Trick-or-Treat night is Friday

Bloomfield’s annual Trick-or-Treat night will be Friday night. Bloomfield Main Street and many businesses will be open from 5:30-7 p.m. Friday night. Trick-or Treat will run from 5:30-8 p.m. in the residential areas.

Children should start their trek to businesses by going to the southwest corner of the square to receive a glow bracelet from the DC Emergency Services Association to make them easily visible and increase safety.

Trick-or-Treat night celebrations will be held in Drakesville Friday night from 6-8 p.m. and in Floris Friday night from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Posted on 31 Oct 2014 by Bdemo

Supervisors to meet Monday

The Davis County Board of Supervisors will meet at 8:30 a.m. Monday morning.

The board will meet with Russell Lundstrum at 8:50 a.m. and with secondary roads at 9 a.m.

The board will meet to hear a request to use the courtroom for a possible photo shoot at 9:45 a.m. and will meet with Glenn Baughman, Judy Combs and Karen Spurgeon to discuss tourism and part-time help at 10 a.m.

The board will meet with CPC Diane Buss at 10:30 a.m. and will meet with the jail feasibility committee at 10:45 a.m. to discuss jail issues. 

Posted on 31 Oct 2014 by Bdemo

Church to hold Thanksgiving meal, auction

The Drakesville United Methodist Church will hold their annual Thanksgiving supper and auction on Saturday, Nov. 1.

Serving will start at 4:30 p.m. with the auction to start at 7 p.m. There will be a freewill offering.

Posted on 31 Oct 2014 by Bdemo


School lunch menus for Nov. 3--Breakfast: Donut. Lunch: Chicken patty on whole grain bun, steamed broccoli, celery, pears and milk.


Bloomfield Senior Citizens Center menus for Nov. 3--Hamburger, wheat hamburger bun, potato wedge, sliced carrots, spinach/Mandarin oranges salad, strawberry and bananas. Activities: Wii games at 9-11:30 a.m. Cards at 12:45 p.m.

Posted on 31 Oct 2014 by Bdemo

Priesters awarded Challenge Grant

With the help of Bloomfield Main Street, Butch and Lois Priester of Bloomfield recently received a $75,000 challenge grant from the Iowa Economic Development Authority. The grant will be used in the remodeling and rehabilitation of buildings the Priesters own on the west side of the Bloomfield square.

The Priesters are awaiting final approval of the drawings before work can get started on their project. The grants require matching funds from the Priesters toward their project completion. 

Posted on 27 Oct 2014 by Bdemo

Several attend open house

Between 30 and 40 people attended an open house at the Davis County High School Friday night to look at the district’s facilities.

The public toured the gymnasium, locker rooms, wrestling room, weight room, music facilities and had a chance to look at the building and track.

Former instructor and athletic director Dennis Anderson led the tour and talked to the group about the needs of the school district and the community to upgrade its facilities. 

Posted on 27 Oct 2014 by Bdemo

Police seek public's help to solve hit and run

The Bloomfield Police Department is looking for the public’s help in solving a hit and run accident, which took place last week.

Police say a delivery truck struck the office building housing the Davis County Veteran’s Affairs Department. The building received damage as portions of the brick were knocked off. A handicapped railing was also damaged.

Police have a piece of the trailer from the delivery truck that broke off and was left at the scene. They have no other major leads to help solve the accident.

Anyone who might have seen the accident is urged to contact the police department at 664-2700. Police say the accident happened some time between Wednesday night, Oct. 22 and Friday morning, Oct. 24

Posted on 28 Oct 2014 by Bdemo

Candidate stories featured this week

Wednesday’s Bloomfield Democrat is your source for election news about the local and state candidates seeking election next week. Stories on each of the candidates and their views about the issues are included in this week’s edition.

Other top stories:

*Tom Prosapio was recently honored with an award from the Iowa Hospital Association.

*The Davis County Hospital has added two physicians to its medical staff.

*In sports, read about the boys’ cross country team’s berth in the Iowa State Cross Country meet, the Mustang football team’s win over Keokuk and the Lady Mustangs win in the volleyball tournament Monday night. 

Posted on 29 Oct 2014 by Bdemo

Jail feasibility committee to meet with Supervisors

A committee of local citizens has been meeting this fall to discuss the feasibility of remodeling or constructing a new Davis County Jail facility. State jail inspectors have told the Davis County Sheriff’s Office the facility is in need of updating or replacement in order to continue to meet state jail inspection requirements.

During a meeting Wednesday night, the committee determined that upgrading the current facility was not financially feasible to meet the needs based on jail requirements. The committee will meet with the Davis County Board of Supervisors on Monday to discuss a recommendation and the possibility of constructing a new jail facility. 

Posted on 30 Oct 2014 by Bdemo

Trick-or-Treat night is Friday, Thursday in Pulaski

Bloomfield Main Street will be sponsoring Trick-or-Treat night in Bloomfield on Friday, from 5:30-7 p.m. in the downtown area, with the time extended to 8 p.m. in the residential areas of town.

In Pulaski, Trick-or-Treat will be on Thursday, Oct. 30, from 5-7 p.m.; in Drakesville on Friday, Oct. 31, from 6-8 p.m., and in Floris on Friday, Oct. 31, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Posted on 30 Oct 2014 by Bdemo



Shirley M. Howard

Shirley M. Howard, 90, of Bloomfield, Iowa died Oct. 26, 2014 at the Bloomfield Care Center. 

A private family graveside service will be held at the Drakesville Cemetery at a later date with Pastor R. J. Montis officiating.

A memorial has been established for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation. Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be directed to

Posted on 27 Oct 2014 by Bdemo


Baseball/Softball scoreboards

Lady Mustangs lose to Mediapolis

The Lady Mustang volleyball team ended its season Thursday night with a 3-0 loss to Mediapolis in the semi-final round of the Class 3A Region 8 tournament. Davis County lost by set scores of 25-18, 25-16 and 26-24.

Davis County finished the season with an overall record of 26-16. The Lady Mustangs finished third in the South Central Conference with a record of 4-2. 

Posted on 31 Oct 2014 by Bdemo

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