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Summer hours for Secondary Roads department

Summer hours for Secondary Roads department      The Taylor County Secondary Roads/Engineer’s Office will be going to summer hours starting May 2 through September 5, 2024. The hours will be 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

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Eddie Blake

     Graveside services for Eddie Dean Blake were held Monday, April 22 at 2 p.m. at the Bedford City Cemetery. Visitation was held on Monday at Cummings Family Funeral Home. Arrangements were entrusted to Ritchie Funeral Home, Lenox.

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Correction

Correction      In last week’s school board story there was an error in the amounts for dirt work for the school. The correct amounts should be $6,610 from Tonka Toy and $6,930 from Watson Excavation. We apologize for the incorrect numbers.

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Lady Bulldogs Win at Lenox

By Jason Bucher      On Monday, April 15th, the Lady Bulldogs track team won at Lenox as they scored 83 points without winning a single event. Shenandoah placed second with 80 points followed by Griswold 75, Mount Ayr 75, Southwest Valley 60, Stanton 52, Lenox 45, Essex 38, East Union 38, Clarinda 20 and East Mills…

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April 24, 2024 Jasper Ambrose, age 92

Memorial Celebration of Life Services for Jasper Ambrose, age 92, of Lenox, who passed away Saturday, April 13, 2024 at Vintage Park will be held Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 11:00 AM at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Lenox. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services. Interment will be held at West Fairview…

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John “Jack” E. Jones

John “Jack” E. Jones, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away peacefully on March 31, 2024, at the age of 88. Jack was born on December 6, 1935, to Eldon Paul Jones and Eva Nellie Reed. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Jeanette Jones Philips, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. He…

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Eddie Dean Blake

Graveside services for Eddie Dean Blake were held Monday, April 22 at 2 p.m. at the Bedford City Cemetery. Visitation was held on Monday at Cummings Family Funeral Home. Arrangements were entrusted to Ritchie Funeral Home, Lenox. Eddie Dean Blake was born July 2, 1949 in Bedford Iowa at the family home, to Isaac Milton…

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March 27, 2024 Col Theodore A. Johnson

Col Theodore A. Johnson (Ret), In Memoriam (July 25, 1940 – February 19, 2024) Ted Johnson was born in Marshalltown, Iowa, to Russell and Pauline Johnson. Ted lived in Lenox, Iowa from 1953 until 1960 (graduated from Lenox High School in 1958). He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Drake University in Des Moines,…

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March 20, 2024 Jacqueline Jean Wiley Timmons

Jacqueline Jean Wiley Timmons Jacqueline (Jacquie) was born to John and Bernice Wiley on October 5, 1938 at home on their farm near Conway, Iowa. Jacquie went to two different country schools and then to Clearfield Community School where she graduated in 1957. After high school, she moved to Des Moines, Iowa and started working…

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FMTC announces plans to bring fiber internet to Bedford

     Bedford is one of four communities that is scheduled to get fiber internet and from Farmers Mutual Telephone Company in a recent news release.      Officials with FMTC announced plans to bring fiber internet and voice services within the city limits of Bedford, Clarinda, Red Oak, and Corning. Phase one of construction is scheduled to begin…

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