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Floor plans
Gregory R. Norfleet/West Branch Times
FEH Architect’s Denny Sharp points out details in two possible floor plans for a proposed recreation center. Cost estimates of $6.5 million to $9.25 million exceed the city’s suggestion of a $5 million facility.
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Tourists spent $7.1M in area
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · September 11, 2014
Tourists visiting national parks spent $11.4 million in Iowa last year, with more than $7.1 million — or more than 62 percent — of that spent in West Branch or within 60 miles of the city, according to a National Park Service report.

$6.5M-$9.25M for rec center
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · September 11, 2014
A daylong meeting hammered out two possible floor plans for a new recreation center, but city leaders think they may need to trim back the project to fit their budget plans.

JohnCo reps want trail to WB
by Rick DeClue · News · September 11, 2014
Johnson County plans to construct trails from Iowa City to West Branch, county supervisors announced last week, though it could still be years away.

City, Foundation agree to ‘liaison’
by Rick DeClue · News · September 11, 2014
The city’s administration and the Hoover Presidential Foundation agreed on a way to work together despite recent friction between the two organizations.

1 injured in minor crash
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · September 11, 2014

Iowa State Patrol officers inspected the rear of a car Sept. 4 on Interstate 80 about a quarter mile west of the West Liberty exit after a single-vehicle crash, assessing the damage.

Naturalization ceremony Sept. 17
News · September 11, 2014
The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum will host a naturalization ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 1:30 p.m.

Author visiting Hoover Elementary
News · September 11, 2014
Award-winning author Dori Hillestad Butler is celebrating the release of her new series, "The Haunted Library," with a visit to Hoover Elementary School on Sept. 22 from 8:15 to mid afternoon.

Homecoming parade Sept. 24
News · September 11, 2014
West Branch High School's homecoming week runs Sept. 21-27, with the homecoming parade set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24.

IHSAA commends WBHS for 2013-14
News · September 11, 2014
Neither referees nor umpires ejected a single West Branch athlete or coach during the 2013-14 school year, prompting a letter of commendation from the Iowa High School Athletic Assoc., the school district announced.

Lions up food goal by 500%
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · September 04, 2014
Forget $5,000 feeding 20,000, now the West Branch Lions Club wants to raise $25,000 and feed 100,000 people.

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