Teachers undergo ALICE training

Teachers and school staff spent time last week learning better strategies for dealing with dangerous situations within the school district’s facilities. Deputies Josh O’Dell and Josh Sinnott helped facilitate training for the ALICE program.

Wednesday’s Bloomfield Democrat features a story about the program and what school staff did to become better prepared for a disastrous situation.

Other top stories:

*The Alan Bodkins family recently opened the North End Grill and is using teamwork to make it successful.

*Butch and Lois Abel-Preister are investing in the rehabilitation of two buildings on the west side of the Bloomfield square.

*Hospital board learns the facility started out the year well financially.

*Wednesday’s Bloomfield Democrat also features photos and news from the Iowa State Fair. 

Posted on 20 Aug 2014 by Bdemo

City of Bloomfield looking at ways to improve energy efficiency

A report issued last week shows energy efficiency is the least-cost strategy to limit the growth of electric rates in Bloomfield.

At a special meeting at the Iowa Theatre on Aug. 13, which was requested by the Bloomfield City Council, the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU) presented the results of a study IAMU conducted as part of an Energy Independent Community Grant.

The study reviewed the technical and financial feasibility of Bloomfield becoming as energy independent as possible. The study found that the least-cost strategy for lowering customer bills is to invest in energy efficiency. Projections show over a ten-year period, energy efficiency programs could reduce kWh consumption by 23 percent.

To learn more about the study, pick up a copy of Wednesday’s Bloomfield Democrat or check it out at

Posted on 20 Aug 2014 by Bdemo


School lunch menus for Aug. 21--Breakfast: Egg omelet and oatmeal bar. Lunch: Pizza, cucumber slices, corn, fresh fruit, milk.


Bloomfield Senior Citizens Center menus for Aug. 21--Meat sauce, spaghetti noodles, broccoli and cauliflower, spinach salad, Italian dressing, red banana gelatin. 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 20 Aug 2014 by Bdemo

Franklin Street update

DPW Ted Henderson reported that driveway accesses are being poured along Franklin St. from the Country Club to Pine Ridge Rd.

He also reported that the Pine Ridge and Country Club driveway intersections with Franklin St. would be opened Friday. Residents along that stretch of Franklin St. will be allowed to park on the street until the driveway accesses are cured.

Monday, workers will be tearing out concrete on Franklin St. from the Hillcrest Ave. to Brown St. intersections, weather permitting.

At that time, residents of Morningside, Hillcrest, and Parkview will need to exit the neighborhood on Pine Ridge. They will then be able to drive through the Country Club to Country Club Drive to access city streets.

Posted on 15 Aug 2014 by Bdemo



Edward Wayne Woollums

Edward Wayne Woollums, 78, of rural Drakesville passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 at Good Samaritan Society in Ottumwa. 

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 at the Bloomfield Christian Church with Pastor Jack Knox officiating. Burial will be at the IOOF Cemetery.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Friday with the family present to greet friends from 6-8 p.m. at the Wagler Funeral Home. Memorials have been established to the Bloomfield Christian Church and Good Samaritan Society of Ottumwa.  Online condolences may be directed to

Posted on 20 Aug 2014 by Bdemo

John Milton “Mick” Finn II

John Milton “Mick” Finn II, 74, of Bloomfield, died August 18, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.

Visitation with family present to greet friends will be from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield. Burial of the cremains will be at a later date at the Bethel Cemetery in McCoy, Ore.

A memorial has been established to the Wounded Warrior Project. Online condolences may be directed to

Posted on 18 Aug 2014 by Bdemo


Baseball/Softball scoreboards


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