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Editorial: My cell versus your radio
Opinions/Editorials · August 28, 2014
With all the other projects mounting on the city’s budget, the news in July that West Branch has until next December to upgrade its radio system — which early estimates place at nearly $500,000 — almost had council members grabbing their chests.

Soapbox Philosophy: Info influx must mix wants, needs
Opinions/Editorials · August 28, 2014
In this information age, we face a real question of balancing what we want versus what we need and how to get both in healthy doses.

Jerrys Jottings: Fair yields results for Hoover Park, WB
by Jerry Fleagle, Hoover Association · Opinions/Editorials · August 28, 2014
The Hoover Presidential Foundation hosted a special exhibit at the Iowa State Fair as part of our marketing campaign for “The Making of the Great Humanitarian: Herbert Hoover and World War I.”

Letter: Another vote for assisted living in WB
Opinions/Editorials · August 28, 2014
I am writing to express frustration that all efforts are going forward to build the big sports complex and community center.

Letter: Nice work — everyone — at Iowa State Fair
Opinions/Editorials · August 28, 2014
I commend the Hoover Foundation staff and all the volunteers who helped promote the city of West Branch, the National Historic Site, the Hoover Library-Museum and the Hoover Foundation at the Iowa State Fair from Aug. 7-17 and the two days for setup and take down.

Editorial: A quiet, yet lasting mark
Opinions/Editorials · August 22, 2014
When Tom Teesdale died during the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, our reporter had a hard time tracking people down around West Branch who knew him well enough to share their thoughts. But when we started contacting people in the world of bicycling, his name was immediately recognized, and people had a lot to say, and it was all good.

Soapbox Philosophy: Will a talent like Williams rise here?
Opinions/Editorials · August 22, 2014
Last week, at the school’s coaches meeting, I got up to do my annual spiel to the coaches, telling (or reminding) them about our news cycle, deadlines, different ways to turn in scores or contact us, etc.

How Ferguson, Mo., compares to WB
by Matt Muckler, City Administrator · Opinions/Editorials · August 22, 2014
In May of 1999, there was a strong sense of promise and hope in my life.
My wife and I were expecting our first child and moving into our first home in Ferguson, Mo.

Letter: Let Iowa stay leader in wind, with moderation
Opinions/Editorials · August 22, 2014
You may have heard about the battle raging between Iowa landowners and the Rock Island Clean Line. If you are not on the proposed route, how does this fight affect you and why should you care?

Editorial: Big exhibit invests in city
Opinions/Editorials · August 14, 2014
The Hoover Presidential Foundation’s announcement for a $600,000 exhibit at the Hoover Library-Museum and the Foundation’s plans to promote it strike us as audacious and grand, and we hope to see the crowds — and the needed support — to pull off a successful six-month display.

Soapbox Philosophy: Failing to keep roomful of kids quiet
by Gregory R. Norfleet · Opinions/Editorials · August 14, 2014
My job this particular Sunday afternoon primarily involved saying “Shhhh!”

Senate Update: New ranking proves ‘Kids Count’ in Iowa
by Bob Dvorsky, State Senator · Opinions/Editorials · August 14, 2014
Iowa continues to boost its reputation as one of the best places for children. Iowa rose to third in the nation (up from seventh in 2013) in the national Kids Count data.

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