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Community Visioning Committee receives cost estimates for visioning projects
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     The Bedford Community Visioning Committee has received cost estimates of the projects they have been working on for the last year. There has not been a project chosen to start with yet. They are presenting the costs to the city council this week for input and comments from Public Works Director Walston and the city…

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…

Christmas Home Tour set for Dec. 7
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     The 2019 Christmas Home Tour, “Town and Country Christmas” will be held on Saturday, December 7 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. It will feature four beautifully decorated homes, the Barn at Kent Farms and Tinsel Tree Lane at the Taylor County Museum.      Each week, one of the stops will be featured in the Times- Press.…

Honoring our veterans on November 11
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          Twenty-five veterans were honored with Quilts of Valor on Monday, Nov. 11 at the United Christian-Presbyterian Church. A dedicated and talented group of volunteers has been working diligently on these handmade quilts for local veterans. The Sons of the American Legion and the junior Auxiliary members led the Pledge of Allegiance to begin the Veteran’s…

Bedford UMC Fall Dinner Nov. 13
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     The Bedford United Methodist Church will have its fall dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 13 with serving from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.

“The Journey that Saved Curious George” to be held Nov. 13 at library
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     A program, “The Journey that Saved Curious George” will be held at the Bedford Public Library on November 13 at 6:00 p.m. This is the story of World War II through the adventure of Curious George’s creators, H.A. and Margret Rey, as they escaped Hitler’s advancing army. Kael Sagheer from the Institute for Holocaust Education…

Lioness of the Year named
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     The person selected to receive the Lioness of the Year award is Bonny Baker,  a lifelong resident of Taylor County. She grew up on a farm, the eldest of her siblings and attended various schools in Taylor County, graduating from Bedford Community High School.

New Market purchases fire truck
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     New Market Fire Department recently purchased a 2019 Wildland 4×4 Fire Truck that will be used mainly for grass fires. They received $10,000 from the Taylor County Endowment Foundation and matching funds were raised by the fire department from fundraisers such as the upcoming November 2 hog roast, Dime Toss on the Fourth of July,…

Bedford Times-Press Sports

Cross Country Recap 2019
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     Coach Gallagher and Coach Brandhorst have completed a very successful cross country campaign. With hard work and dedication from all of the athletes pushing themselves, eighteen individual athletes set personal bests this year. The cross country team will be strong again next year as they say good bye to only one senior in Bradley Johnson.…

Volleyball Recap 2019
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By Jason Bucher      The Bedford Lady Dawgs have finished their 2019 volleyball season with a 10-21 overall record. The Lady Dawgs were very strong this year posting a .911 (1336/1467) serving efficiency for the season as a team. Some highlights from the season include sweeping Mt. Ayr to end a losing streak against the Raiders…

Lady Dawgs Fall at Sidney
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By Jason Bucher      In the second round of Class 1A Region 3 volleyball action, the Bedford Lady Dawgs traveled to play the number 1 ranked Sidney Cowgirls in Sidney on Monday, October 28th. The Lady Dawgs were defeated in three sets 25-15, 25-9, and 25-14.

Bedford Times-Press Obituaries

Mike Marshall
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     Funeral Celebration of Life Services for Mike Marshall, age 56, of Lenox, who passed away October 29, 2019 were held Friday, November 8, 2019 at 10:30 AM at the United Presbyterian Church in Lenox. Interment was held at the Grove Cemetery in rural Taylor County, Iowa. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be…

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     Funeral services for Clint Johnson, 39, of Blockton, Iowa were held Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 11 AM at the Cummings Family Funeral Home. Visitation was held Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 5 to 7 PM. Interment was at Athelstan Cemetery. Memorials may be directed towards the family to be determined. Memories and condolences may…

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…

Alice Mae Johnston
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     Funeral services for Alice Mae Johnston were held Monday, November 11, 2019, at 10:30 AM at First Christian Church in Mt. Ayr. Interment was held in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Mt. Ayr. Visitation was at Cummings Funeral Home in Bedford on Sunday, November 10 from 2-4 PM. Instead of flowers, the family requests memorials…

Alvin Smith
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     Alvin was born April 3, 1943 to Walter & Esther Smith on a farm near College Springs, IA. He passed away November 5th, 2019 at Caring Acres Nursing Home in Anita, IA., at the age of 76. Peterson Mortuary in Glenwood, IA is in charge of final arrangements. No services are planned at this time.

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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