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The Bedford Times-Press
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
​Bedford City Council denies request to waive building permit fee; approves equipment donation for skate park
     The Bedford City Council denied a request to waive a building permit fee, approved the donation of equipment for a skate park in Bibbins Park, discussed floor repairs at the Chamber office, discussed the city website, revised an animal permit, and accepted the resignation of Chuck Quick at their August meeting on August 13.

Second public meeting will be Thursday to discuss upcoming school bond election
     A special school election will be held Tuesday, Sept. 9 for eligible voters who live in the Bedford Community School District. A public meeting was held Thursday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Center for Performing Arts with only five in attendance. A second meeting will be held Thursday, August 21 at 7 p.m. in the Center for Performing Arts.

Low attendance at public meeting
     The first of two public meetings to discuss the upcoming vote to increase the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) for new HVAC system was held on Thursday, Aug. 14 at the school with only five people present.

August 27 filing deadline for county offices for general election
     The filing period for the November 4, 2014 General Election is August 4-August 27, 2014.To see a list of county offices up for election, check out the August 20 edition of the Bedford TImes-Press. 

Taylor County Queen McKenna Standerford, 17, of Bedford, is introduced during the Iowa State Fair Queen Coronation Ceremony on the Anne and Bill Riley Stage at the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 9. (Iowa State Fair/ Steve Pope Photography)
Rockin' Blockton held August 16
     Blockton’s “Rockin’ Blockton” event was held on Saturday despite a five inch rainfall on Friday night. Pictured above Tucker Pierce, son of Lee and Danielle Pierce, participates in the pedal pull. Pictured below, Anthony Anderson is painting a picture of a John Deere tractor on a rock for the rock painting contest.