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Gregory R. Norfleet/West Branch Times
Woodruff Construction Superintendent Greg Fowler, right, shows sophomore Jack Robertson how to operate a floor scrubbing machine Feb. 16. Students took turns to learn how to use it while finishing up the multi-purpose building at West Branch High School.

State on WB schools: ‘Acceptable,’ ‘commendable’
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · February 22, 2018
Following the same group of pupils up through the grades, West Branch saw seven of 12 groups do better this year on state reading and/or math tests.

Show choir improving, finds success
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · February 22, 2018
West Branch school’s three show choir groups brought back nine honors from its trip to Pella, and the director said the groups continue to improve.

Students review work before finishing up ACE building
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · February 22, 2018
West Branch High School’s multi-purpose building will host an open house March 5 to show the work of the Kirkwood Community College program that mixed contractors and students together.

Long-time volunteer marking 80th with read-a-thon at PreK-4 school
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · February 22, 2018
More than 16 years ago, the retired Rev. Richard Paulus cracked open his first book in front of a classroom of kindergarten pupils and started to read to them.

Winter Wisdom series starts ‘Conservation between Rivers’
News · February 22, 2018
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site is hosting a speaker series Feb. 24, March 3 and March 17, all at 2 p.m. in the visitor center.

CALENDAR
News · February 22, 2018

CHURCH NEWS
News · February 22, 2018

200 jobs, P&G to leave WB
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · February 15, 2018
About 200 workers at Procter & Gamble received notice Feb. 7 that the West Branch distribution warehouse will close in about two years or so, according to the company.

Tire shipper plans 75 jobs in WB — city
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · February 15, 2018
A tire and auto parts distributor plans to bring 75 jobs and fill up a half-million-square-foot warehouse in West Branch, according to the City of West Branch.

Super Bowl LII halftime show included WB grad
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · February 15, 2018
One of the trombone slides that peeked out behind Justin Timberlake during the Super Bowl halftime show had a 2014 West Branch graduate at the other end: Justin Roth.

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