Supervisors to meet Monday

The Davis County Board of Supervisors will meet at 8:30 a.m. Monday morning.

The board will consider utility permits for Citizens Mutual Telephone Cooperative at 9 a.m. The board will discuss courthouse security cameras at 9:45 a.m.

The board will meet with Diane Buss at 10:30 a.m. regarding mental health issues, review homestead and veteran’s tax credits and military exemptions.

The board will consider sidewalk repairs at the Davis Center at 11 a.m.

Posted on 24 Oct 2014 by Bdemo

School to host open house Friday evening

The Davis County School District is hosting an open house Friday night to allow members of the public to get a closer look at athletic and music facilities that need to be updated.

The open house begins at 5 p.m. Friday night prior to the football game. The tour group will assemble on the west end of the track. 

Posted on 24 Oct 2014 by Bdemo

Woolard to hosts book signing Saturday

Nathan Woolard of Bloomfield will host a book signing Saturday from 1-4 p.m. at the Courtyard Gallery and Studio.

Woolard recently published a book titled “White Rose,” which is his first novel. 

Posted on 24 Oct 2014 by Bdemo

No classes Monday

There will be no classes in the Davis County School District Monday. Teachers will be involved in professional development meetings all day. Normal classes will resume on Tuesday. 

Posted on 24 Oct 2014 by Bdemo

Concert to be held Tuesday

The Davis County Junior High and High School Choirs will be presenting their fall concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Middle School gym.

Posted on 24 Oct 2014 by Bdemo


Bloomfield Senior Citizens Center menus for Oct. 27--Meat sauce, spaghetti noodles, lima beans, layered lettuce salad, diced pears, orange juice. Activities: Wii games at 9-11:30 a.m. Cards at 12:45 p.m.

Posted on 24 Oct 2014 by Bdemo

City approves water revenue loan notes

The Bloomfield City Council approved a resolution Thursday night to issue water revenue capital loan notes in the amount of $3.5 million to help finance the city’s plans to hook up to Rathbun Rural Water. The vote was taken Thursday night following a public hearing.

The council also agreed to participate in an Iowa Department of Energy Management Program Grant. Butch Priester was appointed to the Bloomfield Historic Preservation Commission. 

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 by Bdemo

East Street intersection closed Friday

DPW Ted Henderson announced Friday that the East Street intersection will be closed Friday and will remain closed until the end of the project. This leaves no access for residents who live between East Street and Brown Street forcing them to park either one of those two streets.

The closing of the East Street intersection also cuts off full access to the high school parking lot, which means students will have to park in the pool parking and in other locations. 

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 by Bdemo

Kuhns exports wood to east coast, Canada

Fox River Hardwoods of rural Bloomfield cuts and ships wood to many areas including the east coast and also Canada. Wednesday’s Bloomfield Democrat features a story about the business started by Omar Kuhns back in 1992.

Other top stories:

*Butch and Lois Priester of Bloomfield recently received a $75,000 Challenge Grant to help with costs of renovating buildings on the west side of the Bloomfield square.

 *Enrollment is up in the Davis County Community School District.

*Wednesday’s Bloomfield Democrat features several stories saluting pork production in Davis County.

*In sports, read about the Mustang football team’s victory over Centerville, the cross country team’s victories at the conference meet and the volleyball team’s success on the courts last week.

Posted on 22 Oct 2014 by Bdemo

A. A. meetings to resume in Bloomfield Thursday

Alcoholics Anonymous will return to Bloomfield this week after not meeting for the past several years.

Pastor Tim Frasher of the Bloomfield United Methodist Church and two other individuals are working together to bring back the meetings in an effort to help others.

The first meeting of the group will be held Thursday from 7-8 p.m. at the Old School Social Center.

The group will be meeting weekly, but the first meeting will be an open meeting not only for those who want to address addiction problems, but for those who are in supporting roles as well. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. The primary purpose of the fellowship is to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.

Posted on 22 Oct 2014 by Bdemo



Jerald Dean Jackson

Jerald Dean Jackson, 72, of Floris, Iowa died October 21, 2014 at the Ottumwa Regional Health Center due to injuries suffered in a car accident. 

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 at the Wagler Funeral Home with Pastors Dave Albert and Jack Jackson officiating. Burial will be at the Mt. Gilead Cemetery near Floris, Iowa.  Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Thursday with the family present to greet friends from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. 

A memorial has been established to the Davis County 4-H.  Online condolences may be directed to

Posted on 22 Oct 2014 by Bdemo


Baseball/Softball scoreboards

Mustangs host Keokuk Friday night

The Mustang football team will end its regular season Friday night hosting Keokuk in a non-district game. Action begins at 7:30 p.m.

Posted on 24 Oct 2014 by Bdemo

Mustang boys earn state berth

The Mustang boys’ cross country team earned a berth in the Iowa State Cross Country Meet Thursday night after finishing third in the Class 2A District meet in Pella.

Davis County scored 87 team points, finishing third behind East Marshall and Albia.

The girls’ team finished fifth overall.

The state meet will be held in Fort Dodge on Saturday, Nov. 1. 

Posted on 24 Oct 2014 by Bdemo

Posted on 16 Jul 2014 by Bdemo
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Courtyard Gallery presents Brenda Boatman s artist exhibition Saturday, Oct. 25, 1-4 p.m. Beautiful watercolors and refreshments. (Nathan Woolard book signing)
BOOK SIGNING-Nathan Woolard: Sat., Oct. 25, 1-4 p.m., Courtyard Gallery & Studio, West side Square.
Rummage Sale at Bloomfield Care Center Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
All proceeds to benefit residents.
Posted on 16 Jul 2014 by Bdemo