Supervisors to meet Monday

The Davis County Board of Supervisors will meet at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26. The board will meet with Alan Gravett at 9 a.m. to discuss Hedge Avenue and to discuss bid openings for bridge removals.

The board will meet with Doug Dixon at 9:55 a.m. to discuss a Main Street Budget request, and with Lois Abel-Priester at 10 a.m. to discuss a budget request for the Library.

The board will meet with Sedore Sanitation and Recycling at 10:15 a.m., discuss an electric banking contract with Success Bank at 10:50 a.m. and consider hiring a financial adviser for jail bonding at 11 a.m.

Posted on 23 Jan 2015 by Bdemo


School lunch menus for Jan. 26--Breakfast: Breakfast burrito. Lunch: Chicken patty on whole grain bun, baked beans, broccoli with dip, fancy pears and milk.


Bloomfield Senior Citizens Center menus for Jan. 26--Hamburger, wheat hamburger bun, potato wedges, sliced carrots, spinach and Mandarin oranges salad, strawberries and bananas. Activities: Wii games at 9-11:30 a.m. Cards at 12:45 p.m.

Posted on 23 Jan 2015 by Bdemo

Pediatrician begins practice

Dr. Mary Graeff recently joined the Davis County Hospital Medical Associates. It’s been 30 years since Davis County has had a pediatrician in the community. Wednesday’s Bloomfield Democrat features a story about Graeff starting up her new practice.
Other top stories:
*The Davis County School Board approved refinancing the districts sales tax bonds.
*Ken Shepherd of Bloomfield has a love for old cars.
*The Davis County Hospital board learned that good strategic decisions are being made under new CEO Kirby Johnson.
*In sports read about the many basketball games and wrestling meets that took place last week. 
* Randy Evans says Iowans shouldn’t mourn the departure of Sally Mason as president of the University of Iowa.
*Rudy Evans shares information on Davis County’s first jail. See “Images of the Past” on page 6 of the Bloomfield Democrat. 
Posted on 21 Jan 2015 by Bdemo

SIEC gives back through Community Support Fund

Southern Iowa Electric Cooperative announced this week that it has given back more than $11,700 to the community during its first year of a Community Support Fund Program.

The program gives employees the choice of donating to the community support fund program through a “paid time off Leave” program. Employees may also volunteer to serve on committees and learn about community needs.

Wednesday’s Bloomfield Democrat features a story about the program and what they have been able to do for the communities they serve. 

Posted on 22 Jan 2015 by Bdemo



Karol Jane Collins

Karol Jane Collins, 72, of Bloomfield, died January 22, 2015 at the Hospice House in Ottumwa. 

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 26, at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Pastor Charles Courtney officiating. Burial will be at the IOOF Cemetery in Bloomfield.

Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. on Sunday with the family present to greet friends from 3-5 p.m. at the funeral home. A memorial has been established to her family.  Online condolences may be directed to

Posted on 23 Jan 2015 by Bdemo

Barbara Hurst

Barbara Hurst, 71, of Centerville, died at home on Jan. 16, 2015.

The memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 24, 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Visitation is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 23, at the Lange Funeral Home in Centerville with family present from 5-7 p.m.

Memorials have been established to the Centerville Lord’s Cupboard and Animal Lifeline of Iowa. Memorial contributions may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, IA 52544.

Posted on 22 Jan 2015 by Bdemo


Baseball/Softball scoreboards

Thursday night wrestling scores

Central Decatur ..........52
Davis County..............30
Davis County..............25
Davis County...............24
Posted on 23 Jan 2015 by Bdemo

Mustangs to compete in Alburnett Tourney Saturday

The Mustang wrestling team travels to Alburnett Saturday for the Alburnett Tournament. Action begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning. 

Posted on 23 Jan 2015 by Bdemo

Davis County to face Knoxville Friday night

The Mustang boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will be in action Friday night facing Knoxville in South Central Conference action. All games will be played in Knoxville beginning at 5 p.m. the varsity girls’ game begins at 6:15 p.m. followed by the varsity boys’ game. 

Posted on 23 Jan 2015 by Bdemo

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