News

City grant shores up historic building

One of downtown West Liberty’s historic buildings will be getting much-needed exterior repairs thanks to a City Economic Development Grant, approved by the council during the July 2 meeting. …

Council vote keeps West Liberty officers helping Hawkeyes

The West Liberty council approved a memorandum of understanding between the city and the University of Iowa. The agreement would see members of the police department help with law enforcement during …

Countdown to the fair

With a full array of entertainment, live shows and activities, the annual Muscatine County Fair is set to get underway Wednesday, July 17, running through Sunday, July 21, at the historic fairgrounds …

Earn service hours at the Muscatine County Fair

Students wanting volunteer hours toward their Silver Cord at graduation may work a shift at the First Church United food stand at the Muscatine County Fair.   Simply contact Susie Lehman at …

Bill and Jodi Simon lead Muscatine County Fair parade

Lifelong West Liberty residents and business leaders Bill and Jodi Simon have been named Grand Marshals for the 2024 Muscatine County Fair Parade, it was announced Monday by the West Liberty Chamber …

Sunday parade opens fair

Launching the Muscatine County Fair to begin just a few days later, the West Liberty Chamber of Commerce will host it’s annual opening fair parade Sunday at 2 p.m., followed by the community’s annual Picnic in the Park.
Sports
West Liberty Baseball

Comets streak into substate play

The West Liberty Baseball team started their post season play Saturday, matching up against Columbus Catholic in the first round. Earlier, in the regular season finale on Monday, July 1, the …
West Liberty Softball

Conference play concludes as postseason looms

The West Liberty softball team completed a busy final week of their season, winning three of four with conference wins over Wilton and Mid-Prairie before falling to City High to end the week.  …
Baseball

Regular season coming to a close

By Kohlton Kober Index Sports Writer The West Liberty baseball team split their season series with Iowa City Regina winning the second game of their double header on Monday before winning …
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

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 …
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. …
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