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$53K gives running water, addition to local museum
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · August 17, 2017
Four years ago, West Branch Heritage Foundation spent $80,000 and fixed up the 1894 building that houses the museum.

Park pavilion talks continue
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · August 17, 2017
West Branch Parks & Recreation Commission will meet 7 p.m. Thursday in City Council Chambers, 110 Poplar Street, to continue discussions on the design of the Cubby Park pavilion.

Giving to Booster Club jumped 50%
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · August 17, 2017
West Branch All-Sport Boosters raised $47,000 during the 2016-17 school year, a figure more than 50 percent higher than average.

City council petitions ready
News · August 17, 2017
Voters in November will decide on three elected seats in city leadership: mayor and two city council members.

Early voting on $19.8M, candidates
News · August 17, 2017
A satellite (early) voting station will be set up noon to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, at Hoover Elementary.

Loebsack rep in town Tuesday
News · August 17, 2017
Congressman Dave Loebsack will have a member of his staff in West Branch for open office hours. David Leshtz, Loebsack’s District Representative, will be at Reid’s Beans, 106 E. Main Street, from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Aug. 22.

Model A Fords visiting the city
News · August 17, 2017
About 20 Model A cars, including one once owned by President Herbert Hoover’s family, will visit roughly 2:20 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, according to West Branch Community Development Group.

Schelker wins award for an ugly cake
News · August 17, 2017
Sylas Schelker, 8, of West Branch placed second in the Ugliest Cake Contest at the Iowa State Fair.

CALENDAR
News · August 17, 2017

CHURCH NEWS
News · August 17, 2017

250-plus crowd dedicates Hoover statue
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · August 10, 2017
Andy Hoover, President Hoover’s last surviving grandchild, and wife Jeanie Hoover rolled up in a golf cart to the front of Hoover Elementary School on Aug. 2 to see a new Hoover statue lowered into place.
“Oh, I like it,” Andy Hoover said.

School ballot: $19.8M bond, 4 candidates
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · August 10, 2017
The last pieces of the Sept. 12 school ballot fell into place last week with two more candidates filing to run for the school board and two parents turning in a petition to put a $19.8 million bond referendum to the voters.

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