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Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation Hits the Road to Fight Hunger for 21,150 Children in 117 Schools

By Editor | December 6, 2022 |

     West Des Moines, Iowa – With 1 in 8 children facing food insecurity, the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation and Iowa Select Farms are driving the change to help end childhood hunger. Through the Power Snack™ program, Iowa Select Farms employees gave ham and bread coupons, along with pork sticks, to teachers and schools for…

Hen Haven Honored with Iowa Venture Award

By Editor | December 6, 2022 |

     Des Moines, IA – The Iowa Area Development Group (IADG) and its Rural Electric Cooperative partners honored seven distinguished Iowa companies with the Iowa Venture Award at a luncheon held in conjunction with the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives’ annual meeting. Debi Durham, director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority and Iowa Finance Authority, joined…

Caring Tree

By Editor | December 6, 2022 |

     The last of the tags went on the Caring Tree on Friday, December 2nd. Gifts can start coming in anytime to the Taylor County Neighborhood Center (across from Casey’s). The gifts all need to be in the week of December 12th for grouping and distribution. Please use gift bags if possible, tags must be attached…

Benefit for Chris and Karen (French) Cline Dec. 16

By Editor | December 6, 2022 |

     A benefit will be held on Friday, December 16 at the Prescott, Eagle’s Nest (813 1st St., Prescott) for Chris and Karen (French) Cline. On November 6 Chris fell from a ladder and his injuries will involve multiple surgeries and months off work along with travel and medical expenses. A free will donation meal will…

Activities around Bedford on Dec. 3

By Editor | December 6, 2022 |

     Anniversaries, dancing Santas, Santa visits, and downtown shopping events highlighted Saturday activities in Bedford. Sandy Schubert reads Pete the Cat to children who stopped in for a story. Children had a craft time coloring pictures at Porter’s Market.  Dancing Santas, one real Santa (Gordon Kennedy) and one stuffed Santa danced their hearts out at the…

Shop Small Business Saturday

By Editor | November 22, 2022 |

     This Saturday is Small Business Saturday and encourages shoppers to support their local businesses and kick off your Christmas shopping. Several Bedford businesses are running specials for that day. You can find their ads on Page 2 of this edition.

Christmas Tour of Homes set for Dec. 3

By Editor | November 22, 2022 |

     The 2022 Tour of Homes and Businesses, “A Cozy Christmas” will be held on Saturday, December 3 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Advanced tickets will be sold at Hedgie’s, Paisley Prairie, Bedford Flower Shop, and Be Still Mercantile. Tickets sold the day of can be purchased at Be Still Mercantile. Charlotte Moore      Approximately 5…

Large turnout for General Election Nov. 8

By Editor | November 15, 2022 |

     Poll workers across Taylor County were very busy during the November 8 General Election. There were 1,847 ballots cast as of election night. The following are unofficial results until the votes are canvassed. For more totals, see a copy of the November 16 issue of the Bedford Times-Press. Contested Supervisor Race – District 1…

Taylor County buildings illuminated green in support of veterans during ‘Operation Green Light’

By Editor | November 8, 2022 |

     Taylor County Board of Supervisors has announced that Taylor County is illuminated green as part of Operation Green Light, a new initiative between Taylor County, the Iowa State Association of Counties, the National Association of Counties and the National Association of County Veteran Service Officers.      Operation Green Light’s mission is to show support for veterans…

Bedford Times-Press Sports

Bulldogs kick off season with 3-0 for the week

By Editor | December 6, 2022 |

By Jason Bucher      The Bedford Bulldogs are off to a great start for the 2022-2023 basketball season. The fast paced athletic Bulldogs made quick work of Essex, Murray and Lenox last week to start the season 3-0 with many Bulldogs getting valuable playing time. On Tuesday the Bulldogs flexed their muscle defensively holding the Essex…

Lady Bulldogs Beat Essex

By Editor | December 6, 2022 |

By Jason Bucher      The Bedford Lady Bulldogs kicked off the 2022-2023 season last Tuesday with a physical 48-42 win over their opponent the Essex Trojans. In the first quarter both teams battled and only one point separated both teams at the end of the first quarter at 12-11. Essex jumped out to five quick points,…

Bulldogs Wrestle at Coach Riley Invitational

By Editor | December 6, 2022 |

By Jason Bucher      On Saturday the Bedford Bulldog wrestlers competed in Greenfield at the Coach Riley Invitational. The tournament featured 120 wrestlers from 14 schools. The Bulldogs placed 12th with 46 points.      Graham Godsey (152 lbs) placed fourth in his 9 man bracket. He lost his first match to eventual champion Metcalf of Pleasantville with…

Bedford Bulldog Wrestling is Back

By Editor | November 29, 2022 |

By Jason Bucher      The Bedford Bulldog wrestling program will hit the mats on Thursday, December 1st when they travel to Leon-Central Decatur. The Bulldogs will then compete in the Coach Riley Invitational on Saturday, December 3rd at Nodaway Valley. The Bedford Bulldogs are coached this year by first year head coach Matt Dukes and assistant…

JV Football Undefeated

By Editor | November 8, 2022 |

By Jason Bucher      If you did not have a chance to make a Bedford Bulldogs Junior Varsity game this past season you missed out.      The JV squad put together a perfect 2022 season going 7-0. Not only did the team go undefeated, but they outscored their opponents 331-60.      The offense lit up the scoreboard while…

Bedford Times-Press Obituaries

Mary Sharp

By Editor | December 6, 2022 |

     Funeral Services for Mary Lee Sharp, age 79, who passed away Sunday, November 27, 2022, will be held Saturday, December 3, at 11 AM at the Cummings Family Funeral Home. Visitation will held Saturday morning from 9:30 AM until service time. Interment will be held at Fairview Cemetery in Bedford. Memorials may be directed towards…

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