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Bedford Elementary celebrates National Blue Ribbon award

By Editor | November 30, 2021 |

By Nicki Lock      Applause from the high school students filled the hallway of the Bedford school on Wednesday, November 24 as the Bedford elementary filed into the auditorium for a celebration on becoming a National Blue Ribbon School. As the students sat down in the auditorium many were shaking their pom poms in excitement.      “Today…

Christmas Home Tour Dec. 4

By Editor | November 30, 2021 |

     The Bedford Times-Press will be featuring the homes on the Christmas Home Tour over the next four weeks. The last stop on the Home Tour is Deer Ridge at Lexington.      Deer Ridge at Lexington is Southwest Iowa’s premier event destination. Featuring both a large event space and attached luxury lodging, it’s the perfect location to…

Holiday events scheduled

By Editor | November 30, 2021 |

     There are several events planned during the holiday season in Bedford. Late night shopping begins this Thursday with stores and pop up businesses staying open every Thursday, Dec. 2, 9, 16 and 23, until 8 p.m.      The Holiday Home Tour is Saturday and has a theme of “Over the river and through the woods”. It…

New Market Area Museum closed for winter months

By Editor | November 30, 2021 |

     The New Market Area Museum is now closed for the winter months. During this time, if you have family visiting or are an organization that would like to visit, we will try to accommodate you. To make arrangement, please contact Janice at 712-370-5108 or Mary Ellen at 712-370-7858 and leave a message.

Large fire at Hen Haven over Thanksgiving weekend

By Editor | November 30, 2021 |

     Nine fire departments responded to a large fire at the Hen Haven (formerly Cage Free) egg production plant at 1641 Yellowstone Avenue, Clearfield on Saturday morning, Nov. 27.

Tags are up on Caring Tree

By Editor | November 30, 2021 |

     Taylor County parents may start signing up their 12 and under children for the Caring Tree. Forms are available at the Taylor Co. Neighborhood Center. Parents will need to know correct sizes for clothing and special interests for the child the day of the signing. The first set of tags went up on the tree…

Ribbon Cutting for Bedford Family Health Center new clinic location

By Editor | November 23, 2021 |

     Bedford Area Chamber held a ribbon cutting for Bedford Family Health Center last Wednesday at their new location in Bedford. Clarinda Regional Health Center purchased the building several months ago and completed renovations to it recently. They are located across from the Frosty Trete.

Final canvassing of votes completed November 15

By Editor | November 16, 2021 |

     The Taylor County Board of Supervisors have released the totals from the November 2 city and school elections after a final canvassing of votes was completed on Monday, Nov. 15. Bedford School District extends into Page and Ringgold Counties and Lenox School District extends into Adams, Union, and Ringgold Counties. Vote totals were compiled from…

School board moves forward in bidding lighting for athletic fields

By Editor | November 16, 2021 |

     Larson Engineering reviewed plans for a proposed project to replace the lights at the baseball, softball, and football field at the Bedford School Board meeting on Thursday, Nov. 10. The board approved camera bids and the purchase of new computers and I-Pad. The school was notified of an OSHA vaccine mandate that may affect the…

Bedford school performers gearing up for All Together Now!

By Editor | November 9, 2021 |

By Nicki Lock      This year’s Bedford school play is a little different from past years. All Together Now! is a musical revue, featuring 20 different songs. It is a production of different songs from past shows and a celebration of being able to get back together and do live theater a little easier than last…

Bedford Times-Press Sports

Bedford/Lenox Wrestling Ready to Rumble

By Editor | November 30, 2021 |

     The 2021-2022 Bedford/Lenox wrestling squad coached by head coaches Jared O’Riley, Derek Weller and assistant coaches Matt Dukes and Justin Head are ready to hit the mats.      The team will look to the leadership of seniors Conner Fitzgerald (145), Mizel Gomez (106 or 113 lbs), Dawson Stream (152 lbs), Devin Whipple (285 lbs), Dawson Marshall…

Recap of Lady Dawgs MS Volleyball

By Editor | November 2, 2021 |

By  Jason Bucher      The 2021 Bedford Middle School Volleyball Team consisted of sixteen players.      All eight of the previous year’s players returned–bringing experience and knowledge with them. The eighth grade members of the team were Shaylee Braymen, Sabrina Cummings, Eliza Johnson, Joslyn Longfellow, Macy Musich, Hanna Ogle, Lexi Perkins and Tally Rowan.      The eight 7th…

Cross Country Runs in POI

By Editor | October 19, 2021 |

By Jason Bucher      On Tuesday the Bedford Bulldogs cross country team traveled to Leon for the the Pride of Iowa Conference meet featuring runners from Central Decatur, Mount Ayr, Lenox, Nodaway Valley, Southeast Warren, Martensdale St. Marys, Southwest Valley and Wayne. On a pleasant day with temperatures in the low 70’s the runners hit the…

Lady Dawgs travel to SE Warren forPOI tourney

By Editor | October 19, 2021 |

By Jason Bucher      On Monday the Lady Dawgs traveled to Southeast Warren to compete in the Pride of Iowa Conference Tournament. In the opening match the Lady Dawgs squared off with Central Decatur and won 25-16, 25-15 and 25-20. In the opening set Abby Dukes started things off with an ace. Dukes then set Nora…

Football Friday

By Editor | September 14, 2021 |

By Jason Bucher            Last Friday, the Dawgs squared off with Taylor county foe the Lenox Tigers. In a game with high intensity the Dawgs held their own in the first half before a twenty-eight point second half led to the Dawgs first defeat of the season with a score of 54-12.

Bedford Times-Press Obituaries

Gayle Christenson

By Editor | November 30, 2021 |

     Gayle Christenson, 79, Steele, passed away on Wednesday, November 21, 2021 at St. Alexius Hospital, Bismarck, Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 29, 2021 at the United Methodist Church, Steele, ND.      Visitation was from 3:00-5:00 p.m., Sunday at the church with a prayer service starting at 5:00 pm. Burial was at Zion…

Barb Russell

By Editor | November 30, 2021 |

     A Visitation for Barb Russell, 76, who passed away November 21, 2021, was held Tuesday, November 30, 2021 from 10 AM until 12 PM at Cummings Family Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to Care Initiatives Hospice. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at under Obituaries.

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