The Davis County Players will present “Summer Shorts,” a production that features the winners of an annual playwriting contest sponsored by the group.
Performances will begin at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights at the Iowa Theatre and will feature seven short plays written by Iowa Playwrights.
Plays included are “Dialing Death” by Greg Freier, “Calltastrophe” by Brittany Derby and Zack Musgrove, “Call into Question” by Sara Lawson, “Sweepstakes” by James Grob, “True Calling” by David Patterson, “The Prospect” by Eva Adderly, and “We Appear to Have Company” by Freier.
Local actors will perform the plays.
In addition to the plays, singers Emmy Mote, Sophia Cook, and Stacey McCoy are providing interlude performances. John Pisarik will be sharing cowboy poetry.
An art show will be set up in the Kay Burchette Cultural Center for viewing during intermission and before the show.
The Davis County Board of supervisors will meet Monday at 8:30 a.m.
The board will hold regular meetings with custodian Russell Lundstrum and the secondary roads department at 9 a.m. the board will discuss a letter of intent for a geothermal study with the Bloomfield Main Street. The board will consider a 28E agreement with the Southeast Iowa Response Group at 10:10 a.m. regarding a renewal contract.
The board will discuss a courthouse security plan at 1:45 a.m. and will consider allowing Main Street to show a movie in the courtyard at 11 a.m.
Water rates will be raised in Bloomfield. The Bloomfield City Council is looking at a plan to increase water rates to help pay for improvements to the city’s water system and the switch to Rathbun Regional Water Association.
The council is looking at a plan that would raise the minimum bill to $22.48, which would also include the first 1,000 gallons of water used. The council is also looking at an increase to $9.87 as a charge to customers for each 1,000 gallons of water used beyond the first 1,000 gallons.
The council has had one public hearing to discuss the matter and will have two more before the new rates become effective.
The Bloomfield City Council has scheduled two special meetings this week.
The first meeting will be held Monday night at 5 p.m. the council will meet in closed session to conduct performance reviews of City Clerk Carol Taylor, Police Chief Shawn Armstrong, DPW Ted Henderson and Taylor Helton as the recreation director.
The second meeting will be held Tuesday night at 6 p.m. The council will discuss amending the electric contract with Southern Iowa Electric Cooperative. SIEC General Manager Mark Aeilts will be on hand to help facilitate the discussion.
The Davis County Schools summer food program will not be ending Thursday as originally scheduled. The program has been extended through Aug. 15 meaning children age 18 and under can continue to eat the meals free of charge.
The Davis County Trails Council has been given a $10,000 grant to facilitate the development, construction, and on-going maintenance of a multi-use recreational trail in Davis County.
The trail will be used for walking, running, bicycling, roller blading, and even cross-country skiing.
The grant is administered through the Co-Bank “Sharing Success” matching grant program and celebrates the role that electric cooperatives play in the U.S. rural economy and in individual communities across the country.
Southern Iowa Electric Cooperative made the matching funds for this grant as a community investment.
Daniel Lynn Willcoxson, 67, of Ottumwa passed away July 30, 2014 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
Graveside services with burial of the cremains will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at the IOOF Cemetery in Bloomfield with Jerry Hawkins officiating. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday with the family present to greet friends from 4-6 p.m. at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield. A memorial has been established to Friends of the Bloomfield Public Library. Online condolences may be directed to www.waglerfuneralhome.com.
Thursday and Friday, 7/31 and 8/1, construction crews will start preparing Franklin St. for paving. Driveways between the Country Club and Pine Ridge will be unavailable from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on these two days. Friday s garbage pickup will be the normal schedule. Beginning Monday, 8/4, at 7 a.m., Franklin St. and driveways from Hillcrest to the Country Club will be totally unavailable for 2-3 weeks while paving is completed and drying takes place. Residents may park on Pine Ridge, Morningside, or Hillcrest. During this 2-3 week period, garbage pickup will be done by city crews. Please continue to put your trash cans out by the street as usual.