Survive and Advance

By Jason Bucher In the post season, you take one game at a time, trying to win on that given night, so you can play another game.      On Thursday, February 21st, the Bedford Bulldogs traveled to Mt. Ayr for their opening game of Class 1A District 13 basketball against Diagonal. The Dawgs found out early…

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Hoakison On to State

By Tyler Peterson Lenox junior Chelsey Hoakison does something no other young lady at Lenox has done before. She is a District Champion Bowler and is headed to state! Hoakison dominated her field bowling her best sets of the year that catapulted her to the state meet. The State Bowling meet is set for Monday,…

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Venteicher, Whipple Bring Home Medals

By Jason Bucher      Last week Bedford/Lenox wrestlers Drew Venteicher (170 lbs) and Devin Whipple (285 lbs) competed in State Wrestling at Wells Fargo in Des Moines. Both wrestlers finished their season standing on the podium to cap off all of their hard work.      Venteicher entered the tournament with a 44-0 record and ranked fourth in…

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Lenox Community Trust Awards $ 6,000 for local Grants

The member of the Lenox Community Trust met on January 20th to hear presentations from 6 grant applicants looking to fund various projects in our community. It has been a long standing function of the Lenox Community Trust to select projects that will affect as many of the local residents and improve our community. There…

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Legislative coffee addresses education, I Will, broadband

The second legislative coffee for 2020 was held at the Lenox City Hall on Friday, Feb. 21. State Representative, Cecil Dolecheck, 24th House District and Mark Costello, State Senator, were present to give an update on the happenings at the state capitol. Dolecheck, in his 12th term, is on the education committee. They passed the…

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Venteicher, Whipple Bring Home Medals

By Jason Bucher Last week Bedford/Lenox wrestlers Drew Venteicher (170 lbs) and Devin Whipple (285 lbs) competed in State Wrestling at Wells Fargo in Des Moines. Both wrestlers finished their season standing on the podium to cap off all of their hard work. Venteicher entered the tournament with a 44-0 record and ranked 4th in…

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Lenox School District voters to decide on $9.94 million bond issue at March 3 election

Residents in the Lenox School District will vote on a $9.94 million bond issue at a special election on Tuesday, March 3. Projects would include additional classrooms, replacing roof and windows, auxiliary gym, weight/wrestling room, shop, football stadium updates, addition for locker rooms, concessions, and storage. Estimated costs of the projects: -new elementary roof, new…

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Lenox Basketball Heads to the Offseason

By Tyler Peterson After taking down Pride of Iowa Conference rival Bedford in the first round of the Girls Regional Basketball tournament our Lady Tigers traveled to Leon to take on another POI foe, Central Decatur. The top seeded Cardinals had beaten the Tigers previously in the year and proved why they were seeded number…

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The Coffee Shop now serving coffee to the community

By Nicki Lock      The newest business in Bedford is officially open and serving all kinds of flavored coffee and hot chocolate, along with delicious baked goods. The Coffee Shop, owned and operated by Doug Mullen, opened its doors with a 70’s and 80’s feel for the décor.

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Ollie Odle, Sr.

     Funeral Celebration of Life Services for Rev. Ollie Odle, Sr., age 94, of Bedford, who passed away Sunday, February 16, 2020 at Nodaway Nursing Home were held Friday, February 21, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cummings Family Funeral Home. Visitation was held two hours prior to services with the family greeting friends. Interment was…

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