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Expressions in movement
Gregory R. Norfleet/West Branch Times
West Branch Middle School's JiveWired performs Saturday afternoon at Saturday Night Jive, a show choir competition organized by West Branch's Christopher Jive and the Uptown 45. A fundraiser for the local groups, both the middle school and high school show choirs performed, but did not compete for prizes. Some 14 other show choirs performed at the event, with six earning awards: 1. Keokuk, 2. Marion, 3. Benton, 4. Emmetsburg, 5. Central Lee, 6. West Liberty.

2 school calendars, just in case
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · January 22, 2015
So if the state rejects West Branch Community Schools’ reasons to start the school year when preferred, that means:

Bike expo honoring Teesdale
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · January 22, 2015
The Iowa Bicycle Coalition will honor West Branch’s late bike maker Tom Teesdale this weekend with the creation of a new Teesdale Hand Built Bike Show.

Council not planning on fourth officer yet
by Rick DeClue · News · January 22, 2015
The West Branch City Council and Mayor Mark Worrell politely discouraged Police Chief Mike Horihan from anticipating funding for an additional full-time police officer in the city’s fiscal year 2016 budget.

Gingerich trial nears
News · January 22, 2015
A pretrial conference is set for a man accused of stealing nearly $8,000 from his father's West Branch repair shop.

Council accepts bridge grant
News · January 22, 2015
The West Branch City Council on Jan. 14 formally accepted a grant from the Iowa Department of Transportation to help rebuild the College Street bridge.

Gym wall crack: 'Sky not falling'
News · January 22, 2015
OPN architectural firm's Tony Pins said the "control joint … did exactly what it was supposed to do" to help the new gymnasium at West Branch High School settle, Superintendent Kevin Hatfield said, regarding a crack in the eastern wall.

Heat takes a holiday from WB
by Rick DeClue · News · January 16, 2015
“There were so many calls, especially on the interstate, that I lost track of the numbers,” West Branch Fire Chief Kevin Stoolman said.

School, Hoover close in cold
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · January 16, 2015
Intense cold and two snowfalls — one five inches deep — kept schools and the Hoover Complex from returning to a regular schedule last week after the holidays.

West Branch Communications adds two publications in Linn County
News · January 16, 2015
The owners of the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Sun and West Branch Times have purchased the Linn News-Letter and Linn County Shopper, weekly publications covering northern Linn County and located in Central City.

Wall cracked in newest WBHS gym
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · January 16, 2015
A parent pointed out a crack in the southeast corner of the "new gym" at West Branch High School.

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