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4 counties account for most new Cedar County residents
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · October 08, 2015
If you moved to Cedar County between 2013 and 2014, there is a 93.4 percent chance you moved from one of four Iowa counties: Johnson, Linn, Muscatine and Scott.

Hazard mitigation plan will address floodings, mass shootings and more
by Rick DeClue · News · October 08, 2015
How prepared is the city of West Branch for hazards such as flooding or a mass shooting like that in Oregon last week?
The answers appear to be “somewhat” and “there is always more to do.”

During visit, Loebsack shares his support to boost minimum wage
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · October 08, 2015
“We’ve got to increase that minimum wage,” resident Polly Maher told U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack when he visited Saturday morning. “And don’t tell me anything negative.”

School blocks phones on WiFi
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · October 08, 2015
Students took to social media at the beginning of the school year to complain about West Branch High School blocking phone access to its WiFi, and at the September Board of Education meeting, the reason came out: Bandwidth.

Barn destroyed by fire
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · October 08, 2015
A school bus driver reported a blaze about 3:50 p.m. Sept. 29 at the property of Lance and Jennifer Schiele, 2092 Delta Ave.

Anti-bully meeting Oct. 17
News · October 08, 2015
The next meeting of the local anti-bully group is scheduled for 10 a.m. Oct. 17 at the West Branch Fire Department.

Buddy Bench coming Oct. 17.
News · October 08, 2015
Summer Saylor, as part of a 4-H Community Service Project, raised money to donate a Buddy Bench to Hoover Elementary, which will be delivered to the school 9 a.m. Oct. 17.

Community tailgate Oct. 14
News · October 08, 2015
West Branch United Methodist Church will host its annual Community Tailgater 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 outside the church at 203 North Downey.

Branstad: Hoover Complex No. 1
News · October 08, 2015
Gov. Terry Branstad named the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum and the Hoover National Historic Site the No. 1 historical site to visit in Iowa, according to the Des Moines Register.

Handful of school personnel actions
News · October 08, 2015
The School Board hired two and accepted resignations from three staff at its September meeting.

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