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City opens new Twitter account
by Rick DeClue · News · April 23, 2015
Moments after Library Director Nick Shimmin started talking about the City of West Branch’s new Twitter account, several people, including council members, drew out their smartphones and hit “Follow.”

Alliant puts up $1.25M for burying power lines
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · April 23, 2015
Alliant Energy plans to spend $1.25 million this year to bury about 40 percent of its pole-to-pole power lines in West Branch.

School plans $1.1M for parking, restroom work
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · April 23, 2015
About $1.1 million should cover two major summer projects, and the Board of Education heard summer might be just long enough to get them done.

Pick the green button, or the red one
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · April 23, 2015
Don Yeager did not know … for 25 years.
Yet now he knows the truth.

Prefer calling 911, or texting?
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · April 23, 2015
Cedar County E911 officials said April 9 that texting may be added within a year.

Blood drive on May 5
News · April 23, 2015
West Branch United Methodist Church will host a Community Blood Drive 2 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, in the church fellowship hall.

Movie focuses on WB farm
News · April 23, 2015
“The Simple Gift of Walnut Grove,” a short film produced by the Museum of Danish America with filmmaker John Richard, will be shown in the Figge Auditorium at the Hoover Presidential Library-Museum on Sunday, April 26 at 1:15 and 2:15 PM.

‘Plant Your Park’ on April 25
News · April 23, 2015
On Saturday, April 25, the National Park Service invites the public to help plant trees around the historic site commemorating Herbert Hoover, 31st President of the United States.

DMACC honors Wolf
News · April 23, 2015
Des Moines Area Community College released the Fall Semester President’s List, which includes Taylor Wolf of West Branch, who is majoring in mortuary science.

Engagement: Snider, Slach plan to wed
News · April 23, 2015
Raymond and Nancy Slach of West Branch, Iowa are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Riddle Slach to Nick Scott Snider, son of Kelly and Jerry Bridenstine and Scott and Katie Snider, all of West Liberty, Iowa.

Madsen on Cornell dean’s list
News · April 23, 2015
Michael Madsen of West Branch was one of 215 Cornell College students named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2014 semester.

UI honors several WB students
News · April 23, 2015
Several West Branch students were named to the fall 2014 dean’s list at the University of Iowa and two graduated recently.

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