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Today's News

  • Town awards contract for lumber harvest

        Last week Bedford Town Council voted 6-0, with councilman Bruce Johannessen absent,  to award Northwest Hardwoods a contract to cut timber on property the town owns near Stoney Creek Reservoir.
        The property is located across Wheats Valley Road from the reservoir. The town expects to earn $188,000 from the timber.
        According to Town Manager Bart Warner, the town had the state forester put together a plan for the timber cutting.

  • Local author publishes 2nd book

        Sara Ernst loves working with children.

        A children’s photographer for 16 years in the Forest area, she has added being a children’s author to her resumé.
        Last year she wrote her first children’s book, “Dragons Really Do Love Tea.” She had a book signing at Givens Little Dickens Books last summer  which helped make the book a success.

  • A vision for downtown

        A process to develop a revitalization plan for Bedford, called School-to-School, got underway with community meetings last month.

  • School board calls special meeting

        The Bedford County School Board will hold a special called meeting this Thursday, June 21, to consider personnel and legal matters.

        The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the School Board Office Conference Room. There will be a public comment time.

  • Charges certified in Big Island robbery case

        Four defendants charged in the robbery of a Big Island gun shop owner last December had charges certified Monday to the next meeting of the Bedford grand jury.
        On Monday in a series of hearings held in General District Court, Judge Randy Krantz certified a number of charges against the four defendants in the case.

  • 2018 Readers Choice: Make Your Picks!

        What business makes your favorite lunch? Cup of coffee? Steak?
        Have a favorite dentist? Art gallery? Car dealer?
        This is your chance to make your picks.
        Make them count! Help us recognize the businesses that serve your community!
        The Bedford Bulletin is offering you the chance to say what you like best in our ninth annual Readers’ Choice Awards. Winners will be announced in the August 8 edition.

  • Dunbar’s ‘trippy road’ finally ends

        Republican Cynthia Dunbar has now managed to lose a congressional nomination race in two House districts, one in which she never announced a candidacy but simply showed up to compete.
        Sixth District Republicans made a reasonable choice when they nominated Del. Ben Cline. Many of them were convinced that Dunbar and the district party chair had tried to cheat their way to the nomination, at one point even hatching a plan to disqualify all the Amherst County delegates.

  • Itx will never be back

        Last Tuesday I voted in the Republican primary. I cast my ballot for Nick Freitas.    

  • Top 20 things to do with the kids this summer

        Summer is here and parents have extra time to spend with their children. It’s a chance to make memories that will last a lifetime -- memories that both you and your children will forever cherish.
        So what can you do? The organization What To Do With The Kids has put together a list of 20 fun things that parents can do with their kids. Pick a few and make those memories!
     

  • Local man puts together ‘Before the Fireworks’ event for Bedford

        Jonathan Hayden remembers growing up and enjoying a community event to celebrate Independence Day.

        That’s what prompted him to put together a “Before the Works Independence Day Festival” at Liberty Lake Park on July 3. The community event will be held prior to the town’s fireworks display which can also be viewed from the park.