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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.
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 Dave’s 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.
84-seat bus now on the road by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · October 09, 2014 West Branch schools’ 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.