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Blasting Brady Street
Gregory R. Norfleet/West Branch Times
West Branch High School's marching band performs Saturday at the Brady Street Stadium in Davenport in the Iowa High School Music Association's State Marching Band Competition. The Bears marching band finished with a 2 rating as they closed out the competition season.

BREAKING: Aunt sentenced to 25 years for kidnapping nephew, leaving him in cold
by Kevin Murphy, Special to the Times · News · October 27, 2014
MADISON, Wis. — A Colorado woman convicted of kidnapping her half-sister’s infant boy last February and leaving him in sub-zero weather at a West Branch gas station was sentenced Monday in federal court to 25 years in prison.

WB library patrons use 41% more than others
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · October 24, 2014
You like to read a lot.

73rd State House District race: Bobby Kaufmann v David Johnson
News · October 24, 2014
The West Branch Times invited the House District 73 candidates, Republican Bobby Kaufmann of Wilton and Democrat David Johnson of West Branch,
to answer four questions about why voters should pick them in the Nov. 4 election. Each was limited to 400 words.

Clean up could run up to $417K
by Rick DeClue · News · October 24, 2014
Preliminary estimates show costs for fixing storm water runoff and soil contamination problems near 348 Cookson Street could total from $282,000 to $417,000.

‘Meets the Eye’ takes stage
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · October 24, 2014
Grandma Letty’s children stories earned the author “Grandmother of the Year.”
Life Magazine and a newsreel agency want to interview the winner.
How nice.

Football trumps city council
News · October 24, 2014
Due to the Iowa State High School Athletic Association schedule for postseason football games, the regular City Council Meeting on Nov. 3 has been cancelled, according to a notice from the City of West Branch.

Red Cross to trilingual news: Hoover USA names $5,000 winners
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · October 24, 2014
Caleb Hoffman picked up one balloon and said it represented a student who “applied himself” and took challenging science, technology, engineering and math courses.

Liberty enters world of home automation
by Jacob Lane, West Liberty Index · News · October 24, 2014
So you’re sitting at your work desk late in the morning, half a cup of coffee in hand, wondering, “Did I lock the door on the way out?” That little thought keeps eating and eating at you the entire day.
But, what can you do?

Blood drive Nov. 6
News · October 24, 2014
West Branch Lions Club will host a community blood drive from 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 203 N. Downey St, inside United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

Anniversary: Hintys getting close to 65 years of marriage
News · October 24, 2014
Richard and Carolyn Hinty of Springdale will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Oct. 25, 2014.

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