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Pupils receive minor injuries in bus accident
by Stu Clark, Tipton Conservative · News · May 27, 2016
Five ambulances were dispatched to a school bus-semi truck crash in the West Branch school district at 3:45 p.m. Thursday, May 19, but fortunately there were no serious injuries and only one ambulance was needed for the call in the 2000 block of Delta Avenue, near the intersection of 310th Street.

Teachers get $218,000 more; increase below prior 2 years
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · May 27, 2016
The West Branch Board of Education on May 9 approved teacher salary and benefit increases of 3.45 percent, or about $218,000, for the coming school year.

City seeks $1.4M for parks, redevelopment
by Rick DeClue · News · May 27, 2016
At its May 16 meeting, the West Branch City Council completed plans for borrowing to pursue various projects in the next year.

Libraries digitize WB newspapers; 56 years available and searchable
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · May 27, 2016
The first day the West Branch Times’ historical archives came out in digital format, a couple stopped by the West Branch Public Library trying to track down their great-grandfather, who lived in the area on a farm.

Memorial Day services for paying respects
by Rick DeClue · News · May 27, 2016
West Branch and surrounding communities will remember fallen veterans on Monday, May 30 with a variety of Memorial Day events from downtown to the cemetery to the Hoover complex, schools and churches.

New promotions group looks for ways to distinguish West Branch
by Rick DeClue · News · May 27, 2016
Last Thursday, an audience of 22 people gathered in a kick-off meeting to discuss new city promotion strategies.

Cedars Edge almost ready to open
News · May 27, 2016
Cedars Edge Golf Course is hiring summer help to mow, tend the grounds and bartend in another sign that the new course is getting closer to opening.

On Your Mark, Get Set.......Read!
News · May 27, 2016
Registration begins after Memorial Day for the West Branch Public Library’s “On Your Mark, Get Set … Read!” summer reading program.

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KLM temporarily withdraws request for business zoning
by Rick DeClue · News · May 26, 2016
“We’ll slow down, then,” Mayor Roger Laughlin said after the city council approved by a vote of 4-0 to table the second reading of KLM’s request to rezone 12.77 acres near West Branch High School and another smaller parcel for business use.

Martin racks up achievements; BOE takes time to applaud him
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · May 26, 2016
West Branch High School senior Russell Martin stepped up to the podium May 9 to show the Board of Education a prosthetic hand he made with the school’s 3D printer.

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