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Taking aim
Gregory R. Norfleet/West Branch Times
Liam Hosier, 2, and mother Becky of West Branch draw back on a large slingshot for a real-life version of Angry Birds while trying to knock over a stack of cardboard boxes. A crowd filled the section of Green Street in front of West Branch United Methodist Church Oct. 8 for the annual tailgate party to feature Bears sports teams, from football to volleyball to cross country and cheerleading. The church provided free food, music and games for the two-hour party.

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City gets $75K for $90K trail
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · October 16, 2014
The state awarded $75,000 last week for a $90,000, 500-foot trail from West Branch Village to the Hoover Nature Trail, making it easier for 20 percent of the city to walk to schools, downtown and other western sections of the community.

Peden says water coming from city property
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · October 16, 2014
Changes to city-owned and state-owned property caused increased flooding and increased salt content in the soil around Daveís Welding & Repair, owner Dave Peden told the City Council last week.

Hoover family at array of events
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · October 16, 2014
The Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, the Hoover Presidential Foundation and the Hoover Presidential Library-Museum and the West Branch Lions Club will host events leading up to the 50th anniversary of the state funeral for the 31st president.

Top students showcase projects Saturday
News · October 16, 2014
Fifteen high school seniors from across Iowa have each earned a $1,000 cash award for their work on a special project this summer.

Band 7th at Wilton contest
News · October 16, 2014
West Branch High School's marching band traveled to Wilton for the Festival of the Bands on Saturday, finishing seventh in Class 2A.

Anniversary: Frauenholtzes mark 60 years together
News · October 16, 2014
Donald and Thelma Frauenholtz are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on Oct. 23.

Anniversary of Hooverís state funeral nears and ceremony set to remember him
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · October 09, 2014
In November 1963, organizers of President John F. Kennedyís state funeral needed to move fast. The young presidentís assassination shocked the nation, and certainly no one was prepared to bury him.

84-seat bus now on the road
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · October 09, 2014
West Branch schoolsí biggest-ever bus now roams the streets.

Opposed, but Knoop still president
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · October 09, 2014
Despite a challenge by a fellow board member, Kathy Knoop retained her seat as president of the West Branch Board of Education when the board reorganized earlier this month.

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