Corn Show begins Thursday

The Pulaski Corn Show gets underway today with the acceptance of depot and art hall entries starting Thursday afternoon and evening.

Friday’s activities include a 5 p.m. First Responders’ supper. The baby contest will be held at 6 p.m. followed by a presentation about a grain rescue tube the group is raising money to purchase. A garden tractor pull will be held at 6 p.m. along with kids’ games and other activities. A local variety show will begin at 7 p.m. on the main stage. 

Posted on 18 Sep 2014 by Bdemo

Music festival begins Thursday

The Davis County Country and Old Time Music Festival begins Thursday. At 10 a.m. workshops will be held to teach the playing of the guitar, dobro and banjo. Bingo will be held from 1-4 p.m. Thursday afternoon. A Ham and Beans supper will be held at 5:30 p.m. and the bandjamble will begin at 7 p.m.

Posted on 18 Sep 2014 by Bdemo

City council to meet Thursday night

The Bloomfield City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday night at the Iowa Theatre.

The council will hear a presentation of the schematic design of the Bloomfield Downtown Streetscape Renovation. The council will also consider the first reading of an ordinance creating no parking anytime on both sides of east Franklin Street from Dodge Street to the east city limits.

The council will consider a resolution setting a date for a meeting on the authorization of a loan agreement and the issuance of $3.5 million in Water Revenue Capital Loan Notes.

The council will consider closing locust Street for the band festival. 

Posted on 18 Sep 2014 by Bdemo

Mustangs to face PCM Friday night

The Mustang football team returns to action Friday night with a road game at PCM, Monroe. Action begins at 7:30 p.m. with the varsity game.

PCM comes into the game with a 1-2 record overall and a 1-0 record in Class 2A District 7 play. PCM scored a 48-19 win over Centerville last week.

Davis County is 0-3 this season including a 40-12 loss to C-M-B in Class 2A District 7 play last week. 

Posted on 18 Sep 2014 by Bdemo


School lunch menus Sept. 19--Breakfast: Bagel with cream cheese. Lunch: Macaroni and cheese with ham, carrots, fresh veggie medley with dip, corn bread, fresh fruit and milk.


Bloomfield Senior Citizens Center Sept. 19--Cheesy potato crusted fish fillet, oven roasted baby potatoes, creamed asparagus, oranges and pineapple. Activities: Bake sale at 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wii games at 9-11:30 a.m. Bingo at 12:45 p.m.

Posted on 18 Sep 2014 by Bdemo

Public streetscape meeting to be held Thursday

A public meeting on streetscape is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. today at the Iowa Theatre. All are urged to attend for a discussion of lane configuration on Highway 63 along the east side of the square, geothermal energy in the downtown, and more.

Posted on 18 Sep 2014 by Bdemo

School board discusses athletic facilities

The Davis County School Board Monday night discussed the state of its athletic facilities with many community members.

Retired school employee Dennis Anderson brought the issue to light during a discussion at the beginning of the meeting. Anderson and several others encouraged the board to take action and do something about athletic facilities that are worn out.

Board members acknowledged the need to do something about facilities and urged the many community members at the meeting to support the board in their efforts. They discussed the need for a new track, football field, baseball diamond and softball diamond. 

Posted on 17 Sep 2014 by Bdemo

Courthouse clock being reinstalled this week

The courthouse clock has returned to Bloomfield this week and is being installed back into the courthouse bell tower. The clock has been gone for nearly 18 months.

Rory DeMessy of Minneapolis, Minn., has been working to conserve the clock and repair it to its original working condition (without electrification).

Wednesday’s Bloomfield Democrat features a story about the clock and a special celebration, which was held Sunday to allow local residents to see it before it was installed.

Other top stories:

*The Music Festival and the Pulaski Corn Show both get underway this week.

*Street issues continue to be the focus of community meetings with Mayor Chris Miller.

*The Davis County Hospital has hired a new CNO.

*In sports read about the success of the Davis County cross country, football and volleyball teams in the past week.

*This week’s edition also features a special section highlighting the Davis County Country and Old Time Music Festival. 
Posted on 17 Sep 2014 by Bdemo

Streetscape meetings set for Thursday

A public meeting has been set for Thursday at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the proposed Streetscape project, which will make major changes to the look of the Bloomfield Square and surrounding blocks. Thursday’s meeting will be at the Iowa Theatre.

The meeting will include a discussion about Highway 63 one the east side of the square and whether or not the highway should be reduced to three lands and include a turn lane instead of having the four lanes of traffic. A discussion about the use of geothermal in the downtown area will also be held Thursday night.

Check out Wednesday’s Bloomfield Democrat for a full listing of the events that will take place Thursday surrounding the streetscape issue. 

Posted on 17 Sep 2014 by Bdemo



Dorothy Roberts

Dorothy Alice Roberts, 88, of Ottumwa and formerly of Drakesville passed from this life September 17, 2014 at 3:55 a.m. at the Davis County Hospital in Bloomfield.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at the Wesley Chapel North Cemetery in Davis County with Pastor Jim Matheney officiating.  Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday with the family present to greet friends from 5-7 p.m. at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield.  A memorial has been established to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be directed to

Posted on 18 Sep 2014 by Bdemo


Baseball/Softball scoreboards

Cross country teams travel to Lynnville-Sully

The Davis County cross country teams return to action Thursday night with a meet at Lynnville-Sully. The meet will be at the Diamond Trail Golf Course and will begin with the varsity girls’ race at 4:30 p.m. The varsity boys’ race will follow.

Posted on 18 Sep 2014 by Bdemo

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