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Bedford Fire Department receives $5,000 donation from State Farm

By Editor | August 9, 2022 |

State Farm gives $1.6m to U.S. communities in celebration of 100th anniversary      Local State Farm agent, Susan Swartz, demonstrated what it means to be a Good Neighbor by helping her community. She presented the Bedford Fire Department with a $5,000 State Farm grant. The funding is earmarked to help support the Bedford Fire Department as…

Bedford dancer competes in World Dance Championships

By Editor | August 9, 2022 |

By Nicki Lock      The World Dance Championships were recently held in New Jersey. Brynlee Sargent, daughter of Jason and Kerri Sargent of Bedford, competed in the World Dance Championships in Secaucus, New Jersey. Her mother, Kerri, attended with her and they were in New Jersey and visited New York City from July 26-August 2.      This…

U.S. Senate candidate hosts Meet and Greet in Bedford

By Editor | August 9, 2022 |

     Michael Franken, Democratic candidate for United States Senate, was at the Bedford Public Library on August 3 for a Meet and Greet. About 20 were in attendance.      “I’m running for office because I feel it is a duty and a responsibility,” said Franken.

Hal Sayler receives QOV

By Editor | August 9, 2022 |

     Hal Sayler received his Quilt of Valor on July 10, 2022 in his home.      Hal Sayler joined the U.S. Army in March of 1970. He took basic training at Fort Lewis Washington and AIT in Georgia. Hal was sent overseas to Korea in November of 1970. He came home in January of 1972 and was…

SWI water quality project receives next phase of funding

By Editor | August 9, 2022 |

     Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig has announced the funding of the next phase of an innovative water quality and soil conservation demonstration project spanning multiple watersheds in Taylor and Page Counties in Southwest Iowa.      The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship will continue partnering with farmers, landowners, and the Taylor and Page County…

Learning all about reptiles/ amphibians at TCC program

By Editor | August 9, 2022 |

     The Taylor County Conservation held a reptiles/amphibians program at Windmill Lake on Saturday. Presenters were Zoie Lecy and Marti Sutton. Those attending learned about tree frogs, bull frogs, all kinds of turtles from snapper to box to soft shell turtles, and everything you have always wanted to know about snakes. Kids were given the opportunity…

Taylor County Delinquent Tax list published

By Editor | June 7, 2022 |

     The Taylor County Delinquent Tax List is published in this week’s Bedford Times-Press and can be found on Page 6. The tax sale will be held Monday, June 20 with all bidding done online. Tax sale bidders must complete all steps in the registration process by the end of the day on June 16 in…

Lady Dawgs Season Winding Down

By Editor | May 10, 2022 |

By Jason Bucher      Last week the Lady Dawgs competed in two track meets with a partial team as some athletes were in Texas at a Business Professionals of America Conference. On Tuesday night the Lady Dawgs competed in the Pride of Iowa meet at Lenox. The Lady Dawgs finished in 10th place with 16.50 points.…

Ribbon cutting held for Tampico Family Mexican Restaurant

By Editor | April 26, 2022 |

     A ribbon cutting was held for Tampico Family Mexican Restaurant on Wednesday, April 20. The business is located on Bedford’s Main Street. A mariachi band played on the street before and after the ribbon cutting and then entertained diners inside that evening.

Friday Fish Fry at UCPC

By Editor | April 12, 2022 |

     The United Christian Presbyterian Church will have a Good Friday Fish Fry on Friday, April 15 from 5-7 p.m. This is a dinein event. Menu includes fried cod, French fries, bakes beans, cole slaw, cookies, bars and drink. Carry-out containers will be available if folks want to come and get their fish and take with…

Bedford Times-Press Sports

Bedford Post Season Honors

By Editor | August 9, 2022 |

By Jason Bucher      The Bedford Bulldog summer sports season ended with the Lady Dawgs softball team posting a 3-17 record and the Bulldogs baseball team posting a 7-16 record. At the conclusion of the season, individually, Bedford athletes have been recognized with Pride of Iowa Conference honors.      Sophomore Bridget Murphy received all POI Honorable Mention…

Junior High program finishes with winning seasons

By Editor | July 19, 2022 |

     The junior high middle school baseball and softball program finished up their season four weeks ago and both had excellent outcomes.      The junior high Bulldog baseball team consisted of 17 boys, nine 8th graders and eight 7th graders. The Bulldogs had a 7th grade record of 7-2 and an 8th grade record of 8-3.      The…

Lady Dogs Travel to First Two Softball Games

By Editor | May 31, 2022 |

By Abby Dukes      The Lady Dogs traveled to Clarinda for their first game of the season Monday night. This year’s team consists of 11 girls and two new coaches. Leading the team are two juniors, Emily Baker and Destry Bassinger since no seniors participated this year. The sophomores take up most of the team with…

Bedford Times-Press Obituaries

Gordon “Bushy” Burgmaier

By Editor | April 26, 2022 |

     Funeral Services for Gordon “Bushy” Burgmaier were held Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 2 p.m. at Cummings Family Funeral Home. Visitation was held from 1 PM until service time on Tuesday. Interment with military rites was held at Washington Cemetery in Gravity, Iowa. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Bedford Fire…

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