Editorial: Slavery’s foe
Opinions/Editorials · October 12, 2017
We would encourage the City of West Branch to quickly, yet thoughtfully, pursue a Historic Preservation Commission proposal to put increased attention and resources toward preserving our city’s contributions toward the Underground Railroad.

Uncommon Words: Hoover ceremony, Uncommon Students, banquet, author — all in next few weeks
by Jerry Fleagle, Hoover Presidential Found · Opinions/Editorials · October 12, 2017
Let me be the first to wish you all a Happy New Year! While it seems that I may be a tad early, our fiscal new year at the Foundation began Oct. 1st.

Letter: Times article did not capture Farm Term rigor
Opinions/Editorials · October 12, 2017
When students and staff read last week’s article (“Farm used for project-based education,” Oct. 5), we were glad to be featured in our local paper but disappointed that the academic rigor of Farm Term was not captured.

Editorial: Clearing a path for voters
Opinions/Editorials · October 05, 2017
We would like to commend the City of West Branch for the extra effort made by its staff to ensure anyone who wanted to vote Sept. 12 could, regardless of construction around Town Hall.

Musings: Sale prompts us to reflect on our stewardship role
by Jake Krob, co-publisher · Opinions/Editorials · September 28, 2017
We aren’t just owners of your newspaper.
We’re stewards.

Letter: Ignoring spirit of Constitution quite serious
Opinions/Editorials · September 28, 2017
The goal, noted in our Constitution’s Preamble, to establish justice, gives an example of the wisdom of John Adams’ May 19, 1821, quote to Thomas Jefferson:

Letter: Local pool puts it close enough for kids to walk
Opinions/Editorials · September 28, 2017
My name is Anna Waterman. I am a seventh-grader at West Branch Middle School.

Letter: Patronizing mockery in Times editorial
Opinions/Editorials · September 28, 2017
RE: Bridging the School Divide, published on Sept. 21: It is one thing to voice one’s own opinion, another entirely to presume to articulate that of another, most especially using the pronoun “we.”

Letter: School board should listen to Norm Bickford
Opinions/Editorials · September 28, 2017
I want to thank Norm Bickford for his involvement and commitment to the West Branch community.

Letter: Good grades should come before sports
Opinions/Editorials · September 21, 2017
My name is Philip MacGillivray and I am currently a seventh-grader at West Branch Middle School.

Letter: Peaceful nation out of reach without justice
Opinions/Editorials · September 21, 2017
“In order to form a more perfect union ...” — This line in the Preamble to our national Constitution is more clearly understood through learning about the sequence of events as we separated ourselves from the British government.

Editorial: Bridging the school divide
Opinions/Editorials · September 20, 2017
Several months ago, a new family moved to town, and the mother commented to our editor that she sensed a deep division in the community over the West Branch Community School District bond referendum.

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