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Gregory R. Norfleet/West Branch Times
West Branch High School’s jazz band percussionist Jamie Flanegan performs May 13 at the Village Green. More than 120 people gathered there to hear the jazz band and the all-faculty Lisa and the Schrockettes on the kickoff night for Music on the Village Green summer music series. Main Street West Branch, the City of West Branch and Herbert Hoover National Historic Site sponsored the free event and gave away popsicles to visitors. The concerts return 7 p.m. each Thursday in June.

Sheriff: Signal switch could leave WB officers in danger
by Rick DeClue · News · May 21, 2015
Cedar County Sheriff Warren Wethington said, concerning the planned December switch to “P-25” digital emergency communications for law enforcement agencies throughout the county:

$945K for parking, restroom upgrades
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · May 21, 2015
Two contractors last week won a total of $945,000 worth of facility projects in the 15-year plan to improve West Branch Community Schools.

Several events to mark Memorial Day
News · May 21, 2015
The community will remember fallen veterans on Monday, May 25, with a variety of Memorial Day events from downtown to the cemetery to the Hoover Complex, churches and schools.

Bernie Sanders coming May 29
News · May 21, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate Bernard “Bernie” Sanders will visit the home of David Johnson and Jennie Embree of West Branch 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 29, for a campaign party.

Hoover on the Mississippi talk
News · May 21, 2015
On Thursday, May 28, Dr. John O. Anfinson will examine Herbert Hoover’s role in defining the upper Mississippi River we know today.

Anniversary: Milletts mark 70 years
News · May 21, 2015
The family of Helen and Roscoe Millett will celebrate the couple’s 70th wedding anniversary 2 p.m. Sunday, May 31, at West Branch Friends Church.

News · May 21, 2015

Fischer on Dean’s List
News · May 21, 2015
West Branch’s David Fischer has been named to the 2014 fall semester Dean’s List at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, the university announced.

TVC’s challenge: How will they go on after I’m gone?
by Rick DeClue · News · May 14, 2015
How do we continue to support our children as they start that transition to becoming adults? What changes occur in our relationship as we and our sons and daughters get older? What happens after we are no longer here?

CCCF awards grants to MSWB, library
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · May 14, 2015
Main Street West Branch and West Branch Public Library each received money from Cedar County Community Foundation’s spring grant awards.

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