Council continues discussions about solar power policy

The Bloomfield City Council got into a heated discussion Thursday night about an interconnection ordinance.

Council members are looking at the ordinance to determine the best course of action since a local business has applied for a building permit to build a solar field in the city limits.

Council members are at odds as to how the city should structure the ordinance to both promote the use of solar as well as maintain the city’s electric system.

Posted on 21 Nov 2014 by Bdemo

Woods benefit is Saturday

A silent-auction benefit for the Angela Woods family will be held at the Mutchler Community Center on Saturday from 1-4 p.m.

Proceeds from the benefit will go to help the Woods family who lost their home and all their possessions in a house fire earlier this month. 

Posted on 21 Nov 2014 by Bdemo

Meet the Mustangs night 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.

The middle school basketball teams will be introduced beginning at 6:30 p.m. The high school girls will follow at 7:15 p.m. and the high school boys will be at 7:35 p.m. The cheerleaders, pep band and color guard will be introduced between 8 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.

The middle school and high school wrestling teams will be introduced and perform at 8:45 p.m. following an A-Club auction and pie-throwing contest. 

Posted on 21 Nov 2014 by Bdemo

Supervisors to meet Monday

The Davis County Board of Supervisors will meet at 8:30 a.m. Monday.

The board will hold regular meetings with custodian Russell Lundstrum and the secondary roads department. The board will consider a lighting ceremony for Wednesday Nov. 26, consider the weed commissioner report at 10:10 a.m. and meet with Diane Buss at 10:30 a.m.

Posted on 21 Nov 2014 by Bdemo


School lunch menus for Nov. 24--Breakfast: Egg, cheese and sausage flatbread. Lunch: Corn dog, baked beans, fresh veggie medley with dip, frozen fruit cup and milk.


Bloomfield Senior Citizens Center menus for Nov. 24--Pork cutlet, scalloped potatoes, Brussels sprouts and blushing pears. Activities: Wii games at 9-11:30 a.m. Cards at 12:45 p.m.

Posted on 21 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

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





Baseball/Softball scoreboards

Lady Mustangs begin season Monday night

The Lady Mustang basketball team will open the 2014-2015 season hosting Keokuk in a non-conference game. Action begins at 6:15 p.m. with a freshmen game. The varsity game will follow. No junior varsity game will be played. 

Posted on 21 Nov 2014 by Bdemo

Posted on 16 Jul 2014 by Bdemo
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