DC Trails Council receives grant

The Davis County Trails Council has been given a $10,000 grant to facilitate the development, construction, and on-going maintenance of a multi-use recreational trail in Davis County.

The trail will be used for walking, running, bicycling, roller blading, and even cross-country skiing.

The grant is administered through the Co-Bank “Sharing Success” matching grant program and celebrates the role that electric cooperatives play in the U.S. rural economy and in individual communities across the country. 

Southern Iowa Electric Cooperative made the matching funds for this grant as a community investment.

Posted on 31 Jul 2014 by Bdemo

Back to Basics early registration deadline is Aug. 6

Registration for the Back to Basics Run/Walk continues through next week for those who wish to enter the race at a reduced entry fee. The registration deadline is Aug. 6 for those wishing to do so.

Registrations will be accepted up through the day of the race but that fee will increase after Aug. 6.

The race features a one-mile fun run, a 5K and a five-mile run. Registration information can be found at 

Posted on 31 Jul 2014 by Bdemo


School lunch menus Aug. 1--Meatball sub with marinara, fresh veggie medley with dip, apple with caramel dip and milk.


Bloomfield Senior Citizens Menus for Aug. 1--Pork cutlet, mashed potatoes, gravy, tomato spoon salad, Mandarin oranges, banana pudding. Activities: Wii games at 9-11:30 a.m. Bingo at 12:30 p.m.

Posted on 31 Jul 2014 by Bdemo

Old Solders' and Settlers' Reunion continues Friday and Saturday

Addie Hunter was crowned queen of the Davis County Old Soldiers’ and Settlers’ Reunion Thursday night.

Jayla Garmon was named the first runner-up and Sadie Spargur was named the second runner up.

Friday night’s activities include a fun horse show beginning at 6 p.m. and Barnyard Billy will be on the concourse beginning at 6:30 p.m. The parade will be held at 7 p.m. The chair will be presented to the oldest soldier at 7:45 p.m.

Friday’s main stage entertainment will be the “Marengo Civil War Band” beginning at 8 p.m.

Saturday’s activities begin at 8 a.m. with the Bill Bassett Memorial Motorcycle Ride. The tractor ride and the petting zoo begin at 10 a.m. The baby contest, games for kids and adults begin at 1 p.m. followed by the frog jump at 3 p.m. The canoe carnival begins at 4 p.m. and mule show at 6 p.m.

 “Midnight Blue” will perform at 7:15 p.m.

Posted on 25 Jul 2014 by Bdemo

Supervisors to meet Monday

The Davis County Board of Supervisors will meet at 8:30 a.m. Monday.

The board will consider utility permits from Rathbun Regional Water Association at 9 a.m. The board will also consider setting a public hearing for a road vacation, which includes a portion of Umber Avenue near Silver Trail.

The board will review the county conservation annual plan at 10 a.m. and will meet with CPC Diane Buss at 10:30 a.m.

Posted on 25 Jul 2014 by Bdemo

City looking to raise water rates

Water rates will be raised in Bloomfield. The Bloomfield City Council is looking at a plan to increase water rates to help pay for improvements to the city’s water system and the switch to Rathbun Regional Water Association.

The council is looking at a plan that would raise the minimum bill to $22.48, which would also include the first 1,000 gallons of water used. The council is also looking at an increase to $9.87 as a charge to customers for each 1,000 gallons of water used beyond the first 1,000 gallons.

The council has had one public hearing to discuss the matter and will have two more before the new rates become effective.

Posted on 28 Jul 2014 by Bdemo

Council sets special meetings

The Bloomfield City Council has scheduled two special meetings this week.

The first meeting will be held Monday night at 5 p.m. the council will meet in closed session to conduct performance reviews of City Clerk Carol Taylor, Police Chief Shawn Armstrong, DPW Ted Henderson and Taylor Helton as the recreation director.

The second meeting will be held Tuesday night at 6 p.m. The council will discuss amending the electric contract with Southern Iowa Electric Cooperative. SIEC General Manager Mark Aeilts will be on hand to help facilitate the discussion. 

Posted on 28 Jul 2014 by Bdemo

Six more men identified in sexting case

Six more individuals have now been identified as part of a sexting case involving a 13-year-old Bloomfield girl.

Bloomfield Police Chief Shawn Armstrong said the six other men have been identified from states such as California and New York. A teenage boy from Oskaloosa is also thought to have been involved.

Armstrong said the Bloomfield Police Department won’t be filing charges against those six men but will let authorities in those jurisdictions make the decision as to whether or not to file charges.

The six men join nine Bloomfield and southern Iowa Men who have already been charged in the case by the Bloomfield Police Department. 

Posted on 29 Jul 2014 by Bdemo

City Council to meet Tuesday

The Bloomfield City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday night.

The council will discuss amending the electric contract with Southern Iowa Electric Cooperative. SIEC General Manager Mark Aeilts will be on hand to discuss the contract with the council. 

Posted on 29 Jul 2014 by Bdemo

Simmons, McClure honored by Reunion

Rex Simmons, 94, and Victor McClure, 89 were named as the oldest settler and the oldest soldier to attend last weekend’s Davis County Old Soldiers’ and Settlers’ Reunion.

Wednesday’s Bloomfield Democrat features a story about the reunion and much more.

Other top stories:

*Police have identified six more men involved in a sexting case.

*The Davis County seventh and eighth grade band is hosting a benefit concert for Hayden Watson.

*The Mutchler Community Center benefited from many volunteer hours last weekend.

*In sports, the baseball and softball seasons were recapped and include a look forward to next year’s teams. 

Posted on 30 Jul 2014 by Bdemo

Summer food program extended

The Davis County Schools summer food program will not be ending Thursday as originally scheduled. The program has been extended through Aug. 15 meaning children age 18 and under can continue to eat the meals free of charge.

Posted on 30 Jul 2014 by Bdemo





Baseball/Softball scoreboards


Posted on 16 Jul 2014 by Bdemo
Today's Featured Ads
All rural school reunion August 2, 6 p.m. at the Drakesville Shelter House. 641-722-3339.
Swim Party at the Pool, Thursday, July 31, 6-8 p.m. Free for Davis County students 2nd grade through High School. Sponsored by the Optimist Club of Bloomfield.
Dixon's Mattress Outlet: New mattresses, all sizes; commercial bedding; camper mattresses; roll-a-ways; special order sizes; bed frames; mattress protectors. 664-3060 or 208-0442
Davis County High School Youth Football Camp, Aug. 4-7, 4:30-6 p.m.
Fifth and sixth grade football sign-up will be at this camp.
Garage Sale: 204 Duffield, Thursday, 4-7 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-3
    p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon. Clothes, books, desk, weight bench, file cabinet.
Thursday and Friday, 7/31 and 8/1, construction crews will start preparing Franklin St. for paving. Driveways between the Country Club and Pine Ridge will be unavailable from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on these two days. Friday s garbage pickup will be the normal schedule.
  Beginning Monday, 8/4, at 7 a.m., Franklin St. and driveways from Hillcrest to the Country Club will be totally unavailable for 2-3 weeks while paving is completed and drying takes place. Residents may park on Pine Ridge, Morningside, or Hillcrest. During this 2-3 week period, garbage pickup will be done by city crews. Please continue to put your trash cans out by the street as usual.
Posted on 16 Jul 2014 by Bdemo