City council to meet Thursday night

The Bloomfield City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday night. The Council will consider an interconnection application for McClure Enterprises under the current city ordinance. The council will also discuss recommendations from electric consultant on amending the interconnection standards and consider setting a public hearing to discuss the ordinance.

The council will consider an income offset administration fee, consider the renewal of alcohol licensing for Davis County Lanes and consider a Main Street request for Christmas lighting contest prizes. 

Posted on 20 Nov 2014 by Bdemo

I Care program gets going for 2014 efforts

The annual I Care program is getting underway this week to help less fortunate children and families during the Christmas season.

The Angel tree will be erected at Keith’s Foods on Friday and will feature many angels representing children in need.

Angels will continue to be added to the tree through mid-December.

Donations of gifts and cash will be accepted throughout the next month to help facilitate the program. 

Posted on 20 Nov 2014 by Bdemo

Winter sports Meet the Mustangs is Friday

The Davis County A-Club will host its winter sports Meet the Mustangs night Friday night in the high school gym. Activities begin at 6:30 p.m.

All middle school and high school boys’ basketball, girls’ basketball and wrestling teams will be announced. Cheerleaders, pep band and indoor color guard students will also be recognized.

Several activities will take place during the evening including an auction of donated items, a pie throwing contest. 

Posted on 20 Nov 2014 by Bdemo


School lunch menus for Nov. 21--Breakfast: Blueberry muffin. Lunch: Grilled cheese, savory carrots, cauliflower with dip, fresh fruit and milk.


Bloomfield Senior Citizens Center menus for Nov. 21--(Birthday Dinner) Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, broccoli cauliflower raisin salad, peach pie and ice cream. Activities: Wii games at 9-11:30 a.m. Bingo at 12:45 p.m.

Posted on 20 Nov 2014 by Bdemo

DNR looking for assistance to identify CWD in harvested deer

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is asking for assistance from Davis County hunters. DNR officials are looking for help with its Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) surveillance efforts in Davis and Wapello counties this fall.

The DNR is collecting samples from hunter harvested adult deer through the end of the deer seasons in January. If hunters would like to help with this effort, please contact Jeff Glaw, Iowa DNR wildlife biologist at 641-799-0793.

Posted on 14 Nov 2014 by Bdemo

Top stories

Interim CEO Mike Trachta reported on hospital achievements during the last six months at Monday night’s hospital board meeting.

Trachta made his final report to the board as Kirby Johnson took over the reins of CEO Nov. 17.

Read about the hospital’s accomplishments in this week’s Bloomfield Democrat.

Other top stories:

* Bloomfield Main Street recognizes outstanding volunteers at its annual meeting.

* The Public Safety Commission discusses the need for a new jail.

* Crisis Intervention Services needs “first responder volunteers” to assist victims of abuse in Davis County.

* Read about Kate Birchmier signing a letter of intent with the University of Nebraska and other athletes’ honors in this week’s sports section. 

Posted on 19 Nov 2014 by Bdemo

Meet and Greet for new CEO

The Davis County Hospital is hosting a “Meet and Greet” Thursday in Conference Room D at the hospital.

The public is invited to attend and meet the new Davis County Hospital CEO, Kirby Johnson.

Posted on 19 Nov 2014 by Bdemo

Volunteers needed to erect Courtyard Christmas lights

The Christmas lighting display in the courtyard will begin going up at 1 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday).

Volunteers are needed to help erect the large display pieces. Please contact the Bloomfield Main Street Office at 664-2309 or Karen Spurgeon at 664-2334 if you can help.

Posted on 19 Nov 2014 by Bdemo





Baseball/Softball scoreboards


Posted on 16 Jul 2014 by Bdemo
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This weekend at the Iowa Theatre: "Fury"  Rated R. Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 4 p.m.
Making Memories Christmas Open House: Thursday, November 20,
5-8 p.m. Ugly Christmas sweater contest. All entrants receive prizes!
All you can eat buffet, Everyday: Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Rancho Centinela, West side Square
The Bloomfield United Methodist Church is conducting a Christmas Free Toy Drive to help local families. Gently used toys, books, and clothing (ages 0-13) are being sought. Drop items off at the church between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday before Nov. 20.
Community Thanksgiving Service, Sunday, November 23 at 3:00 PM at Pulaski Mennonite Church, 270th & Scarlet Avenue.  Refreshments follow the service.  Sponsored by Davis County Ministerial Association.
J's One Stop--Friday lunch: Cheesy chicken tortilla soup with quesadilla.
Posted on 16 Jul 2014 by Bdemo