Wednesday is deadline to file nomination papers

Anyone still wishing to run for a county-elected office who wasn’t on the June Primary ballot has just one day left to file papers with the Davis County Auditor’s office.

The filing period was Aug. 4 through Aug. 27. Papers must be filed in the Auditor’s office by 5 p.m. Wednesday evening.

Anyone wishing to run for a non-partisan office such as the Davis County Hospital Board, Davis County Soil and Water Conservation Board, Davis County Agricultural Extension Board, township trustees and township clerks must obtain nomination papers from the auditor’s office and get 50 signatures from local residents before filing those nomination papers.

Papers can also be obtained by visiting the Iowa Secretary of State’s website at

Anyone wishing to run for county offices such as the board of supervisors, county recorder and county treasurer may also take out and file nomination papers even though they weren’t on the ballot in June.

If nomination papers aren’t filed by 5 p.m. Wednesday, names will not be included on the November General Election ballot.

Posted on 26 Aug 2014 by Bdemo

Master Gardener's to offer another class

The Davis County Extension Office announced that a new 2014 edition of the Master Gardener’s Class will be offered. The class will begin on Sept. 9 and run through Nov. 25.

By joining the 2014 class, local residents will receive special horticulture training and do volunteer service in the community that utilizes newly taught skills.

Trainings will be held on Tuesdays from Sept 9 through Nov. 25

The classes will be taught at the ISU Extension office in Bloomfield.

Registration and payment are due by September 4th.

Anyone with questions should contact the office at 664-2730 or by emailing

Posted on 26 Aug 2014 by Bdemo


School lunch menus for Aug. 27--Breakfast: Breakfast burrito. Lunch: Macaroni and cheese with ham, corn, celery sticks, corn bread, mixed fruit and milk.


Bloomfield Senior Citizens Center menus for Aug. 27--Loose meat burger, wheat hamburger bun, tomato slices, oven roasted baby potatoes, kidney bean salad, vanilla pudding with pineapple. Activities: Wii games at 9-11:30 a.m. Cards at 12:45 p.m.

Posted on 26 Aug 2014 by Bdemo

Spurgeon, Chaney, Hougland and Gratz win Back to Basics

Kyle Spurgeon of Bloomfield and Angela Chaney of Ottumwa were the overall winners of the 5K race at the Back to Basics Run/Walk, which was held in Bloomfield on Saturday. Zach Hougland and Kirstina Gratz, both of Bloomfield, were the overall winners of the five-mile race.

Proceeds from the race are still being tabulated. All proceeds will be donated to the efforts of the Davis County Trails Council, which is working to develop a trails system in and around Bloomfield.

Race organizer Katie Fetch estimated around 115 people took part in the race this past weekend. 

Posted on 25 Aug 2014 by Bdemo

Preparations being finalized for Meet the Mustangs

Bloomfield Main Street’s Image Committee and Davis County High School are making preparations for “Meet the Mustangs” the end of this week.

Introductions of new faculty members, athletic teams, music ensembles, and cheerleaders will begin at 6:15 p.m.

Children’s activities and serving of food will begin at 5 p.m.

All activities are in the courtyard.

Posted on 25 Aug 2014 by Bdemo





Baseball/Softball scoreboards


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