News


City approves water revenue loan notes

The Bloomfield City Council approved a resolution Thursday night to issue water revenue capital loan notes in the amount of $3.5 million to help finance the city’s plans to hook up to Rathbun Rural Water. The vote was taken Thursday night following a public hearing.

The council also agreed to participate in an Iowa Department of Energy Management Program Grant. Butch Priester was appointed to the Bloomfield Historic Preservation Commission. 

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 by Bdemo

School board to meet Monday

The Davis County School board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday night, Oct. 20. The board will consider contracts, resignations, hear an IASB Group Dividend presentation, conduct a public hearing on the innovative calendar, hear information on enrollment and approve a representative to the Davis County Day Care Board.

The board will also consider a high school baseball out-of-state request, a SAFE room contract, approve a fuel purchase from the Davis County Treasurer and an FFA fruit purchase. 

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 by Bdemo

Supervisors to meet Monday

The Davis County Board of Supervisors will meet at 8:30 a.m. Monday morning. The board will discuss a contract with Waste Management at 9 a.m. and will meet with Sheriff Dave Davis at 10 a.m. regarding credit card use and ammunition purchases.

The board will discuss a grant application for the Bloomfield Senior Citizens Center at 10:15 a.m. and will meet with CPC Diane Buss at 10:30 a.m. They will discuss a contract with the Davis Center at 10:45 a.m. and will meet with Judy Combs at 11 a.m. regarding a Davis County Foundation Grant. 

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 by Bdemo

East Street intersection closed Friday

DPW Ted Henderson announced Friday that the East Street intersection will be closed Friday and will remain closed until the end of the project. This leaves no access for residents who live between East Street and Brown Street forcing them to park either one of those two streets.

The closing of the East Street intersection also cuts off full access to the high school parking lot, which means students will have to park in the pool parking and in other locations. 

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 by Bdemo

Menus

School lunch menus for Oct. 20--Breakfast: Egg omelet with oatmeal bar. Lunch: Corn dog, green beans, celery sticks, peaches and milk.
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Bloomfield Senior Citizens Center menus for Oct. 20--Meat loaf, baked potato, sour cream, breaded tomatoes, peaches and orange juice.
Activities: Wii games at 9-11:30 a.m. Cards at 12:45 p.m.
Posted on 17 Oct 2014 by Bdemo


Supervisors to meet Monday

The Davis County Board of Supervisors will meet at 8:30 a.m. Monday in the Davis County Courthouse. The board will meet with secondary roads at 9 a.m. and will meet with Eileen Taylor at 10 a.m. in regard to the Welcome Center. Taylor is seeking the supervisors’ support on a letter in regards to a grant application.

The board will discuss an advertisement for Area XV Regional Housing Authority at 10:15 a.m. and will meet with CPC Diane Buss at 10:30 a.m. The board will discuss a contract for Davis Center at 10:45 a.m.

Posted on 10 Oct 2014 by Bdemo

Youth Cross Country meet set for Saturday

The Davis County Youth Cross Country program will host its fourth annual cross country meet for kids between the ages of 5-18. The meet will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Lake Fisher Shelter House. Registration begins at 9 a.m.

Posted on 10 Oct 2014 by Bdemo

School Board to meet Monday night

The Davis County School Board will hold a special meeting Monday night at 6 p.m.

The board will discuss sharing agreements with Van Buren and Cardinal. The board will host a closed session citing Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(j).

The board will discuss facility needs and will also discuss refinancing the sales tax bonds. 

Posted on 13 Oct 2014 by Bdemo

Hospital board to hold special meeting Monday night

The Davis County Hospital Board will host a special meeting Monday night in Conference Room D. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The board will discuss the 2014 fiscal year audit and is expected to take action on it. The board will also consider the approval of the sale of property at 418 Goode Street, and will also consider the sale of property through sealed bids.

The board is also expected to discuss physician recruitment. 

Posted on 13 Oct 2014 by Bdemo

Mutchler Commission to meet Monday

The Mutchler Community Center board will meet Monday, Oct. 13, at 4:30 p.m. at the Mutchler Community Center. Items on the agenda include approval of bills, director’s report, old and new business.

Posted on 13 Oct 2014 by Bdemo

School board looking to refinance bonds

The Davis County School Board is looking into refinancing sales tax bonds.

The board is looking at a refinancing plan that could drop interest rates on the bonds by three percent. It could generate a savings of an estimated $860,000 to $1.4 million for the district depending on which option the board chooses.

The board also discussed the condition of school district facilities and also held a closed session to discuss the purchase of property. 

