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The Bedford Times-Press
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
​Taylor County Century Farm families recognized at 2014 Iowa State Fair
     Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey recognized Century and Heritage Farm families during a ceremony at the State Fair again this year. To qualify, a family must have owned at least 40 acres for 100 years or more in the case of Century Farms and 150 years or more for a Heritage Farm.
Pictured at left: Jerry Longfellow farm was named Century Farm at the Iowa State Fair. The farm has been in the Longfellow family since 1914. Pictured with the Longfellow family are, from left, Joe Heinrich, Vice President of Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, John Longfellow, Joshua Longfellow, Jeff Longfellow, Jerry Longfellow, Kathy Winfree, Steve and Joan Hardee, Jessica Hardee, Sean Hardee, Ashley Shannon, Graham Hardee, and Bill Northey, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture.
Pictured at right: J.R. Campbell, Allen Campbell and Lisa Campbell-Patterson accepted Century Farm recognition in memory of Jack R. and Edith Campbell. Their farm has been in the Campbell family since 1908.
City council sets dates for interviews; reviews reports on street conditions and Conoco building
     The Bedford City Council reviewed a street report submitted by Snyder and Associates, gave approval for the chamber to use the former ambulance building for their office, set the date to conduct interviews for the office assistant/billing clerk position, accepted the resignation from Ernie Sayler, and set the date for a public hearing for the CDBG Housing Rehab activities at their September meeting on September 10.

Bedford School District voters pass PPEL levy
     Voters in the Bedford Community School District passed the bond issue to increase the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) by $1.34 at a special election on Tuesday, Sept. 9. The levy will appear on property taxes that will be sent out in August, 2015. To read the number of votes by precinct, pick up a copy of the Sept. 17 issue of the Bedford Times-Press. 

Advance tickets available for fall Taylor County Republican Party Rally
      Advance tickets are available for the Taylor County Republican fall rally scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 21 at the Lenox Community Center. Contact any Taylor County Republican Central Committee member for advance tickets.
Ollie Odle, Sr. enjoys ride on zip line at Creation Museum
     Ollie Odle, Sr. and his wife, Altha, along with friends, Don and Sharon Hansen, visited the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky earlier this month. While there, Ollie and Sharon jumped on the opportunity to ride the zip line owned by the Creation Museum.
Re-dedication ceremony for Civil War monument
     The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will hold a rededication
ceremony at the Civil War monument that stands in front of the Taylor County Courthouse on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 10 a.m.