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Today's News

  • Chaplains hear from WWII veteran

        Bedford Memorial’s volunteer chaplains hold a lunch meeting every month with a featured speaker. This month’s meeting, coming less than a week after the 4th of July featured a patriotic motif, and the group felt that its featured speaker was a perfect fit.

        Evelyn Kowalchuk, now 92, was a flight nurse during World War II. She was one of a group of young nurses who cared for severely wounded soldiers who were being evacuated from the beaches of Normandy in the days following D-Day.

  • School board names new principals

        The Bedford County School Board appointed principals for Moneta Elementary and Staunton River Middle School during action at Thursday’s meeting.

        Melanie Simmons is the new principal at Moneta ES, taking over for Barbara Rezzonico, who has moved over to Bedford Science and Technology Center.

  • Warner’s visit prompts spirited debate

        Senator Mark Warner came to Bedford, Saturday, to hold a town hall meeting before a vocal, often critical audience. About 50 people gathered at Olde Liberty Station to listen to and ask Warner questions.

  • Board takes on bullying

        For Staunton River High School student Laura Ellis, the action taken against bullying by the Bedford County School Board Thursday is not the end, but rather just a beginning.
        “I will be pushing for a statewide bullying prevention program to be put in every high school,” she told the school board, prior to its vote on the policy last week.
        And, the 16-year-old Ellis said, she might just take her initiative nationwide.

  • Bower Center, YMCA team up for summer program

        The Bower Center has teamed up with the YMCA to provide art and dance for 169 children attending Y programs this summer. The children come in from Bedford, Forest and the Goodview areas.

        According to Sara Braaten, the Bower Center’s director, the 5- and 6-year-olds came in the morning and the older children, 8 through 12 years old, came in the afternoon.

  • New middle school likely to be near LHS

        The Bedford County School Board would like a new middle school in the Liberty Zone to be built either adjacent to the current Liberty High School, or at least nearby.

  • National board member meets with Elks Home's residents

    ter spending a day last week at the Elks National Home in Bedford, Eric Mulholland, a member of the organization’s national board of directors held a meeting with residents there in the home’s dining room.
        “We have some pretty good news,” said Mulholland, just before expelling all media representatives from the room.
        So, what happened?

  • New middle school likely to be adjacent to or at least near LHS

    By Tom Wilmoth

    Editor

    news@bedfordbulletin.com

     

    The Bedford County School Board would like a new middle school in the Liberty Zone to be built either adjacent to the current Liberty High School, or at least nearby.

  • Growing our economy by getting government out of the way

    Last week the Department of Labor released their monthly report on national unemployment. Unfortunately this most recent announcement simply confirmed what most Americans already know – unemployment remains high and our economy continues to struggle. Last week’s report that unemployment remains at 8.2 percent marked the 41st consecutive month that the national jobless rate was above eight percent.

  • Commentary: Growing fresh fish right around the corner

    By John Graham
    Bedford

        I would like to echo the thoughts of Mr. Forster about our country’s food supply.
        Large corporations do indeed have the ability to lobby and force smaller producers out of the marketplace just as he mentioned. If you have not seen the film documentary Food Inc., (available at the Bedford Library), it puts into frightening perspective the realities of domestic food production – you may never eat another store-bought chicken!