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The Bedford Times-Press
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Cover Crop Management Meeting
     The Taylor County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), in conjunction with NRCS, and Green Cover Seed will be hosting a Cover Crop Management Meeting, Thursday, September 3rd, at David Dukes’farm, 10 miles east of Bedford on Highway 2. The meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. The Taylor County Cattlemen’s will be cooking supper.
​Five new staff members join Bedford School District
By Nicki Lock
The Bedford Community School District held the annual welcome back for the staff on Wednesday, August 19. The guest speaker for the day was Mel Tjeerdsma. The district welcomed five new staff members this year. They are Destiny Drake, Hot Lunch Secretary; Derek Weller, Head High School Wrestling Coach; Chris Lock, Middle School Wrestling Coach; Emma Sunderman, Agriculture Education Instructor; and Casey Riedel, Paraeducator.
Senator Grassley visits Bedford
     Senator Chuck Grassley made a stop in Bedford on Wednesday, August 19. He is on summer break and is visiting all 99 Iowa counties to hold town hall meetings. About 25 people gathered at the Farm Bureau meeting room to visit with Senator Grassley. He opened the floor for questions.
Training for Ragbrai can be challenging and dangerous for Taylor County riders
     Ragbrai 2015 is over and once again, Bedford was represented by several riders who participated in the week-long bicycle ride across Iowa. To prepare for Ragbrai, those riders spend several months ahead of time training for it. Pictured at right: Ben Spencer, Paul Ware, Mackenzie Spencer, and Chris England take time out for a photo at one of the Ragbrai stops.
City council holds special meeting to discuss Conoco
     The Bedford City Council met in special session on August 18 to discuss the Conoco building at the corner of Main and Madison. The council reviewed sources of funding that went into the restoration of Conoco.