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Go Bears!
Gregory R. Norfleet/West Branch Times
With West Branch High School fall cheerleaders leading them, Little Bear cheerleaders perform Aug. 18 at Meet the Teams Night at the Oliphant Street football field.

Court blocks transgender rule from schools
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · August 25, 2016
A federal judge on Sunday issued an injunction against the Obama administrationís transgender bathroom rule, meaning that no school districts must implement the new rule for now.

Seven Bear-Hawks running for City High
by Norv and Mary Coblentz · News · August 25, 2016
The City High Cross Country program has a strong record of success, and West Branch has seven harriers on the team for the 2016 season.

Council considers stretching WBPD residency requirement
by Rick DeClue · News · August 25, 2016
At the direction of the West Branch city Council, city staff will draft a proposed resolution for its Sept. 5 meeting to allow full-time police officers to live within an eight-mile radius of the city.

Feds: Any child may ask to use private restrooms
News · August 25, 2016

School leaders explain projects leading up to $20 million vote
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · August 25, 2016
Drive out to West Branch High School after hours, and in the east parking lot one can still see the pink spray paint marking a rough estimate of where the proposed $20 million addition would reach.

Bears scrimmage Mustangs in preseason
by Jake Krob, Mount Vernon-Lisbon Sun · News · August 25, 2016
West Branch played a scrimmage against the Mount Vernon Mustangs Friday night at Cornell College.

Minor injuries to pedestrian
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · August 25, 2016
West Branch Fire Department emergency responders treated Jim E. Detlefsen, age not available, of West Branch for minor injuries received about 10:25 a.m. Aug. 18 in the Jack & Jill grocery store parking lot at the corner of Main Street and Parkside Drive/First Street.

Meet the Teams: From new play clocks to new coaches
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · August 25, 2016
Meet the Teams Night on Aug. 18 entertained with elementary and high school cheerleaders, a parking spot auction and a few bits of news this year:

MSWB welcomes Down Under Brew Pub
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · August 25, 2016
Main Street West Branch Community Ambassadors hosted on Aug. 18 a ribbon-cutting to welcome the Down Under Brew Pub to downtown.

Nine educators join WB schools in 2016-17
News · August 25, 2016
West Branch Community Schools welcomed nine new staff at its teacher orientation meeting on Aug. 17.

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