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Bedford School superintendent submits early retirement request at March meeting
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     The Bedford School Board will begin the process of replacing Superintendent Joe Drake, who submitted his early retirement request at the March 14 school board meeting. In other board action, they gave approval for students to attend National BPA contest, approved certified and non-certified contracts along with administrator contracts, reviewed the budget, and approved early…

Little Dawgs Preschool enrollment set for March 27
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     Enrollment for Little Dawgs Preschool is set for Wednesday, March 27 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Bedford Elementary Library. In order to enroll your child, you must bring income verification, birth certificate, immunization records, and insurance card.

Speech team performs well at State Individual Events Contest
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     Bedford High School speech team members presented 10 performances at the March 9 State Individual Events Speech Contest at Nevada, with four receiving Division I ratings and six receiving Division II ratings. 

Good participation for community visioning focus groups on March 9
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          Focus groups focusing on transportation assets and barriers were held on Saturday, March 9 by Bedford’s community visioning steering committee. The focus groups were conducted by interns from Iowa State University, Trees Forever Representative Brad Riphagen and Project manager and ISU Extension program specialist, Sandra Oberbroeckling.

Here I Am Ministries to speak at Bedford UCPC
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     On April 10, 2019 the United Christian-Presbyterian Church will be hosting HERE AM I Ministries with David Spencer and Juma Fredrick Bwire of Uganda. The public is invited for a meal beginning at 5:30 p.m. and to hear from David and Juma about the ministry they do in Uganda.

Bedford performing arts students to present Vintage Hitchcock March 22 and 23
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     Take a step back in time this weekend at the Bedford Center for Performing Arts for a reenactment of a radio play. The Bedford performing arts students will be presenting Vintage Hitchcock, featuring “Sabotage,” and “The 39 Steps,” written by the “master of suspense,” Alfred Hitchcock.

Taylor County’s Growing Strong Families Celebrates 20 Years!
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     The Growing Strong Families/Parents as Teachers Program is celebrating 20 years supporting children and families in Taylor County! The program began in 1999 and continues through the years to educate parents and their children and support their families.      The Growing Strong Families Program offers expectant parents or parents and caregivers of children birth to five…

Legislative coffee set for March 29
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A legislative coffee with Representative Cecil Dolecheck and Senator Mark Costello is scheduled for Friday, March 29 at 7 a.m. at the Farm Bureau Office in Bedford.

City of Bedford signs agreement with Tinker Tots
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By Nicki Lock      The city council signed an agreement with Tinker Tots Preschool pledging financial assistance for the new facility, held a public hearing for the fiscal year 19-20 budget and approved the budget, held discussion on hiring, set a work session to review property cleanup list, review of GIS utilities and review ordinance updates,…

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Lady Bulldogs Optimistic about Track Season
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By Jason Bucher      Coach Gallagher and Coach Brandhorst are very excited and optimistic about the possibilities for this year’s Lady Dawgs track     season.      The Lady Dawgs return many from a team that finished fourth or better as a team last year in 11 meets, including when the Lady Dawgs finished fourth at the state meet…

Lady Bulldogs Compete Well At The NWMSU High School Indoor Meet
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By Jason Bucher      The Bedford Lady Bulldogs traveled to Maryville, Missouri to compete in the first ever NWMSU High School Indoor Track Meet on Saturday, March 16. It has been a challenging winter and early spring weather wise so it was great to finally have the opportunity to compete.

Dawgs Run At NWMSU
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By Jason Bucher      The Bedford Bulldogs traveled to Maryville, Missouri to compete in the first ever NWMSU High School Indoor Track Meet on Saturday, March 16. Coach Ambrose had nine boys compete for the Bulldogs in the event. This was a good experience for the boys as none of them have ever had the opportunity…

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