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Auditor’s office closed Sept. 22

By Editor | September 14, 2021 |

     The Taylor County Auditor’s office will be closed September 22, 2021 for staff to attend election training.

Bedford city council sets public hearings to submit CDBG-CV grant applications

By Editor | September 14, 2021 |

By Nicki Lock      The Bedford City Council approved several resolutions, heard an update from Bedford Area Chamber, and discussed applications for CDBG-CV grant at the September 8 meeting.

AWANA begins tonight

By Editor | September 14, 2021 |

     This year’s AWANA program is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, September 15th at the First Baptist Church, located at 808 Main Street, Bedford. Registration will be from 6:10 PM until 6:30 PM each Wednesday evening, followed by the club program, to conclude at 8:30 PM.

Century and Heritage Farm Families honored at ISF

By Editor | September 14, 2021 |

Program celebrates farms that have been in the same family for 100 and 150 years, respectively      Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation President Craig Hill and Vice President Joe Heinrich honored 681 Iowa farm families with Century or Heritage Farm designations at the Iowa State Fair. The program celebrates farms that…

Come and Go Community Baby Shower focuses on promoting prenatal health and healthy families

By Editor | September 14, 2021 |

     A ComeandGoCommunity Baby Shower will focus on promoting prenatal health and working with families with children up to 12 months who live in Taylor County. The shower is a cooperative effort between Quad Counties 4 Kids Early Childhood Iowa, Taylor County Extension Growing Strong Families, and Taylor County Public Health. The shower is a way…

Walk, Candlelight Vigil Sept. 8 for suicide awareness

By Editor | September 7, 2021 |

     CHI Health Mercy Corning and Senior Life Solutions will sponsor a Walk and Candlelight Vigil on Wednesday, Sept. 8 to bring awareness to Suicide Prevention.      Anyone who wants to know about suicide warning signs and what to do is invited to the walk. The walk will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a candlelight vigil service…

AWANA Program begins Sept. 15

By Editor | September 7, 2021 |

AWANA free carnival on Sept. 19th      This year’s AWANA Program is scheduled to begin on     Wednesday, September 15, at the First Baptist Church of Bedford. Registration will be from 6:10 PM until 6:30 PM, each Wednesday evening, followed by the Club Program from 6:30-8:30 PM. AWANA is open to the community for school aged children between…

Taylor County Partners formed to build, operate health and recreation center

By Editor | August 31, 2021 |

     Hello Bedford! We are the Taylor County Partners (TCP), a nonprofit organization established to build and operate a Health and Recreation Center in Bedford that serves Taylor County residents and our neighbors. Our vision is to create a facility that sustains itself, services all age groups, improves our athletic teams’ performance, and enhances our local…

Fifth Quarter Alert

By Editor | August 24, 2021 |

     The First Baptist Church, at 808 Main Street in Bedford, will be offering a Fifth Quarter again this year for junior and senior high youth. Look for the church bus after the home games parked in the football parking lot, if rides are needed to our church after the game. Look for a good meal…

Bedford Times-Press Sports

Football Friday

By Editor | September 14, 2021 |

By Jason Bucher            Last Friday, the Dawgs squared off with Taylor county foe the Lenox Tigers. In a game with high intensity the Dawgs held their own in the first half before a twenty-eight point second half led to the Dawgs first defeat of the season with a score of 54-12.

Lady Dawgs Tame The Tigers Twice

By Editor | September 14, 2021 |

By Jason Bucher           On Tuesday night, the Lady Dawgs took on their Taylor County rival the Lenox Tigers. The Lady Dawgs did not disappoint as they were able to win 3 sets to 1 to win the traveling Back 40 Volley Brawl Trophy. In the first set, the Lady Dawgs set the tone as Abby…

Cross Country at Clarinda

By Editor | September 14, 2021 |

By  Jason Bucher      On Tuesday night, the Bedford Cross Country team traveled to Clarinda to compete with runners from Atlantic, Nebraska City, Red Oak, North Andrew, Southwest Valley, Essex, Riverside, Tarkio, Shenandoah, and Lenox. Willow Miller competed in her first meet of the year and crossed the line in 58th place with a time of…

Dawgs Silence Tigers

By Editor | September 7, 2021 |

By Jason Bucher      On Friday, the Bedford Bulldogs traveled to Griswold for a district 9 8-man opener. The Dawgs defense showed up and kept the opponent out of the end zone en route to a 52-0 win. This was Bedford’s first shut out since the 2017 season.

Bedford Times-Press Obituaries

Karolyn Hughes

By Editor | September 14, 2021 |

     Karolyn Kaye (Gant) Hughes was born at the family home located in Taylor County, Iowa, on March 14, 1941, to Orval and Naomi Clayton Gant. A Celebration of life service will be held 1:00 pm, Saturday, September 18, 2021, Miner Pavilion, 600 Lafayette St, New Market, Iowa. Visitation will follow with a luncheon and fellowship.…

Lois Townsend

By Editor | September 14, 2021 |

     Lois Townsend, 84, of Bedford, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at Bedford Specialty Care. A memorial service for Lois will be held Saturday, October 9, 2021, at the Cummings Family Funeral Home in Bedford beginning at 11am. Preceding this will be a visitation starting at 10am. Memorials may be directed to Bedford Specialty…

Jean Schweitzer

By Editor | September 14, 2021 |

     Vaye Jean Schweitzer passed away on Wednesday morning, September 8th at the hospital in Corning, Iowa. While Jean was widely known and recognized in the community, she and Jerry were private people, who have requested that the visitation, funeral service, and reception are limited to family, drug store colleagues, and members of the Sacred Heart…

Michele “Mickey” Larson

By Editor | September 14, 2021 |

     Michele “Mickey” Ann Larson of El Dorado, MO, formerly of Bedford, IA, went home to Jesus on Sept. 4th, 2021 at age 74. There will be a private burial at Fairview Cemetery by family members at a later date.

Memorial Service for Jim Farrens cancelled

By Editor | August 31, 2021 |

     The memorial service for James (Jim) Keith Farrens has been cancelled.

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