News


City to host Town Hall meeting

The City of Bloomfield will host a Town Hall meeting Monday, May 1, at 7 p.m. at the Bloomfield Fire Station. Patrick Callahan of Callahan Municipal Consultants will facilitate the meeting seeking public input on the city's form of government. Callahan will present an overview of the city's options for the city administrative structure, give an overview of what other cities in Iowa are doing, facilitate small group discussions, and hear reports from each of the groups.
Posted on 28 Apr 2017 by Bdemo

Supervisors to discuss fireworks legislation

The Davis County Supervisors will discuss recent fireworks legislation at their regular meeting Monday morning. In addition they will meet with custodian Randy Norman at 8:50 a.m., meet with Ryan Schock regarding secondary roads at 9 a.m.; discuss elevator repairs at the county facility, meet with Kirby Moss regarding insurance renewal, hear a library update from Lois Abel-Priester, and hear committee reports.
Posted on 28 Apr 2017 by Bdemo


Council considering dog licenses

The Bloomfield City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance Thursday night that will require all dogs within the city limits to be licensed. The council also discuss some changes and restrictions to parking at the intersection of Dodge Street and Locust Street. The city council also heard a presentation from Harbour Consulting representative in regard to the citys electric contract with Southern Iowa Electric. The council discussed possible options with the contract moving forward.
Posted on 21 Apr 2017 by Bdemo

Bloomfield Speedway season to begin this week

Track officials at the Bloomfield Speedway announced that the opening night of the races will be Saturday night April 29. Hot laps will begin at 7 p.m. with the races to begin at approximately 7:30 p.m. at the Davis County Fairgrounds. Many improvements and upgrades have been made to the pits area, concessions, the sound system and more. 
Posted on 25 Apr 2017 by Bdemo

Mustangs finish second Monday

The Mustang golf team finished second in a triangular meet the team hosted at the Bloomfield Country Club on Monday. Keokuk won the meet with a team score of 169. Davis County shot a 176 and Van Buren finished third with a team score of 187. Logan Faler was the runner-up medalist with a round of 40.
Posted on 25 Apr 2017 by Bdemo

Jones charged following manhunt

Jason Allen Jones, a rural Davis County man, has been charged with disorderly conduct and interference with official acts following an incident Tuesday night involving a three-hour manhunt and standoff Tuesday night. A news release from the Davis County Sheriffs Department indicates that at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday the Davis County Sheriffs Department received a report of a man wielding a crossbow near a rural Floris residence. When deputies arrived Jones was near a residence on the Floris Road east of Floris. After making some threats, Jones led officers on a foot pursuit through a wooded area. Several law enforcement agencies from Southeast Iowa were called in to assist with the manhunt. Following a three-hour search, Jones was taken into custody through peaceful negotiations at 10:45 p.m. The area is safe and no public danger is present.
Posted on 26 Apr 2017 by Bdemo

 

Deaths

Lois Jean Fitzgerald

Lois Jean Fitzgerald, 90, of Iowa City died April 26 with her family by her side at the Legacy Pointe Assisted Living.  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, May 1 at the Wagler Funeral Home with Steve Altheide and Randall Fitzgerald officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery in Bloomfield. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday with the family present to greet friends from 4-6 p.m. at the funeral home. A memorial has been established to the Stiles Christian Church. Online condolences may be directed to www.wagerfuneralhome.com.
Posted on 29 Apr 2017 by Bdemo
 


Sports

Baseball/Softball scoreboards

Drake Relays results

Caleb Cowles jumped 6-1 at the Drake Relays to finish 20th overall in the competition. Jaylynn Sharp finished 10th. overall in the long jump at Drake. She jumped 16-9 3/4 to earn that placing. Davis Countys girls 4x100-meter relay team of Augusta Hamaker, Jaylynn sharp, Alexis Smith and Alysa Shirkey finished 31st. overall with a time of 51.13.
Posted on 29 Apr 2017 by Bdemo
 


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