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2 school calendars, just in case
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · January 22, 2015
So if the state rejects West Branch Community Schools’ reasons to start the school year when preferred, that means:

Bike expo honoring Teesdale
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · January 22, 2015
The Iowa Bicycle Coalition will honor West Branch’s late bike maker Tom Teesdale this weekend with the creation of a new Teesdale Hand Built Bike Show.

Council not planning on fourth officer yet
by Rick DeClue · News · January 22, 2015
The West Branch City Council and Mayor Mark Worrell politely discouraged Police Chief Mike Horihan from anticipating funding for an additional full-time police officer in the city’s fiscal year 2016 budget.

Gingerich trial nears
News · January 22, 2015
A pretrial conference is set for a man accused of stealing nearly $8,000 from his father's West Branch repair shop.

Council accepts bridge grant
News · January 22, 2015
The West Branch City Council on Jan. 14 formally accepted a grant from the Iowa Department of Transportation to help rebuild the College Street bridge.

Gym wall crack: 'Sky not falling'
News · January 22, 2015
OPN architectural firm's Tony Pins said the "control joint … did exactly what it was supposed to do" to help the new gymnasium at West Branch High School settle, Superintendent Kevin Hatfield said, regarding a crack in the eastern wall.

Heat takes a holiday from WB
by Rick DeClue · News · January 16, 2015
“There were so many calls, especially on the interstate, that I lost track of the numbers,” West Branch Fire Chief Kevin Stoolman said.

School, Hoover close in cold
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · January 16, 2015
Intense cold and two snowfalls — one five inches deep — kept schools and the Hoover Complex from returning to a regular schedule last week after the holidays.

West Branch Communications adds two publications in Linn County
News · January 16, 2015
The owners of the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Sun and West Branch Times have purchased the Linn News-Letter and Linn County Shopper, weekly publications covering northern Linn County and located in Central City.

Wall cracked in newest WBHS gym
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · January 16, 2015
A parent pointed out a crack in the southeast corner of the "new gym" at West Branch High School.

Legion hosts regional speech contest
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · January 16, 2015
Durant sophomore Autumn Wolf won the top prize Sunday at the district-level Constitutional Speech Contest, hosted by the West Branch American Legion.

MLK readings, potluck Monday
News · January 16, 2015
A potluck and public readings of the work of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at Town Hall.

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