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Bus driver fired after crash; driver wants to stop rumors
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · June 30, 2016
West Branch Community Schools on Friday announced by e-mail and on its web site that school leaders fired the bus driver involved in a May 19 crash east of the city.

Business OK by high school? Council votes 5-0 to make it so
by Rick DeClue · News · June 30, 2016
An earlier vote of 3-2 to rezone residential acreage across from the high school changed to 5-0 Monday when the West Branch City Council discussed the Meadows property.

Council approves $1.4M in loans, rates
by Lisa McDonald · News · June 30, 2016
The City Council voted unanimously June 22 to approve interest rates for the $1.4 million borrowed for two upcoming projects.

Foundation plans camp, contest to teach Hooverball to children
by Lisa McDonald · News · June 30, 2016
The Youth Hooverball program’s expanded second year will include a two-day camp for grades 4 through 8.

On their own, ham radio operators help NPS celebrate 100 years of public parks
by Lisa McDonald · News · June 30, 2016
An Illinois couple made 374 ham radio contacts in two day from Herbert Hoover Historical Site as part of the American Radio Relay League’s National Parks on the Air (NPOTA).

Blood drive July 7
News · June 30, 2016
The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center will host a community blood drive Thursday, July 7, from 3 to 6:30 p.m. at the West Branch United Methodist Church in the fellowship hall.

Brass band performs July 4
News · June 30, 2016
On Monday, July 4 at 2 p.m., the Eastern Iowa Brass Band will perform a free concert in the Village Green.

CALENDAR
News · June 30, 2016

CHURCH NEWS
News · June 30, 2016

Marshall-Lodge wins Republican scholarship
News · June 30, 2016
Tanner Marshall-Lodge received the Cedar County Republican Central Committee scholarship drawn at the 2015 Cedar County Fair.

Baby left in cold visits the city two years after his kidnapping
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · June 23, 2016
Nearly 2 1/2 years after the kidnapped newborn survived 29 hours in freezing temperatures, Kayden Powell returned to West Branch Saturday and, just like before, a herd of news outlets clamored to see him.

What’s quicker: Pool at PV park, or Cedars Edge?
by Lisa McDonald · News · June 23, 2016
Parks and Recreation Commission leaders disagree on what would take longer: building a pool at Cedars Edge Golf Course or building it on city land.

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