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A few tears, a few cheers
Gregory R. Norfleet/ West Branch Times
A considerable number of families arrived at Hoover Elementary by 8 a.m. Monday, the first day of school for West Branch, with lots of hugs, pictures and a few tears. Yet inside, when lines of children followed teachers to their new classrooms, numerous school district staff waved pom-poms and called out welcomes to surprised and smiling faces.

Hoover Park turns 50
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · August 27, 2015
In Washington D.C., Herbert Hoover’s son Allan Hoover sat down across from the U.S. Senate Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs in the spring of 1965, asking the committee to create a National Historic Site in honor and memory of the 31st president.

Memorial ride to honor Worrell
News · August 27, 2015
Friends and family of former Mayor Mark Worrell will honor the businessman and motorcycle enthusiast with a “Memorial Ride for Cubby!” starting 11 a.m. Saturday at Herb ‘N’ Lou’s Pizza, 105 North Downey.

Hoeme retiring as day care nears loan payoff
by Rick DeClue · News · August 27, 2015
After marking its 31st year in operation, the West Branch Community Early Learning Center is working through two events that will affect its future.

West Branch schools hires 8 new staff
News · August 27, 2015
West Branch Community School District welcomed eight new staff for the 2015-16 school year.

Hoover Park trivia
News · August 27, 2015

News · August 27, 2015

News · August 27, 2015

Downey Baptist turns 150
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · August 20, 2015
How old is Downey Baptist Church? Let us count the ways.

A couple of problems, but summer work nearly done
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · August 20, 2015
“They cut a lot of walls” to renovate the locker rooms at Hoover Elementary, Maintenance Director Ruben Galvan said.

Laughlin wants to form a ‘mayor’s cabinet’
by Rick DeClue · News · August 20, 2015
Roger Laughlin was sworn in Monday as the mayor of West Branch, with complete support from the City Council and no challenges from other citizens interested in the position.

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