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Taylor County Cattlemen promote beef through events and donations

By Editor | May 17, 2022 |

     May is Beef Month in Iowa and across the country. Taylor County Cattlemen play an active role in promoting beef in the county through donations and events.      Recently, they donated half a beef each to the Taylor County Neighborhood Center in Bedford and the Lenox Neighborhood Center. They used Zeb’s Smokehouse to get the meat…

City council votes to open the pool

By Editor | May 17, 2022 |

By Nicki Lock      The Bedford city council approved a budget amendment for FY22, heard from the sheriff’s department about complaints on speeding, voted to open the pool, and discussed a dilapidated house abatement.

New Market Area Museum open May 28 before alumni banquet

By Editor | May 17, 2022 |

     The New Market Area Museum will be open on Saturday, May 28 from 2-5 p.m., during the “Cruisin’ Through the Years” car display, and before the Alumni Banquet. To make banquet reservations, call David Calhoon at 712-309-6558, Della Calhoon at 712-309-6655, or email for pricing, to provide the number attending and with which class…

Ebrecht Recognized By Governor Reynolds For Academic Excellence

By Editor | May 17, 2022 |

     Alexander Ebrecht, a student at Bedford School, was recognized by Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg for outstanding academic achievement at the 20th Annual Governor’s Scholar Recognition Ceremony on May 1st at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines.

Meet the Supervisor candidates features Kim Watson

By Editor | May 17, 2022 |

     Kim Watson is a Republican candidate for Taylor County Supervisor, District 2. Several people encouraged him to run for supervisor, and when he took out nomination papers, he met with people face to face to get signatures instead of placing nominating papers in businesses.      Kim and his wife, Kimberly, have been Taylor County residents for…

Taylor County Assessor resigns to become Montgomery County Assessor

By Editor | May 17, 2022 |

     Sharon Dalton has resigned as Taylor County Assessor and has accepted the assessor’s position in Montgomery County. Her last day will be June 3.      She has worked in the Taylor County Assessor’s office for more than 20 years. She started as a clerk in 2001 and became deputy assessor in 2007. In 2010, she became…

Bedford commencement Sunday

By Editor | May 17, 2022 |

     Commencement exercises for the Bedford High School Class of 2022 will be held Sunday, May 22 at 1:30 p.m. in the high school gym. A listing of the seniors and what they plan to do in the future can be found inside this issue, thanks to the support of local businesses.

Updated polling place reminders coming soon to Taylor County voters’ mailboxes

By Editor | May 17, 2022 |

     Taylor County Auditor Bethany Murphy reminds voters that some polling places have changed due to recent redistricting across the state. Iowans whose polling place has changed should be on the lookout for a postcard in the mail informing them of the new location.      Taylor County will work with the Iowa Secretary of State to send…

Tuition sharing agreement approved by Bedford School Board

By Editor | May 17, 2022 |

     Bedford School Board approved a tuition sharing agreement with South Page at their regular board meeting on May 12. The board also filled coaching positions and increased pay for activity route drivers.

Lady Dawgs Season Winding Down

By Editor | May 10, 2022 |

By Jason Bucher      Last week the Lady Dawgs competed in two track meets with a partial team as some athletes were in Texas at a Business Professionals of America Conference. On Tuesday night the Lady Dawgs competed in the Pride of Iowa meet at Lenox. The Lady Dawgs finished in 10th place with 16.50 points.…

Bedford Times-Press Sports

Baker To Throw at State

By Editor | May 17, 2022 |

By Jason Bucher      Junior Emily Baker is headed back to state to compete in the Class 1A shot put competition. Baker punched her ticket on Thursday night at Fremont-Mills, when she won with a heave of 40-03.5 winning by over two feet. Baker enters state with the 2nd farthest throw of the district competitions in…

Lady Dawgs Wrap Up Season

By Editor | May 17, 2022 |

By Jason Bucher      The Lady Dawgs have wrapped up the 2022 Track season and finished sixth at Fremont Mills in Class 1A District action with a score of 55 points. Final team standings included Riverside Oakland 127, St. Alberts 101, Fremont-Mills 89, Lenox 66, Tri-Center 63, Southwest Valley 47, Stanton 43, East Mills 40, AHSTW…

Dawgs Run Final Races

By Editor | May 17, 2022 |

By Jason Bucher      On Monday the Dawgs headed up to Nodaway Valley for a meet that was added late to get in one last meet before districts. The Dawgs scored 47 points. I-35, Truro won the meet with 169 points followed by Nodaway Valley 97, Pleasantville 92, Ogden 81 and Martensdale St. Marys with 60.…

Golf Extends Season

By Editor | May 17, 2022 |

By Jason Bucher      On Wednesday the Bedford Bulldogs traveled to the Fremont County Golf Course for the Class 1A Sectionals. The Dawgs finished the event with a 364 to place third behind Sidney with a 341 and Fremont-Mills 359. Since the host team Sidney won the meet, the next two highest team scores advanced to…

Bedford Times-Press Obituaries

Norma Snyder

By Editor | May 17, 2022 |

     Norma Jean Jones Snyder, 95, of Amarillo, TX died Monday, April 18, 2022.      The daughter of Eugene and Ina Leonard Jones was born April 16, 1927, in Bedford, IA. Norma grew up attending Iowa rural schools for the first through eighth grade. She graduated from Bedford High School in 1944.      In lieu of flowers, the…

Gordon “Bushy” Burgmaier

By Editor | April 26, 2022 |

     Funeral Services for Gordon “Bushy” Burgmaier were held Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 2 p.m. at Cummings Family Funeral Home. Visitation was held from 1 PM until service time on Tuesday. Interment with military rites was held at Washington Cemetery in Gravity, Iowa. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Bedford Fire…

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