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Gregory R. Norfleet/West Branch Times
Elizabeth Tate High School senior Stacy Menard performs with the West Branch High School color guard and marching band Friday at the end of the first week of marching band practice. Practice continues this week under the direction of second-year instrumental music teacher Jack Frank. This year, the marching band will feature a James Bond theme, with songs like the “James Bond Theme” by Monty Norman, “Skyfall” by Paul Epworth and Adele, “For Your Eyes Only” by Bill Conti and Sheena Easton, “Die Another Day” by Mirwais Ahmadzai and Madonna, “Live and Let Die” by Paul McCartney & Wings, and, though not a Bond song, “Secret Agent Man” by P.F. Sloan, Steve Barri and Johnny Rivers.

$53K gives running water, addition to local museum
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · August 17, 2017
Four years ago, West Branch Heritage Foundation spent $80,000 and fixed up the 1894 building that houses the museum.

Park pavilion talks continue
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · August 17, 2017
West Branch Parks & Recreation Commission will meet 7 p.m. Thursday in City Council Chambers, 110 Poplar Street, to continue discussions on the design of the Cubby Park pavilion.

Giving to Booster Club jumped 50%
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · August 17, 2017
West Branch All-Sport Boosters raised $47,000 during the 2016-17 school year, a figure more than 50 percent higher than average.

City council petitions ready
News · August 17, 2017
Voters in November will decide on three elected seats in city leadership: mayor and two city council members.

Early voting on $19.8M, candidates
News · August 17, 2017
A satellite (early) voting station will be set up noon to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, at Hoover Elementary.

Loebsack rep in town Tuesday
News · August 17, 2017
Congressman Dave Loebsack will have a member of his staff in West Branch for open office hours. David Leshtz, Loebsack’s District Representative, will be at Reid’s Beans, 106 E. Main Street, from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Aug. 22.

Model A Fords visiting the city
News · August 17, 2017
About 20 Model A cars, including one once owned by President Herbert Hoover’s family, will visit roughly 2:20 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, according to West Branch Community Development Group.

Schelker wins award for an ugly cake
News · August 17, 2017
Sylas Schelker, 8, of West Branch placed second in the Ugliest Cake Contest at the Iowa State Fair.

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