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Editorial: Girls track pumps up its fans
Opinions/Editorials · July 02, 2015
A state championship shuttle hurdle relay team — a school first — highlighted a West Branch High School girls track season full of other impressive accomplishments.

Guest column: Parents: We’ve got to model healthy lifestyles for our kids
by Paige Roth · Opinions/Editorials · July 02, 2015
When I was growing up, I remember long summer days spent outside with other kids from the neighborhood riding bikes, climbing trees, playing tag and follow the leader.

Senate Update: More parks boost health, well-being
by Bob Dvorsky, State Senator · Opinions/Editorials · July 02, 2015
Iowa’s parks, recreation areas and open spaces contribute to our state’s environmental, physical, emotional and social wellbeing while bolstering the economy.

Editorial: The day Big Timber fell
Opinions/Editorials · June 25, 2015
The news that Mayor Mark Worrell had died moved swiftly through West Branch the night of June 15. But even after the visitation and funeral, we still find it difficult to believe the 52-year-old small-business owner, former football star, former firefighter and former city council member is gone.

Minds and Matter: School board candidates: Consider a child’s future
by Kevin Hatfield, School Superintendent · Opinions/Editorials · June 25, 2015
The West Branch Community School District encourages civic and education-minded individuals to serve on its school board.

Editorial: Golf teams bring growth, success
Opinions/Editorials · June 18, 2015
West Branch High School’s golf teams marked two strong seasons in 2015, though with different strengths, to be sure.

Guest column: Sanders ‘can’t win’ presidency? He’s rising in Democratic polls
Opinions/Editorials · June 18, 2015
I first heard Senator Bernie Sanders speak at the 2011 Harkin Steak Fry, toward the end of my term on the West Branch City Council.
When the Senator addressed the issue of corporate tax giveaways, my attention was immediately captured.

Uncommon Words: World War I battle trench leads Hoover into humanitarian effort
by Jerry Fleagle, Hoover Association · Opinions/Editorials · June 18, 2015
Hopefully you’ve read our previous accounts about the 3-D immersive film, the Belgian Village and Herbert Hoover the humanitarian as I’ve described The Making of the Great Humanitarian exhibit at the Presidential Library-Museum and Hoover National Historic Site.

Senate Update: Session ends with break in gridlock
Opinions/Editorials · June 18, 2015
The Legislature closed out the 2015 session with Senate Democrats opting to end five months of gridlock on school funding.

Letter: Guns do not clean up water, educate people
Opinions/Editorials · June 18, 2015
Why do we need such unlimited freedoms to own guns more than we needed the young lady recently killed in Coralville and the thousands of others we will sacrifice this year as collateral damage?

Letter: Watch: Blooms open in less than a minute
Opinions/Editorials · June 18, 2015
It is my pleasure to call to your attention one of the many wonders of nature right here on Main Street in West Branch.

Editorial: Now cut out Web, e-mail collection
Opinions/Editorials · June 11, 2015
Some two years after learning the National Security Agency collects phone, e-mail and Internet data on Americans, Congress finally changed the law to back off from the phone part of the program.

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