Posted on 14 Oct 2014 by Bdemo

Hospital board sells properties

The Davis County Hospital board hosted a special meeting Monday night Oct. 13. The board accepted an offer of $185,000 to sell the house at 418 Goode Street in Bloomfield. Kirby Johnson, the new hospital CEO, made the offer to purchase the home.

The Hospital also accepted a bid from Megan Archer to purchase a lot and storage shed in the 600 block of West Franklin Street in Bloomfield.  The board also accepted a bid from Bernice Lister and Karen Hull for a mobile home located on Madison Street near the hospital. The mobile home must now be moved off the property. 

Posted on 14 Oct 2014 by Bdemo

School board's sales tax savings is top story

The Davis County School Board is looking into the possibility of saving $860,000 to more than $1.4 million on interest expenses tied to the school’s sales tax revenue bonds.

School board members discussed the possibility of refinancing the bonds and saving approximately three-percent on the current interest rate being paid.

Wednesday’s Bloomfield Democrat details a story about the board’s discussions and other issues during a meeting Monday night.

Other top stories:

*Nathan Woolard of Bloomfield has written and published a book.

*Dennis Anderson is championing a cause to get the school’s athletic facilities upgraded. He discussed the issues at a meeting with Bloomfield Mayor Chris Miller last week.

*The Davis County Board of Supervisors met with architects working on streetscape design to discuss concerns they had with the plan.

*Copy Cupp’n Keyboard is seeing changes with new ownership.

*In sports, read about the successes of the Davis County, volleyball, cross country and football teams over the past week. 

Posted on 15 Oct 2014 by Bdemo

City council to meet Thursday night

The Bloomfield City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday night.

The council will hold a public hearing to discuss a loan agreement and the issuance of $3.5 million in Water Revenue Capital Loan notes, which will be used to help pay costs of hooking up to Rathbun Rural Water.

The council will consider a resolution approving an agreement with the Iowa Economic Development Authority to participate in a Department of Energy Management Program Grant.

The council will also consider the appointment of a new member to the Bloomfield Historic Preservation Commission.

Posted on 16 Oct 2014 by Bdemo

DNR looking for volunteer CWD samples

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is asking for deer hunter assistance with their Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) surveillance efforts in Davis and Wapello Counties this fall.

Hunters may assist by collecting samples from hunter-harvested adult deer.

Please contact Jeff Glaw, Iowa DNR wildlife biologist, at 641-799-0793 if willing to assist.

Posted on 16 Oct 2014 by Bdemo

 

Deaths

Marilyn L. Ridgeway

Marilyn L. Ridgeway, 79, of rural Bloomfield died Friday, October 17, 2014 at her home.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, at the Pedrick Funeral Home in Keosauqua with Rev. Jesse Hill officiating. Visitation will open at 3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with family present from 4-6 p.m. A private family burial will be in Pittsburg Cemetery west of Keosauqua.

Memorials have been established to Hospice of Wapello/Davis Counties or the Pittsburg Cemetery and may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 17689 Varnish Trail, Bloomfield, IA 52537.   

Posted on 19 Oct 2014 by Bdemo
 


Sports

Baseball/Softball scoreboards

Volleyball team beats Cardinal, Van Buren

The Lady Mustang volleyball team went 2-0 Thursday night in matches against Cardinal and Van Buren. Davis County beat Van Buren 2-0 with set scores of 25-12 and 25-6. They beat Cardinal 2-1, winning 27-15 and 15-0. Cardinal won the second set 25-20.

The girls travel to Fairfield Saturday for the Fairfield Tournament. Action begins at 9 a.m.

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 by Bdemo

Cross country teams win conference titles

The Davis County boys’ and girls’ cross country teams both won first place in the South Central Conference Meet held Thursday evening in Albia

Zach Hougland led the boys’ effort with a second place finish. Doug Turner and Coty Good finished third and fourth respectively. Kalleigh Tharp led the girls’ effort with a third place finish. Addie McKee finished fourth.

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 by Bdemo

Mustangs to face Centerville Friday night

The Mustang football team travels to Centerville Friday night to take on the Big Reds in the class 2A District 7 game. Friday night’s game is also known as the Pennant Game. The winner of the game gets to take possession of pennants from both schools and keep them until the next time the two teams meet on the football field.

Centerville beat Davis County 30-13 a year ago and won the right to keep the pennants.

Friday night’s game will be played at 7:30 p.m.

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 by Bdemo
 


Subsciptions
Posted on 16 Jul 2014 by Bdemo
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This weekend at the Iowa Theatre:
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Posted on 16 Jul 2014 by Bdemo