Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Welcome back for Bedford school staff
by Nicki Lock
The staff at Bedford Community School had their welcome back on Thursday, August 18. Motivational speaker and principal of Aplington-Parkersburg school, Aaron Thomas, was the guest speaker for the morning. Mr. Drake introduced eight new staff members joining the school district, Kim Stockwell, paraprofessional; Chris Koehler, assistant girls’ basketball coach; Beth Schrodt, dishwasher; Clint Powell, Industrial Technology; Erin McLaughlin, middle school English; Charles McIntosh, high school math; Brittany Thornton, middle school math; and Salena Matheny, registered nurse.
Restoration under way for Taylor County Home Cemetery
Bedford Legion Auxiliary has taken on a new project of restoring a cemetery that has long been forgotten. The Taylor County Cemetery Project is being
spearheaded by Karen Wallace with the goal of restoring the cemetery where residents of the Taylor County Home were buried.
A book signing by author Marcus Sikora drew a crowd of youngsters to Hedgie’s on Saturday, August 20. Sikora is a 26-year-old who has Down Syndrome and lives in Omaha, Ne. Along with the author, Hedgie’s also had book readings, short animated video, children’s activities, and refreshments.
Book signing held Aug. 20
Fall town-wide Yard Sales set for Sept. 10
The annual fall town-wide yard sales will be held Saturday, Sept. 10 in Bedford. Those who place their ad with the Times-Press will have their sale located on a Bedford map in the September 7 edition. Deadline to place ads is September 2 at 4 p.m. All ads must be paid in advance and only personal yard sale ads will be accepted; businesses will need to purchase a display ad.