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City asks court to bump Acciona case
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · April 17, 2014
The City of West Branch last week asked a federal judge to dismiss Acciona Windpower’s lawsuit, saying the company waited too long to file suit, and that the city never breached the tax-rebate contract.

Parks & Rec OKs adding library
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · April 17, 2014
The Parks & Rec Commission voted unanimously April 10 to plan for a new library with a community/recreation center project on Pedersen Valley land.

WBHS earns 7th in Class 2A in state jazz
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · April 17, 2014
West Branch took seventh place April 8 at the Iowa Jazz Championships in Des Moines after earning a wildcard to get into the competition.

One count in child porn plea
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · April 17, 2014
A West Branch man on Monday pleaded guilty to distributing child pornography from a collection of more than 20,000 images and 900 videos.

Public hearing on proposed storm water fee
by Rick DeClue · News · April 17, 2014
Community members brought questions and concerns about the proposed storm water management fee to the West Branch City Council last week.

Shoe recycling
News · April 17, 2014
West Branch's McKenna Sexton, a student at Mount Mercy, is heading up a drive to collect at least 500 pairs of shoes for Nike ReUse-A-Shoe, which recycles shoes into sports playing surfaces.

Stones in Yellowstone
News · April 17, 2014
University of Iowa geoscience Prof. Emeritus Dr. Richard Baker continues his series of lectures about geology in our national parks with a presentation on Yellowstone National Park.

Anniversary: Whitlatches mark 50 years together
News · April 17, 2014
Robert and Alice Whitlatch, Tipton, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 19 at the Badlands Golf Club in rural Tipton.

Liberty reports ‘Press 2’ scam
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · April 10, 2014
Do not “Press 2,” according to Liberty Communications, because you may end up calling an expensive, international phone number.

$2.4 million invested with MSWB help
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · April 10, 2014
Main Street West Branch surpassed the $2 million milestone for downtown district spending by businesses whom the group helped since organizing in 2006.

City gives controversial code an update
by Rick DeClue · News · April 10, 2014
On Monday, the West Branch City Council approved changes to the city code for retaining walls and fences to address two variances granted by the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustments last year.

City gets more time on lawsuit
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · April 10, 2014
A federal judge gave the City of West Branch another week to respond to a lawsuit filed by Acciona Windpower over cancelled tax rebates.

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