Smith arrested for August vandalism spree

Raymond Anthony Smith of 201 N. West St. was charged with second-degree criminal mischief last week for the vandalism caused to Citizens Mutual, the Bloomfield Post Office, and two residential garages. The damage took place back on Aug. 5.

Police Chief Shawn Armstrong said the vandalism was classified as a Class D felony and Smith admitted guilt.

Smith will be responsible for restitution.

Armstrong said the Bloomfield Police Department is asking the public to come forth with any more evidence they may have in regard to the case. 

Posted on 22 Sep 2014 by Bdemo

Hospital closes OB unit

The Davis County Hospital announced this week that the facility’s OB unit was closed last week following the birth of a son to Desiree and Cody Heckart of Ottumwa.

The hospital has provided OB services to the community for the past 64 years but closed the unit after hospital officials and board members determined they could no longer adequately staff the department.

This is the first time since the hospital opened 64 years ago that the facility has not offered OB services to patients. 

Posted on 23 Sep 2014 by Bdemo


School lunch menus for Sept. 24--Breakfast: Donut. Lunch: Beef taco, refried beans, salsa, fancy pears, cookie and milk.


Bloomfield Senior Citizens Center menus for Sept. 24--Roast pork, oven-browned potatoes, broccoli with cheese sauce, mixed green salad, Italian dressing, red gelatin with bananas and oranges. Activities: Wii games at 9-11:30 a.m. Cards at 12:45 p.m.

Posted on 23 Sep 2014 by Bdemo

Pulaski Corn Show contiues this weekend

The Pulaski Corn Show gets underway Friday night with the First Responder’s supper at 5 p.m. That will be followed with a baby contest at 6 p.m. and a presentation of the Pulaski community project of fundraising for a grain rescue tube. A local variety show will begin at 7 p.m.

Saturday’s activities include the Bill Sherman Memorial Tractor ride at 9 a.m., the parade at noon, a kid’s pedal pull at 3 p.m., the hog roast at 5 p.m. and a performance by “American Pie” at 7 p.m.

Check out this week’s Bloomfield Democrat for a full schedule of events taking place in Pulaski this weekend.

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 by Bdemo

Music featival continues through Sunday

The 43rd annual Davis County Country and Old Time Music Festival continues through Sunday at the Davis County Fairgrounds.

Stage shows will continue throughout the weekend including a kids’ show at 10 a.m. Saturday morning and a worship service on Sunday morning at 9 a.m.

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 by Bdemo

Council discusses streetscape program

The Bloomfield City Council learned Thursday night that design work on the streetscape program should be complete by the spring of 2015. Council members learned that streets around the square would be narrowed and sidewalk space increased by up to four feet. An early projection on the cost of the project is $5.5 million.

The council approved the first reading of an ordinance calling for no parking on Franklin Street. The council approved set a date for a public hearing on Oct. 16 to discuss water revenue capital loan notes.

The council also discussed the possibility of closing Locust Street in front of the high school during the band festival on Oct. 4. No final decision was made because of the unknowns surrounding the street construction progress. 

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 by Bdemo

More concrete to be poured Monday on Franklin Street

Street construction crews will be pouring concrete starting Monday on the section of Franklin Street between Hillcrest and Brown Streets in Bloomfield. Crews will also be going back to the east end and pouring concrete for the storm sewer intakes to finish up the east end of the street.

Construction crews will also put down gravel and work on the sub-drainage structure near the square early next week to prepare that area for new concrete.

DPW Ted Henderson said crews would then moved eastward continuing to work on tearing out the existing street and replacing gravel and the new sub-drainage structures. 

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 by Bdemo





Baseball/Softball scoreboards

Lady Mustangs to face Chariton

The Lady Mustang volleyball team travels to Chariton Tuesday night for a South Central Conference match. Action begins at 5:30 p.m. with the freshman and junior varsity matches being played at the same time. The varsity match will follow. 

Posted on 23 Sep 2014 by Bdemo

Posted on 16 Jul 2014 by Bdemo
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