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Fifth-grader Dawn Johnson appears “on screen” for “Channel 9 News” to give a report on the Pledge of Allegiance. She and classmates Donovan Johnson, Meredith Hahn and Ben Potter took turns to give a four-part presentation to veterans as part of a fifth-grade project Friday at Hoover Elementary. Reports ranged from the origins of the National Anthem, how to care for the flag, how to display the flag and one group opened the event like a military color guard.

Chickens scratched; But 4th-grade pupils will return
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · December 14, 2017
An urban chickens proposal failed 3-2 in a second reading before the West Branch City Council last week, yet the teacher and pupils behind the idea plan to return.

Teacher facing termination agrees to resign with pay
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · December 14, 2017
A teacher recommended for termination instead resigned with pay and agreed not to return, which the Board of Education approved Friday.

More football honors for Bears players
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · December 14, 2017
Three new lists honoring high school players capture four from West Branch, with three — seniors Jacob Barnhart and Ben Thompson and junior Beau Cornwell — making the Des Moines Register’s all-state list.

‘Friendship Rocks’ popping up in WB
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · December 14, 2017
A a few months ago, this reporter noticed a roughly triangular rock, painted red, at the base of the front door to the West Branch Times office.

CALENDAR
News · December 14, 2017

CHURCH NEWS
News · December 14, 2017

13 write-ins indicate Mundell, but not approved in recount
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · December 07, 2017
“Thirteen of those 14 wrote in Andy’s name,” recount board member Jodi Clemens said after the three-person panel on Nov. 29 found no change in the West Branch City Council election. “And there’s no recourse for that?”

WBUMC marking 5 decades in building
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · December 07, 2017
In July 1966, Clarence Crew made a motion to construct a new “First Methodist Church” with work to start sometime after Oct. 1.

State OKs new Hoover-Ball plate decals
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · December 07, 2017
Stand by your car, look at the license plate and imagine pushing to the right that jumble of letters and numbers.

No threat at WBHS
News · December 07, 2017
KWWL.com posted a story Nov. 30 with the headline “West Branch police offer extra patrols after school threat,” however, it appears the threat happened in West Liberty.

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