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The Bedford Times-Press
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
School board approves bids for summer projects, new bus; adopts budget for 2014-15 school year
     The Bedford School Board held their budget hearing, approved bids for several projects for the summer, set a date for the staff appreciation breakfast, approved administration contracts and sharing agreements, and talked about HVAC project and safe room project at their April 10 meeting.

Council gives go ahead for street survey; discusses office space rent, park mowing
     The Bedford City Council approved a contract for a street survey, hired a pool manager, discussed hiring someone to mow Bibbins Park, set a budget amendment hearing, talked about renting the former ambulance building for office space, and reviewed a planning and zoning recommendation on a property at their monthly meeting on April 9.
Outstanding high school seniors to be honored at 12th annual Governor’s Scholar Recognition Ceremony
     Four hundred thirty five high school seniors from across Iowa will be honored Sunday, April 27, 2014 at the 12th Annual Governor’s Scholar Recognition Ceremony, held at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines starting at 1:00 p.m. Michaela Mogler of Bedford and Todd Stoaks of Lenox will be honored during the ceremony.

Red Brick Run celebrates 20th year
By Nicki Lock
     The annual Red Brick Run/Walk celebrates its 20th year this May. The race will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 starting at 9 a.m. To celebrate the 20th year of the Red Brick Run, the goal is to have 100 participants. In past years the number of participants is usually in the 70-80’s.

Clearfield student musicians shine
     Student musicians from Clearfield Elementary have proudly represented the Orioles at several events this spring. On March 5th Niko Estrella performed a xylophone solo at the Creston Elementary/Middle School Sole/Ensemble Contest and earned a “I” (Excellent) rating. On Tuesday, March 11 Niko was joined by Hunter Morgan to sing in the SWIowa Choral Directors Association Elementary/Middle School Honor Choir Festival in Treynor.
Simmons Insurance Donates to Youth Batting Cage Project
     Randy and Jenice Simmons recently donated money for the youth batting cage project. The Simmons have been longtime supporters of area youth activities. This donation will help with phase one construction. Some of the more expensive components of phase one are the rock and concrete for the cage flooring. Additional donations can be made through the Bedford Foundation for the Youth Batting Cage Project. Pictured are, from left, Dale Bucher, Randy and Jenice Simmons, Doug Sleep, and James Johnson. Bucher, Sleep, and Johnson are heading up the fundraising project.