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The Bedford Times-Press
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Family and community come together to help Still family
     Life was great for Tyler and Jodi Still. Twin girls and a son completed their family and Jodi was able to go from working a full-time job to being a stay-at-home mom. Then life took a major turn. On the evening of Monday, May 15, two-year-old Harper, one of their twin girls, had a dirty diaper when they were putting her to bed, an oddity for Harper.
Friday night storms blow camper and four people into lake
     A Friday night storm ripped through Taylor County leaving a path of destruction. The storm hit in the New Market area between 9:00 and 9:30 p.m., destroying buildings and grain bins before it hit at Windmill Lake. There were about 10 campers enjoying a Friday evening at the lake when high winds and what many describe as a tornado, ripped through the campground. One camper with one adult and three children ended up more than 150 feet out into the lake, submerged with only a few inches of the top showing.
City council continues work on Main Street buildings demolition
By Nicki Lock
     Bedford City Council continues discussion on Main Street buildings at short, monthly meeting.

New Market history to be preserved in new museum
By Nicki Lock
      A group of New Market residents are working hard to preserve New Market town history. The New Market Historical Society has been working on renovating the old elementary school building in order to open up the New Market Museum.

Crash claims life of Lenox resident
     A crash near Lenox on June 12 claimed the life of 60-year-old Denise Cynthia Smith of Lenox.

Annual population estimates for Iowa released
     The U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, recently released the annual population estimates for 2016. The towns in Taylor County saw little change in population from July 1, 2015 to July 1, 2016. Most towns saw a decline though from the 2010 census.