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New Pastor at Faith Baptist Church
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     Faith Baptist Church, 501 King Street, Bedford, is is announcing the membership has hired a new pastor, Nathan Miller. Pastor Miller is finishing his Master of Divinity degree at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO, and will graduate in May 2019.

Open Night Mic in Bibbins Park Sept. 23
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     Open Mic Night will be held in Bibbins Park on Sunday, September 23 beginning at 6:00 p.m. If you are interested in performing please contact John Standerford at jstanderford@bedford.k12.ia.us.

Home Base Iowa celebration planned for Sept. 22
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     A celebration for Taylor County becoming a Home Base County will be held at the Bedford American Legion, 301 Main Street, on Saturday, September 22 at 2 p.m. The purpose of this celebration is to recognize Taylor County, including the communities of Bedford, Lenox, New Market, Clearfield, Blockton Gravity, Sharpsburg, Conway and Athelstan as the…

Round Barn closed due to structural concerns
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     The Taylor County Museum, sadly, has made the decision to close the Round Barn until further notice, due to structural concerns. Board members at the Museum noticed that the cupola of the Round Barn is sagging and twisting. The board has been in contact with the State Historical Society Preservation about the barn, as it…

Ribbon cutting held for new Farm Bureau agent
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     The Bedford Area Chamber held a ribbon cutting at Taylor County Farm Bureau on September 12 to welcome Jake Gillespie, Farm Bureau agent, and Zach Barton, sales associate to Bedford.

Don and Glenda Moon will be guests at Blockton Christian Church
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     Don and Glenda Moon will be guests at Blockton Christian Church on Sunday, October 7. They will be sharing about their work during the Sunday School Hour, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and then again, with Don delivering the sermon, during Worship, which starts at 10:45 a.m. Following Worship there will be a Fellowship Dinner which…

Bible reading marathon planned for September 29
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     As was carried out the past two years, this year there is again a reading of the Bible event being carried on in the 99 counties in Iowa. The reading this year will be carried on in two locations in the county; namely in the Lenox City Park and on the grounds of the county courthouse…

Bedford City Council works towards a compromise with building owners of 311 Main at Sept. meeting
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By Nicki Lock      The city council heard budget concerns and updates from the park board, held a lengthy discussion with building owners on repair and sealing walls, set public hearings for sales of city owned lots, reviewed and selected health insurance plan, approved to raise pay rates and hire for a maintenance position and discussed…

AWANA begins tonight
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     This year’s AWANA program is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, September 19th at the First Baptist Church, located at 808 Main Street, Bedford. Registration will be from 6:10 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday evening, followed by the club program, to conclude at 8:30 p.m.

Bedford School looks at hiring resource officer; reviews costs for parking lot
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     Is a school resource officer on the horizon for the Bedford School? That issue was discussed at the Bedford School Board meeting on September 13. The board also reviewed costs to pave the parking lot south of the school and special education costs.

Bedford Times-Press Sports

Lady Dawgs fall to Lady Knights
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    By Jason Bucher      On Monday, September 10th the Lady Dawgs traveled to Tabor. The Lady Dawgs came out ready to play but lost two very close sets 22-25 and 23-25. They lost the third set 11-25 to complete the match in three sets. Paige Oldenkamp continues to be a force at the net…

Running Bulldogs compete well at SWV XC Invite
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     The Bulldog Cross Country team traveled to Southwest Valley for their second meet of the season on Thursday, September= 13th. Racing under warm and windy conditions, the Bulldogs turned in some very solid efforts.

Dawgs Lose Homecoming Game
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By Jason Bucher      On a hot and muggy Friday night, the fans came to the football field to root on the home team as the Bulldogs took the field with hopes of a Homecoming win and turning around the season. East Mills received the opening kick and moved the ball to midfield before being forced…

Bulldogs Throwback
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     Fight, Fight, PURPLE and white……..      This year, Bedford will be celebrating 100 years of school football. On October 5th, we will recognize anyone who has ever played or coached football for the Bedford School by having them stand on the track at the last home game of the season on Friday, October 5th.      Since the…

Bedford Times-Press Obituaries

Ron Davison
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     An “Informal Gathering of Friends and Family” for Ron Davison, age 82, of Lenox, formerly of Bedford, who passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at Vintage Park will be held Sunday, September 30, 2018, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the Lenox Community Center with friends and family greeting friends. INSTEAD OF FLOWERS the family…

Celebration of Life Services for Jim Winemiller Sept. 29
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     Celebration of Life Services for Jim Winemiller will be held September 29th at 11:00 at Blockton Community Hall with lunch following.

Richard Freshour
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     Richard LaVerne Freshour was born to Robert and Wilma (Landon) Freshour on February 5, 1944, in Villisca, Iowa. Richard passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at Good Samaritan in Villisca. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 1, 2018 at Wolfe Funeral Home, Villisca. Interment with military honors was July 2, 2018 at Iowa Veterans Cemetery,…

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