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Editorial: Go anti-troll
Opinions/Editorials · November 25, 2015
Less than four weeks ago, Hoover Elementary pumped Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” throughout the gymnasium while pupils paraded around in their Halloween costumes. And less than a week ago, West Branch got hit with its first snowstorm.

Invoke: Thoughts on screening refugees before they reach Iowa ...
Opinions/Editorials · November 25, 2015
We posted a question on Facebook and an unscientific poll on Twitter: What do you think of Gov. @TerryBranstad asking the US to screen Syrian refugees for possible terrorist infiltrators?

Letter: Syria: Recall help given by French, Polish
Opinions/Editorials · November 25, 2015
Like it or not, we are at war and together it is time for us all to stand together joined with Syrians in the manner of the Free French and Free Poles of World War II.

Editorial: Find a need and fill it
Opinions/Editorials · November 19, 2015
Three recent examples — and certainly not the only examples — of people sharing their talents and resources provide us with examples of practical ways to benefit the community.

Letter: Don’t condemn entire religion based on a few
Opinions/Editorials · November 19, 2015
“Why do you call me Lord, Lord, and not do what I tell you?” Luke 6:46
In such haste to condemn an entire religion based on the actions of a few members, let Christians remember to fashion their responses to evil according to the words of Christ.

Editorial: The $4 million voter
Opinions/Editorials · November 12, 2015
We’ve all heard it preached around election time: Every utility bill counts.

Senate Update: If veterans can get it free and someone wants to charge ...
by Bob Dvorsky, State Senator · Opinions/Editorials · November 12, 2015
Iowa veterans and their families can be targeted by scams and disreputable businesses that promise to help them with VA benefits, pensions, investments and special offers.

Editorial: Treat veterans with great respect
Opinions/Editorials · November 05, 2015
If half of what veteran Patrick Reed and wife Deborah told about the disrespectful and frustrating dealings with two Veterans Administration hospitals, we would still be appalled.

Speaking Volumes: New furniture, reworked space for more open, inviting library
Opinions/Editorials · November 05, 2015
The West Branch Public Library would like to invite you to see the new library space on Tuesday, Nov. 10, from 6-8 p.m.

Letter: Benghazi Q&A about dragging Clinton down
Opinions/Editorials · November 05, 2015
What has been learned about Benghazi is that the entire intent of the hearings rests on a lie — it isn’t about what Republicans have been lying that it is about.

Editorial: Hoover to kids: Enjoy your youth
Opinions/Editorials · October 29, 2015
Hoover Elementary staff brought second-through-fourth graders to the Herbert Hoover grave site service last week, and we found that a good fit for the guy who called them “our most valuable natural resource.”

Main Street Matters: MSWB investment drive working well
by Mackenzie Krob, MSWB Program Director · Opinions/Editorials · October 29, 2015
As director for Main Street West Branch, one thing you can count on is there will always be surprises — sometimes welcomed — sometimes less so.

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