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School board to meet Monday

The Davis County School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Central Office. The agenda includes discussion of propane buses; approval of contracts and resignations, bus diagnostic computer and software, budget guarantee resolution for FY2018; 2015-16 audit report; board professional development; board policy review; and administrative reports.
Posted on 16 Feb 2017 by Bdemo

Hospital Board to meet Monday

The Davis County Hospital Board will meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. in Conference Room D at the hospital to welcome a new board member and discuss new policy statements and plans on HIPAA security, human resources, and information technology. Revised policy statements on infection prevention plans will be discussed. Action will be taken on reappointments, financial reports presented, and reports given by Dr. Floyd, DNO Sue Pankey, and CEO Kirby Johnson.
Posted on 17 Feb 2017 by Bdemo

Council approves purchase of truck, camera

The Bloomfield City Council approved the purchase of a vacuum-jet truck and camera van for the sewer department at Thursday's meeting. The council also approved a payment of $169,810 toward the library addition, heard a presentation on  automated metering, and learned there are 15 major points on the HR audit checklist that need to be addressed. Further details will be published in next weeks Bloomfield Democrat.
Posted on 17 Feb 2017 by Bdemo


Bond referendum passes after third vote

Voters agreed last week to move forward with a $7.4 million bond issue to improve athletic and academic facilities. A total of 990 people voted in favor of the bond issue while 590 voted against it. that produced a super majority approval percentage of 62.66 percent, which means the project can move forward. The story in Wednesdays newspaper details what renovations and updates will be done and breaks down the vote by precinct.
Posted on 15 Feb 2017 by Bdemo

Streetscape in limbo

This weeks edition of The Bloomfield Democrat focuses on the supervisors rejection of the streetscape proposal and the implications this could have for the future of the community. A second article reports angry reactions to the decision at Friday mornings Coffee with the Mayor. An editorial calls for the supervisors to quit making decisions based on what ifs, and for the city and county to quickly cooperate before grant funding for the project is lost.
Posted on 15 Feb 2017 by Bdemo

Wuthriches raise hair sheep

The Chad and Meleia Wuthrich family are raising grass-fed hair sheep as part of their livestock operation. The sheep are guarded round the clock by Great Pyrenees dogs. Read about their unusual livestock venture in this week's Democrat.
Posted on 15 Feb 2017 by Bdemo

Speech students receive All-State honors

Sarah Early, Cailyn Sales, Maddie McClure, Kayle Stremler, and Caitlin Paddock received a I rating and were given All-State honors in the State Large Group Speech contest recently The girls performed a short play entitled "Afterwards" by Alex Broun. The piece focuses on real-life accounts of sexual abuse victims.
Posted on 16 Feb 2017 by Bdemo

Blood donors needed

Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is in need of blood donors for the Friday, Feb. 17 drive at Southern Iowa Electric Co-op from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 800-452-1097 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome. Officials say illnesses have resulted in a high number of no-shows and cancelled appointments recently.
Posted on 16 Feb 2017 by Bdemo

 

Deaths

Josh Miller

Joshua Emmanuel Miller, 37, of Bloomfield, died Feb. 12, 2017 at his home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home in Ottumwa with Pastor Bryan Wyldes officiating. Cremation will follow the service. Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Thursday with the family present from 5-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.
Posted on 13 Feb 2017 by Bdemo
 


Sports

Baseball/Softball scoreboards

Mustangs end season with los to E-B-F

The Mustang basketball team ended its season Monday with an 86-62 loss to Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont in the opening round of the Class 2A District 10 Tournament. Matthew Wetterich led the team with 14 points. 
Posted on 15 Feb 2017 by Bdemo

Lady Mustangs end season with loss to Central Lee

The Lady Mustang basketball team suffered a 68-35 loss in the opening round of the Class 3A Region 7 Tournament. Central Lee scored the victory over Davis County who finished the season with a 4-17 record overall.

Posted on 13 Feb 2017 by Bdemo
 


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