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Taylor County Board of Health Position Statement on Immunizations
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     The Taylor County Board of Health (TCBOH) supports timely and complete immunization of all infants, children, adolescents, and adults throughout life to provide a lifetime of protection from vaccine preventable diseases.       For the past several years, childhood immunization rates in Iowa have been rising, but there is still much room for improvement.

NM Museum Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting
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     Grand opening and Ribbon Cutting (at 2 pm) for the New Market Area Museum is scheduled for Sunday, June 2 from 2-5 pm. Come tour the museum and join us for hot dogs, chips and root beer floats.

Early deadline for holiday
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     The Bedford Times Press will have early deadline for the Memorial Day holiday. All news and advertising for the May 29 edition must be turned in by noon on Friday, May 24. The Times-Press will be printed at its usual time on Tuesday morning and subscribers will receive their newspaper on Wednesday as usual.

Three long-time staff members retire from Bedford School
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     Bedford Community School recognized three retiring staff members on Wednesday, May 15 in the commons. Those staff members were Susie Mullen, Ronda Churchill, and Donnie Weed.

Graduation 2019 is in the books!
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     Commencement exercises for the Bedford Class of 2019 was held on Sunday, May 19. Pictured below, Emma Lucas and Josie Spencer earned the honor of valedictorian with both having a perfect 4.0 GPA; Hannah O’Dell was salutatorian with a GPA of 3.86. Pictured below seniors throw their hats at the end of the ceremony. Picture below…

New Market Fire responds to house fire
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     The house belonging to Kelly and Irene Tobin, located northeast of New Market on Forest Ave., was a total loss after a fire destroyed it on Thursday afternoon. New Market Fire Chief, Jason Strough, said the call came in at 12:52 p.m. When they arrived on the scene, the house was fully engulfed in flames.…

Bedford Times-Press Sports

Bulldogs Run and Jump at State
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By Jason Bucher      Cooper Nally, Garrett Green, Jacob French, Eli Morris, and Talon Riedel made Bulldog Nation proud on Thursday, May 16th at the state track meet on the Blue Oval at Drake University. 

Bulldogs place sixth in district golf meet
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By Jason Bucher      On Friday, May 17th the Bulldogs participated in the Class 1A district meet at Crestwood Hills Golf Course in Anita. The Dawgs placed sixth with a score of 369 in the field of 10 teams. 

Lucas Wins Three Golds at State
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   By Jason Bucher      Bedford sent four events to this year’s Class 1A State Track meet at the Blue Oval at Drake University on May 16th, 17th and 18th and came home with three Gold Medals.

Bedford Times-Press Obituaries

Doris Knauer
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     Doris R. Knauer, 94, died Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Wesley Acres in Des Moines. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 17 at Iles Funeral Homes – Dunn’s Chapel. A memorial service was be held 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Wesley Acres Community Room. Burial took place prior…

Richard Bix
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     Richard Bix, 79, of Forest Hills, California, formerly of Siam, Iowa passed away April 19, 2019 in Forest Hills, California. A luncheon with visitation will be held Saturday, May 25, 2019 11:00 a.m. at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with a graveside memorial service at 1:00 p.m. to follow at the Siam Cemetery, Siam, Iowa…

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