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Members of the Acafellas perform "My Country 'Tis of Thee" Nov. 11 at Town Hall at the beginning of the Lions Club supper to honor veterans on Veterans Day. Pictured, from left, are Matt Shawver, Sam McCrory, Russell Martin, Director Chris Reed, Brad Arp and Jacob Gingerich, who also sang "Let There Be Peace On Earth." The Lions Club's event offered meals to veterans and their families at no charge; one special guest included U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa City), who addressed the group briefly before the meal.
Mayor, council double salaries by Rick DeClue · News · November 20, 2014 The West Branch City Council voted Monday to increase both the mayor and council member compensation by 100 percent, effective Jan. 1, 2016.
Families Inc. recovers from flood by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · November 20, 2014 Four months, two insurance agencies, a church, countless off-hours by staff and — most of all — two outstanding volunteers later, Families Inc. recovered from the June 30 flooding to a point better off now than before.
Parks & Rec meets to discuss Nov. 4 vote results News · November 20, 2014 The Parks & Recreation Commission will meet 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Town Hall to discuss the Nov. 4 election results on improving city parks, as well as other business.
Cold, snow lead to few accidents by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · November 20, 2014 A slick snowfall joined a string of unseasonably cold days on Saturday night, resulting in at least two accidents, only one of which was serious enough to prompt a call to West Branch Fire Department.
Help to heat homes available News · November 20, 2014 Community Action of Eastern Iowa on Nov. 3 started taking applications for the 2014-2015 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.
Robotics team gets $5,000 News · November 20, 2014 The West Branch High School robotics team earned a $5,000 grant from NASA this year to pay for the registration fee to enter this year's contests.
Two arrested at Fox Run News · November 20, 2014 On Oct. 26 at about midnight, West Branch Police were dispatched to Fox Run Golf Course for several subjects out of control.
Birth: Hayden Nicole born to Tylee family News · November 20, 2014 Hayden Nicole Tylee was born Sept. 24, 2014, at 5:10 a.m. at Mercy Hospital to parents Jarod and Monica Tylee, and sister Addyson, of West Branch.
Voter turnout tops 60 percent in mid-term election by Rick DeClue · News · November 13, 2014 Voter turnout in both the West Branch 1 and Gower/Springdale precincts topped 60.4 percent last Tuesday, more than the state turnout estimated at 50.6 percent and substantially higher than the preliminary 36.6 percent national figure.
Free books at library News · November 13, 2014 Friends of the West Branch Public Library are hosting an event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, which in part gives out free books.