School to host facilities open house Friday

The Davis County School District is hosting an open house Friday night to allow members of the public to get a closer look at athletic and music facilities that need to be updated.

The open house begins at 5 p.m. Friday night prior to the football game. The tour group will assemble on the west end of the track.

Those attending the open house will see antiquated locker room facilities, deteriorating gym, wrestling room and music room facilities along with a track that is in poor condition.

School officials ask that those wishing to take the tour be prompt because the locker room facilities will need to be accessed by football teams prior to the football game.

Posted on 23 Oct 2014 by Bdemo


School lunch menus for Oct. 24--Breakfast: Egg, cheese and sausage on flatbread. Lunch: Grilled cheese, corn, cucumber slices, fresh fruit and milk.


Bloomfield Senior Citizens Center menus for Oct. 24--Creamed turkey with red pepper, biscuit, green beans amandine, spinach and Mandarin orange salad, balsamic vinaigrette and red banana gelatin. Activities: Wii games at 9-11:30 a.m. Bingo at 12:30 p.m.

Posted on 23 Oct 2014 by Bdemo

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

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

School board to meet Monday night

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 20 Oct 2014 by Bdemo

Kuhns exports wood to east coast, Canada

Fox River Hardwoods of rural Bloomfield cuts and ships wood to many areas including the east coast and also Canada. Wednesday’s Bloomfield Democrat features a story about the business started by Omar Kuhns back in 1992.

Other top stories:

*Butch and Lois Priester of Bloomfield recently received a $75,000 Challenge Grant to help with costs of renovating buildings on the west side of the Bloomfield square.

 *Enrollment is up in the Davis County Community School District.

*Wednesday’s Bloomfield Democrat features several stories saluting pork production in Davis County.

*In sports, read about the Mustang football team’s victory over Centerville, the cross country team’s victories at the conference meet and the volleyball team’s success on the courts last week.

Posted on 22 Oct 2014 by Bdemo

A. A. meetings to resume in Bloomfield Thursday

Alcoholics Anonymous will return to Bloomfield this week after not meeting for the past several years.

Pastor Tim Frasher of the Bloomfield United Methodist Church and two other individuals are working together to bring back the meetings in an effort to help others.

The first meeting of the group will be held Thursday from 7-8 p.m. at the Old School Social Center.

The group will be meeting weekly, but the first meeting will be an open meeting not only for those who want to address addiction problems, but for those who are in supporting roles as well. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. The primary purpose of the fellowship is to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.

Posted on 22 Oct 2014 by Bdemo



Jerald Dean Jackson

Jerald Dean Jackson, 72, of Floris, Iowa died October 21, 2014 at the Ottumwa Regional Health Center due to injuries suffered in a car accident. 

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 at the Wagler Funeral Home with Pastors Dave Albert and Jack Jackson officiating. Burial will be at the Mt. Gilead Cemetery near Floris, Iowa.  Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Thursday with the family present to greet friends from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. 

A memorial has been established to the Davis County 4-H.  Online condolences may be directed to

Posted on 22 Oct 2014 by Bdemo


Baseball/Softball scoreboards

Mustangs to host Keokuk Friday

The Mustang football team will end its regular season Friday night with a home game against Keokuk. The game will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday night.

Davis County and Keokuk both come into the game with records of 2-6 overall. Davis County is coming off a 26-15 win over Centerville last week. Keokuk beat Fort Madison 35-20 last week. 

Posted on 23 Oct 2014 by Bdemo

Cross country teams to run at districts Thursday

The Mustang cross-country teams will battle for a berth in the Iowa State Cross Country Meet Thursday as they compete in the Class 2A District meet in Pella. The meet begins at 3:30 p.m. and will be held at the Central College Cross Country Course.

The top three teams and the top 10 individuals will earn a berth in the state meet next week. 

Posted on 23 Oct 2014 by Bdemo

Posted on 16 Jul 2014 by Bdemo
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Posted on 16 Jul 2014 by Bdemo