At least 20 Trump signs and 4 Hillary yard signs were reported stolen or vandalized Wednesday morning. Police Chief Shawn Armstrong says misdemeanor charges could be filed in such instances for theft, vandalism, and trespassing. The actions also violate the property owners freedom of speech. Armstrong said: It would be pretty silly to risk a criminal record for such mischief.
School enrollment at the Davis County Schools continues to rise. Superintendent Dan Maeder reported to the board Monday night that enrollment is up compared to last year and that open enrollment figures continue to favor students coming into the district compared to students going elsewhere for education services. Wednesdays Bloomfield Democrat features a story about the enrollment. Other top stories include arrests have been made in a burglary and drug related case investigated earlier this month. State and local officials met last week to discuss plans for Bloomfields future. In sports, read about the successes of the Mustang sports teams over the past week.
The Davis County Middle School and High School Choirs will present a concert Thursday night at the Davis County Middle School. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and will be held in the middle school gymnasium.
Davis County groups or organizations that want to offer Halloween treats on the square between 5:30 and 7 p.m. Oct. 31 should contact Lyn Davidson at the Main Street office, 664-2309, for assistance in locating available space. The event also involves a costume contest for businesspersons distributing treats. The event is sponsored by Main Streets Image Committee.
Raymond Laverne Fort, 78, of rural Bloomfield passed away Oct. 19, 2016 at Hospice House in Ottumwa. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Wagler Funeral Home with the Rev. John D. Boatman and the Rev. Tim Frasher officiating. Burial will be at the IOOF Cemetery in Bloomfield. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday with the family present to greet friends from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials have been established to the Bloomfield United Methodist Church, Davis County Historical Society, and Hospice of Wapello and Davis Counties. Online condolences may be directed to waglerfuneralhome.com
Boys 10th., Girls 12th. in cross country districts
The Mustang boys cross country team finished 10th. Thursday in the Class 2A District Cross Country Meet. The boys scored 227 team points. Doug Turner finished 16th. to lead the boys. The girls finished 12th with 313 team points. Sophie Spargur was 54th. to lead the team.
The Mustang football team will end its 2016 season Friday night with game at Albia. Action begins at 7:30 p.m. Both Albia and Davis County are 1-5 in Class 2A District 6 play. Davis County is currently 2-6 while Albia is 1-7 after eight games.
The Lady Mustang volleyball team scored a 3-0 win over Albia Wednesday night in the opening round of the Class 3A Region 8 Tournament. Davis County won by set scores of 25-14, 25-22 and 25-9. With the win, Davis County advances to face Central Lee on OCt. 25 at 7 p.m. in Donnelson. Central Lee advanced after beating West Burlington 3-2 in that match.
Cross country teams to run in district race Thursday
The Davis County cross country teams travel to Pella Thursday for the Class 2A District Cross Country Meet. Action begins at 3 p.m. with the girls' race. The boys' race will follow. The start time was set at 3 p.m. because Class 3A district races are also being run on the same course that afternoon. The races will be held on the Central College Cross Country Course, which is located on the west side of the Central College campus in Pella.
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This weekend at the Iowa Theatre: "Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children" Rated PG-13 Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 4 p.m.
3 BR, 4 BA Ranch home for sale with 2 BR apartment in basement. 524 E. Arkansas Ave., Bloomfield. Patty Spurgeon Estate, $115,000, 641-680-2152
Lord's Harvest Dinner and Auction: Sat., Nov. 12, Country Store opens at 3 p.m.; Dinner at 5 p.m.; Auction at 6:30 p.m. Auction items include: Quilt, event tickets, meats and much more! Bloomfield United Methodist Church
J's One Stop--Friday special: Creamed chicken over biscuit.