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Liberty reports ‘Press 2’ scam
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · April 10, 2014
Do not “Press 2,” according to Liberty Communications, because you may end up calling an expensive, international phone number.

$2.4 million invested with MSWB help
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · April 10, 2014
Main Street West Branch surpassed the $2 million milestone for downtown district spending by businesses whom the group helped since organizing in 2006.

City gives controversial code an update
by Rick DeClue · News · April 10, 2014
On Monday, the West Branch City Council approved changes to the city code for retaining walls and fences to address two variances granted by the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustments last year.

City gets more time on lawsuit
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · April 10, 2014
A federal judge gave the City of West Branch another week to respond to a lawsuit filed by Acciona Windpower over cancelled tax rebates.

Dog bites 17-year-old girl on the face; no charges filed
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · April 10, 2014
A 17-year-old girl took a dog bite to the face Thursday afternoon, resulting in minor injuries.

Olson, Boettger earn Uncommon Public Service Award
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · April 10, 2014
Iowa House Speaker Pro Tem Steve Olson and state Sen. Nancy Boettger received the Hoover Uncommon Public Service award last week from the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Association.

American Pickers’ Wolfe drops by antique store
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · April 10, 2014
Mike Wolfe of American Pickers stopped by West Branch on Friday to visit Main Street Antiques and Art and make a couple of purchases.

Preschool open house
News · April 10, 2014
An open house for all preschool classrooms will be held 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at Hoover Elementary and West Branch Community Early Learning Center (formerly known as West Branch Community Day Care).

Police: Driver attacked, fainted
News · April 10, 2014
Iowa State Patrol reports that a truck driver stopped Sunday may have been under the influence of narcotics when he allegedly began attacking officers, according to KCRG TV.

Birth: Brynn Luann joins Jeffries family
News · April 10, 2014
Tate and Kenley Jeffries, along with their parents Sam and Jessica of Kansas City, are excited to introduce their new sister, Brynn Luann.

City plans for $40K in new fee
by Rick DeClue · News · April 03, 2014
The West Branch City Council and one member of the audience went back and forth on what the priorities of the city’s proposed Storm Water Utility fee would be at the March 24 council meeting.

New sidewalk, road project
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · April 03, 2014
The city and school district will together pay for a new sidewalk to connect pedestrians on Orange Street with West Branch Middle School.

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