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Gregory R. Norfleet/West Branch Times
Interstate 80 traffic diverted to Herbert Hoover Highway for hours Friday after multi-vehicle crash occurred near the West Branch’s Exit 254. Gregory R. Norfleet/West Branch Times

BREAKING: Active shooter arrested along I-80
News · January 12, 2018
A lone shooter fired at vehicles along Interstate 80 yesterday afternoon, according to a press release from the City of West Branch; police have arrested a suspect.

BREAKING: Butch Pedersen named national Football Coach of Year
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · January 11, 2018
A national coaching group on Jan. 10 named West Branch High School Head Football Coach Butch Pedersen its football Coach of the Year.

1 fatality among crashes in storm that closed 2017
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · January 04, 2018
A three-truck crash Friday in the snowstorm took the life of an Iowa man on Interstate 80 and diverted traffic through the city for hours.

Council takes on fire, water, budget & EVs
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · January 04, 2018
A variety of subjects from burning down the golf course club house to a proposal to install an electric vehicle charging station to hunting for good ideas to handle new wastewater standards dotted the City Council’s year-ending meeting.

BOE, legislators talk funding, mental health
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · January 04, 2018
School vouchers, the “state penny” for building projects and mental health funding highlighted a conversation between the Board of Education and local legislators last week.

New picnic tables at Wapsi made by high school class
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · January 04, 2018
West Branch High School’s construction class sold its products before, and this time to the City of West Branch.

More stories about Christmas holiday
News · January 04, 2018
Editor’s note: A few stories were inadvertently left out of the Dec. 21 section on Christmas and holiday writings. They are included here:

Blood drive Jan. 11
News · January 04, 2018
Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center will host a community blood drive with the West Branch American Legion Chauncey Butler Post 514 from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, at Bethany Lutheran Church, 235 South Second Street.

Reception for WB photographer
News · January 04, 2018
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site presents a special exhibit, “Cuba - Photographs from the Streets of Havana & Vinales.”

New Voter ID card law starting
News · January 04, 2018
DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announced that his office began mailing Voter ID cards in December to registered voters in the state who do not possess a valid Iowa driver’s license or non-driver’s ID.

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