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School must offer extra help
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · September 18, 2014
For the second year in a row, neither West Branch Middle School nor Hoover Elementary met “annual yearly progress” requirements for reading and math under No Child Left Behind.

Park may help curtail flooding; City engineer suggests basin in Pedersen Valley
by Rick DeClue · News · September 18, 2014
Citizens of West Branch packed the city council chambers Monday to talk about potential changes in stormwater runoff caused by developing the proposed park in Pedersen Valley.

78 years later, clock back in Hoover hands
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · September 18, 2014
Debra Cunningham and sister Karen Davis came to the conclusion that it was time to give it back.

Dem: Combine more elections
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · September 18, 2014
Brad Anderson said the tone set by current Secretary of State Matt Schultz suggests voter fraud is so rampant it discourages “a lot” of voters from showing up to the polls.

Verlo earns another Emmy
News · September 18, 2014
For the second year in a row, Mike Verlo received the Emmy award for best news producer and the show he produces won in the category of daytime newscast.

Mary Todd Lincoln book talk Sept. 27
News · September 18, 2014
Betty Boles Ellison, author of "The True Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography," will speak 2 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Musuem.

Power out at Hoover Complex
News · September 18, 2014
A loud "pop" near the intersection of Main and Poplar streets about 8:30 a.m. Friday knocked out power to the Hoover Library-Museum and National Historic Site for more than 7 1/2 hours.

Smithsonian, Hoover L-M offer ‘Museum Day’
News · September 18, 2014
Smithsonian magazine's 10th annual Museum Day Live! and the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum will offer free admission to the Hoover museum on Sept. 27 as part of a nationwide event.

Liebergen on UI deans list
News · September 18, 2014
Jared Liebergen of West Branch earned a spot on the University of Iowa Dean's List for the spring semester.

Simon family reunion includes renewing wedding vows
News · September 18, 2014
The family of Adam and Doris Simon reunited on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at the farm of Murray and Lu Anne Sorgenfrey near Tipton.

Tourists spent $7.1M in area
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · September 11, 2014
Tourists visiting national parks spent $11.4 million in Iowa last year, with more than $7.1 million — or more than 62 percent — of that spent in West Branch or within 60 miles of the city, according to a National Park Service report.

$6.5M-$9.25M for rec center
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · September 11, 2014
A daylong meeting hammered out two possible floor plans for a new recreation center, but city leaders think they may need to trim back the project to fit their budget plans.

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