News


School board discusses maintenance issues

The Davis County School Board discussed maintenance issues Monday Thursday night during a special meeting. Several people attended the meeting to ask questions about the schools maintenance. The meeting began with Superintendent Dan Maeder giving a short presentation on school finance and how it works. He explained that the district was working with less money in its general fund due to inequities in funding due to transportation costs. He also took time to explain how efficient the district was with expenses and other areas but admitted there was always room for improvement. The board talked about outsourcing maintenance issues due to lack of staff. The board also talked about the need to reduce spending on maintenance by doing more things in-house, which may mean hiring more maintenance staff. No decisions were made but the board will continue discussions about maintenance issues at a later time.
Posted on 27 May 2016 by Bdemo

Supervisors Tuesday agenda

The Davis County Supervisors will open their regular meeting at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday with public comments. The agenda includes secondary roads at 9 a.m. with a bid opening on the Wyacondah Pipe Project, signing resolutions for a letting date for City of Floris Bridge and setting a public hearing on a road vacation for a portion of Dewberry Ave. A budget amendment hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. followed by an amendment to appropriations resolution. The supervisors will discuss and take action to transfer employee health plan funds from a CD to Money Market account. A discussion will also be held on the Davis County Web Site.
Posted on 30 May 2016 by Bdemo


Council votes for 3 lanes

The question of whether to convert Highway 63 along the east side of the square to three lanes from four lanes was settled by the City Council last night. Councilman Jack Woolard moved to approve the 3-lane plan with diagonal parking on the west side and parallel parking on the east side of Washington Street. Councilmen Earl Howard and Jeff Anderson also voted affirmatively. John Hilbert cast the only no vote. Councilman Jason Skaggs was absent from the meeting. The decision now enables architects to finalize Bloomfield’s streetscape plans. Construction is expected to begin in late summer.
Posted on 20 May 2016 by Bdemo

CAT grant awarded to Library, trails project

The Bloomfield Library and the Davis County Trails Committee received a CAT Grant last week from the Vision Iowa Board. The grant totaled $998,628 for the library renovation and the the trails project. A total of $815,000 of those funds will be used for the library and $83,628 will be used for the 640 linear feet of the trail.
Posted on 23 May 2016 by Bdemo

Sprint medley team finishes 13th

The Lady Mustang sprint medley relay team finished 13th overall in the Iowa State Track Meet on Saturday. Jaylynn Sharp, MChelle Allen, Augusta Hamaker and Allyssa Yahnke ran the race in 1:53.90
Posted on 23 May 2016 by Bdemo

Supervisors pull $30,000 from streetscape funding

Two Davis County Supervisors attempted to stop the three-lane conversion of Highway 63 through Bloomfield by pulling $30,000 in funding for the project Monday. The City Council approved the 4- to 3-lane conversion Thursday night. Read about both meetings and why these decisions were made in this weeks Bloomfield Democrat. A complete listing of senior awards and scholarships is also included in this weeks Democrat as well as State Track results.
Posted on 25 May 2016 by Bdemo

Memorial Service at 11 a.m. Monday

The annual Memorial Day Service at the IOOF Cemetery is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday. Jim Carlisle will be the featured speaker. In case of rain, the ceremony will be held at the American Legion Hall.
Posted on 25 May 2016 by Bdemo

Friday deadline for Letters to the Editor

Davis County residents may let their voices be heard by submitting Letters to the Editor in The Bloomfield Democrat. Letters for the June 1 issue must be submitted by noon Friday, May 27, due to the Memorial Day Holiday. Signatures are required.
Posted on 25 May 2016 by Bdemo

Hospital board to meet Thursday night

The Davis County Hospital Board will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday night. The board will discuss and take action on correspondence the board has received. The agenda does not detail the topic of that correspondence. The board will consider appointments and will take action regarding a resolution, which calls for revenue refunding bonds. CEO Kirby Johnson will discuss senior life solutions.
Posted on 26 May 2016 by Bdemo

School board to meet Thursday

The Davis County School Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. May 26. the agenda calls for the board to hear an energy star presentation, a district finance presentation and to engage in public discussion.
Posted on 26 May 2016 by Bdemo

 

Deaths

Colleen Mae Gilfillan

Colleen Mae Gilfillan, 85, of Bloomfield died May 27 at the Bloomfield Care Center. Gilfillan’s cremains will be interned at the IOOF Cemetery at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 25. Immediately following the burial, a celebration of her life will be held at Mulberry Place in Bloomfield. Wagler Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. 
Posted on 30 May 2016 by Bdemo

Donald Lloyd Eakins

Donald Lloyd Eakins, 88, of Drakesville died May 27 at the Ottumwa Hospice House. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at the Wagler Funeral Home with Rev. John D. Boatman officiating. Burial with military rites performed by Reed-Whisler Post 78 of the American Legion will be at the Taylor Cemetery in Appanoose County. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday with the family present to greet friends from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials have been established to the Taylor Cemetery, Ottumwa Hospice House and Look to the Stars Cancer Foundation.
Posted on 30 May 2016 by Bdemo
 


Sports

Baseball/Softball scoreboards

Baseball, softball games rained out Saturday

The Lady Mustang softball games at Twin Cedars have been rained out and will not be played Saturday. The Mustang Classic baseball tournament scheduled for Saturday in Bloomfield has also been rained out. No games will be played.
Posted on 27 May 2016 by Bdemo
 


Subsciptions
Posted on 16 Jul 2014 by Bdemo
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Have you filled out your survey on daviscountyiowa.org pertaining to lane change on the east side of the square?
Posted on 16 Jul 2014 by Bdemo