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Herzberg receives severance package

Former Davis County Hospital CEO Deb Herzberg will receive around $120,000 in severance pay after resigning from the Davis County Hospital earlier this week. The Davis County Hospital board released the information in a statement made last Monday.

The severance pay stems from a 2006 agreement between Herzberg and the hospital board, which allowed for nine months of severance pay plus benefits to be paid to her. Herzberg’s base salary was approximately $160,000.

Wednesday’s Bloomfield Democrat features a story about the severance package and the board’s efforts to make a smooth transition as the facility moves forward. 

Posted on 17 Apr 2014 by Bdemo

Firefighters battle barn fire Wednesday

The Pulaski Fire Department, Bloomfield Fire Department and the Milton Fire Department all responded to a fire at the Trojan Hill Farm owned by Archers Ltd. west of Troy.

A barn on the farm caught fire and was burning when firefighters arrived. The fire was contained to a small section of the barn and damage was kept to a minimum. 

Posted on 17 Apr 2014 by Bdemo

Senior Center to be closed Friday

The Bloomfield Senior Citizens Center will be closed Friday in observance of Good Friday. No meals will be served and there will be no bus service. 

Posted on 17 Apr 2014 by Bdemo


Volunteers sought for jail feasibility committee

The Davis County Sheriff’s Office is looking for community members to assist with a feasibility study on the Davis County Jail. The committee will look at options for remodeling and updating the current facility versus building a new facility.

The committee will meet at least four times over the next two to three months. Once the study is complete the committee will turn its findings over to the Davis County Board of Supervisors along with a recommendation as to how to proceed with jail updates needed to meet state jail inspections.

Anyone wishing to be a part of this committee is asked to contact the Davis County Sheriff’s Office by calling 664-2385 by April 25. 

Posted on 15 Apr 2014 by Bdemo

Supervisors to meet in closed session Wednesday

The Davis County Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting on April 16. The meeting is set to begin at 1 p.m.

The agenda calls for the board to hold a closed session under Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(C) to discuss matters that are presently in litigation.

That is the only item listed on Wednesday’s agenda. 

Posted on 15 Apr 2014 by Bdemo

Foundry closes doors

The Bloomfield Foundry closed its doors late last week. Employees were sent home and haven’t been called back.

Other top stories.

*The Davis County Hospital Board accepted the resignation of Hospital CEO Deb Herzberg.

*The Iowa Supreme Court has overturned the conviction of Patrick Ryan Nicoletto who was convicted on a charge of sexual exploitation by a school employee.

*The Davis County Trails Council spent last weekend beginning work on clearing a path for the proposed trails.

*In sports, read about the successes of the Davis County track, tennis and golf teams.

Posted on 16 Apr 2014 by Bdemo

Students begin Easter break Thursday

Wednesday will be the final day of classes in the Davis County Community School District this week due to the Easter break. Students and staff will return to classes on April 22.

Posted on 16 Apr 2014 by Bdemo

 

Deaths

Clifford Gerald Tippitt

Clifford Gerald Tippitt, 60, of Cantril, Iowa died April 15, 2014 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. 

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the Bloomfield Mennonite Church with Minister Daryl Toews officiating.  Burial will be at the Bloomfield Mennonite Church Cemetery next to the church. Visitation with family present to greet friends will be from 6-8 p.m. at the Church on Friday. A memorial has been established to his church.

Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be directed to www.waglerfuneralhome.com.

Posted on 17 Apr 2014 by Bdemo

Ruth Ailene Smith

Ruth Ailene Smith, 85, of rural Bloomfield, died April 14, 2014 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

A private memorial service will take place at a later date. Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be directed to www.waglerfuneralhome.com.


Posted on 16 Apr 2014 by Bdemo

Billie L.Wright

Billie L. Wright, 88, of Cedar Rapids and formerly of Bloomfield, died Monday, April 14, 2014, at Colonial Manor in Amana.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 18 at the Wagler Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Frasher officiating. Burial will be at the IOOF Cemetery in Bloomfield. 

Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday, with the family present to greet friends from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Legion in Bloomfield.  Online condolences may be directed to www.waglerfuneralhome.com.

Posted on 16 Apr 2014 by Bdemo

MaryElla Harrelson

MaryElla Harrelson, 74, of Alamogordo, New Mexico, formerly of Milton died at her home on April 11, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. The body has been cremated and a memorial service will be held in Pulaski at a later date.

Mrs. Harrelson is the mother of Jeff Harrelson of Floris and the sister of John Howard of Bloomfield.

Posted on 16 Apr 2014 by Bdemo

James Rysdam

James Rysdam, 81, of Drakesville, Iowa died April 14, 2014 at the Hospice House in Ottumwa.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Pastor Donna Olinger officiating.  Burial will be at the Drakesville Cemetery.

Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. on Wednesday with the family present to greet friends from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be directed to www.waglerfuneralhome.com.

Posted on 15 Apr 2014 by Bdemo
 


Sports

Thursday sports schedules

The Lady Mustang golf team travels to Fairfield Thursday for a non-conference meet. Action begins at 3 p.m.

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The Mustang boys’ tennis team will host Albia Thursday afternoon in a South Central Conference meet. Action begins at 4:15 p.m.

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The Lady Mustang tennis team travels to Fort Madison Thursday for a non-conference meet. Action begins at 4:30 p.m.

Posted on 16 Apr 2014 by Bdemo
 


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