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Editorial: Do what we can
Opinions/Editorials · September 22, 2016
When we hear the word “hero,” we tend to think of soldiers, police officers, firefighters and the like. And they are.
We may not, however, think “sales associate.”

Minds and Matter: Three reasons to improve facilities
by Kevin Hatfield, School Superintendent · Opinions/Editorials · September 22, 2016
The West Branch Board of Education, administration and staff have been focused on delivering outstanding learning experiences for your students.

Letter: Party affiliation less significant in this election
Opinions/Editorials · September 22, 2016
How many times have you voted in a presidential election?

Editorial: Incoming over outgoing
Opinions/Editorials · September 15, 2016
On Friday, West Branch will mark the 10th year hosting a naturalization ceremony on the lawn just east of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum.

Hoover Highlights: From Racing Herbie to selfies in a prison
by Thomas Schwarts, Library-Museum director · Opinions/Editorials · September 15, 2016
As gas prices remain relatively low and more people took to the road, the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum greeted more visitors and answered their questions about the 31st President and First Lady.

Speaking Volumes: Hendricksons talk about hosting writers from around U.S., world
by Nick Shimmin, WB Public Library · Opinions/Editorials · September 15, 2016
The West Branch Public Library is happy to announce a visit from two Iowa Authors, Ray and Shirley Hendrickson who will be speaking at the library September 24th at 10am.

Editorial: Hard work equaled Hall of Fame
Opinions/Editorials · September 08, 2016
Congratulations to West Branch’s Sean McCarty for induction into the National Iowa Varsity Club Athletics Hall of Fame.

Senate Update: 181K Iowans earn minimum wage and 72 percent over 20 years old
Opinions/Editorials · September 08, 2016
I am committed to fighting for Iowa’s working families and strengthening our middle class.

Letter: Trump-style leadership at a local level?
Opinions/Editorials · September 08, 2016

An Aug. 29th article in the Washington Post discusses the Iowa Republican Party’s unconditional support for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

Editorial: Ideas needed for HHH & I-80
Opinions/Editorials · September 01, 2016
The Iowa Department of Transportation and Johnson County Board of Supervisors ideas on improving roads and bridges in the West Branch area ought to encourage motorists and rural residents to share their thoughts.

Senate Update: Iowa’s universities must ensure good education at a good price
by Bob Dvorsky, State Senator · Opinions/Editorials · September 01, 2016
It’s a shared responsibility to ensure Iowa’s state universities continue offering a world-class education at a good value — especially in tight budget times.

Letter: Watching your vote on issue of climate change
Opinions/Editorials · September 01, 2016
Fires, Floods, Storms, Oh My!

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