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A moment of silence for Worrell, then council considers successor
by Rick DeClue · News · July 02, 2015
Monday, former Mayor Mike Quinlan led the West Branch City Council, staff and visitors in a moment of silence for the late Mayor Mark Worrell.

Beecher earns liberal studies degree ... at 84
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · July 02, 2015
Eighty-four-year-old Norma Beecher helped start a church, spent 50 years with the Girl Scouts, taught school, ran a small business with husband John, helped elect a state representative and met two sitting presidents in four visits to the White House. Yet she never finished her college degree. Until now.

New policy: Routine volunteers now need school board approval
by Gregory R. Norfleet · News · July 02, 2015
Regular and routine volunteers must receive approval by the West Branch Board of Education under a new district policy passed in June.

Teesdale ride draws family, avid cyclists
by Rick DeClue · News · July 02, 2015
“For a serious cyclist, you want the bike to fit like a glove,” Mauro Heck, organizer of the first Tom Teesdale Memorial Bicycle Ride, said.

Lift helps visitors reach Springdale’s three levels
News · July 02, 2015
Springdale United Methodist Church recently installed a chair lift to help members and visitors navigate its three-level building.

Saylor named a Junior Miss Iowa finalist
News · July 02, 2015
On June 13, Summer Saylor of West Branch represented Cedar County as Junior Miss Cedar County in the Junior Miss Iowa Competition at the Central Performing Arts Center in DeWitt.

Crestview’s Worrell named Restorative Care Professional
News · July 02, 2015
Restorative Aide Rosene Worrell of Crestview Nursing and Rehab Center in West Branch received the National Association of Health Care Assistants’ (NAHCA) Restorative Care Professional Award on June 11 at NAHCA’s national annual conference held in Des Moines.

Hoover Park seeks input July 8
News · July 02, 2015
As part of the National Park Service’s effort to mark its 100th anniversary, the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site will host a listening session 5:30 p.m. July 8 at the Visitor Center.

FFA attends Leadership Conference
News · July 02, 2015
Ten members of the West Branch FFA Chapter attended State FFA Convention Mar. 19-21.

Bastens celebrate 50 years
News · July 02, 2015
Aaron and Loretta Basten of rural Solon will celebrate their 50th — golden — wedding anniversary with an open house Sunday, July 12, beginning at 1 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church Hall, 1749 Racine Ave. NE, Solon, Iowa.

Brass band plays at WBHS
News · July 02, 2015
On Saturday, July 4 at 2 p.m., the Eastern Iowa Brass Band will perform a free concert in the auditorium of the West Branch High School.

News · July 02, 2015

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