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News · October 16, 2014
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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.

Top students showcase projects Saturday
News · October 16, 2014
Fifteen high school seniors from across Iowa have each earned a $1,000 cash award for their work on a special project this summer.

Band 7th at Wilton contest
News · October 16, 2014
West Branch High School's marching band traveled to Wilton for the Festival of the Bands on Saturday, finishing seventh in Class 2A.

Anniversary: Frauenholtzes mark 60 years together
News · October 16, 2014
Donald and Thelma Frauenholtz are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on Oct. 23.

Anniversary of Hoover’s state funeral nears and ceremony set to remember him
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · October 09, 2014
In November 1963, organizers of President John F. Kennedy’s state funeral needed to move fast. The young president’s assassination shocked the nation, and certainly no one was prepared to bury him.

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.

Hoover legacy in photos
News · October 09, 2014
On Oct. 25, the 50th anniversary of President Hoover’s death, a park ranger from Herbert Hoover National Historic Site will discuss archival photos and documents that illustrate the little-known legacy of Herbert Hoover.

Flu vaccine Oct. 21
News · October 09, 2014
Cedar County Public Health joins the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in encouraging all residents to get their yearly flu vaccination.

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