Mariah N. Marshall, 17, of Bloomfield was killed early Saturday morning when a pickup truck she was riding in was involved in an accident on 160th Street northeast of Bloomfield. The Iowa State Patrol released the accident report Saturday afternoon.
The accident occurred at 1:19 a.m. Saturday morning on 160th Street. The Iowa State Patrol’s report stated that a 2003 Ford pickup driven by Rocky D. Lee, 19, of Floris was eastbound on 160th Street and traveling at an excessive rate of speed. The vehicle crested a hill causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle. The truck entered the north ditch and began to roll. The vehicle also crossed a creek and came to rest in an upright position after crossing the creek.
Three individuals were ejected from the vehicle. Marshall died as a result of her injuries. Amanda J. Carr, 16, was transported to the Davis County Hospital as a result of injuries she sustained as a passenger in the vehicle. Lee was also transported to the Davis County Hospital as a result of his injuries.
Two other passengers, Hunter S. Collins of Blakesburg, 20, and Austin T. Ridgeway, 19, of Lancaster, Mo., were taken by helicopter to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City as a result of their injuries.
Iowa State Patrol officers report the accident is still under investigation and that charges are pending as a result of the crash.
Posted on 24 Jan 2015 by Bdemo
Jail open house is Saturday
The Davis County Sheriff’s Office will host an open house of the jail and law center Saturday afternoon from 12:30-3:30 p.m.
The public is invited to attend the open house at their convenience. Officers and jail staff will be on hand to give tours, show the deteriorated condition of the building and explain why state jail inspectors are pushing the county to replace the facility.
The Davis County Board of Supervisors will meet at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26. The board will meet with Alan Gravett at 9 a.m. to discuss Hedge Avenue and to discuss bid openings for bridge removals.
The board will meet with Doug Dixon at 9:55 a.m. to discuss a Main Street Budget request, and with Lois Abel-Priester at 10 a.m. to discuss a budget request for the Library.
The board will meet with Sedore Sanitation and Recycling at 10:15 a.m., discuss an electric banking contract with Success Bank at 10:50 a.m. and consider hiring a financial adviser for jail bonding at 11 a.m.
School lunch menus for Jan. 26--Breakfast: Breakfast burrito. Lunch: Chicken patty on whole grain bun, baked beans, broccoli with dip, fancy pears and milk.
Bloomfield Senior Citizens Center menus for Jan. 26--Hamburger, wheat hamburger bun, potato wedges, sliced carrots, spinach and Mandarin oranges salad, strawberries and bananas. Activities: Wii games at 9-11:30 a.m. Cards at 12:45 p.m.
Dr. Mary Graeff recently joined the Davis County Hospital Medical Associates. It’s been 30 years since Davis County has had a pediatrician in the community. Wednesday’s Bloomfield Democrat features a story about Graeff starting up her new practice.
Other top stories:
*The Davis County School Board approved refinancing the districts sales tax bonds. *Ken Shepherd of Bloomfield has a love for old cars. *The Davis County Hospital board learned that good strategic decisions are being made under new CEO Kirby Johnson. *In sports read about the many basketball games and wrestling meets that took place last week. * Randy Evans says Iowans shouldn’t mourn the departure of Sally Mason as president of the University of Iowa. *Rudy Evans shares information on Davis County’s first jail. See “Images of the Past” on page 6 of the Bloomfield Democrat.
Southern Iowa Electric Cooperative announced this week that it has given back more than $11,700 to the community during its first year of a Community Support Fund Program.
The program gives employees the choice of donating to the community support fund program through a “paid time off Leave” program. Employees may also volunteer to serve on committees and learn about community needs.
Wednesday’s Bloomfield Democrat features a story about the program and what they have been able to do for the communities they serve.
Karol Jane Collins, 72, of Bloomfield, died January 22, 2015 at the Hospice House in Ottumwa.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 26, at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Pastor Charles Courtney officiating. Burial will be at the IOOF Cemetery in Bloomfield.
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. on Sunday with the family present to greet friends from 3-5 p.m. at the funeral home. A memorial has been established to her family. Online condolences may be directed to www.waglerfuneralhome.com.
The Mustang boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will be in action Friday night facing Knoxville in South Central Conference action. All games will be played in Knoxville beginning at 5 p.m. the varsity girls’ game begins at 6:15 p.m. followed by the varsity boys’ game.