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2nd try: Short by 7.7%
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · September 14, 2017
A majority of voters again supported a $19.8 million school bond referendum, but not enough to break the 60-percent threshold.

And 1,420 voters put Whaley, Hetrick on Board of Education
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · September 14, 2017
Amanda Whaley and Greg Hetrick won two open seats on the West Branch Board of Education with nearly 45 percent of the eligible voters casting ballots.

Hurricane Harvey: Supplies to Texas, and dogs to Iowa
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · September 14, 2017
When Houston flooded, many evacuated and filled up hotels.
Something similar happened with pets and animal shelters: No room at the inn.

WBHS collecting for hurricane relief
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · September 14, 2017
West Branch High School wants to help with hurricane relief, calling for donations after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas and before Hurricane Irma struck in Florida.

Homecoming parade Sept. 20
News · September 14, 2017
West Branch High School will host its Homecoming Parade Wednesday, Sept. 20, starting at 6:30 p.m.

CALENDAR
News · September 14, 2017

CHURCH NEWS
News · September 14, 2017

JohnCo hopes $350K tempts IDOT to rebuild local bridge
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · September 07, 2017
Johnson County in August offered to pay for $350,000 of the estimated $1.3 million cost of rebuilding Lower West Branch Road bridge over Interstate 80.

Underground RR, Town Hall on new historic plan
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · September 07, 2017
Almost 20 years before West Branch’s founding, and 25 years before the 1880 census counted 500 souls here, John Brown — very, very selectively — guided travelers this way.

School attorney: State legislature took ‘meat cleaver’ to bargaining
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · September 07, 2017
The Republican-led Iowa legislature took a “meat cleaver” to collective bargaining with public agencies, a school attorney told the West Branch Board of Education.

Kirkwood wants to keep 25-cent levy
by Margaret Stevens · News · September 07, 2017
Voters in the Sept. 12 school election are being asked to extend for five years a 25-cent per $1,000 taxable value levy for Kirkwood Community College.

Voters going to polls on schools
News · September 07, 2017
Polling places at Town Hall will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, for three questions.

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