Bedford Times-Press Area News

     He’s the best of the best in the auctioneer world. Russele Sleep of Bedford earned the title of 2019 World Livestock Auctioneer Champion (WLAC). The 56th annual competition was held at Tulare Sales Yard in Tulare, Calif and was presented by the Livestock Marketing Association (LMA).

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Winners of beef certificates

     The Taylor County Cattlemen held drawings for $100 beef certificates during Beef Month in May. Drawings were held at Bedford Hy-Vee, Zeb’s Smokehouse, and Ramsey’s Market. Winners were: Bedford Hy-Vee-Rich Whipple and Nick Gray. Zeb’s Smokehouse – Brandi McElroy and Jon Cox. Ramsey’s Market – Marilyn Brokaw and Nicole Stephens.

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Axne meets with pharmacist to discuss health care concerns

     Cindy Axne, U.S. representative for Iowa’s third district, visited Bedford Drug last Tuesday, July 2. Mike Schweitzer, pharmacist, visited with Cindy about the challenges they face in their business. He explained to Axne that Taylor County does not have a hospital.

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Governor visits Garland Hotel

By Nicki Lock      The Garland Hotel had special visitors for a tour on July 2. Governor Kim Reynolds and Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg visited Bedford to meet with the Garland Hotel Board and tour the building. The hotel is a recipient of a Community Catalyst Grant for $100,000 for restoration of the Garland.

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