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Invenergy announces plans to build 41 wind turbines in county
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     Invenergy LLC has announced plans to build 41 wind turbines int eh southwest part of Taylor County, in the townships of Polk, Mason, Ross, Dallas and Washington and possibly Benton.       According to Ben Lambrecht from Invenergy, this project, called Contrail Wind Project, LLC, a timeline for this project has been developed…

Bedford and Mt. Ayr announce shared superintendent finalists
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     On January 22, the Boards of Education from Bedford and Mount Ayr met jointly to interview six semi-finalist candidates for the shared district superintendent position. Previously, both boards met with representatives from Grundmeyer Leader Services to review application materials for all 16 applicants and screen to the six semi-finalists. Each semi-finalist candidate spent…

Superintendent search update, resignations, hiring of social worker, highlight school board meeting
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     An update on the superintendent search, retirement requests, resignations, and committee appointments highlighted the first meeting of the new year for the Bedford School Board on Tuesday, Jan. 14. Superintendent Drake outlined a proposal from Green Hills AEA to hire a social worker on a part-time basis.

Daniel Thomson selected as new chair of Animal Science at ISU
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     Daniel Thomson has been named the new chair of the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University. Dr. Thomson is an internationally known leader, researcher and instructor in animal health management, animal welfare and beef cattle production. 

Open house planned for Compass House
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     United Charitable Association is proud to announce the opening of COMPASS HOUSE. Compass House is a residence for women who are in a time of transition and need a safe environment while they gather the resources they need to be on their own. Compass House is located in Lenox, Iowa and is supported by the…

Tis’ the season to Believe in Bedford
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     The holidays are upon us and “Tis the Season to Believe” in Bedford once again. There are many activities and events going on this holiday season in town. Tinsel Tree Lane at the Taylor County Historical Museum opened on Thanksgiving Day and will be open daily, except Mondays, from 1-4 p.m.      Pick up a copy…

Sign up for Caring Tree starts this week
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     Taylor County parents may start signing up their children ages 12 and under for the Caring Tree on Monday, November 18th at the Taylor County Neighborhood Center in Bedford. You will need to know correct sizes for your child’s shirts, pants, shoes and a special toy or interest they might have. Children must live in…

Fall play set for Nov. 15 and 16
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By Nicki Lock      Bedford community high school students have been working very hard on this year’s fall play. Between all of the other practices and organizations, these almost 20 students have dedicated their time to present, “The Miracle Worker,” the story of deaf and blind Helen Keller and her teacher, Anne Sullivan.

Meet & Greet for Chamber director
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     A Meet and Greet for Cole Walters will be held on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 12-4 p.m. at the Chamber office at 622 Court Avenue in Bedford.

Several races decided at first city/school election
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     The first combined city/school election is over. Several seats around the county were filled with write-in votes. The Taylor County Board of Supervisors will canvass the votes on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Write-in candidates have been contacted to see if they will serve and most have agreed. To see the unofficial election results, pick up a…

Bedford Times-Press Sports

John J. Harris Invitational
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By Jason Bucher      On Friday January 24th, and Saturday, January 25th, the Bedford/Lenox grapplers competed in one of the most storied wrestling tournaments in Iowa. The 65th annual John J. Harris Invitational was held in Corning. The Bedford/Lenox squad finished in 12th place out of 21 teams. To see results pick up a…

Lady Dawgs make 12 threes
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By Jason Bucher      It is said in basketball terminology that teams live and die by the three. On Thursday, January 23rd, the Lady Dags lived by the three, making 12 three pointers on their way to a 48-45 victory over Clarke to snap a seven-game losing streak. 

Wrestlers take double dual
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By Jason Bucher      On Tuesday, January 21st, the Bedford/Lenox squad wrestled at East Mills winning the double dual with East Mills, Clarinda Academy and East Union. Bedford/Lenox defeated East Mills 48-33.

Dawgs come up short
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By Jason Bucher     On Tuesday, January 21st, the Bedford Bulldogs hosted Central Decatur for a PRide of Iowa Condference game. What started with a recognition of the five seniors starting the game, ended with a tough physical loss 72-69.

Mid-Buchanan Tournament
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By Jason Bucher      On Monday, January 20th the Bedford/Lenox wrestlers traveled to Faucett, Missouri to wrestle in the Mid-Buchanan Wrestling Tournament that had been postponed due to Mother Nature. To see results, pick up a copy of the January 29 edition of the Bedford Times Press. 

Bedford Times-Press Obituaries

Robert Wilson
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     Robert L. “Bob” Wilson, 84, of Maryville, Missouri passed away Monday, December 9, 2019 at Oak Pointe of Maryville. Graveside services and burial was held 3 p.m. Friday, December 12th under the care of Price Funeral home at the Hopkins Cemetery in Hopkins, Missouri. The family received friends from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday at…

Sharon Byers
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     Sharon K. Byers, (nee: King) of Saint Charles, MO, passed away Sunday January 19, 2020 at the age of 77. Memorials may be made in Sharon’s name to First St. Charles United Methodist Church, 801 First Capital Dr., St. Charles, MO 63301      A memorial service will be held at the First St. Charles United Methodist Church…

Leonard “Buck” Browne Jr.
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     Leonard Henry “Buck” Browne Jr., son of Leonard Henry Browne Sr.  and Edna Pauline (Green) Browne was born May 17, 1938 in Kansas City, Kansas and passed from this life, peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Clearview Home in Mt. Ayr, Iowa at 81 years of age. Memorial visitation will be Saturday,…

Thomas Hensley
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     Memorial Services for Thomas Hensley, age 63, who passed away January 5, 2020 were held Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 3 PM at Cummings Family Funeral Home. Visitation was held Thursday from 1 PM until service time. Memorials may be directed to the family to be established. Cummings Family Funeral Home was entrusted with the…

Robert Stonoff
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     Former Bedford resident and teacher Robert R. “Bob” Stonoff, 89, died Dec. 9, 2019, at his daughter’s home near Sequim, WA, after an extended illness.      Memorial services have not been set. Anna Mary suggests donations in memoriam may be made, if desired, to Wesleyan Church Global Partners to support Stonoff’s nephew Fred Cromer (https://www.globalpartnersonline.org/missionary/wm04-0172/).

Nellie Scott
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     Nellie Francis Scott in the company of her loving family peacefully left this life November 5, 2019. A visitation and funeral service will be held Saturday November 9, 10:00 am at the Cummings Funeral Home, Bedford Iowa. The graveside service will immediately follow at Washington Township Cemetery, Gravity, Iowa. Friends and family will gather after…

Kathleen Lincoln
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     Kathleen Caroline Lincoln, 91, of Bedford, IA, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 27, 2019, at Azria Health in Clarinda, IA. Mrs. Lincoln’s body has been cremated under the direction of the Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home, Maryville, MO. Memorial services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the Wray Memorial United Methodist Church, Hopkins,…

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