Making a connection
Gregory R. Norfleet/West Branch Times
West Branch resident John Fuller, left, and Mayor Roger Laughlin, right, look over drawings for two proposals for a new intersection at Herbert Hoover Highway and Interstate 80. The Iowa Department of Transportation hosted a public meeting Sept. 12 at Helen Lemme Elementary School in Iowa City.

Comments due by Sept. 26 on I-80, HH Hwy
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · September 21, 2017
In both drawings for a new Interstate 80-Herbert Hoover Highway interchange, the new bridge moves slightly to the east to keep traffic flowing when construction begins in 2021.

Raise your hand: Ceremony welcomes 74 new citizens
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · September 21, 2017
Gayflor Mulbah-Smith on Friday called it a “blessing” to raise her hand and take the oath of citizenship, officially earning a place among the U.S. population.

New U.S. citizen to discuss DACA Oct. 1
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · September 21, 2017
After escaping poverty in Mexico to nearly seeing her children kidnapped in America, Elizabeth Bernal will speak Oct. 1 to discuss the current and proposed deportation process in the United States.

See You At The Pole set for Sept. 27
News · September 21, 2017
West Branch High School students Ted Bridges and Mattie Hills will host a See You At The Pole prayer meeting 7:45 a.m. Sept. 27 at the high school.

Market study under way now
News · September 21, 2017
Kevin Rogers, Executive Director of the West Branch Community Development Group; announced that a major undertaking has initiated that would allow community residents and business persons to participate in a Community Market Study.

Minecraft and museums on Sept. 23
News · September 21, 2017
The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum will open its doors free of charge on Saturday as part of Smithsonian magazine’s thirteenth annual Museum Day Live!, an initiative in which participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket.

WB restaurants part of new event
News · September 21, 2017
Main Street Sweats, Herb n’ Lou’s, The Down Under and Mexico Lindo Grill & Cantina will participate in Main Street Iowa Restaurant Week, Sept. 15-24.

2nd try: Short by 7.7%
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · September 14, 2017
A majority of voters again supported a $19.8 million school bond referendum, but not enough to break the 60-percent threshold.

And 1,420 voters put Whaley, Hetrick on Board of Education
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · September 14, 2017
Amanda Whaley and Greg Hetrick won two open seats on the West Branch Board of Education with nearly 45 percent of the eligible voters casting ballots.

Hurricane Harvey: Supplies to Texas, and dogs to Iowa
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · September 14, 2017
When Houston flooded, many evacuated and filled up hotels.
Something similar happened with pets and animal shelters: No room at the inn.

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