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Spring is on its way!
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Veteran’s coffee postponed
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     The Bedford Auxiliary is canceling the coffee and donuts on March 28th from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. for the veterans at this time. They will reschedule at a later date.

Covid-19 strikes across the country; governor asks for social distancing
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     Less than two weeks ago, life was normal in rural Iowa. Children were going to school and looking forward to spring break, restaurants and convenience stores were busy, and people were going about their normal daily routine. And, in an instant, our world was turned upside down with the arrival of the COVID-19 virus in…

Iowa Egg Council announces virtual Easter Egg Hunt, Coloring Contest
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     Iowa Egg Council announces a virtual Easter egg hunt and coloring contest. Due to COVID-19 Easter egg hunts have been canceled throughout the state, and the country. Iowa Egg Council wants to keep the tradition and spirit alive for children and is encouraging kids, and their families to visit iowaegg.org to download and print off…

Trash or Treasure and Town Wide Cleanup
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     Trash or Treasure? Could your “Trash” be someone else’s treasure? Let’s find out! Do some Spring cleaning with or without the Spring weather. Clean out the attic, basement or garage and put the items curbside on the weekend BEFORE Bedford’s town wide cleanup (April 13-16).      The City of Bedford will be holding the annual town…

Bedford School closes; all activities cancelled
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     Bedford Community School is following Governor Reynolds recommendation to close schools due to the corona virus. There will be no classes, games, practices, or open gym indefinitely.      At a special school board meeting on Monday afternoon, Superintendent Joe Drake said they will be serving “grab and go” breakfasts and lunches for children 0-18. It does…

Healthy Childhood Experiences Impact Adult Life
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     The Adams Taylor Behavioral Health Coalition is offering a program for creating awareness and understanding of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on Tuesday, March 24 from 4-6 p.m. at CHI Health Mercy Corning. Presenters at the program will be pediatrician Dr. Tabitha Wilson and PJ West from the Iowa Department of Public Health. The program is…

2020 marks 100 years of Iowa State Parks
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By Nicki Lock      This year is the centennial of the Iowa State Parks System. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has three main 2020 Park Centennial goals: Celebrate the importance of state parks to Iowa’s history, culture and quality of life; Connect Iowans to natural resources in a personal and passionate way; and Inspire a…

Be prepared for tornado season
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By Mick Ware, Taylor County Emergency Management Director      With the tornado season coming and the possibility of utility interruption, relocations, and hard-ships of every description, citizens need to prepare for their safety and well-being of themselves and their families. First responders might be slow in responding due to a widespread disaster and shortage of responders. Individuals…

Spring Burns Benefit Wildlife
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     The Iowa Department of Natural Resources plans to conduct prescribed burns on select wildlife areas in Ringgold, Union, Decatur, Adair, Madison, Taylor, and Adams counties between March 10 and May 15 to improve wildlife habitat, control invasive plant species, and restore and maintain native plant communities.

Bedford Times-Press Sports

Sporting World Shut Down
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By Jason Bucher      Covid-19, coronavirus, call it what you may, has effected everyone especially the sporting world. At a time where sports fans usually gather around a TV or look for updates to see if their NCAA bracket has been busted, not this year. March Madness games were all canceled, ESPN is showing replays and…

Bulldog Basketball Honors
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By Jason Bucher           The Bedford Bulldogs basketball team continues to receive recognition from their 2019-2020 basketball season.      KMA has recognized Senior Cooper Nally as the Pride of Iowa Conference player of the year. Nally was also selected to the KMA POI Elite team, joining Nally on this team is fellow senior Brennan Sefrit. Sefrit…

Dawgs Win Thriller
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By Jason Bucher          On Tuesday, February 25th, the Bedford Bulldogs faced off against the East Mills Wolverines in the the district semifinals in Mt. Ayr. The game did not disappoint, as it came down to the last shot to see who would go on to the district finals in Red Oak on Thursday.

Dawgs Fall in District Final
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By  Jason Bucher      On Thursday, February 27th, the Dawgs headed to Red Oak to battle a familiar foe in Mt. Ayr for the district championship. The Dawgs started out slowly falling behind 4-0.

Venteicher, Whipple Bring Home Medals
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By Jason Bucher      Last week Bedford/Lenox wrestlers Drew Venteicher (170 lbs) and Devin Whipple (285 lbs) competed in State Wrestling at Wells Fargo in Des Moines. Both wrestlers finished their season standing on the podium to cap off all of their hard work.      Venteicher entered the tournament with a 44-0 record and ranked fourth in…

Bedford Times-Press Obituaries

Mary Lou Dukes
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     Visitation for Mary Lou Dukes, 91, was held at Cummings Family Funeral Home, Thursday, March 19, 2020 from 3-7 PM. A Private Family Funeral was held in her honor. Interment was held at Fairview Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Taylor County Museum. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.cummingsfamilyfuneralhome.com…

Rirchard Grace
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     Richard Ray Grace died March 6, 2020 at his home in Diagonal from a massive heart attack at age 55. Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr assisted the family with Rick’s arrangements. A celebration of life service was held on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at the Diagonal Community Building in Diagonal, Iowa. Memorials…

Dorthy Fluke
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     Funeral Services for Dorthy (Barcus) Fluke, age 84, of Bedford, Iowa were held Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 2 PM at Cummings Family Funeral Home. Visitation was held from 1 PM until service time. Memorials may be directed to the Bedford United Methodist Church. Arrangements were entrusted to Cummings Family Funeral Home for Mrs. Fluke.…

Robert Wilson
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     Robert L. “Bob” Wilson, 84, of Maryville, Missouri passed away Monday, December 9, 2019 at Oak Pointe of Maryville. Graveside services and burial was held 3 p.m. Friday, December 12th under the care of Price Funeral home at the Hopkins Cemetery in Hopkins, Missouri. The family received friends from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday at…

Sharon Byers
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     Sharon K. Byers, (nee: King) of Saint Charles, MO, passed away Sunday January 19, 2020 at the age of 77. Memorials may be made in Sharon’s name to First St. Charles United Methodist Church, 801 First Capital Dr., St. Charles, MO 63301      A memorial service will be held at the First St. Charles United Methodist Church…

Thomas Hensley
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     Memorial Services for Thomas Hensley, age 63, who passed away January 5, 2020 were held Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 3 PM at Cummings Family Funeral Home. Visitation was held Thursday from 1 PM until service time. Memorials may be directed to the family to be established. Cummings Family Funeral Home was entrusted with the…

Robert Stonoff
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     Former Bedford resident and teacher Robert R. “Bob” Stonoff, 89, died Dec. 9, 2019, at his daughter’s home near Sequim, WA, after an extended illness.      Memorial services have not been set. Anna Mary suggests donations in memoriam may be made, if desired, to Wesleyan Church Global Partners to support Stonoff’s nephew Fred Cromer (https://www.globalpartnersonline.org/missionary/wm04-0172/).

Nellie Scott
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     Nellie Francis Scott in the company of her loving family peacefully left this life November 5, 2019. A visitation and funeral service will be held Saturday November 9, 10:00 am at the Cummings Funeral Home, Bedford Iowa. The graveside service will immediately follow at Washington Township Cemetery, Gravity, Iowa. Friends and family will gather after…

Kathleen Lincoln
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     Kathleen Caroline Lincoln, 91, of Bedford, IA, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 27, 2019, at Azria Health in Clarinda, IA. Mrs. Lincoln’s body has been cremated under the direction of the Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home, Maryville, MO. Memorial services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the Wray Memorial United Methodist Church, Hopkins,…

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