Supervisors to meet Monday

The Davis County Board of Supervisors will meet at 8:30 a.m. Monday morning. The board will consider resolutions to set letting dates for a road and bridge repair projects. The board will meet with Sheriff Dave Davis in regard to quotes for furniture at the new law center. The board will consider a report from John Schroeder, consider reappointing Veteran's Affairs Commissioners and appointing a Prairie Township trustee. The board will also sign Title IX assurances and discuss an entrance to the courthouse.
Posted on 20 Jan 2017 by Bdemo

Business coffee Wednesday

Main Street's Business Coffee Connection will be hosted by U.S. Cellular on the west side of the square at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. All local businesspersons are welcome to attend. The monthly coffees are a project of Main Streets Economic Vitality Committee.
Posted on 17 Jan 2017 by Bdemo

School board to continue resignation notification incentive

The Davis County School Board voted Monday night to continue offering a $1,500 stipend to teachers who will notify the district by March 1 if they plan to resign. The program helps the district get a jump on the hiring process. The Board also voted to spend more than $19,000 to remove asbestos from the former superintendent building and the first and second floors of the old high school building the district plans to keep using.

Posted on 17 Jan 2017 by Bdemo

Bond issue informational meeting will be Wednesday night

Davis County Superintendent Dan Maeder will host an informational meeting Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in the middle school commons. The meeting is the second of three meetings scheduled to discuss the upcoming bond issue, financing and the actual plan itself. Along with Maeder, Michelle Huggins of the architectural firm Shive Hattery and Matt Gillaspie of Piper Jaffray will be on hand to discuss the plans and financial part of the bond issue. The public is encouraged to attend the meeting and ask questions about the bond issue.
Posted on 18 Jan 2017 by Bdemo

Streetscape design completion is top story

The final streetscape design for Bloomfield was revealed last week during a public meeting. A story in Wednesday's Bloomfield Democrat highlights the design created by CDF Architects and explains the details of the project. The story also reports answers to questions posed by audience members during last weeks meeting.
Posted on 18 Jan 2017 by Bdemo

Historic Preservation Commission to review streetscape plan

The Davis County Historic Preservation Commission will review the Streetscape plan and discuss the SHPO review at a 5:30 p.m. meeting in the courtroom Wednesday, Jan. 18. Public comments may be made at the beginning of the meeting. There will also be updates on two other historic properties, the Trimble-Parker Guest House and U-Barn and the Troy Academy. The Commission will also elect officers for the coming year.
Posted on 18 Jan 2017 by Bdemo

Daycare crisis looms in Davis County

Daycare facilities and in-home daycare providers in Davis County are overwhelmed with requests to care for children. Read about the long waiting lists, problems caused by state regulations, and the lack of sufficient facilities to care for children in Davis County in this week's Bloomfield Democrat.
Posted on 18 Jan 2017 by Bdemo

School bond should not raise taxes

Read James Grob's article in today's Bloomfield Democrat about last week's informational session on the school bond issue. Matt Gillaspie, of Piper Jaffrey public finance firm, was present to inform the public about the financing of the project, which Superintendent Dan Maeder says can be done without raising taxes. Gillaspie will also be at the Davis County Middle School at 7 p.m. today, Wednesday, to answer the public's questions.
Posted on 18 Jan 2017 by Bdemo

Streetscape discussed by DC Historic Preservation Commission

The Davis County Historic Preservation Commission met Wednesday night to discuss several items. The commission discussed the streetscape issue. The commission has no say over any of the plans details. Commission member Megan Clyman explained that the groups only focus is to make sure the plan fits state historical guidelines. State officials told the local commission that there were no adverse effects with the plan as it relates to historical guidelines. However, commission members learned that any unfinished plans such as the ramp would have to be looked at separately since those parts of the plans are not complete. The commission also heard from Glenn and Anne Marie Baughman, who gave a presentation on the Trimble-Parker Bed and Breakfast. The commission tabled discussion on the Troy Academy.
Posted on 19 Jan 2017 by Bdemo



Lonnie Benge

Clifford Leon "Lonnie" Benge, 74, of Floris passed away Jan. 6 at Davis County Hospital. A Celebration of Life with Military Rites will be held in his memory at 10 a.m. Jan. 28 at the Floris Community Hall. The service will be followed by a meal. Memorials may be made to the family.
Posted on 20 Jan 2017 by Bdemo

Larry Mincks

Larry Rex Mincks, 75, of Drakesville passed away Jan. 18, 2017 at his home. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield with the Rev. John D. Boatman officiating. Burial will be at the Drakesville Cemetery. 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. A memorial has been established to the Drakesville Cemetery. Online condolences may be directed to
Posted on 19 Jan 2017 by Bdemo


Baseball/Softball scoreboards

Mustangs lose to Albia in SCC action

The Mustang wrestling team went 0-3 Thursday night during a quadrangular meet at Central Decatur. The Mustangs suffered a 61-18 loss to Albia, a 35-27 loss to Central Decatur and a 48-36 loss to Pleasantville. 
Posted on 20 Jan 2017 by Bdemo

Basketball teams travel to Knoxville Friday

The Davis County boys and girls basketball teams will be in action Friday night facing Knoxville in South Central Conference games. Action begins at 5 p.m. and games will be played at both the middle school and high school in Knoxville. The junior varsity girls game will begin the night at the high school at 5 p.m. The varsity girls game will be played at 6:15 p.m. and the varsity boys game will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Posted on 19 Jan 2017 by Bdemo

Mustang wrestlers travel to Central Decatur Thursday

The Mustang wrestling team travels to Central Decatur Thursday night to participate in a quadrangular meet with Central Decatur, Pleasantville and Albia. Action begins at 5:30 p.m. and will feature both junior varsity and varsity matches. 
Posted on 18 Jan 2017 by Bdemo

Posted on 16 Jul 2014 by Bdemo
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This weekend at the Iowa Theatre: "Sing" Rated-PG Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 4 p.m.
Free meal at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Sat. Jan 21. 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Chili dogs, cheesy fries, pickles, dessert, and drink. Delivery after 12:15 p.m. 664-3242.  Funding by ELCA World Hunger Program.
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Posted on 16 Jul 2014 by Bdemo