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The Bedford Times-Press
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Garbage rates go up 30 cents January 1; council discusses options for building
     The Bedford City Council held a short meeting for the last meeting of the year on December 10. The council approved a rate increase for garbage, approved liquor license renewals, approved an animal permit, discussed board vacancies, discussed options for the dangerous building at 319 Main Street, and discussed replacement for the janitor.

School board approves to move ahead with financing options for new track
     The Bedford School Board approved a solution for repairs to a damaged electrical line, approved to proceed with financing options to replace the track at the football field, set board visitation day, changed the date for January’s board meeting, and approved allowable growth request for drop out/at risk program at the December 11 school board meeting.

Costello chosen as Republican nominee for District 12 Senate seat election
     Mark Costello has been chosen as the Republican nominee to run for the State Senate District 12 seat. To find out who has been chosen as the Democratic nominee, see the Dec. 17 edition of the Bedford Times-Press. 

Aquaponics greenhouse project moving forward
By Nicki Lock
     After some delays, the structure for the aquaponics greenhouse at the Bedford Community School is almost finished. Scott Neth, Agriculture and Industrial Tech teacher, says the goal is to have the main structure done by Christmas break.
Retirement reception held for Pam Sprague
     A retirement reception was held for Pam Sprague, Taylor County Treasurer, (fourth from left) last Tuesday. Treasurers from around the state came to extend best wishes to her on her retirement. Her term will be up December 31 and Dana Davis will be the new treasurer on January 1.
Gifts for caring tree tags are due this week
  All tags have been chosen and gifts must be in this week so they can be grouped for distribution on the 22nd and 23rd. Parents will be called to come in and pick up their gifts, Christmas meal, stocking stuffers and hats and gloves for their family on those days only. If anyone has questions or concerns please feel free to call 523-3144.