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New Market Civic Club cancelled
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     New Market Civic Club will not meet August 13 as scheduled, due to COVID-19 and the age of participants in the club.

Wayne and Jodie Petersen open J & W Bar and Grill in New Market
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     New owners have opened J & W Bar and Grill on Main Street in New Market.      Wayne and Jodie Petersen purchased the building that had housed a bar for many years. They took possession February 25 and, due to COVID-19 shutting down bar and restaurants among other businesses, they were not able to open their…

New superintendent prepares for school year
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     Jason Shaffer has hit the ground running in his new role as a superintendent of schools while also dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and state guidelines for the fall start of school.      Shaffer, shared superintendent for the Bedford and Mt. Ayr School Districts, is in his first year as superintendent. Before accepting this position, he…

Faith Baptist Church open Fridays
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     Faith Baptist Church will be open every Friday from 11:30 to 1:00 pm. and 4:30 to 6:00 pm. through Oct 31, and all day 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. November 3 (election day) for prayer for our country.      This is totally non-partisan and anyone is welcome to stop by and pray during those times.

Bedford Times-Press Sports

All District, Academic All State Baseball
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By Jason Bucher      The Bedford Bulldogs baseball team has two players recognized for their 2020 baseball seasons on the All District Southwest team. The state of Iowa is divided into five districts, grouping all the class 1A teams together to be selected from. Senior Brennan Sefrit was selected as a first team pitcher. Junior Dylan Swaney was…

Tracy 2020 Des Moines Register Spirit Award
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By Jason Bucher      Senior Tristan Tracy took time away from his Avengers video game on his PS 4, to answer some questions about being recognized as this years Boys Special Olympics Athletes of the Year by the Des Moines Register.      Tristan has been active in Special Olympics since he was eight years old. He has…

Bedford Times-Press Obituaries

Janice Farrens
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     A private family graveside funeral for Janice Anne Farrens was held Thursday, August 6, 2020 at Fairview Cemetery in Bedford, Iowa. Visitation for Janice was held Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at Cummings Family Funeral Home from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. with family greeting friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. At Jan’s request, the family…

Marian Barrans
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     Graveside Celebration of Life Services for Marian Barrans, age 90, of Lenox, who passed away Monday, August 3, 2020 were held Friday, August 7, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at the West Fairview Cemetery in Lenox. Open visitation was held Thursday at the Ritchie Funeral Home from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Memorials may be given…

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