Supervisors to meet Tuesday instead of Monday

The Davis County Board of Supervisors will meet on Tuesday next week due to the Labor Day holiday. Tuesday’s meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m.

The board will meet with custodian Russell Lundstrum at 8:50 a.m.

During the secondary roads portion of the meeting at 9 a.m., the board will discuss a SIDCA project application, a Wyacondah pipe replacement and supplemental funding.

The board will discuss sidewalk repairs at the Davis Center at 10 a.m., meet with CPC Diane Buss at 10:30 a.m. and review the courthouse security plan at 10:45 a.m.

Posted on 29 Aug 2014 by Bdemo

Donations being sought

Donations for an auction benefit for Dave and Trudy Bennett are being sought. The auction along with a soup supper will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6,

Ideas for auction items include themed baskets, quilts, afghans, crafts, woodcrafts, tools, gift certificates, baked goods, and more.

Those with questions or willing to help with the event should contact Cindy Stockham and Kermit Wood, at 664-1982.

Posted on 29 Aug 2014 by Bdemo


School lunch menus Sept. 2--Breakfast: Waffles with syrup. Lunch: Cheese filled Bosco sticks with marinara, savory carrots, cucumber slices, peaches and milk.


Bloomfield Senior Citizens Center Sept. 2--Potato crusted fish fillet, oven roasted baby potatoes, creamed peas and fruited yogurt. Activities: Wii games at 9-11:30 a.m. Exercise at 9:30 a.m. Bingo at 12:45 p.m.

Posted on 29 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

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

Davis County High School test scores improving

Bloomfield Country Club Manager Molly Piper is urging motorists to use caution when detouring through the Bloomfield Country Club.

Motorists are being detoured through the Bloomfield Country Club because of the Franklin Street construction project. The construction has cut off all residents east of Parkview Drive from the rest of the community leaving only the Bloomfield Country Club’s driveway as their only access in and out of that area of town.

Country Club officials fear for the safety of their patrons with the increased traffic and are urging drivers to slow down through the facility.

A story and photos about the country club’s detour appears in Wednesday’s Bloomfield Democrat. For the safety of all involved check it out.

Other top stories:

*ACT (American College Test) scores are on the rise at the Davis County High School.

*The Bloomfield City Council discussed mowing and trash nuisances in Bloomfield.

*The Bloomfield Democrat announced two new staff members.

*In sports, the annual fall sports preview appears in Wednesday’s edition. The section features stories on all Davis County fall sports teams as well as their conference and district opponents for the 2014 seasons.

Posted on 27 Aug 2014 by Bdemo

Meet the Mustangs set for Thursday

Bloomfield Main Street’s annual Meet the Mustangs night will be held Thursday in the Davis County Courtyard.

Activities begin at 6:15 p.m. with the introduction of all new school faculty. Middle school and high school students in band, choir and athletics will all be introduced during the evening’s activities. Children’s activities and several vendors will also be a part of the evening as well.

Posted on 27 Aug 2014 by Bdemo

Meet the Mustangs moves to Fairgrounds Thursday night

Bloomfield Main Street’s Meet the Mustangs night will be held Thursday night beginning at 6:15 p.m. All activities have been moved to the pavilion at the Davis County Fairgrounds because of the threat of inclement weather.

Food sales and children’s games will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday evening. At 6:15 p.m. new staff members from the Davis County School District will be introduced. Following that, all middle school and high school band, choir and fall athletic students will be introduced throughout the evening. 

Posted on 28 Aug 2014 by Bdemo

Streetscape plan progressing

Streetscape plans for Bloomfield’s downtown are progressing as the two architectural firms, BNIM and CDF, and the local Streetscape Committee continue to meet and do the research necessary to finalize plans.

Architects have determined through soil samples that a deeper gravel bed will be needed for the new streets. As the soil is being studied, the architects are plotting the details for the infrastructure.

Officials are working with the Iowa Department of Transportation to study the possibilities for Highway 63 lane configuration along the east side of the square as well. The architects and the committee are also studying various possibilities for sidewalk configuration and the possibilities for amenities in the courtyard such as seating and stage placement.

A public meeting will be held on Sept. 18 to discuss the plans being developed. 

Posted on 28 Aug 2014 by Bdemo





Baseball/Softball scoreboards

Weekend sports schedule

The Mustang football team begins its 2014 season Friday night with a non-district game against Fairfield. The Mustangs host Fairfield and will play only a varsity game at 7:30 p.m.
The Lady Mustang volleyball team begins its season Saturday as it competes in the Bondurant-Farrar Tournament. Action begins at 8 a.m.
Posted on 29 Aug 2014 by Bdemo

Posted on 16 Jul 2014 by Bdemo
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This weekend at the Iowa Theatre:  Guardians of the Galaxy 
Rated PG-13. Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 4 p.m.
BHS Class of  59 55th reunion at Country Club Sat., Aug. 30. Visitors welcome after 8 p.m.
Gerry Kilgore's Garage sale originally scheduled for this weekend has been postponed until next weekend due to weather.
Free meal at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 19419 Lilac Ave., north end of West St. Aug. 30.
Walking tacos, dessert and drink. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Caring for our Community with God s help!
Posted on 16 Jul 2014 by Bdemo