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New business in Gravity having grand opening April 27

By Editor | April 23, 2024 |

     A new business is opening up in Gravity. Dirty Harry’s BBB will be a sporting goods and outdoor supplies store.      “I’ve always been an outdoor advocate,” said Harry Blake, owner and operator. Supplies will be for outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting, and camping, fishing lures, bait, rod and reels, T-shirts, ammunition items. “I…

Property reappraisals begin this week

By Editor | April 23, 2024 |

          Door-to-door inspections of all residential, commercial, and industrial properties in Taylor County begin this week, according to Taylor County Chief Deputy Assessor Holly Cavin. The reappraisal project was approved by the Taylor County Conference Board in February, 2021.      The purpose of the reappraisal program is to equalize property assessments so that each taxpayer is…

Mother, Daughter, Sister, Friend Banquet at NM UMC

By Editor | April 23, 2024 |

Mother, Daughter, Sister, Friend Banquet at NM UMC      The New Market United Methodist Church will have a Mother, Daughter, Sister, Friend Banquet on Wednesday, May 8. Doors open at 6 p.m. with meal served at 6:30 p.m. Those attending are asked to wear their favorite apron if they wish. Reservations must be made by Sunday,…

Memories of the Bedford Sale Barn

By Editor | April 23, 2024 |

     Sale barns were once a gathering place that brought rural and urban folks together to sell their livestock and farm-related items and catch up on local happenings. Today, many of those sale barns are gone in rural communities, some because of the cost of meeting strict regulations and others because of retirement.      Bedford’s sale…

Summer hours for Secondary Roads department

By Editor | April 23, 2024 |

Summer hours for Secondary Roads department      The Taylor County Secondary Roads/Engineer’s Office will be going to summer hours starting May 2 through September 5, 2024. The hours will be 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.


By Editor | April 23, 2024 |

Correction      In last week’s school board story there was an error in the amounts for dirt work for the school. The correct amounts should be $6,610 from Tonka Toy and $6,930 from Watson Excavation. We apologize for the incorrect numbers.

FMTC announces plans to bring fiber internet to Bedford

By Editor | March 12, 2024 |

     Bedford is one of four communities that is scheduled to get fiber internet and from Farmers Mutual Telephone Company in a recent news release.      Officials with FMTC announced plans to bring fiber internet and voice services within the city limits of Bedford, Clarinda, Red Oak, and Corning. Phase one of construction is scheduled to begin…

Bedford Times-Press Sports

Eli Johnson to compete in Drake Relays

By Editor | April 23, 2024 |

By Jason Bucher      Sophomore Eli Johnson will get to show off his skills at the Blue Oval this weekend when he competes in the 114th Drake Relays.      Eli has qualified for the 400M Wheelchair race and will compete on Friday, April 26th at approximately 11:50 a.m. Eli will compete with six other athletes and enters…

Bulldogs finish second at Griswold

By Editor | April 23, 2024 |

By Jason Bucher      On Thursday, April 18th, the Bulldogs traveled to Griswold and brought home a second place finish with 121 points behind Logan Magnolia with 130. Griswold placed 3rd with 115 points, Red Oak 92, Tri-Center 88, Essex 26 and Iowa School of the Deaf 5.      The Shuttle Hurdle Relay of Dalton Swartz, Quentin…

Bulldog Golf

By Editor | April 23, 2024 |

By Jason Bucher      Last week the Bedford Bulldog Golf team hosted East Mills on Monday, April 15th. East Mills won with a 164 team score and Bedford did not post a team score due to only having three golfers. Bryson Ewart led the Bulldogs with a 46 followed by Braydon Hensley with a 52…

Lady Bulldogs Win at Lenox

By Editor | April 23, 2024 |

By Jason Bucher      On Monday, April 15th, the Lady Bulldogs track team won at Lenox as they scored 83 points without winning a single event. Shenandoah placed second with 80 points followed by Griswold 75, Mount Ayr 75, Southwest Valley 60, Stanton 52, Lenox 45, Essex 38, East Union 38, Clarinda 20 and East Mills…

Bedford Times-Press Obituaries

Eddie Blake

By Editor | April 23, 2024 |

     Graveside services for Eddie Dean Blake were held Monday, April 22 at 2 p.m. at the Bedford City Cemetery. Visitation was held on Monday at Cummings Family Funeral Home. Arrangements were entrusted to Ritchie Funeral Home, Lenox.

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