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Editorial: He didn’t get there by chance
Opinions/Editorials · August 17, 2017
On it’s face, it might appear that Russell Martin was simply in the right place at the right time when he was asked to join Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology professor and Vice Chair for Research Dr. Robert Cornell in a picture.

Letter: School’s plan for the future, not the past
Opinions/Editorials · August 17, 2017
Let’s all do what we can in the coming days and weeks to have a reasonable conversation about the bond issue and sensible renovations to our schools in West Branch.

Letter: We cannot rid world of those we dislike
Opinions/Editorials · August 17, 2017
May we all make a leap of faith into growing together, not apart, into a better understanding of justice, mercy and tolerance for those who are different from ourselves.

Editorial: Moving plant a positive step
Opinions/Editorials · August 10, 2017
The Croell Redi-Mix plan to move to the industrial park, worked out in a deal with the City of West Branch, created one of those win-win situations that help an old city transform into a new city with a clearer outlay.

Your Capitol Voice: Adoptive, foster families must prove child’s health
by Bobby Kaufmann, State Representative · Opinions/Editorials · August 10, 2017
I hope everyone has been enjoying their summer and are surviving the heat. In my role as the Chair of Government Oversight, I do not have an “End of Session.”

Editorial: Until the final out
Opinions/Editorials · August 03, 2017
Alas, the 2017 season was not kind to West Branch ball teams this past summer.

Hoover Highlights: Scientific demonstrations display high school students’ knowledge
by Tom Schwartz, Hoover Library-Museum Dire · Opinions/Editorials · August 03, 2017
Volunteers are necessary for the success of any cultural institution.

Park Perspectives: Hoover Days will honor volunteers
by Pete Swisher, Hoover Park Superintendent · Opinions/Editorials · August 03, 2017
Themes are important. Each year, the Hoover’s Hometown Days planning committee considers what should be the theme for the next year’s event.

Letter: Order against transgenders pushes fear
Opinions/Editorials · August 03, 2017
Banning transgendered folk from the military is one more attempt to instill fear and hatred of “the other” by a dictatorial president.

Guest Column: As a child in school, Hoover bored me. Now in college, I see his bigger impact
by Maria Kyllingstad · Opinions/Editorials · July 27, 2017
Editor’s note: Maria Kyllingstad is a member of West Branch High School’s Class of 2014 and is a 21-year resident of the city. She recently wrote this essay as an assignment for class at the University of Iowa. The essay was entitled “Small Town, Big History.”

Editorial: Quality music downtown
Opinions/Editorials · July 20, 2017
Two weeks remain to the Summer Music Series also known as Music on the Village Green, and we want to encourage music lovers who have yet to take part to come down and absorb the sounds of great music.

Now police can pull you over for texting and driving
by Bob Dvorsky, State Senator · Opinions/Editorials · July 20, 2017
On July 1, several updates to Iowa law went into effect, including new traffic rules designed to make our roads safer. Here are five you’ll want to remember when you get behind the wheel:

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