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New easy access steps installed at Bedford Swimming Pool
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     New pool safety steps for easy access were installed last week at the Bedford Swimming Pool. The steps make it easier for people for all ages to enter the pool. They are installed on the north side of the pool near the bath house.

Successful Matching Challenge nets $35,500 in funds for BCC
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     It all started with a letter on Dave Henry’s desk at State Savings Bank.      Earlier this year, Bedford Country Club board members were brainstorming to come up with ideas on how to raise money to do needed improvements as well as retire an old debt. Country club board members drafted a letter to send out…

Free clothes available at New Life Closet
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     Free clothes will be available at the New Life Missionary Church on Saturday, July 21 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. There will be women and kids clothes ranging in sizes from 0 mo. to 14 youth and women’s small to XXL+. Items are for personal use only.

Taylor County fair queen candidates announced; crowning to be held on July 19
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     The Young Mothers at Heart and the Taylor County Fair Board hosted the Taylor County Fair Queen competition on Sunday, July 15 at the New Life Missionary Church. Five candidates competed in the contest. They are Emma Lucas, Jadyn Lauritsen, Jenna Walston, Kelsey John, and Selena Valenzuela. The crowning of the 2018 Queen will take…

City Council approves waiver for city sewer hookup on new home construction
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     The Bedford City Council approved a waiver for Joel Hardee for sewer hookup at their July 11 meeting. Ray Goodridge asked the council for permission to continue setting off fireworks at the courthouse to get rid of the turkey vultures. Whitney Beery gave the Bedford Area Chamber update.

Board approves moving forward with demolition of property
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     Bedford School Board received an update on disposal of property at their monthly meeting on July 12. They also approved a contract for a paraprofessional and updated board policies.

John Anderson honored as Grand Marshal in parade
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     The Late John Anderson was this year’s Grand Marshal. Riding in the parade to honor John was his mother Wilma Anderson. She was driven by John’s nephew, Connor Davison, in John’s Corvette. John passed away on May 23, 2018.

Bedford Times-Press Sports

Dawgs Lose in District Semifinals
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     On Thursday the Dawgs traveled to Council Bluffs to play the Essex/ South Page Trojans. The Bulldogs were the home team on the scoreboard because of their higher seeding in the district tournament.      Damien Henry took to the mound for the Bulldogs, and after the first two batters were able to reach, he struck out…

Bulldogs Walk-Off Against Tigers
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     With the season hanging in the balance, the Dawgs were down to their last strike of the season….. Their opponent was the Griswold Tigers. Brennan Sefrit started on the mound for the home team on the score board. Sefrit made it through 1/3 of an inning before Coach Sefrit made the switch to Jordan Perkins.

Bedford Times-Press Obituaries

Richard Freshour
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     Richard LaVerne Freshour was born to Robert and Wilma (Landon) Freshour on February 5, 1944, in Villisca, Iowa. Richard passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at Good Samaritan in Villisca. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 1, 2018 at Wolfe Funeral Home, Villisca. Interment with military honors was July 2, 2018 at Iowa Veterans Cemetery,…

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