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Connor S. Norfleet/West Branch Times
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site Facilities Manager Mike Torkelson shovels the Parkside bridge walkway Saturday afternoon. With the first snow storm of the year bringing up to 7 or 8 inches in some areas, the Hoover Park closed Saturday. West Branch Community Schools canceled all middle school practices and closed its buildings 5:45 p.m. Friday, and several activities were postponed as school leaders closed the buildings all day Saturday. Motorists reported slippery conditions, slower speeds and cars in ditches. After the snow stopped falling, temperatures rose enough to melt a lot of it, then dropped to single digits, re-freezing it.

$4M parks bond approved, 17 days after city election
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · November 25, 2015
It took less than an hour, but Friday’s recount confirmed that the $4 million parks improvement referendum passed with a slim margin, 17 days after the general election.

Council: Newly certified officers must stay for 4 years or reimburse the city
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · November 25, 2015
In hopes of keeping police officers longer, the West Branch City Council wants officers who use city money to earn police certification to agree to reimburse the city if they leave in fewer than four years.

Drop in pupils could cost $210,000
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · November 25, 2015
West Branch Community Schools could lose more than $210,000 in state funding next year after a second year of falling enrollment.

Trash pickup Saturday
News · November 25, 2015
According to the City of West Branch, trash pick-up will be pushed back to Saturday this week due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

Zoning board meets Jan. 13
News · November 25, 2015
West Branch’s Zoning Board of Adjustment will next meet 6:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at City Hall.

Jury duty scam warning
News · November 25, 2015
On Nov. 18, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office took several calls from the public stating they had been called by a deputy from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office informing them they had missed jury duty.

Nordex may acquire Acciona lawsuit
News · November 25, 2015
Bloomberg Business reported Nov. 17 that part of Acciona that Nordex will acquire with a planned $837 million purchase includes a criminal complaint in Spain.

News · November 25, 2015

News · November 25, 2015

FFA travels to Kentucky to ‘amplify’ leadership
by Emma Fryauf, FFA reporter · News · November 25, 2015
Eight members of the West Branch FFA Chapter attended the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky., from Tuesday, Oct. 27, through Friday, Oct. 30.

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