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Editorial: School boards and purpose
Opinions/Editorials · September 03, 2015
If you could not attend Monday’s School Board candidate forum, hosted by the Parent Teacher Organization and West Branch Times, you missed a lot of good information.

Letter: Vilsack’s OK of Clinton galls this supporter
Opinions/Editorials · September 03, 2015
With news of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack early endorsing Hillary Clinton, he looks out for his future and not ours.

Letter: Wrong side of road and story of the dog bite
Opinions/Editorials · September 03, 2015
Recently, I began my day as I often do by taking a walk about my community.

Editorial: Home runs in the classroom
Opinions/Editorials · August 27, 2015
With school starting this week, we tip our hats to the West Branch High School baseball and softball teams which last month tallied up 20 players to the Academic All-Conference list.

Senate Update: Mentoring educators: Great teachers are key toward student achievement
by Bob Dvorsky, State Senator · Opinions/Editorials · August 27, 2015
Iowa is among the first states to create a teacher leadership system designed to boost student achievement, increase teaching expertise and raise the status of the teaching profession.

Letter: Abortion for health, welfare like self-defense
Opinions/Editorials · August 27, 2015
An Iowa View newspaper piece (The Register 8/22/15) from former Republican Lt. Governor Joy Coning titled “Planned Parenthood attacks should concern Republicans” suggests that waning hope springs eternal when a compassionate person like Corning is still willing to offer good council to the peevish remnants of the little that remains of the Grand Old Party of Abe Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt.

Editorial: The Two Mayors Parade
Opinions/Editorials · August 20, 2015
We thought it worthy of at least a quick note that the Hoover’s Hometown Days Mayor’s Parade both honored the late mayor and welcomed the soon-to-be mayor, in absence of an official mayor in place during the community’s biggest celebration of the year.

Look for qualities at school board forum
by Kevin Hatfield, School Superintendent · Opinions/Editorials · August 20, 2015
A Meet the School Board Candidates Forum will be held on Monday, August 31, 2015, in the West Branch High School’s Auditorium, from 6:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.

Editorial: Shop local? People are listening
Opinions/Editorials · August 13, 2015
Rod Ness popped out of his chair Saturday morning and ran after a Hoover’s Hometown Days parade float — a pickup truck pulling a trailer with a poster on the back asking: “Would it kill you to shop local?”

Letter: Disgusted with politics? Join Bernie Sanders
Opinions/Editorials · August 13, 2015
Popping into the middle of another reality-TV season of The Bachelor, Dancing with the Stars, and Survivor there has appeared a much talked-about production that is loosely based upon what might pass for political debate.

Letter: Throwing a Hooverball with one hand
Opinions/Editorials · August 13, 2015
Great to see that Hoover Ball is alive and well in West Branch, with 30-plus teams participating in this year’s national championships.

Editorial: ‘Days finds its groove
Opinions/Editorials · August 06, 2015
Hoover’s Hometown Days found a groove that works.

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