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Council goes in-depth on future housing needs

By Erin M. Gentz Index Interim Editor Supply is not meeting demand, and West Liberty needs to be building more homes for both low-income and financially advantaged families in order to grow …
Obituary

Judy Passmore

Judy Passmore Judy A. Passmore, age 83, formerly of Atalissa, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Visitation was held from …
Obituary

Vickie Anderson

Vickie Anderson Vickie L. Anderson, 70, of Moscow, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, due to complications of Leukemia. Visitation was held …
Latino culture

Successful sip and paint event

By Vanessa “Cueponi Cihuatl” Espinoza Recently, West Liberty Public Library had a “Sip and Paint” event. This event was completely free. The library provided the …

Council seeks more info on $31K roofing bid

By Erin M. Gentz Index Interim Editor The West Liberty City Council voted down a $31,175 change order for the electric re-roofing project during the June 4 council meeting, though the issue …

Dad and daughter lead Saturday's Atalissa Days parade

By Tim Evans AN Reporter There likely isn’t anyone as kind as Amy Windus in the small town of Atalissa – and the young lady gets a lot of that from her father, Randy. …

Yesteryear's classics come to car show June 16

The annual Ken Ruegsegger Father’s Day Car Show is set for Sunday June 16, at the Rock Island Train Depot in Heritage Park on the southwest corner of West Liberty. To be held from 1-4 p.m., the …
Sports
Boys' State Soccer

Sensational season ends in semis

For the fourth time in five seasons, the Comets are bringing a state semifinalist plaque back to West Liberty. It was an exciting week of action that ultimately ended 40 minutes shy of the …

West Liberty Comets activities, June 21-28

Friday, June 21 F/S-BASE: West Liberty at Durant Doubleheader, 10 a.m. JH-SOFT: Tipton at West Liberty Doubleheader, 10 a.m. Saturday, June 22 V-SOFT: Tournament at Washington …
West Liberty softball

Holding steady in the standings

By Kohlton Kober Index Sports Writer Last week, the West Liberty softball team dominated Tipton in a pair of conference games before falling to Class 5A No. 4 Muscatine for the second time …

Sweeping away the Tigers

By Kohlton Kober Index Sports Writer The West Liberty baseball team captured three wins along with a pair of defeats last week as they rolled through Tipton in three straight before …
Opinion

Citlaly Fernandez, a passionate bilingual educator

West Liberty School District commemorated the 25th anniversary of its Dual Language program this year. Recently, I sat down with Citlaly Fernandez, a Dual Language teacher at the middle school. She …

Latino Culture (5/30/24)

Preserving community voices through oral history Written by Cueponi Cihuatl Espinoza We are excited to announce a unique opportunity for community members across the State of Iowa to share …

City Hall has been “slow-rolling” the fire situation

This is an update to the situation involving the Fire Department, Rural Fire District and the City of West Liberty. All indications are that City Hall (the city manager and attorneys) is putting more …
Obituaries
Obituary

Janis Fuhrmeister

Janis Fuhrmeister Janis K. Fuhrmeister, 76, of Lone Tree, passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at Stirlingshire of Coralville.   Visitation was held on Wednesday, June 12, from 4 p.m. …

Frederick John (Fred) Lehman, 101

Frederick John (Fred) Lehman, 101, of Mount Vernon, Iowa, died peacefully at home on Monday, May 27, 2024, surrounded by his family. Visitation was held at Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorials …

Robert "Bob" Severson, 82

Robert "Bob" Severson, 82, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather passed away peacefully on May 25, 2024 at the Simpson Memorial Home in West Liberty.   He was born on …
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