Library reaches fundraising goal

The Bloomfield Library Board announced earlier this week that the library has exceeded its fundraising campaign goal of $500,000. In the last six months, the campaign generated $526,000 in private donations to renovate and extend the facility.
Posted on 28 Apr 2016 by Bdemo

Middle school concert is Thursday

The Davis County Middle School band and choir programs will host their spring concert Thursday night. The fifth and sixth grade concert will take place at 6 p.m. in the middle school gymnasium. The seventh and eighth grade concert will begin at 7:15 p.m. Thursday night.
Posted on 28 Apr 2016 by Bdemo

Burlington men arrested following local pursuit

The Bloomfield Police Department arrested two Burlington men Sunday following a pursuit that ended  at the intersection of Highway 63 and Chestnut Street in Bloomfield. Michael D. Angelo Garfield, 35 of Burlington and Tony Terrell Brown, 36, of Burlington were arrested and charged with multiple traffic violations, drug charges and weapons charges. Police found a loaded weapon in the vehicle, drugs and $15,000 in cash. Garfield and Brown are both being held in the Davis County Jail on those charges.
Posted on 26 Apr 2016 by Bdemo

Retail sales increase in Davis County

Reports from Iowa State University show that retail sales have increased significantly in Davis County since 2011. The report shows taxable retail sales per capita have risen from $5,302 in 2011 to $7,147 in 2015. A story in Wednesdays Bloomfield Democrat details the findings of the recent study.  Other top stories include a story about Gary and Donna Eaves who travel the country by tractor-trailer. Candidates for the June Primary Election have been announced. Sara Lawson was named one of six standouts in the Des Moines Register’s Academic All-State section. This weeks edition includes profiles of several working women in Davis County. In sports, read about Jaylynn Sharp qualifying for the Drake Relays and much more from Mustang sports teams.
Posted on 27 Apr 2016 by Bdemo

Mid American Energy hosting meeting Wednesday

Mid American Energy is hosting a public meeting in Bloomfield Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Mutchler Community Center. The company is proposing to construct a 345,000 volt electric transmission line in Appanoose, Davis and Wapello Counties and will be connecting to an existing line at the Iowa/Missouri border. The line will cross public and private property. Wednesdays meeting is an informational meeting so that local residents affected by the construction may learn more about the project.
Posted on 27 Apr 2016 by Bdemo



Lela Mae Downing

Lela Mae Downing, 78, of Batavia died April 25 at the Good Samaritan Society in Ottumwa. Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 29 at the Wagler Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Frasher officiating. Scattering of the cremated remains will take place at a later date. A memorial has been established to the family. Online condolences may be directed to
Posted on 28 Apr 2016 by Bdemo


Baseball/Softball scoreboards

Thursday sports schedule

The boys golf team travels to Honey Creek for an 18-hole tournament. Action begins at 12:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon. The boys tennis team travels to Clarke for a meet at 4:15 p.m. Thursday. The girls’ tennis team hosts Clarke in a South Central Conference meet at 4:15 p.m. Thursday afternoon and the Lady Mustang golf team travels to Centerville for a meet at the Manhattan Golf Course. Action begins at 4:15 p.m
Posted on 28 Apr 2016 by Bdemo

Posted on 16 Jul 2014 by Bdemo
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Bloomfield Greenhouses Spring Open House Sat., April 30, 8:30 a.m.-6
p.m. Celebrating 30 years! 30 door prizes-refreshments. Thank You Davis County!
Posted on 16 Jul 2014 by Bdemo