Old Solders' and Settlers' Reunion begins Thursday

The Davis County Old Soldiers’ and Settlers’ Reunion begins Thursday night at the Drakesville City Park.

The tractor pull begins at 6 p.m. north of the arena. There will be an early-bird drawing at 6:15 p.m., and the queen contest will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Bingo will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday night followed by an 8 p.m. talent show and the 9 p.m. drawing.

Friday’s activities begin with the invocation, kids’ games and adults’ games at 1 p.m. The pedal tractor pull will begin at 2:30 p.m. A fun horse show begins at 6 p.m. and Barnyard Billy will be on the concourse beginning at 6:30 p.m. A parade will be held at 7 p.m. The chair will be presented to the oldest soldier at 7:45 p.m.

Friday’s main stage entertainment will be the “Marengo Civil War Band” beginning at 8 p.m.

Posted on 24 Jul 2014 by Bdemo

Summer lunch program extended

Davis County’s first year with the Summer Food Service Program has proved to be quite successful. Successful enough, in fact, that the program will now be running through August 15.

Originally, the program was slated to end July 31, but program coordinators have decided to extend it based on its popularity.

As of July 17, over 8,000 meals have been served.

Despite the program being extended, some sites will be closing. The meal site in Drakesville and at the Davis County Middle School will both be closed as of Thursday (today). The meal site at the Davis County High School will remain open throughout the duration of the program. 

Posted on 24 Jul 2014 by Bdemo

Lynna Baird

Lynna Baird, 65, of Bloomfield, Iowa died July 23, 2014 at the Hospice House in Ottumwa, Iowa. 

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the Wagler Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Matheney officiating.  Burial will be at the IOOF Cemetery.

Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday with the family present to greet friends from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. A memorial has been established for her grandchildren’s education.  Online condolences may be directed to

Posted on 24 Jul 2014 by Bdemo


School lunch menus July 25--Pepperoni pizza, carrot sticks, banana and milk.


Bloomfield Senior Citizens Center menus for July 25--(Birthday Dinner) Herb chicken breast, scalloped potatoes, asparagus cuts, peach strawberry banana medley, cake and ice cream cup. Activities: Wii games at 9-11:30 a.m. Fresh Conversations newsletter at 11 a.m. Bingo at 12:30 p.m.

Posted on 24 Jul 2014 by Bdemo

Mitchell shows top horse at the fair

Seth Mitchell won top honors in the 4-H horse show Thursday at the fair. Mitchell showed the grand champion horse. Others who won awards were Grace Fleming, reserve horse; Brady Fenton, mule; Hallie Pearson, grand pony and Jaycee Townsend, reserve pony.

Cami Schutter showed the grand champion lamb in the sheep show Thursday. Trevor Koellner showed the reserve champion lamb and the grand champion pen of two. Carter Batterson showed the reserve champion pen of two lambs.


Friday’s schedule finds the dairy cattle and beef show, which began at 8 a.m. The rabbit show began at 9:30 a.m. The poultry show begins at 12:30 p.m. and the goat show begins at 4 p.m.

Friday night’s grandstand entertainment will be the free concerts of Morgan Frazier and James Carothers. Those shows begin at 8:30 p.m.

Morgan Frazier will giving a free half-hour presentation on bullying in the grandstand at 7:30 p.m. All ages are welcome to attend.


Saturday’s activities include the baby contest at 9 a.m., kids’ games and tractor pulls at 10 a.m., turtle races at 11 a.m. and old west game at 2 p.m. in the pavilion.

The 4-H swine show begins at 8 a.m. Saturday morning followed by pet shows at 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon.


Sunday’s activities include the Bill Riley Talent search at 2 p.m., and the “new” demolition derby at 7 p.m.

Posted on 18 Jul 2014 by Bdemo

Supervisors to meet Monday

The Davis County Board of Supervisors will meet at 8:30 a.m. Monday. The board will sign contract with Iowa Bridge and Culvert for the Boatman Bridge at 9 a.m.

The board will consider a resolution for support of Area XV Regional Planning at 10 a.m. and discuss the treasurer’s semi-annual report at 10:20 a.m. The board will host an open forum with Waste Management at 10:40 a.m.

Posted on 18 Jul 2014 by Bdemo

School board approves rental agreement with DC Daycare

The Davis County School Board approved an agreement that will pay the Davis County Daycare $30,000 over the next 10 months.

The board agreed to rent three classrooms from the daycare building at a cost of $1,000 per room per month. The rooms are needed because of a space shortage for the school’s preschool programs and other classroom needs.

The board approved the implementation of an online payment system, which will be implemented as soon as possible. Any fees associated with the payments will be passed on to consumers using the online payment system.

Posted on 22 Jul 2014 by Bdemo

Snyder steer sells for $5,212

Kaylee Snyder’s reserve champion steer was the top selling animal at the 4-H livestock sale at the Davis County Fair Monday. Snyder’s steer was sold to the Davis County Beef Promoters for $4 per pound and a total cost of $5,212. The steer will be entered into the Iowa Governor’s Charity Steer Show at the Iowa State Fair in August.

Madison Snyder’s grand champion steer sold for $2.20 per pound and a total cost of $3,027.

Other top selling animals in the livestock auction included Trevor Koellner’s reserve champion lamb, which sold for $7 per pound and a total cost of $826.

Brittany Orman sold one hog out of her champion pen of three for $1.60 per pound and a total cost of $428.

A full listing of the livestock sale and all other fair results will be published in the Bloomfield Democrat on July 30. 

Posted on 22 Jul 2014 by Bdemo

Fair is top story

Good things happened last week as the Davis County Fair enjoyed cooler than normal July temperatures and huge crowds to attend the nearly weeklong event.

Wednesday’s Bloomfield Democrat features a recap story of the fair.

Other top stories:

*Ken Turner was sentenced to probation and 10 years on the sex offender registry.

*Nine men were arrested following a sex crimes investigation.

*The Bloomfield City Council is working to increase water rates.

*Changes were announced for the Davis County School’s preschool program.

*In sports, read about the final two baseball tournament games played by the Mustang baseball team last week.

Posted on 23 Jul 2014 by Bdemo

Davis County Old Soldiers’ and Settlers’ Reunion begins Thursday

The 168th annual Davis County Old Soldiers’ and Settlers’ Reunion begins Thursday in Drakesville.

Thursday’s activities include a tractor pull at 6 p.m., the queen contest at 6:30 p.m., bingo will begin at 7 p.m. and the talent show begins on the main stage at 8 p.m.

Posted on 23 Jul 2014 by Bdemo





Baseball/Softball scoreboards


Posted on 16 Jul 2014 by Bdemo
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