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FFA travels to winter sports park to mingle
by Emma Wright, FFA reporter · News · January 30, 2015
Ski Snowstar is a winter sports park in Andalusia, Illinois. FFA members had the choice to ​s​ki, ​s​nowboard, or go ​s​now ​tubing.

WBHS honor roll
News · January 30, 2015
West Branch High School released its honor roll for the first semester of the 2014-15 school year.

Firefighters: More help paying for training
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · January 29, 2015
West Branch firefighters appreciated news that Congressman Dave Loebsack is co-introducing a bill to give emergency responders up to $6,000 in federal tax deductions.

P&G on parking: Working on it
by Rick DeClue · News · January 29, 2015
Procter & Gamble representative Michael Hughes told the city last week fewer trucks park on Fawcett Drive after the company implemented a variety of new practices.

Where your taxes go: City Council working on 2015-16 budget
by Rick DeClue · News · January 29, 2015
Earlier this month, the West Branch City Council began its budget process for fiscal-year 2016 with a look back to fiscal-year 2014, the city’s most recent full fiscal year, which ended July 1.

Kaplan’s pitch gets baseball signatures from big-time leaders
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · January 29, 2015
Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Walter Mondale, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Dan Quayle, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Barack Obama and Joe Biden all signed baseballs for Randy L. Kaplan.

Edmunds appeals stabbing conviction
News · January 29, 2015
An Indiana man sentenced to 15 years in prison for stabbing a West Branch man filed an appeal.

Acciona hiring 20
News · January 29, 2015
In response to an inquiry by the West Branch Times about whether Acciona might restart its local assembly plant in 2015 after securing some wind farm contracts in 2013, the newspaper received this response from CEO Enrique Teruel, through a spokesman:

Driver blacks out, truck rolls into prairie
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · January 29, 2015
Truck driver Robert E. Burger of Chaparral, N.M., told a Cedar County Sheriff deputy he “felt different” while driving westbound on Interstate 80 near West Branch and remembers grabbing a bite of a banana and taking a drink of water, but that was the last thing he remembered before realizing his semi-tractor trailer was sitting in the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site prairie and people were coming to his aid.

Feb. 9 meeting on $400K school vote
News · January 29, 2015
West Branch Community Schools will ask voters on April 7 to vote on continuing its Instructional Support Levy, which generates about $390,000 from property taxes and an income surtax.

Kindergarten round up Feb. 9
News · January 29, 2015
West Branch Schools Kindergarten Round Up Parent Meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. in the Hoover Gym on Monday, Feb. 9.

Kofoed honored by WIT
News · January 29, 2015
Western Iowa Tech Community College recognized Dylan Kofoed for earning a spot on its fall 2014 Scholar List.

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