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Gregory R. Norfleet/West Branch Times
With West Branch High School fall cheerleaders leading them, Little Bear cheerleaders perform Aug. 18 at Meet the Teams Night at the Oliphant Street football field.
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Court blocks transgender rule from schools
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · August 25, 2016
A federal judge on Sunday issued an injunction against the Obama administrationís transgender bathroom rule, meaning that no school districts must implement the new rule for now.

Seven Bear-Hawks running for City High
by Norv and Mary Coblentz · News · August 25, 2016
The City High Cross Country program has a strong record of success, and West Branch has seven harriers on the team for the 2016 season.

Council considers stretching WBPD residency requirement
by Rick DeClue · News · August 25, 2016
At the direction of the West Branch city Council, city staff will draft a proposed resolution for its Sept. 5 meeting to allow full-time police officers to live within an eight-mile radius of the city.

Feds: Any child may ask to use private restrooms
News · August 25, 2016

School leaders explain projects leading up to $20 million vote
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · August 25, 2016
Drive out to West Branch High School after hours, and in the east parking lot one can still see the pink spray paint marking a rough estimate of where the proposed $20 million addition would reach.

Bears scrimmage Mustangs in preseason
by Jake Krob, Mount Vernon-Lisbon Sun · News · August 25, 2016
West Branch played a scrimmage against the Mount Vernon Mustangs Friday night at Cornell College.

Minor injuries to pedestrian
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · August 25, 2016
West Branch Fire Department emergency responders treated Jim E. Detlefsen, age not available, of West Branch for minor injuries received about 10:25 a.m. Aug. 18 in the Jack & Jill grocery store parking lot at the corner of Main Street and Parkside Drive/First Street.

Meet the Teams: From new play clocks to new coaches
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · August 25, 2016
Meet the Teams Night on Aug. 18 entertained with elementary and high school cheerleaders, a parking spot auction and a few bits of news this year:

MSWB welcomes Down Under Brew Pub
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · August 25, 2016
Main Street West Branch Community Ambassadors hosted on Aug. 18 a ribbon-cutting to welcome the Down Under Brew Pub to downtown.

Nine educators join WB schools in 2016-17
News · August 25, 2016
West Branch Community Schools welcomed nine new staff at its teacher orientation meeting on Aug. 17.

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