Blew sentenced to jail time

Roger Blew, 45, of Drakesville was sentenced to 10 days of jail time in the Davis County Jail in connection with an animal hoarding case, which was uncovered last February.

Blew received a one-year suspended jail sentence, but will have to serve out the 10 days. He was also fined more than $2,250 in the case.

Wednesday’s Bloomfield Democrat features a story about the sentencing and details Blew’s punishment for the crimes, which were all considered serious misdemeanors.

Other top stories:

*Several local residents expressed concerns last week over a proposed change in the city’s interconnection policies and ordinance.

*The Davis County Compensation Board approved a three-percent pay increase for all elected county officials.

*In sports read about the boys’ and girls’ basketball games against Knoxville and Albia. Also includes is a story about the wrestling team’s battle with Chariton and Albia last week. 

Posted on 24 Dec 2014 by Bdemo

Senior Center to be closed Wednesday and Thursday

The Bloomfield Senior Citizens Center will be closed today (Wednesday) and Thursday in observance of the Christmas Day holiday. No meals will be served and there will be no bus service. The center will reopen on Friday, Dec. 26. 

Posted on 24 Dec 2014 by Bdemo

Supervisors to meet Tuesday

The Davis County Supervisors will meet Tuesday at 9 a.m. The board will discuss and act on salary recommendations from the Davis County Compensation Board. Any salary increases approved by the supervisors will take effect on July 1, 2015. 

Posted on 22 Dec 2014 by Bdemo

I CARE serves 199 kids

The I CARE program distributed donated gifts to families last Friday, concluding the 2014 program’s efforts.

Program Coordinator Anne Morgan told volunteer workers Friday morning that there were 86 families and 199 children who will benefit from the community’s generous support and donations. An additional 22 food boxes were also prepared and given out to adult individuals as part of the program.

I CARE is run solely on donations of gifts and money collected from individuals, businesses and service organizations. 

Posted on 22 Dec 2014 by Bdemo

Blew sentenced in animal hoarding case

Roger Blew of Drakesville will spend 10 days in the Davis County Jail as punishment for what many have called the largest animal hoarding case in the state of Iowa.

Blew was originally charged with 38 counts of animal neglect, failure to dispose of dead carcasses, game breeders’ violations and more following a search warrant of his Drakesville residence back in February.

A plea deal led to his sentencing last Friday. Prosecutors recommended a year in jail with all but 10 days of that sentence suspended. Blew will be allowed to serve out his 10 days in the Davis County Jail. It will be broken up into five different two-day increments. Blew must report to the Davis County Jail for the first time within the next 30 days. He also received a period of probation as part of his sentencing. He was also fined and ordered to pay restitution of more than $2,250 in the case. 

Posted on 23 Dec 2014 by Bdemo

Mutchler Center audit announced

Davis and Lewis, Certified Public Accountants, have released the audit report for the Mutchler Community Center.

The Center’s revenue totaled $111,521 for the year ending Dec. 31, 2013, an increase of 24% from Dec. 31, 2012.

Expenses for the year totaled $143,776, a decrease of approximately 1.6% over the prior year.

Posted on 23 Dec 2014 by Bdemo



Andrew Glen Helton

Andrew Glen Helton, 24, of Pulaski, died December 20, 2014 at his home.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, December 26, at the Tabernacle Baptist Church with Pastor Tom Shipley officiating. The family will be at the church from 1 p.m. until the time of the service to greet friends on Friday afternoon. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to his family.

Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield is assisting the family and online condolences may be directed to

Posted on 22 Dec 2014 by Bdemo


Baseball/Softball scoreboards


Posted on 16 Jul 2014 by Bdemo
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Posted on 16 Jul 2014 by Bdemo