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The Bedford Times-Press
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
       Bedford Lady Bulldogs defeated Martensdale-St. Mary’s last Monday night, Feb. 23 to qualify for the state tournament in Des Moines starting March 2. They lost to Exira/EHK with a final score of 63-48 at the 2015 Class 1A State Quarterfinals. Pictured at left are the girls, coaches and managers with their trophy.  
Taylor Co. Secondary Roads work hard to keep roads clear
by Nicki Lock
     The morning of a snow storm, Jim Rowe, assistant to the County Engineer, goes out at 2:30 a.m. to travel the roads in order to determine if they need treated. If they do, he calls in eight truck drivers and by 4 a.m. they are off on their routes.
     Pictured above is one of eight trucks the County owns for clearing roads. A wet box is attached to the back for the pre-wet mixture. The sand and salt is stored behind the county shed and is mixed up as needed.
BPA students compete at State Competition
     Sixteen Bedford High School BPA members competed at the Iowa BPA State Competition held February 22-24 in Des Moines with their advisor, Renee Davison.Three students received their Statesman Torch Award of Service.
Pictured at far left: BPA members competing were, back row, from left: Hadley Sheffield, Jakob Beggs, Noah Thornton, Isaac Weed, Zach Johnson, Joel King, Dylan Davis, Quentin Sefrit, and Maggie Ganley. Front row: Abby Higgins, Rachel Spencer, Abi Bennett, Madelynn Burn, Sebastian Lopez, and Elissa O’Dell.
At left: Jakob Beggs, Seth Willets, and Madelynn Burn earned the Statesman Torch Award of Service at the competition.
Check out the March 4 edition of the Times-Press for a new column written by Katy (Dukes) Longfellow. Katy currently resides in the Republic of Korea where her husband Major Dustin Longfellow is stationed as the operations officer of the 94th Military Police Battalion. With their three young children, the Longfellows (formerly of Bedford) are exploring South Korea together, and taking Bedford along for the ride.