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Hall of Fame inductees announced for 2018

     The Hall of Fame inductees were announced on Friday, Feb. 2 during the last home basketball game for the 2018 Bedford Community School Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame Banquet will be held during the 2018-19 fall homecoming weekend. The following inductees will be honored, Gene Hannon, Jim Tobin, Robert Sawyer, and Harold Shepherd.

Bedford speech team competes at State Large Group

          The Bedford High School speech team traveled to Waukee Saturday, February 3 for State Large Group Speech Contest where they earned four “I” ratings and four “II” ratings. “This successful large group season is a great start as we continue into Individual Events season,” said Speech Coach Carl Rankin.

Zeb’s Smokehouse adds farm to table butcher service

     Zeb’s Smokehouse has been business in Bedford since the fall of 2006. Last summer they decided to add a farm-to-table butcher service to fill a need for the area. Years ago, butchering on the farm was a common practice and meat lockers were located in almost every town. As times changed and there were more choices…

New and improved website, E-Edition for Bedford Times- Press

     The Bedford Times-Press has changed to a new website which will also feature the E-Edition. The web address is the same as before at, but viewers will notice a whole new look.      The site will feature news and photos, buttons that will access the sports, obituaries, and free access to the E-Edition.

Endowment applications available Feb. 1

     Applications for the Taylor County Endowment Grant will be available February 1 with a deadline of February 28.

Bedford Times-Press Sports

Four Bedford/Lenox wrestlers end season in first night of wrestling action
Derek Venteicher places seventh at State Wrestling Tournament

Derek Venteicher, wrestling at 182, placed seventh on Saturday at the State Wrestling Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Bedford Bulldogs defeat O-M

Bedford Bulldogs will advance to semifinals on Tuesday night and will go up against Southwest Valley. The Bulldogs defeated Orient-Macksburg on their home court on Thursday night, 60-22 in quarterfinal action. Brennan Sefrit and Damien Henry led in scoring with 13 points each and Perkins added 10. Bedford and Southwest Valley have split games in their…

Bulldogs begin districts Thursday at home

     The Bulldogs had a light week in basketball last week. They played at Lenox on Tuesday night and were scheduled to play junior varsity and varsity at home on Friday against Stanton. However, that game was postponed until Monday, Feb. 12 due to weather.

Lady Bulldogs end season with loss to Diagonal

          The Lady Bulldogs finished out their regular season with a win over Lenox and lost to Diagonal in the first round of regionals. On Tuesday, Feb. 6, Bedford traveled to Lenox and came home with a 51-44 win over the Lady Tigers.

Bedford Times-Press Obituaries

Charles Hale, Jr.
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     Funeral services for Charles Edward Hale Jr. of Bedford were conducted at 11:00 am Monday, February 12, 2018 at the Cummings Family Funeral Home in Bedford with Jeff Cummings officiating. Burial followed at the Fairview Cemetery at Bedford.

January 03,2018

Evelyn Brammer Mass of Christian Burial Services for Evelyn Brammer, age 92, of Lenox, Iowa, who passed away Sunday, December 24, 2017 at the Clearview Home in Clearfield, Iowa will be held Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 1:00 PM at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Lenox, Iowa.  Visitation and lunch will be held following committal…

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