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Editorial: Track teams finish strong
Opinions/Editorials · June 22, 2017
West Branch High School’s girls and boys track and field teams wrapped up another strong season with athletes from both teams earning trips to the state meet.

Senate Update: We must protect all vulnerable Iowans, like foster children, disabled & seniors
by Bob Dvorsky, State Senator · Opinions/Editorials · June 22, 2017
Iowans are outraged over crises at the Iowa’s Department of Human Services that seem to come one after another—most recently with the death of 16-year-old Sabrina Ray, who had been adopted out of foster care and was being home-schooled when her body was found in May in a Perry home.

Editorial: The ‘how’ in dad dynamics
Opinions/Editorials · June 15, 2017
The West Branch City Council, right after hiring Redmond Jones II as its newest city administrator, got to see his “Dad” side.

Letter: A lot of work went into 2017 Memorial Day
Opinions/Editorials · June 15, 2017
It could not have been a more perfect day. Just enough wind to keep the flags blowing. Having had nothing but too much wind and rain for days, it was just what we ordered.

Editorial: Rough start, strong finish
Opinions/Editorials · June 08, 2017
In golfing terms, the 2017 season started in the rough, but finished on the green.

Speaking Volumes: Building a better world by reading
Opinions/Editorials · June 08, 2017
Summer is here and so is the West Branch Public Library Summer Library Program!

Guest Column: Build a future in Afghanistan for peace, access to schools
by Rezadad Mohammadi · Opinions/Editorials · June 08, 2017
Editor’s note: Rezadad Mohammadi finished his senior year at Scattergood Friends School last month. He is this year’s recipient of the Friends Church Peace Scholarship. What follows is his winning essay.

Editorial: An argument for Redmond Jones
Opinions/Editorials · June 01, 2017
Just like every other government body, the City of West Branch has no money, at all, outside of what it takes from you in the form of taxes, fines, fees and the occasional donation.

Editorial: Honor to many, to each
Opinions/Editorials · May 25, 2017
An American soldier and spy was captured by opposition forces and sentenced to death. At the execution site, he was reported to have said, “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”

Letter: In memory of Flanders Fields: Hands on heart
Opinions/Editorials · May 25, 2017
May is a special month in many ways. We celebrate Mothers’ Day, graduations and Memorial Day.

Letter: Two beds per 100K citizens? That’s crazy
Opinions/Editorials · May 25, 2017
How can a state which is first in literacy be last in mental health services?

Editorial: Grads: Before you go, read this
Opinions/Editorials · May 18, 2017
Get a good higher education. Work hard. Treat others the way you want to be treated.

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