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Editorial: High (hurdle) expectations
Opinions/Editorials · June 23, 2016
West Branch track teams finished another “wow” year in 2016, earning its second consecutive state title in an event, along with a slew of other accomplishments by the boys and girls teams.

Senate Update: Tourism grows the economy and improves quality of life
by Bob Dvorsky, State Senator · Opinions/Editorials · June 23, 2016
Summer is here, and it’s time to enjoy all that Iowa has to offer.

Letter: Where went principles of Sen. Johnson?
Opinions/Editorials · June 23, 2016
About five decades or so ago, I worked for Paulson Construction and we were in the process of enlarging the kitchen for the Don Johnson family.

Editorial: Commencing friendships
Opinions/Editorials · June 16, 2016
West Branch High School English teacher Michelle Bacon-Curry had a brilliant idea for her graduation speech when she asked each teacher to stand and make brief remarks.

Letter: Your attitude: Does it follow the Pharisees?
Opinions/Editorials · June 16, 2016
Kris Clark, in a recent edition of the Tipton Conservative, shares her newfound curiosity about the contents of the Bible, admitting that she has very little personal knowledge of what it says.

Editorial: A lesson in transparency
Opinions/Editorials · June 09, 2016
When we heard the Iowa Educators Consortium sent to West Branch Community Schools only one bid each for Chromebooks and iPads worth more than $200,000, we were surprised. They received more than one bid, but only passed one along.

Senate Update: Homeowners, military: Look into homestead tax credit
by Bob Dvorsky, State Senator · Opinions/Editorials · June 09, 2016
July 1 is the deadline to apply for the disabled veteran homestead tax credit and military exemption.

Editorial: Golf teams succeed in shuffle
Opinions/Editorials · June 02, 2016
What a wonder to watch West Branch High School’s girls and boys golf teams this season. And congratulations to the girls for breaking through that first round of regionals for the first time in 18 years!

Speaking Volumes: ‘On your mark, get set, Read!’ starts Friday at WBPL
by Nick Shimmin, WB Public Library · Opinions/Editorials · June 02, 2016
Believe it or not, summer’s almost here and with that comes the Summer Library Program at the West Branch Public Library.

Fiegen has the courage to fight for our future
Opinions/Editorials · June 02, 2016
What distinguishes the progressive former state senator, Tom Fiegen, from his competition is his passionate crusade to inform and warn us all of the danger to our water and food supply from modern agriculture.

Letter: An appeal before the primary vote
Opinions/Editorials · June 02, 2016


Letter: Downtown WB left me ‘more than amazed’
Opinions/Editorials · June 02, 2016
It was 1985 when I first set eyes on West Branch’s Main Street.

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