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Lenox graduate returns home to be elementary principal

Lenox gradate, Bill Huntington, has returned home to be elementary principal at Lenox School. Bill is the son of Reldon and the late Claudia Huntington and graduated from Lenox Community School in 1983. He went on to attend Iowa State University and graduated in 1997 with a history major. He taught Social Studies at Orient…

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SWI water quality project receives next phase of funding

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig has announced the funding of the next phase of an innovative water quality and soil conservation demonstration project spanning multiple watersheds in Taylor and Page Counties in Southwest Iowa. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship will continue partnering with farmers, landowners, and the Taylor and Page County…

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150 Years of Catholic Faith in Lenox

In 1869, the Benedictine Abbey of Conception, Missouri sent several priests to Creston. Their mission was to serve an area within a 100 mile radius, which would include Lenox. It wasn’t until 1872, two priests, Father Placidus McKeever and Father Eugene Phalen, started coming to Lenox on a regular basis. These two priest traveled by…

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Bedford Fire Department receives $5,000 donation from State Farm

State Farm gives $1.6m to U.S. communities in celebration of 100th anniversary      Local State Farm agent, Susan Swartz, demonstrated what it means to be a Good Neighbor by helping her community. She presented the Bedford Fire Department with a $5,000 State Farm grant. The funding is earmarked to help support the Bedford Fire Department as…

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U.S. Senate candidate hosts Meet and Greet in Bedford

     Michael Franken, Democratic candidate for United States Senate, was at the Bedford Public Library on August 3 for a Meet and Greet. About 20 were in attendance.      “I’m running for office because I feel it is a duty and a responsibility,” said Franken.

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Bedford dancer competes in World Dance Championships

By Nicki Lock      The World Dance Championships were recently held in New Jersey. Brynlee Sargent, daughter of Jason and Kerri Sargent of Bedford, competed in the World Dance Championships in Secaucus, New Jersey. Her mother, Kerri, attended with her and they were in New Jersey and visited New York City from July 26-August 2.      This…

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Hal Sayler receives QOV

     Hal Sayler received his Quilt of Valor on July 10, 2022 in his home.      Hal Sayler joined the U.S. Army in March of 1970. He took basic training at Fort Lewis Washington and AIT in Georgia. Hal was sent overseas to Korea in November of 1970. He came home in January of 1972 and was…

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SWI water quality project receives next phase of funding

     Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig has announced the funding of the next phase of an innovative water quality and soil conservation demonstration project spanning multiple watersheds in Taylor and Page Counties in Southwest Iowa.      The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship will continue partnering with farmers, landowners, and the Taylor and Page County…

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Bedford Post Season Honors

By Jason Bucher      The Bedford Bulldog summer sports season ended with the Lady Dawgs softball team posting a 3-17 record and the Bulldogs baseball team posting a 7-16 record. At the conclusion of the season, individually, Bedford athletes have been recognized with Pride of Iowa Conference honors.      Sophomore Bridget Murphy received all POI Honorable Mention…

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Learning all about reptiles/ amphibians at TCC program

     The Taylor County Conservation held a reptiles/amphibians program at Windmill Lake on Saturday. Presenters were Zoie Lecy and Marti Sutton. Those attending learned about tree frogs, bull frogs, all kinds of turtles from snapper to box to soft shell turtles, and everything you have always wanted to know about snakes. Kids were given the opportunity…

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