Boden, Joe Snyder of Citizens Mutual, Brian Burnam, Justin Hill, and members of the Citizens Mutual Board had to share with Reynolds about broadband, technology, and development in Davis County.

Band to compete in state marching competition Thursday

The Davis County High School Marching Band will conclude its fall competitive marching season Thursday night with a performance in the Iowa High School State Marching Competition. The competition is being held at Pella High School's football field in Pella. Davis County will compete at 6:25 p.m.



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Mustang football team to host Albia

The Mustang football team will end its 2017 season Friday night with a home game against Class 2A District 6 rival Albia. Action begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday night. A junior varsity game between the two schools will be played Thursday night (tonight). That game will also be played at Mustang Stadium and will begin at 6 p.m.


Girls finish seventh, boys are eighth in district meet

The Mustang girls' and boys' cross country teams saw their season come to an end Thursday with the running of the Class 2A District Cross Country Meet in Pella. The girls' team finished seventh scoring 169 total team points. The boys' team scored 229 team points, which was good enough for eighth place in the team standings. Tatum Turner led the girls' efforts with a 28th place finish. Senior Carter Batterson led the boys' effort with a 30th. place finish.


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