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March 27-31 is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Iowa

By Editor | March 21, 2023 |

     The Taylor County Emergency Management, Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEMD),National Weather Service (NWS), and Iowa Emergency Management Association (IEMA) have joined together to promote Severe Weather Awareness Week, March 27-31.      Severe Weather Awareness Week is an opportunity to highlight the importance of being aware of, and prepared for, severe weather through…

More Winter Weather

By Editor | March 21, 2023 |

     Snow flakes as big as feathers fell late Thursday afternoon after a rain for most of the day. It didn’t take long for the white stuff to cover the ground and make roads very slick for the evening trip home. Fortunately, this time of year it doesn’t last long and the moisture is welcomed.

March 29 designated as Vietnam War Veterans Day

By Editor | March 21, 2023 |

     March 29 is Vietnam War Veterans Day, a day where Americans can come together to commemorate the services and sacrifices made by the nearly three million members who served in Vietnam.      President Barack Obama signed a proclamation in 2012 designating March 29 as the annual observance of Vietnam War Veterans Day. The last American troops…

TC Conference Board meets; approves Beason to pursue deputy assessor testing

By Editor | March 21, 2023 |

     The Taylor County Conference Board met on March 14, reviewed the budget, and approved for Paige Beason to test for deputy assessor.      Paige Beason addressed the board stating she would like to transfer Taylor County assessor clerk to deputy assessor. “After careful consideration and much thought after seeing, reading, and hearing the half truths and…

Successful mission trip provides independence to people of Kenya

By Editor | March 21, 2023 |

By Dr. Gruba      A crocodile in central Kenya has a price on its head. Randy Beemer saw the four-foot reptile scramble out of the pond during his evening fish feeding rounds, but was too surprised to do much about it. After all, crocodiles aren’t a common problem around his fish hatchery in Bedford, Iowa. A…

Town-wide cleanup for Bedford residents April 22-30

By Editor | March 14, 2023 |

     The city of Bedford will be holding the annual town-wide cleanup from Saturday, April 22nd through Sunday, April 30th. PLEASE NOTE that all junk/trash items must be dropped off at Hawn Sanitation, 409 Pollock Blvd, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Appliances are also drop-off only with no tag required and…

Quentin King signs with Simpson College

By Editor | February 21, 2023 |

     Senior Quentin King signed with Simpson College for football on Wednesday, February 15. Picture above are: back row, Jason King, Jeremy Nally, Greg Sleep, Brandon Sleep. Front row, Quentin King and Sara King.

Heavy snow keeps city, county crews busy clearing roads

By Editor | February 21, 2023 |

     Taylor County and surrounding area received a substantial amount of snow last week. An estimated 10-12 inches fell throughout the morning and afternoon on Thursday, February 16. The Taylor County Secondary Roads were prepared in anticipation of the predicted storm. Assistant County Engineer Jim Rowe said the equipment was ready to go on Wednesday.…

Bedford speech team has successful day at State contest

By Editor | February 14, 2023 |

     The Bedford High School Large Group Speech team had a very successful day at State contests February 4 at Waukee High School with two groups earning straight I ratings and two groups earning high II ratings.      Receiving straight I ratings from all three judges was the Readers Theatre: Amanda Ogle, Ashley Rankin, Dustin Foote,…

Bedford Times-Press Sports

Bulldogs Earn All KMA Honors

By Editor | March 21, 2023 |

By Jason Bucher      Each year at the conclusion of the basketball seasons KMA radio makes its own personal selections for Pride of Iowa honors. This year after the Bulldogs great 21-4 POI Co-Champion season KMA recognized five Bedford Bulldogs.      Coach Tanner Peterman, in his first season at the the helm, was selected as the POI…

Bulldogs Ready to Hit the Track

By Editor | March 21, 2023 |

By Jason Bucher      Despite Mother Nature’s cruel Iowa weather, the Bedford Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs are gearing up for the 2023 track season.      The Lady Bulldogs will field a team of 23 athletes. Leading the way for the Lady Bulldogs will be seniors Emily Baker, Erica Sayler, Ashley Rankin and Amanda Ogle. Baker will look…

Bedford Times-Press Obituaries

Betty Donaldson

By Editor | March 21, 2023 |

     Funeral Celebration of Life Services for Betty Donaldson, age 91, of Lenox, who passed away Monday, March 13, 2023 at the Lenox Care Center will be held Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 11:00 AM at the Lenox United Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be held at the church from 9:30 until service time. Interment will be…

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