|Editorial: Welcoming Ambassadors
Opinions/Editorials · May 12, 2016
We hope the community will tip its collective hat the Main Street West Branchís new Community Ambassadors program, a welcome wagon of sorts to introduce a variety of community representatives to the owners and managers of new businesses, or established businesses marking new milestones.
Guest column: May 19: Public invited to city strategy meeting
by Jonny Stacks · Opinions/Editorials · May 12, 2016
Join a group of creative, committed individuals working to make the story of West Branch come to life.
Your Capitol Voice: Balanced budget, school funding and RICL action all positive for legislature
by Bobby Kaufmann, State Representative · Opinions/Editorials · May 12, 2016
The 2016 Legislative is officially done.
We adjourned after 110 days a week ago Friday.
Letter: Trump takes center arena in GOPís tent
Opinions/Editorials · May 12, 2016
Now that Donald Trump is the nominee apparent of the Republican Party, will establishment Republicans fold their not-so-big tent with big-elephant Trump having taken over the center arena trumpeting to masses of his supporting rubes, EAT CAKE, and they do?
Editorial: Step up to the plate, Herbie!
Opinions/Editorials · May 05, 2016
When the Washington Nationals baseball team revealed Racing Herbie, a mascot that looks like President Herbert Hoover, West Branchís most famous son has something no other Racing President has: A presidential library and museum.
City Lights: Redi-Mix move benefits east side
by Matt Muckler, City Administrator · Opinions/Editorials · May 05, 2016
Earlier this week, the City Council took action that will move the Croell Redi-Mix concrete plant out of the core of our town and into the West Branch Industrial Park.
Uncommon Words: From listening to eating right, leadership applies to everyone
by Jerry Fleagle, Hoover Presidential Found · Opinions/Editorials · May 05, 2016
Last week, I was invited to Hoover Elementary in West Branch for Leadership Day. This being my first one, I didnít quite know what to expect.
Editorial: WBFDís quick response
Opinions/Editorials · April 28, 2016
West Branch citizens benefit from a fire department with a quick response time with an average that exceeds national standards.
Minds and Matter: Embracing change: Why schools want to move toward project-based learning
by Kevin Hatfield, School Superintendent · Opinions/Editorials · April 28, 2016
Embracing Change: Why Project-Based Learning?
First, as a proud, long time public school leader, educator, coach and parent, I find the seemingly endless beating of the anti-public school drum, well, offensive.
Senate Update: Finalizing a budget that keeps promises
by Bob Dvorsky, State Senator · Opinions/Editorials · April 28, 2016
As we wrap up the 2016 session, we are working on a responsibly balanced state budget based on details of an agreement between the House and Senate.
Editorial: Burgerís outstanding leadership
Opinions/Editorials · April 21, 2016
What caught our attention when Hoover Elementary Principal Jess Burger won the School Administrators of Iowa 2016 Elementary Principal of the Year was something her mother said: Sheís been deeply interested in education since as far back as kindergarten.
Minds and Matter: K-5, 6-12 schools centerpiece to 15-year plan
by Kevin Hatfield, School Superintendent · Opinions/Editorials · April 21, 2016
West Branch students, staff, families and community members deserve outstanding school facilities.