Mapping it out
Gregory R. Norfleet/West Branch Times
Cedar County Sheriff Chief Deputy Kevin Knoche gestures toward a county map during a public information meeting on a comprehensive plan for Cedar County while West Branch Mayor Roger Laughlin looks on Oct. 3 at Community State Bank.

Cedar Co. 2.0: From housing to attractions
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · October 12, 2017
“We need to know what is special about this place,” Ahnna Nanoski said.

Take a knee? Hoover would keep quiet ... up to a point
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · October 12, 2017
To those football players taking a knee: One Herbert Hoover historian said the 31st president might fire you.

‘Sukkah’ helps Jewish family mark harvest
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · October 12, 2017
You won’t find a Jewish synagogue in all of Cedar County, but five miles northeast of West Branch, at dusk on Oct. 4, lights blinked on inside a small, rectangular hut.

Fall Festival awards top chili cook
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · October 12, 2017
Saturday's Fall Festival led to awarding Chris Cruse of Brown's West Branch car dealership the title for the best chili.

Several WB students selected for RVC Honor Choir
News · October 12, 2017
Several West Branch middle and high school pupils traveled Oct. 2 to Cascade High School to take part in a daylong training session for the annual River Valley Conference Honor Choir.

Soccer team, firefighters and Lions clean ditches
News · October 12, 2017
On Sunday, 22 West Branch residents spent 2 1/2 hours walking and cleaning 3.7 miles of roadside ditches, picking up trash and recyclables between West Branch High School and Sharpless Auctions during “ideal weather conditions” according to Lions Club member Greg Humrichouse.

Swimmers fall in two duals
News · October 12, 2017
City High’s girls swimmers fell to Wahlert 114.5 to 71.5 and got edged out by Linn-Mar 94-92 in a triangular Oct. 3.

Food drive for children, pantries
News · October 12, 2017
A food drive collection for the West Branch Middle School and High School Food Pantries will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 21 at the North Dodge Street Hy-Vee.

Governor visiting Scattergood
News · October 12, 2017
Gov. Kim Reynolds will travel to West Branch to visit Scattergood Friends School and Farm on Wednesday, Oct. 11.

League of Women Voters forming
News · October 12, 2017
The League of Women Voters, a non partisan civic organization open to women and men, is meeting in Cedar County to explore establishing a League Chapter in Cedar County.

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