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New Casey’s gets closer
by Rick DeClue · News · February 26, 2015
Casey’s General Stores recently submitted its construction application and plans to the Iowa Department of Transportation, the city council heard last week, and could get the go-ahead to build in 30 to 45 days.

20 course offerings open to WBHS
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · February 26, 2015
In the 1980s, high school students who took auto mechanics, certified nursing assistant and similar courses rarely earned college credit.

Kaufmann likes RICL ruling
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · February 26, 2015
State Rep. Bobby Kaufmann praised the Iowa Utilities Board for refusing to break one public hearing into two, which he said would force landowners to attend two hearings to protect their property from acquisition by the Rock Island Clean Line.

School asks for parent help with state aid, ISL vote
News · February 26, 2015
Parents received last week an e-mailed letter from West Branch Community Schools, asking for their help to convince legislators to provide “adequate and timely” funding of schools.

Free movies at Hoover
News · February 26, 2015
On March 7, 14 and 21 the Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum will be showing popular, feature-length, baseball themed movies in the auditorium at 2 p.m.

Second parks vote in November?
News · February 26, 2015
West Branch's Parks & Recreation Commission last week decided to formally approach the City Council to ask for a second public vote on parks funding.

$575 raised in Penny Wars
News · February 26, 2015
West Branch Middle School fifth- through eighth-grade pupils raised $572.79 in its annual Penny Wars to fight cancer, according to the school.

Jazz band 6th at UNI
News · February 26, 2015
West Branch High School's jazz band placed sixth at the Tallcorn Jazz Festival Saturday at the University of Northern Iowa.

Show choirs place at Pella
News · February 26, 2015
West Branch's two show choirs both placed at the Dutch Masters show choir competition at Pella.

Birthday: Don Secrest turning 80
News · February 26, 2015
Donald A. Secrest will turn 80 years old on March 14.

Engagement: Bass, Hotz announce their engagement
News · February 26, 2015
Tammy Lynn Hotz and Gary Wayne Bass announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

Several on ISU dean's list
News · February 26, 2015
More than 7,980 Iowa State University undergraduates have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by being named to the 2014 fall semester Dean's List.

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