Bedford Times-Press Area News

Veteran’s coffee postponed

     The Bedford Auxiliary is canceling the coffee and donuts on March 28th from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. for the veterans at this time. They will reschedule at a later date.

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Covid-19 strikes across the country; governor asks for social distancing

     Less than two weeks ago, life was normal in rural Iowa. Children were going to school and looking forward to spring break, restaurants and convenience stores were busy, and people were going about their normal daily routine. And, in an instant, our world was turned upside down with the arrival of the COVID-19 virus in…

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Iowa Egg Council announces virtual Easter Egg Hunt, Coloring Contest

     Iowa Egg Council announces a virtual Easter egg hunt and coloring contest. Due to COVID-19 Easter egg hunts have been canceled throughout the state, and the country. Iowa Egg Council wants to keep the tradition and spirit alive for children and is encouraging kids, and their families to visit iowaegg.org to download and print off…

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Trash or Treasure and Town Wide Cleanup

     Trash or Treasure? Could your “Trash” be someone else’s treasure? Let’s find out! Do some Spring cleaning with or without the Spring weather. Clean out the attic, basement or garage and put the items curbside on the weekend BEFORE Bedford’s town wide cleanup (April 13-16).      The City of Bedford will be holding the annual town…

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Bedford School closes; all activities cancelled

     Bedford Community School is following Governor Reynolds recommendation to close schools due to the corona virus. There will be no classes, games, practices, or open gym indefinitely.      At a special school board meeting on Monday afternoon, Superintendent Joe Drake said they will be serving “grab and go” breakfasts and lunches for children 0-18. It does…

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Healthy Childhood Experiences Impact Adult Life

     The Adams Taylor Behavioral Health Coalition is offering a program for creating awareness and understanding of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on Tuesday, March 24 from 4-6 p.m. at CHI Health Mercy Corning. Presenters at the program will be pediatrician Dr. Tabitha Wilson and PJ West from the Iowa Department of Public Health. The program is…

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2020 marks 100 years of Iowa State Parks

By Nicki Lock      This year is the centennial of the Iowa State Parks System. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has three main 2020 Park Centennial goals: Celebrate the importance of state parks to Iowa’s history, culture and quality of life; Connect Iowans to natural resources in a personal and passionate way; and Inspire a…

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Be prepared for tornado season

By Mick Ware, Taylor County Emergency Management Director      With the tornado season coming and the possibility of utility interruption, relocations, and hard-ships of every description, citizens need to prepare for their safety and well-being of themselves and their families. First responders might be slow in responding due to a widespread disaster and shortage of responders. Individuals…

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Spring Burns Benefit Wildlife

     The Iowa Department of Natural Resources plans to conduct prescribed burns on select wildlife areas in Ringgold, Union, Decatur, Adair, Madison, Taylor, and Adams counties between March 10 and May 15 to improve wildlife habitat, control invasive plant species, and restore and maintain native plant communities.

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