Compensation board recommendations declared null and void

The Davis County Compensation Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday to discuss salary recommendations for county employees.

The board met earlier this month and came up with recommendations for the Davis County Board of Supervisors to consider. However, Tuesday afternoon, The Bloomfield Democrat learned that nothing that happened during that meeting will be allowed to stand. The board didn’t reach a majority of four votes on any of its motions in that meeting, which is what is needed. Davis County Attorney Rick Lynch confirmed this with the Bloomfield Democrat Tuesday evening.

The Bloomfield Democrat wrote a story about the Dec. 2 meeting and published the results of that meeting in Today’s (Wednesday’s) Bloomfield Democrat. An email from Davis County Auditor Linda Humphrey received at 2:38 p.m. Tuesday afternoon contained the agenda for Wednesday night’s meeting. It wasn’t until after that email, that The Bloomfield Democrat learned about the problems facing the Davis County Compensation Board.

The Davis County Compensation Board will resume discussions about salaries for county elected officials Wednesday evening and try to come up with a set of recommendations for the Davis County Board of Supervisors to consider before they set the 2016 fiscal year budget. 

Posted on 17 Dec 2014 by Bdemo


School lunch menus for Dec. 18--Breakfast: Bagel with cream cheese. Lunch: Bosco sticks with marinara, carrots, fresh fruit, pumpkin bar and milk.


Bloomfield Senior Citizens Center menu for Dec. 18Ham balls, sweet potato casserole, green bean almandine, pineapple chunks, Jell-O cake with whipped topping and a roll. Activities: Wii games at 9-11:30 a.m. Exercise at 9:30 a.m. Peek-a-boo poker at 12:30 p.m.

Posted on 17 Dec 2014 by Bdemo

DC Community Foundation to distribute grants

The Davis County Community Foundation will announce its list of grant winners Tuesday in the boardroom of the Davis County Community School’s administrative office on the south side of Bloomfield. A total of 13 different groups from within the county are receiving more than $90,000 in grant funds to help facilitate local projects. 

Posted on 15 Dec 2014 by Bdemo

School board to meet early Monday evening

The Davis County School District will meet Monday night at 6 p.m. The meeting time was moved up an hour due to the high school Christmas concert at 7 p.m.

The board will discuss contracts, resignations, implications of the affordable care act, a resolution regarding refinancing the sales of tax bonds, a dissemination agreement with Piper Jaffray, a feasibility study cost estimate, bids for a used bus, and an individual professional development plan for administrators.

Posted on 15 Dec 2014 by Bdemo

High school Christmas concert is Monday night

The Davis County High School Band and Choir will present their annual Christmas concert Monday night. The concert will be held at 7 p.m. in the high school gym. The public is invited to attend and enjoy the holiday musical performances from both groups. 

Posted on 15 Dec 2014 by Bdemo

School board discusses Affordable Care Act

The Davis County School Board discussed the Affordable Care Act Monday night. Board members learned there are several employees who don’t meet requirements for receiving affordable insurance coverage. Board members also learned that if the district doesn’t do anything to change this, they could face fines of as much as $117,000 as early as July 1, 2015 if they are not in compliance with the legislation.

The board hired Sandy Warning as a part time teacher for concurrent enrollment computer classes. The board also learned that the district will begin accepting online payments for student lunch accounts in January. 

Posted on 16 Dec 2014 by Bdemo

Christmas stories being sought

Do you have an inspirational Christmas memory? Would you like to share it? The Bloomfield Democrat is looking to publish some inspirational Christmas stories, traditions or memories with our readers.

If you have a story to share, contact Karen at the Bloomfield Democrat by calling 664-2334.

Posted on 16 Dec 2014 by Bdemo



Richard Gene Stober

Richard Gene Stober, 76, of Springfield, Mo. passed away from Parkinson’s disease at his home on Dec. 15, 2014. He was a former co-owner of Bloomfield Lumber.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 18, at 2 p.m. at Greenlawn funeral Home, 3506 N. National, Springfield, Mo., 65803, 417-833-1111.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Dec. 18, prior to the funeral service from 1-2 p.m.

Memorial donations can be made to High Street Baptist Church (Companion Class), 900 North Eastgate, Springfield, MO 65802.

Posted on 17 Dec 2014 by Bdemo

Kenneth Richardson

Kenneth Richardson, 78, of Bloomfield, Iowa passed away Dec. 12, 2014 at the Iowa City VA Hospital surrounded by family. 

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 at the Wagler Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Shipley officiating.  Burial will be at the Fiedler Cemetery in Wapello County.

Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. on Tuesday with the family present to greet friends from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. A memorial has been established to Iowa City VA Hospital Palliative Care. Online condolences may be directed to

Posted on 14 Dec 2014 by Bdemo


Baseball/Softball scoreboards

Tuesday night Sports Scores

Girls' game
Davis County......50
Boys' game

Davis County......81
The Mustang wrestling team returns to action Thursday night with a meet at Chariton. Davis County will wrestle both Albia and Chariton during this meet.
Posted on 16 Dec 2014 by Bdemo

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