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Flood of 2016: Sandbagging, covered roads and closed bridge, County declared a disaster area
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · September 29, 2016
With word that heavy rains coming from northern Iowa would swell the Cedar River, Gov. Terry Branstad on Friday declared Cedar County and 12 others disaster areas to rush state resources to help those downstream, including Rochester.

School board likes idea of soccer team
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · September 29, 2016
Organizers wanting a soccer team at West Branch High School received a favorable response from the Board of Education Sept. 12.

City makes deal with Peden before closing Cookson
by Rick DeClue · News · September 29, 2016
With some lapses in decorum at the West Branch City Council meeting on Sept. 19, the council approved the closing of Cookson Street from the east boundary of the city’s public works shop to the west end of the street.

‘Main Street’ too confusing, so 10-year-old MSWB changes name
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · September 29, 2016
“Main Street” in Main Street West Branch needed to go, the group said.
Too confusing.

Fire burns near fuel
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · September 29, 2016
West Branch Fire Department responded to a pickup truck on fire about 5:15 p.m. Sept. 20 on the Interstate 80 milemarker 259 westbound off-ramp.

Absentee voting starts Sept. 29
News · September 29, 2016
Absentee ballots are now available for the General Election to be held on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Citywide clean up Oct. 1
News · September 29, 2016
The City of West Branch will host another citywide clean up 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, with a drop-off site at the Water Street parking lot, just south of Village Green.

New park drawings Oct. 3
News · September 29, 2016
Nate Kaas with Fehr-Graham Engineering and Environmental, will present the latest design work for the park planned for Pedersen Valley 5 p.m. Oct. 3 at City Offices.

CALENDAR
News · September 29, 2016

CHURCH NEWS
News · September 29, 2016

Crowd petitions council to save Cedars Edge
by Rick DeClue · News · September 22, 2016
More than 30 people showed up at the West Branch City Council meeting Monday to talk about the Cedars Edge Golf Course – an item not even on the agenda.

Centennial sanctuary: Friends Church celebrating 100-year-old building
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · September 22, 2016
West Branch Friends Church on Sunday plans a daylong celebration to mark 100 years in the same building at 116 North Downey Street.

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