Hospital votes to purchase Sparks clinic building

The Davis County Hospital Board of Trustees voted to purchase the Sparks Medical Clinic at a special meeting late last week. The purchase of the property will allow additional parking space for outpatients. CEO Kirby Johnson said no decision has been made yet on how to use the building. 
Posted on 11 Feb 2016 by Bdemo

DC farmland decreases in value

A  survey conducted by Iowa State University reveals the average value per acre of farmland in Davis County fell from $5,073 in 2014 to $4,848 in 2015.
Posted on 11 Feb 2016 by Bdemo

Evans questions football for young players

Randy Evans questions whether the risks of health problems resulting from concussions is worth participation in football for young players. Check out his opinions in this weeks Stray Thoughts column in The Bloomfield Democrat.
Posted on 11 Feb 2016 by Bdemo

Democrat wins awards

The Bloomfield Democrat won 16 awards last weekend at the Iowa Newspaper Association Convention. The newspaper was recognized for news and editorial writing, photography and also won several advertising awards including being named the newspaper with the best in class advertising. The newspaper also finished second in general excellence. Other top stories include the Bloomfield City Council voted to allow mobile food vendors to run businesses inside the city limits. Karly Good received her Ph.D. from Iowa State University. Sara Lawson was named a National Merit Scholarship finalist. In sports read about Walker and Dylan Henderson who qualified for the Class 2A District Tournament this week.
Posted on 10 Feb 2016 by Bdemo

School board to discuss capital projects plan Wednesday

The Davis County School Board will hold a special meeting Wednesday night at 6 p.m. in the board room. The board will spend time discussing a five-year capital projects plan.
Posted on 10 Feb 2016 by Bdemo



Harvey Ritz

Harvey Clyde Ritz, 91, of Bloomfield, passed away Feb. 9, 2016 at the Bloomfield Care Center. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Wagler Funeral Home with Pastor Jack Knox officiating. Burial will be at the Troy Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday with the family present to greet friends from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. A memorial has been established to the Friends of the Bloomfield Public Library. Online condolences may be directed to
Posted on 10 Feb 2016 by Bdemo

Teresa Joy "Terri" Howe

Teresa Joy "Terri" Howe, 57, of Bloomfield died Feb. 8, 2016 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bloomfield Tabernacle Baptist Church with Rev. Tom Shipley officiating. Burial of the cremains will be at the IOOF Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service with the family present to greet friends. A memorial has been established to her family. Online condolences may be directed to
Posted on 10 Feb 2016 by Bdemo


Baseball/Softball scoreboards

Mustangs travel to Kahoka Thursday night

The Mustang boys basketball team travels to Kahoka, Mo. Thursday night to take on Clark County in a non-conference game. Action begins at 6 p.m. and will feature a junior varsity and varsity game. 
Posted on 11 Feb 2016 by Bdemo

Mustangs lose overtime heart breaker

The Mustang boys suffered an 80-65 loss to Fort Madison Tuesday night in overtime. The Mustangs trailed almost the entire game and outscored Fort Madison 11-4 in the final five minutes of regulation. A three-pointer from Bryce Vinyard at the end of regulation tied the game at 61-61. The Mustang offense couldn’t get shots to fall in the overtime period. Vinyard led the offense with 24 points.
Posted on 10 Feb 2016 by Bdemo

Lady Mustangs beat Cardinal, lose to Fort Madison

The Lady Mustang basketball team beat Cardinal Monday night 50-38 before suffering a 68-34 loss to Fort Madison Tuesday night. Michelle Allen led the scoring with 21 points against Cardinal while scoring 13 in Tuesday nights loss. Davis County will spend the rest of the week preparing for a game Saturday night at Donnellson against Central Lee. That will be the opening round game of the Class 3A Region 6 Tournament. Action begins at 7 p.m. Saturday night.
Posted on 10 Feb 2016 by Bdemo

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