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Prize pose
Photo courtesy Katie Edge
FFA members, from left, Emily Harold, Katie Edge, Brady Edge and Ethan Fetzer, as well as sponsor Blake VanderMolen pose with plaques and ribbons earned at the Denver Stock Show, the group’s first national competition.

Kelley expected to plead guilty
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · January 18, 2018
A West Branch man last week signed an agreement to plead guilty to the attempted murder of a woman in October 2016.

NFHS Football Coach of the Year: Butch Pedersen
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · January 18, 2018
A national coaching group on Jan. 10 named West Branch High School Head Football Coach Butch Pedersen its football Coach of the Year.

FFA fifth at nationals: First time qualifying, group brings back hardware
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · January 18, 2018
After earning its first trip to a national competition, the West Branch High School FFA earned fifth place in livestock judging at the Denver Stock Show.

Active shooter diverts WB school bus
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · January 18, 2018
An active shooter incident along Interstate 80 near Atalissa the afternoon of Jan. 11 led to West Branch Community Schools diverting a bus route to avoid the area.

Ambulance flips on I-80
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · January 18, 2018
West Branch Fire Department emergency responders responded just after 3 p.m. Sunday to the 258 milemarker on Interstate 80 westbound after reports of an ambulance — with a patient inside — slipping off the snowy road and flipping over into a ditch.

Hoover site seeks artists
News · January 18, 2018
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site seeks artists for the national park’s 2018 Artist-in-Residence Program.

JohnCo wants grant for Hoover Hwy
News · January 18, 2018
Johnson County’s Board of Supervisors will submit a request for grant funding to rebuild two miles of Herbert Hoover Highway, a project scheduled to take place in 2021.

Photos feature Iowa farm life
News · January 18, 2018
Opening on Jan. 20, is the exhibition “Farm Life in Iowa: Photographs by A.M. Wettach,” on loan from the University of Iowa Museum of Art.

Senate candidate Wahls here Jan. 20
News · January 18, 2018
Iowa Senate Candidate Zach Wahls of Coralville will hold a meet-and-greet event Saturday, Jan. 20, from noon to 2 p.m. at Reid’s Beans.

Underground RR play in March
News · January 18, 2018
Back for a third year in 2018, Bright Star Touring Theatre will educate area third, fourth, and fifth graders about the history of the Underground Railroad.

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