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A $19.11M question
Gregory R. Norfleet/West Branch Times
About 20 West Branch residents turned out Monday at West Branch High School to view drawings and hear the Board of Education makes its case for a proposed $19.11 million bond issue — paid through property taxes — to build additions at Hoover Elementary and WBHS. The meeting lasted more than two hours and questions centered around need and impact on property owners.

First barrage of questions lobbed at addition project
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · December 01, 2016
Near the end of a more than two-hour long meeting on the proposed $19.11 million bond issue to build additions at two schools, one parent raised the point that another vote looms for West Branch: possibly a $5 million recreation center for the city.

School refinancing to save $232,000
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · December 01, 2016
West Branch Community Schools will save nearly $232,000 after a school board vote Monday to refinance a loan worth more than $2.4 million.

City hopes new logo, tagline will attract visitors to remain
by Rick DeClue · News · December 01, 2016
The West Branch City Council reached a consensus Monday on a new city logo and accompanying tag line to be used in an effort to promote and bring growth to the city.

Grinch turns 50, ‘Past turns 95, both meeting in West Branch
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · December 01, 2016
You’re going to see the Grinch this weekend — a LOT of him, in fact.

Flatfoots present Platypuses to say thanks to 3rd grade
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · December 01, 2016
A few weeks ago, third-graders Larkin Brown and Alexis Isabel took up a collection for the West Branch Police Department.

Groups taking names for holiday food distribution
News · December 01, 2016
It’s time again for the annual Holiday Food Distribution.

Kelley arraignment Dec. 9
News · December 01, 2016
A Cedar County judge scheduled a 9 a.m. Dec. 9 arraignment for Michael Thomas Kelley.

Hoover remains in curriculum
News · December 01, 2016
On Sept. 6, Gov. Terry Branstad released a list of recommendations on Iowa history education that once again includes ensuring West Branch native and 31st president Herbert Hoover is taught to Iowa children.

New app to tour Hoover Complex
News · December 01, 2016
The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum introduced a new interactive experience to their space by providing visitors with a mobile tour app.

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News · December 01, 2016

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