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The Bedford Times-Press
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
​Bedford School Board approves retirement requests
     Three early retirement requests and head football coach position were approved by the Bedford School Board at the January 13 meeting.

Council sponsors ‘Name that Street’ contest; approves forgiveness for Couch’s academy repayment; sets budget workshop
     The Bedford City Council approved for a resident to keep a pit bull in Bedford, forgave Officer Couch’s payback for academy training, agreed to have a name that street contest, discussed pigeon control, and set budget workshop at their first meeting of the New Year on January 14.

Taylor County Endowment grant applications will be available beginning January 26
     The Taylor County Endowment Foundation will begin accepting applications for the 2015 grants beginning January 26, 2015. The goal of the foundation is to assist qualified organizations in working to improve the lives of Taylor County residents, through a matching grant program.

Name that Street!
      You’ve heard of Name That Tune . . . the City of Bedford is having a contest to “Name That Street”. The new street that runs on the west of the new Taylor County Law Enforcement Center, located at Bedford’s Industrial Site, needs a name. You can drop off your ideas to Bedford City Hall or email them at city@mchsi.com. Deadline is February 6 and the council will review the names at their February 14 council meeting.
Taylor County Fair Board completes Endowment Grant project
     The Taylor County Fair Board was the recipient of a 2014 Taylor County Endowment Foundation Grant to repair boards in the grandstands. Several of the bleachers had begun to deteriorate due to age and abuse. With the help of the endowment grant, supplies were purchased and a wonderful group of volunteers provided the labor to replace the boards.
Rep. Dolecheck sworn in to the Iowa House
     Rep. Cecil Dolecheck (R-Mt. Ayr) is seen here signing the oath of office in the Iowa House chamber as the 86th General Assembly kicked off January 15 at the Capitol.