Bedford Times-Press Area News

Voters across the state take to the polls for midterm election

     Taylor County voters turned out in great numbers for the 2018 midterm elections. Out of 3,969 registered voters, 2,461 voted this year for 62 percent. Absentee ballots sent back to the Taylor County Auditor totaled 783. Votes are scheduled to be canvassed on Wednesday, November 14 at 9 a.m.

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Ribbon cutting Nov. 21 for Paisley Prairie Bouque

     The Bedford Area Chamber will have a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. for Bedford’s newest business, Paisley Prairie Bouquet at 420 Main Street. Everyone is invited to welcome Lacey and Russele Sleep to Main Street.

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Bedford UMC fall dinner Nov. 14

     The Bedford United Methodist Church fall dinner will be held Wednesday, November 14 with serving from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. The menu includes turkey, dressing, potatoes, vegetables, salads, desserts, and drink for a free will offering. Carry out is available by calling 523-3102.

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PCSB Bank opens Bedford location

By Nicki Lock      PCSB Bank has extended their location list to include a branch in Bedford. A ribbon cutting for the new location was held on October 26. President and CEO, James Johnson, said opening the Bedford location shows the Whitmore family’s commitment to southwest Iowa. Bedford joins six other location of PCSB Bank.

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Holiday Home Tour set for December 1

     The Bedford Holiday Home Tour is set for Saturday, December 1. This year’s tour will feature three homes and the Taylor County Museum.      Bill and Stephanie Harrison and their two children, Addison (7) and Edward (16 months) live at 1769 State Highway 2. Their home was built in the 1920’s and has been added on…

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Australian farmer visits Ackley farm

By Nicki Lock      Paul and Nancy Ackley of Bedford hosted an Australian guest on their farm November 7. Stuart McDonald, Australian farmer and international farming scholar spent one day with Paul Ackley, learning about his farming operation. McDonald was referred to Paul Ackley in this area after being in Nebraska.

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Bedford Auxiliary ladies host Veteran’s Day Program

     The Bedford American Legion Auxiliary members hosted a Veteran’s Day program on Sunday, November 11. This year’s program included an explanation of the missing man table, explanation of the shell casings placed with a folded flag, a newspaper article written about the making of the white marble veterans’ headstones and the story behind coins placed…

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