Council to discuss solar array Thursday night

The Bloomfield City Council will discuss and approve the RFP (Requests for Proposals) for a solar array at a special meeting tonight (Thursday). The meeting will begin at City Hall at 7 p.m. and also include two additional items on the agenda: Consider and approve pay estimate to RG Construction, LLC in the amount of $114,570 for the library construction project, and consider and approve the job title for the city administrator/manager position.

City, school to discuss solar array Tuesday

The Bloomfield City Councill and the Davis County Board of Education have scheduled a joint work session Tuesday, May 30, to discuss a potential agreement to place a solar array on the school's west sports complex ground. The meeting will be held at the school's Central Office.

Supervisors meet Tuesday

The Davis County Supervisors will meet Tuesday, May 30, at 8:30 a.m. The agenda lists a meeting with County Engineer Ryan Schock at 9 a.m. Other items on the agenda include a law center lease agreement with the City of Bloomfield, a resolution concerning temporary interfund loan repayment, and committee reports.

Volunteers demolish DCHS track to prepare for construction

Volunteers assembled at Mustang Stadium Thursday afternoon and Friday with heavy equipment to tear out the old track. Truckers are hauling the debris to a site at the school's Bus Barn where it will be used to extend the parking lot. Workers are working quickly in hopes the new stadium can be ready for football season in the fall. A video of the track demolition is posted on the Bloomfield Democrat's Facebook page.

Meningococcal vaccine to be required for next school year

The Davis County Public Health announced last week that parents need to be aware of a new Davis County Schools mandate for all students attending classes in the school district. Effective with the 2017 school year, all students enrolling in grades seven through 12 will be required to have a one-time dose of meningococcal vaccine that needs to be received on or after age 10 if they were born after Sept.15, 2004. Two doses of the vaccine will be required with one dose after age 16 for students going into 12th. grade if they were born after Sept. 15, 1999. Any students who received the vaccine at age 16 will be required to have just one dose. Parents with questions about the vaccine should contact Lynn Fellinger of Davis County Public Health by calling 664-2145.

Free athletic physical resgistration is open

Pre-registration for the annual sports physical clinic sponsored by the Davis County Hospital must be done by July 12. Any parent wishing to take advantage of the free physicals must register their children by calling 664-7137. A limited number of spots will be available.

98 graduate from DCHS Sunday

See this week's Bloomfield Democrat for a complete list of awards and scholarships presented to the Davis County graduating class of 2017 as well as a photo page of all 4.0 and 3.0 honor graduates. Jordyn Thompson and Caitlin Paddock were named the top scholars out of 98 seniors who graduated Sunday. Anne Morgan gave the commencement address.

Davis County Schools featured in funding inequity article

Davis County Schools and Centerville Schools were featured in an article on transportation cost disparity prepared by the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism-IowaWatch. The article, which was published in this week's Bloomfield Democrat, says Davis County Schools' transportation costs for 2015 were $767,667 or $653 per student. The average per student cost for transportation in Iowa is $402. The extra spent on transportation eats into the instructional funding for Davis County Schools.  In his Stray Thoughts column, Randy Evans takes up this issue as he says, "While lawmakers dither, children are being affected."

Democrat editorial calls for community to work together

This week's editorial in the Bloomfield Democrat, 'One Song', calls for community unity during streetscape construction, solving housing issues, and expanding daycare opportunities. Those topics are also brought up in the article on Bloomfield Main Street's annual meeting, 'Main Street moves forward despite battle scars and growing pains'.



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Baseball/Softball scoreboards

Lady Mustangs lose to Centerville

The Lady Mustang softball team suffered a 13-9 loss to Centerville Wednesday night. Davis County led 6-1 early in the game, but Centerville out-hit Davis County 14-12 and rallied late to score the win. Davis County returns to action Friday hosting Albia in South Central Conference action. Games begin at 4:30 p.m. with the freshman game. The junior varsity and varsity games will follow.

Mustangs lose to Centerville in baseball action

Centerville scored seven first-inning runs on their way to a 10-5 win over the Mustang baseball team Wednesday night. Davis County rallied late scoring runs in each of the final three innings, but fell short. Davis County did have nine hits in the game. The Mustangs return to action Friday hosting Albia in South Central Conference action. The varsity doubleheader begins at 5 p.m.


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