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Gregory R. Norfleet/West Branch Times
Several West Branch-area residents — including West Branch Police Ofc. Wes Homeister — got drawn in to join Sheltered Reality’s high-energy, percussion-heavy performance July 13 at the Village Green. The group’s founder, Steven Schlosser, taught the 80-plus crowd the group’s three core values: Take a chance, believe in yourself and never give up. When not playing music, Sheltered Reality members, mostly youth, perform “mission work” — activities that promote a positive impact on the community.

One injured on I-80; traffic clogs WB’s downtown
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · July 20, 2017
A crash on Interstate 80 on Friday seriously injured one man, backed up traffic for miles in both directions and led to hundreds of vehicles driving through downtown West Branch.

Local alpaca farmer started in fur, now restaurants want alpaca on their menu
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · July 20, 2017
A West Branch alpaca farmer struck a deal with a Kalona restaurant, and now the 98-percent lean meat will appear regularly on their menu for the first time.

Croell Redi-Mix building $500K plant
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · July 20, 2017
Croell Redi-Mix started this spring preparing to build a plant that may cost upwards of $500,000 in the industrial park after last year’s land swap with the City of West Branch.

Cedars Edge swinging again
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · July 20, 2017
West Branch Community Development Group sent its community ambassadors July 11 to Cedars Edge Golf Course to welcome the company back to the city with flowers and a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Grey Goat Tattoo welcomed to downtown
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · July 20, 2017
West Branch Community Development Group and its community ambassadors welcomed to downtown on July 13 a new business, Gray Goat Tattoo, owned by Beth Gray.

JCSO reports fake deputy scam
News · July 20, 2017
The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office has taken reports from the public that they have received calls and/or messages from a person identifying themselves as a Deputy at the Sheriff’s Office, according to a press release.

One petition picked up for BOE
News · July 20, 2017
West Branch resident Tim Moss picked up a petition in an effort to run for the West Branch Board of Education.

CALENDAR
News · July 20, 2017

CHURCH NEWS
News · July 20, 2017

Colleges recognize area students
News · July 20, 2017
Colleges and universities recognized students from the West Branch region in a variety of areas.

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