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Baby left in cold visits the city two years after his kidnapping
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · June 23, 2016
Nearly 2 1/2 years after the kidnapped newborn survived 29 hours in freezing temperatures, Kayden Powell returned to West Branch Saturday and, just like before, a herd of news outlets clamored to see him.

What’s quicker: Pool at PV park, or Cedars Edge?
by Lisa McDonald · News · June 23, 2016
Parks and Recreation Commission leaders disagree on what would take longer: building a pool at Cedars Edge Golf Course or building it on city land.

Superintendent apologizes for bid ‘oversight’
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · June 23, 2016
The West Branch school superintendent last week apologized to the Board of Education for not presenting all available bids before the school board voted on $141,000 in new laptops.

WBMS: More suicidal thoughts, self-harm
by Lisa McDonald · News · June 23, 2016
A letter sent the last week of school to all middle school parents said school staff saw increased reports of “suicidal thoughts and self-harming behavior.”

Teacher uses Underground RR route to spotlight human trafficking crimes
by Lisa McDonald · News · June 23, 2016
A high school history teacher passed through West Branch Sunday while walking an Underground Railroad route to raise awareness of human trafficking.

Peace walk on July 1
News · June 23, 2016
Members of the Great Peace March are celebrating their 30th anniversary reunion July 1 by holding a peace walk from Scattergood Friends School in West Branch to Iowa City.

Promo meeting June 28
News · June 23, 2016
The next West Branch Promotions Strategy Session is set for 7 to 9 p.m. June 28 in the meeting room at Heritage Merchants, 105 South Downey Street.

Class of 1956 hosts 60th reunion
News · June 23, 2016
The West Branch Class of 1956 will hold their 60th Class Reunion at noon on Friday, Aug. 5, at The Blackstone Restaurant in Iowa City.

CALENDAR
News · June 23, 2016

CHURCH NEWS
News · June 23, 2016

Scott Dr. families raise concerns about flooding
by Lisa McDonald · News · June 16, 2016
Scott Drive residents asked several times if a city creek restoration project would prevent flooding.

In 2015, tourists spent about $7.3M, about $500K less than previous year
by Lisa McDonald · News · June 16, 2016
A little over 127,000 visitors spent about $7.3 million in West Branch or within a 60-mile area centered around Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, according to a new National Park Service report.

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