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200 jobs, P&G to leave WB
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · February 15, 2018
About 200 workers at Procter & Gamble received notice Feb. 7 that the West Branch distribution warehouse will close in about two years or so, according to the company.

Tire shipper plans 75 jobs in WB — city
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · February 15, 2018
A tire and auto parts distributor plans to bring 75 jobs and fill up a half-million-square-foot warehouse in West Branch, according to the City of West Branch.

Super Bowl LII halftime show included WB grad
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · February 15, 2018
One of the trombone slides that peeked out behind Justin Timberlake during the Super Bowl halftime show had a 2014 West Branch graduate at the other end: Justin Roth.

Kaufmann said state legislators scrutinizing $500M ‘giveaways’
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · February 15, 2018
State Rep. Bobby Kaufmann said legislators found $500 million in the Iowa budget due for scrutiny, opening up the possibility of shifting some of it to other areas, like public education.

Mayor Laughlin suffers broken jaw after falling on a welding machine
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · February 15, 2018
West Branch Mayor Roger Laughlin broke his jaw in an accident at his home earlier this month.

Snow came, but not how predicted
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · February 15, 2018
West Branch saw several waves of snowfall move through the area, but not like the meteorologists predicted.

School absences spiked to 13%
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · February 15, 2018
West Branch Community Schools saw absences due to illness reach 13 percent one day at Hoover Elementary, which prompted a recent letter to parents encouraging them to keep sick children home.

Nominations open for Hoover UPSA
News · February 15, 2018
The Hoover Presidential foundation announced that nominations are now open for the annual Uncommon Public Service Award.

Presidential wheels Feb. 19
News · February 15, 2018
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum Archivist Lynn Smith will use photographs and films to share stories of the various modes of transportation used by the U.S. Presidents at 2 p.m. on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 19, in the Figge Auditorium.

Special Lent services here
News · February 15, 2018
Area churches have set special dates for three upcoming Christian holidays.

ACT picks Edwards, Torkelson
News · February 15, 2018
The Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization’s annual One Book Two Book Children’s Literature Festival will recognize the creative excellence of more than 80 area students over the course of the three-day festival, Feb. 23-25.

CALENDAR
News · February 15, 2018

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