The 16th Father-Daughter Valentine Dance hosted by the Community Youth Group was held on Sunday evening, February 18, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Bloomfield Community Center 64 people in attendance. The Father-Daughter Valentine Dance is held each year to encourage fathers and father figures to enjoy a special evening with their daughters and to set a dating standard for their daughters to go by.
Throughout the past years, several fathers and father figures from Bloomfield and the surrounding area have attended many of the dances with their daughters, and it is wonderful when they come back each year. This year we also had several dads and daughters attend for the first time, which was exciting to see.
Every year the Community Center room undergoes a transformation as it is decorated with many strings of red and white lights, balloons and other Valentine decorations. Cupcakes, bars, cookies, snack foods, and punch were served by the Community youth group while a wide variety of music that kept everyone on the dance floor throughout the evening. Melissa Kruse from “Memories by Melissa” was available to take photos for those who wished to purchase a keepsake of their memorable night out.
Door prizes for the daughters were handed out towards the end of the evening and as everyone left.
The Community Youth Group and leaders would like to thank everyone who attended this year’s Father-Daughter Valentine Dance. We would like to thank Melissa Kruse from “Memories by Melissa” and Mary Sterkel for the wonderful job you do with the keepsake photos and a very special thanks to the Community Youth group parents for all you do to support us and for helping to provide the food for the dance.
Most of all, we thank God for continuing to bless this dance and giving us the opportunity to create a special evening for fathers and their daughters. We hope the dance is a treasured memory for all of you and that you will come again next year!
A Bloomfield woman is in jail after she was arrested on drug charges and disturbing the peace.
In a news release, officers were called to 1414 S. 3rd Street in regards to a disturbance call that occurred Friday evening. The caller complained of a woman, 36-year old, Melinda Tyler of Bloomfield, was banging on the doors of her apartment and was refusing to leave. Upon arrival, officers discovered that Tyler had pulled a fire alarm in the building
Upon questioning Tyle, officers recovered a glass pipe containing meth residue. She was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and disturbing the peace. Tyler was booked and confined and is currently being housed in the Madison County Jail.
In a previous incident that occured in 2016, Tyler was charged with possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest and disturbing the peace after she was reportedly yelling and hitting a Coinstar machine at Walmart at the Norfolk location.
Ann Hunhoff and Kristin Thompson were both named to the fall 2017 dean’s list at Drake University in Des Moines, IA.
Their academic honor was achieved by earning a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher during the Fall semester at Drake.
Congratulations on your academic achievement!
Congrats to all the students chosen for the January Artist of the Month.
Each month the Bloomfield High School and Elementary School chooses 4 students as having standout pieces of art work.
For January, the students below were chosen!
Peyton Bratetic, 1st grade,
"Valentine Shaving Cream Hearts"
Jackson Arens, 6th grade,
Heidi One Feather, 8th grade,
Cory Martinson, 10th grade,
The Bloomfield Bees Mathcounts team placed 5th overall on Saturday with additional individuals placings to finish up the day.
The team made of Alexandra Eisenhauer, Andrew Hunhoff , Ian Kuchar, and Made Ziegler traveled to Columbus to compete against 10 teams from Class B down to Class D. These individuals competed in a timed test with no calculator, a time test with a calculator, and
then a team timed test.
From the individual tests, each student was ranked according to their individual score. Representing Bloomfield, Eisenhauer finished 9th and Kuchar in 8th out of 75 plus kids making the top 12 moving on to compete in a Math Countdown round, similar to a Spelling Bee.
The students competed head to head with other individuals to see who can answer each problem the quickest with a single elimination.
Other students competing in the Mathcounts competition were Heidi One Feather, Blake Byerly, Emelie Johnson, Ryan Johnson, and Katie Kuhlman.
The Bloomfield Community School held its annual Spelling Bee with the winners moving on to compete in the Knox County Spelling Bee on February 14 in Center.
In the 5th grade division, Blake Hochstein took the top spot with Kora Poppe receiving runner up.
Wiley Ziegler took the honors in the 6th grade division with Jackson Arens taking second place.
Both Hochstein and Ziegler will represent Bloomfield later this month in the Knox County Spelling Bee.
Patience Teboe was named to the fall 2017 dean’s list at Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, S.D. Teboe is a freshman at DWU and the daughter of Jamie Doerr.
To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must have a semester grade point average of at least 3.5 on a four-point scale. They also have to complete at least 12 hours of academic work during the semester.
Lillian Nagengast, daughter of John and Sunny Nagengast of Bloomfield, Nebraska, received academic honors at Boston College by making the University Dean’s List with First Honors for the Fall semester 2017. It is Lillian’s sixth consecutive semester on the Dean’s List.
The Dean’s List recognizes the achievement of undergraduates semester by semester. The Dean’s List classifies students into two groups; First Honors (3.700-4.000) and Second Honors (3.500-3.699).
A senior at Boston College, Lillian is majoring in English and minoring in Women’s and Gender Studies in the University’s Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences. She is a member of the Club Equestrian Team and is involved in 4Boston, a weekly service organization.
Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1863, Boston College is one of the largest Catholic universities in the United States, with an enrollment of approximately 14,500 undergraduate and graduate students drawn from all 50 states and approximately 90 countries.
Its faculty of eminent scholars is dedicated to teaching, both at the undergraduate level and in its nationally-noted graduate programs in education, law, management, nursing and social work.
Though it has grown in size, stature and diversity, Boston College remains focused on its founding Jesuit mission to offer students a transforming educational experience: to help them develop both their intellect and their character and to encourage them to lead lives of faith, integrity and service to others.
After the recent snowfall, the police department investigated two minor vehicle accidents downtown. Both accidents involved crossing an intersection without being able to see the other side of the snow that is piled up in the middle of the street to be hauled away. Whenever we have such a large amount of snow fall, it takes time to haul that much snow to the fairgrounds.
The police department would like to ask everyone to proceed slowly when crossing intersections and to look carefully before passing the snow piled up to see if the other lane of traffic is clear.
We also ask everyone to avoid driving in the block where the loader is working. It is difficult for the loader operator to see traffic and focus on performing his task. Please do not drive anywhere near the loader.
It is important to remember that it is difficult for both vehicles and city crew to see one another during these times. Please take extra caution during the snow removal efforts.