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Gregory R. Norfleet/West Branch Times
Weather Channel senior producer of special projects Mike Jenkins, left, gestures while preparing an on-camera interview Sept. 18 with Main Street Sweets co-owner and former Bears football player Stephen Grace. The cameraman is Jim Gagne.

Police: Son took almost $8,000 from father’s business
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · September 25, 2014
A Tipton man turned himself in Monday after law enforcement accused him of forging checks to steal nearly $8,000 — possibly more — from his father’s automobile repair shop.

City goal: Create a golf course
by Rick DeClue · News · September 25, 2014
The West Branch City Council wants a golf course.

Sunny with a chance of Bears football
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · September 25, 2014
West Branch’s high school football team will appear on the Weather Channel.
Yes, you read that right — The Weather Channel.

73 new citizens take U.S. oath
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · September 25, 2014
Haji Mughal moved to American in 2009 from Pakistan, following other family members who immigrated, and on Sept. 17 took an oath to renounce his allegiance to the country of his birth.

Loebsack rep at WB library Oct. 1
News · September 25, 2014
Congressman Dave Loebsack will have a member of his staff in West Branch noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1.

Cops collecting drugs Sept. 27
News · September 25, 2014
West Branch Police Department will host another drug take-back event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27.

Donation drive wants … Legos?
News · September 25, 2014
West Branch Community School's FIRST Lego League and FIRST Robotics Competition teams are collecting "new and unopened" Lego sets or money to purchase them for the University of Iowa Children's Hospital.

Free skin cancer screenings offered in WB for third year
News · September 25, 2014
West Branch Family Practice and several dermatologists, brought together by a West Branch woman who lost her husband to melanoma, will present the Third Annual Skin Cancer Screening day 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4.

Birthday: Jeanette Cummins turning 75
News · September 25, 2014
Jeanette Cummins (Madsen) will celebrate her 75th birthday on Oct. 10.

School must offer extra help
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · September 18, 2014
For the second year in a row, neither West Branch Middle School nor Hoover Elementary met “annual yearly progress” requirements for reading and math under No Child Left Behind.

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