Bike the Byway to start in Bloomfield

The second annual Bike the Byway will begin in Bloomfield on June 20. The route will take riders through Drakesville, Unionville, Blacksburg and end at Market-on-Main in Ottumwa. Riders may register by calling 641-472-6177.
Posted on 21 May 2015 by Bdemo

Dykes, Knapp raise prize cattle

Darvin Dykes and Baxter Knapp of rural Bloomfield are featured in the Democrats Beef Month pages this week. Learn about their Charolais and Angus operations and the successes they have had in raising prize cattle.
Posted on 21 May 2015 by Bdemo

Deadlines change for Democrat due to holiday

The Bloomfield Democrat has an early deadline for next weeks paper due to the Memorial Day Holiday. The deadline for display advertising is 3 p.m. today (Thursday). The classified and news deadlines are 11 a.m. Friday, May 22.
Posted on 21 May 2015 by Bdemo

Citywide garage sale

Bloomfields Citywide Garage Sale is scheduled for June 5 and 6. The deadline for ads to be placed on the Bloomfield Democrats city map is Thursday, May 28. The Bloomfield Democrat is now sponsoring the event.
Posted on 21 May 2015 by Bdemo

Ottumwa teens arrested

The Bloomfield Police Department arrested four Ottumwa teens following a crime spree in Bloomfield between 2-4 a.m. Monday morning. Tori Williams, 18, Justine York, 18, Jessica Schwab, 18 and a 17-year-old mall were all arrested and charged multiple charges including theft, criminal mischief, burglary and possession of alcohol under the legal age. The teens stole two cars, two bicycles, and also stole money and alcohol after breaking into Rancho Centinela. They were apprehended after being found on foot near the Word of Life Church north of Bloomfield.

Posted on 19 May 2015 by Bdemo

Anhydrous tank overturns

The Davis County Sheriff’s Office was called to 19811 Ice Avenue Tuesday afternoon to an accident involving an overturned anhydrous tank. The tank overturned, broke some valves and had a cloud of anhydrous gas filling the area. All Davis County fire departments, and a Haz Mat crew from Ottumwa responded to the call. Ice Avenue between Drakesville and Highway 2 was shut down for more than three hours so authorities could contain and clean up the spill. The tanks are owned by Farm Service who has a storage facility east of Bloomfield. No one was hurt in the accident.

Posted on 20 May 2015 by Bdemo

Locke gives commencement address

Remember where you came from was the message presented to seniors as they graduated from the Davis County High School last Sunday. Chuck Locke, a 1977 Davis County graduate, gave the commencement address to 81 graduating seniors last Sunday. Other top stories include Kate Birchmier and Lauren Lynch being named the top two students in the graduating class. The Davis County School board approved contracts for a teacher leadership program.

Posted on 20 May 2015 by Bdemo



Clair Belle Wilson

Clair Belle Wilson, 91, of Queen City, Mo. and former resident of Drakesville, died Wednesday, May 20, at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Mo. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at Wagler Funeral Home with Pastor Sonny Smyser officiating. Burial will be at the Drakesville Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday with the family present to greet friends from 1 p.m. until the service. A memorial has been established to the Drakesville Cemetery.
Posted on 21 May 2015 by Bdemo


Baseball/Softball scoreboards

4x8 places 14th

The Mustang girls 4x8 relay placed fourteenth in the Iowa State Track Meet Thursday morning. Runners in that relay were Alllyssa Yahnke, Addie McKee, Kaleigh Tharp, and Madeline Nelson.
Posted on 21 May 2015 by Bdemo

Birchmier wins shot put, breaks record

Kate Birchmier won the Class 2A shot put at the Iowa State Track Meet Thursday morning for the second straight year. She broke her Class 2A record throw with a new record of 43-9.
Posted on 21 May 2015 by Bdemo

Posted on 16 Jul 2014 by Bdemo
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Advertise your garage sale in The Bloomfield Democrat s   Citywide Garage Sale section where thousands will see  in JUNE 3 issue. Submit by THURSDAY, MAY 28,  to be located on map.
This weekend at the
Iowa Theatre:  Avengers: Age of Ultron  Rated
PG-13. Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 4 p.m.
Memorial Day Flowers: Cemetery stone saddles, silk flower bushes for vases, flowering combo boxes, geraniums. Colorful petunias, big & beautiful! Annual and perennial flowers. Bloomfield Greenhouses. Hrs.: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Open Memorial Day until Noon.
IOOF Avenue of Flags
Up - Saturday, May 23 - 7 a.m.
Down - Monday, May 25 - 3 p.m.   
All volunteers appreciated.
J s One Stop
Friday Special: Pizza, drink.
Posted on 16 Jul 2014 by Bdemo