Governor visits with local leaders on development in Davis County

An article in this week's Bloomfield Democrat details the discussion between Gov. Kim Reynolds and several city and business leaders in Bloomfield. Read what Supt. Dan Maeder, Mayor Chris Miller, City Administrator Gary Boden, Joe Snyder of Citizens Mutual, Brian Burnam, Justin Hill, and members of the Citizens Mutual Board had to share with Reynolds about broadband, technology, and development in Davis County.

Economic factors affect housing supply and demand in Bloomfield

Check out an article in this week's Bloomfield Democrat on how income, poverty, education, and unemployment levels affect the housing supply and demand in Bloomfield. The information and statistics were reported in a study on Bloomfield's Housing conducted by graduate students at the University of Iowa's School of Urban & Regional Planning earlier this year.

Mayor and council candidates to speak at Tuesday night forum

A Meet the Candidates public forum will be held from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Bloomfield Senior Center. The forum will feature candidates for Bloomfield's Mayor and City Council — Chris Miller, Dan Wiegand, Jeff Anderson, Scott Moore, Jake Bohi, and Darin Garrett. Each candidate wil have three minutes for opening remarks followed by questions from the public. The forum will conclude with closing remarks by each candidate.



William "Bill" Gibson

William "Bill" Gibson died Oct. 15, 2017 with his family beside him. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 20, at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Pastor Tom Shipley officiating.  Burial with military rites performed by Reed-Whisler Post #78 of the American Legion will be at the West Grove Cemetery in West Grove.  Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. on Thursday with the family present to greet friends from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials have been established to the Bloomfield Care Center Activity Fund and Care Initiatives Hospice.  Online condolences may be directed to



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Lady Mustangs open tournament play Wednesday night

The Lady Mustang volleyball team opens Class 3A Region 8 play Wednesday night. Davis County hosts Centerville Wednesday night at the Davis County High School Gym. Action begins at 7 p.m. The winner of Wednesday night's match will advance to the region semifinal match on Tuesday, Oct. 24 and will face the winner of a match between Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Albia, which will also be played Wednesday night.

Payoff Pitch takes a look at quarterbacks playing in their first varsity game

This week's Payoff Pitch takes a look at being a high school quarterback and what its like to start your first game at the varsity level. Check out this week's column in Wednesday's Bloomfield Democrat.

Cross country teams to run in district meet Thursday

The Mustang boys' and girls' cross country teams will partcipate in the Class 2A District Meet Thursday afternoon. Action begins at 3 p.m. in Pella. The meet will be run on the Central College cross country course located on the west side of Pella.


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