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Editorial: Success, even in a rough season
Opinions/Editorials · April 23, 2015
West Branch Wrestling met adversity both on and off the mat this past season, and overcame those difficulties to nonetheless succeed.

Your Capitol Voice: Slow progress on education funding
by Bobby Kaufmann, State Representative · Opinions/Editorials · April 23, 2015
When the Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) met on March 19, the committee lowered the revenue estimate for the next budget year.

Letter: Disappointed parents left out of Senior Night
Opinions/Editorials · April 23, 2015
I spent my entire K-12 years being a West Branch Bear.
I grew up in West Branch, went to school here. I truly love this town.

Letter: Editorial skips deeds of gays and lesbians
Opinions/Editorials · April 23, 2015
Your April 2 editorial, “Think of West Branch Christians” seemed to imply that only “non-Christians” oppose “Religious Freedom” laws while “Christians” support them.

Letter: Education hurt by commercial property tax cut
Opinions/Editorials · April 23, 2015
The property tax cut for commercial property is being paid for by our children being denied educational funding.

Letter: Hey, Taylor: Perhaps God wants earplugs
Opinions/Editorials · April 23, 2015
News coming out of Des Moines in coverage of the operations of the current Iowa House of Representatives recently consisted of a report and an accompanying photo of one of its sessions opening with a Wiccan prayer.

Letter: U.S. military is destroying planet security
Opinions/Editorials · April 23, 2015
This week we celebrate Earth Day. It is a day to bring into the active areas of our brains the innate understanding that we have only one Mother Earth to live on, and that she needs our care badly.

Editorial: Kudos to boys basketball
Opinions/Editorials · April 16, 2015
West Branch High School’s boys basketball team finished strong in another year of tough competition in the River Valley Conference South division.

The White House Beat: How will you handle crowds here to see MOGH exhibit?
by Jerry Fleagle, Hoover Association · Opinions/Editorials · April 16, 2015
I’ve spent the bulk of my career in the grocery industry, as a store manager here in West Branch, as an owner, and as an executive in the Iowa Grocery Industry Association. So I’m going to borrow a phrase from my friends at Hy-Vee: “Are you a helpful smile?”

Letter: Can’t get a job, so sue? Throw that case out
Opinions/Editorials · April 16, 2015
In light of last week’s news accounts about the conservative woman suing the University of Iowa over not getting a job while at the same time of her bringing suit she was entering into a book contract to publish a public airing of the matter — and my having been in the dark from the start as to why this matter was allowed to go forth in the court in the first place.

Letter: Supporting ed? GOP only pays lip service to it
Opinions/Editorials · April 16, 2015
If you’ve seen the movie A Few Good Men you will recall Tom Cruise and Demi Moore trying to solve the mysterious death of a marine.

Editorial: Girls earn ‘outstanding season’
Opinions/Editorials · April 09, 2015
Sophomore Haley Mullinnix made a statement at West Branch High School’s girls basketball awards night that sums up the ever-striving attitude we admire in coaches and players: “I feel I need to improve. I don’t want to be just ‘honorable mention.’”

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