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Focusing on the center
Rick DeClue/West Branch Times
FEH Architects' Dennis Sharp, left, and Kevin Eipperle facilitate a July 10 meeting on ideas for a new recreation center.

WB man stabbed in Dallas Co.
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · July 17, 2014
A West Branch man suffered two stab wounds last week at the Dallas County Fairgrounds, allegedly coming from a fellow carnival worker, according to Dallas County Sheriff’s Department.

Judge: Smith a ‘manipulator’
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · July 17, 2014
Federal officials filed a superseding grand jury indictment against an aunt accused of leaving her abducted infant nephew in sub-freezing temperatures; if convicted, she would receive a minimum 25-year sentence.

Rec center could run $2.3M
by Rick DeClue · News · July 17, 2014
Members of the West Branch Parks and Recreation Commission, Mayor Mark Worrell, council member Tim Shields and approximately 15 citizens brought their respective shopping lists to a July 10 kickoff meeting to develop uses and plans for the proposed recreation center/library building in the city’s new park in Pedersen Valley.

Weekend storms flood again, but not so bad
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · July 17, 2014
Two weeks after June 30 storms flooded downtown, a second wave of strong storms hit over the weekend, though with a slightly less-potent punch.

290th Street work begins
News · July 17, 2014
Cedar County Secondary Road Department announced that work began 7 a.m. Wednesday on 290th Street/F44 from X40/Garfield Ave. to west of Franklin Avenue. The area is the section of road going through Springdale.

Cargill recalls meatbird feed
News · July 17, 2014
Cargill announced on its Web site that it is conducting a voluntary recall of Nutrena NatureWise Meatbird feed in 40-pound bags due to excess levels of sodium.

Scattergood honored by Chinese
News · July 17, 2014
Scattergood Friends School, a boarding and day college preparatory school in West Branch, has been awarded the Education Agency of the Year Award by the Chinese Association of Iowa for its international student program.

Birth: Maxsons bring home Zachary Michael
News · July 17, 2014
Zachary Michael Maxson was born July 2, 2014, at 6:43 p.m. weighing 9 pounds, 5 ounces and measuring 22 inches long.
His parents are Ben and Jenna Maxson of West Branch.

Wall named ‘Pork Queen’
News · July 17, 2014
West Branch’s Sarah Wall was named the Iowa Pork Queen by the Iowa Pork Congress in Des Moines in January.

Lions question Grassley; Senator criticizes Obama with some answers
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · July 11, 2014
Announcing a “Lions Town Meeting,” U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley on July 2 fielded questions on illegal immigration, medical school debt, energy independence, mental health care in light of mass shootings, and more.

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