Council approves street construction bid

The Bloomfield City Council approved a bid of $1,714,277 Thursday night for the reconstruction of Franklin Street from the square to the Bloomfield Country Club. JDM Contracting out of West Point won the bid and will begin the project this summer.

Sandy Mason was appointed to the Bloomfield Library Board and Ryan Snyder’s proposed Eagle Scout project for Weaver Park was also approved.

Posted on 18 Apr 2014 by Bdemo

Supervisors to meet Monday

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

The board will meet with custodian Russell Lundstrum at 8:50 a.m. They will meet with secondary roads at 9 a.m. and will meet with CPC Diane Buss at 10:30 a.m. to discuss technical assistance payments to Wapello County for a jail diversion program. 

Posted on 18 Apr 2014 by Bdemo


School lunch menus for April 22--Breakfast: Banana bread. Lunch: Pork tenderloin on whole grain bun, baked beans, cauliflower with dip, frozen fruit cup, milk.


Bloomfield Senior Citizens Center menu for April 22--(Brunch 10-11:30 a.m.) Western egg casserole, tator tots, wheat roll, fruit, juice. Activities: Wii games at 9-11:30 a.m. Exercise at 9:30 a.m. Bingo at 12:45 p.m.

Posted on 18 Apr 2014 by Bdemo

Foundry closes doors

The Bloomfield Foundry closed its doors late last week. Employees were sent home and haven’t been called back.

Other top stories.

*The Davis County Hospital Board accepted the resignation of Hospital CEO Deb Herzberg.

*The Iowa Supreme Court has overturned the conviction of Patrick Ryan Nicoletto who was convicted on a charge of sexual exploitation by a school employee.

*The Davis County Trails Council spent last weekend beginning work on clearing a path for the proposed trails.

*In sports, read about the successes of the Davis County track, tennis and golf teams.

Posted on 16 Apr 2014 by Bdemo

Students begin Easter break Thursday

Wednesday will be the final day of classes in the Davis County Community School District this week due to the Easter break. Students and staff will return to classes on April 22.

Posted on 16 Apr 2014 by Bdemo

Herzberg receives severance package

Former Davis County Hospital CEO Deb Herzberg will receive around $120,000 in severance pay after resigning from the Davis County Hospital earlier this week. The Davis County Hospital board released the information in a statement made last Monday.

The severance pay stems from a 2006 agreement between Herzberg and the hospital board, which allowed for nine months of severance pay plus benefits to be paid to her. Herzberg’s base salary was approximately $160,000.

Wednesday’s Bloomfield Democrat features a story about the severance package and the board’s efforts to make a smooth transition as the facility moves forward. 

Posted on 17 Apr 2014 by Bdemo

Firefighters battle barn fire Wednesday

The Pulaski Fire Department, Bloomfield Fire Department and the Milton Fire Department all responded to a fire at the Trojan Hill Farm owned by Archers Ltd. west of Troy.

A barn on the farm caught fire and was burning when firefighters arrived. The fire was contained to a small section of the barn and damage was kept to a minimum. 

Posted on 17 Apr 2014 by Bdemo

Senior Center to be closed Friday

The Bloomfield Senior Citizens Center will be closed Friday in observance of Good Friday. No meals will be served and there will be no bus service. 

Posted on 17 Apr 2014 by Bdemo



Clifford Gerald Tippitt

Clifford Gerald Tippitt, 60, of Cantril, Iowa died April 15, 2014 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. 

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the Bloomfield Mennonite Church with Minister Daryl Toews officiating.  Burial will be at the Bloomfield Mennonite Church Cemetery next to the church. Visitation with family present to greet friends will be from 6-8 p.m. at the Church on Friday. A memorial has been established to his church.

Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be directed to

Posted on 17 Apr 2014 by Bdemo

Ruth Ailene Smith

Ruth Ailene Smith, 85, of rural Bloomfield, died April 14, 2014 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

A private memorial service will take place at a later date. Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be directed to

Posted on 16 Apr 2014 by Bdemo

MaryElla Harrelson

MaryElla Harrelson, 74, of Alamogordo, New Mexico, formerly of Milton died at her home on April 11, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. The body has been cremated and a memorial service will be held in Pulaski at a later date.

Mrs. Harrelson is the mother of Jeff Harrelson of Floris and the sister of John Howard of Bloomfield.

Posted on 16 Apr 2014 by Bdemo


Lady Mustangs finish second

The Lady Mustang golf team finished second at a Fairfield triangular meet Thursday afternoon.

Davis County shot a 247 team score. Blair Bodkins and Lexi Thudium led Davis County with rounds of 60. Bailey Spurgeon finished with a 61 while Kelly Lynch finished with a 66.

Posted on 18 Apr 2014 by Bdemo

Posted on 31 Mar 2011 by Bdemo
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Posted on 19 Jan 2010 by Bdemo