School approves budget

The Davis County School Board completed their 2015-2016 fiscal year budget Tuesday night. The board adjusted its budget to account for a 1.25 percent in supplemental state aid. The board reduced its tax asking for the management portion of the budget and will collect taxes at a rate of $15.97760 er $1,000 of taxable valuation. In other action, the board approved a contract agreement with the classified staff for a 3.7 percent overall increase and also hired Brittany Bresee as a high school science teacher. 
Posted on 30 Jun 2015 by Bdemo

Grassley to be in Bloomfield Wednesday

Senator Charles Grassley will be in Bloomfield Wednesday morning to meet  with the Bloomfield Rotary Club. The meeting will be at 6:45 a.m. at Southfork Grill. The public is invited to attend the meeting, which will be an informal meeting so that Grassley can discuss issued with constituents. 
Posted on 30 Jun 2015 by Bdemo

Reunion 2015 begins Friday night

Reunion 2015 kicks off Friday night with the annual Childrens theater production of The adventures of Rikki-Tikki Tavi at 7 p.m. Activities continue Saturday with breakfast by the Rotary Club, a youth arts festival at 9 a.m., a high school choir reunion from 9 a.m. to noon, a 10 a.m. tour of the old school social center and the museum complex, an arts festival display from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., a library tour at 11 a.m., high school tour at 1:30 p.m. and a tour of the upper story housing project from 2-5 p.m. The Sweet Harmony Reunion Concert will be held in the gazebo at 5 p.m. The Davis County Cattlemen will also be serving food at 5 p.m. Standing Hampton will be the featured entertainment Saturday night from 8 p.m. to midnight. For more information about the weekend, check out this weeks Bloomfield Democrat.
Posted on 26 Jun 2015 by Bdemo

Rain keeps coming

Cleanup from last week’s storm is pretty much complete. However, rains continue to dump on Davis County. Additional storms over the weekend created more flooding and other problems for county residents. Officially, Davis County has received 5.58 inches of rain since June 24 after severe storms an a pair of tornadoes ripped through the county. 
Posted on 29 Jun 2015 by Bdemo

Library committee seeks public input

The Bloomfield Public Library is seeking public input for a renovation project. The public is asked to complete a three-minute survey online at The building committee is looking to uncover some possible needs for the library that have not been thought of yet. The committee will obtain results from the survey by July 15. 
Posted on 29 Jun 2015 by Bdemo

Rodeo to begin this week

The Fort Bloomfield Rodeo will get underway later this week at the Davis County Fairgrounds. The annual rodeo brings in contestants from several Midwestern states. The rodeo begins Thursday and runs through Saturday night.
Posted on 29 Jun 2015 by Bdemo

Mustang baseball game postponed

The Mustang baseball game scheduled for Monday night has been postponed. No date has been set for the game to be rescheduled. 
Posted on 29 Jun 2015 by Bdemo



Patty Spurgeon

 Patty Elizabeth Spurgeon, 88, of Osage Beach, Mo. and former resident of Bloomfield, passed away June 27, 2015 at Lakeside Meadows in Osage Beach, Mo. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 1, at the IOOF Cemetery in Bloomfield. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday with the family present from 5-7 p.m. at Wagler Funeral Home. A memorial has been established to the Lords Cupboard. 
Posted on 29 Jun 2015 by Bdemo

Marlin Hesse

Marlin R. Hesse, 62, of Ottumwa died Saturday, June 27 at his home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, at the Pedrick Funeral Home in Douds. Visitation begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the family present from 10-11 a.m. Burial will be in Mt. Gilead Cemetery, rural Floris. Gifts to a memorial to be designated later may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 17087 Valley Ave., Bloomfield.

Posted on 29 Jun 2015 by Bdemo


Baseball/Softball scoreboards

Lady Mustangs lose to Albia, face Moravia Wednesday

The lady Mustang softball team suffered a pair of losses to Albia Monday night. Davis County lost a 17-14 game before being handed an 8-3 loss in the second game of the doubleheader. Davis County returns to action Tuesday with games at Moravia. Action begins at 6 p.m. with the junior varsity game. The varsity game will follow. 
Posted on 30 Jun 2015 by Bdemo

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