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State of the City

“The simple takes a lot of work to look simple,” said Jerry Melick, President of West Liberty Economic Area Development (We Lead), during its annual meeting on Friday, May 17. …

Library mixes up summer reading

If you were expecting the usual from the Summer Reading Program, think again! The West Liberty Public Library is mixing it up this year and simplifying the whole program, and making it conveniently …

The Avenue of Flags, 2024

Albert E. Ady, WWII Phillip Raymond Aikens,   WWII Ralph M. Akers, WWII Robert W. Albrecht, WWII George J. Alt, Cuban Missle Crisis Robert L. Ament, Sr., WWII …

National Guard expands pilot child care program, including West Liberty

By Sgt. 1st Class Zach Sheely National Guard Bureau Army Guardsmen in 20 states now can access drill weekend child care after the National Guard’s most senior leader signed an …

Sinclair Tractor Donates $25,000 to Muscatine County Fair Event Center Meeting Room

Sinclair has pledged $25,000 towards the Event Center at the Muscatine County Fair. Sinclair Tractor is going to sponsor the meeting room, which will be named for the business. The meeting …

New puppeteers take center stage

The Community Center was buzzing with activity on Saturday, May 4. Kids and adults from all over the region gathered for a day of stories, fun and puppets. The festival was hosted by the …
Sports
State Track and Field

Comets collect state medals

From day one of the track and field season, every team across the state has the goal of peaking at the perfect time. For a handful of West Liberty athletes, they did just that. And for …
West Liberty Baseball

New stadium, same winning tradition

West Liberty’s baseball team defended their brand-new digs with a 9-3 victory over Lone Tree last week in the season-opening game. This is West Liberty’s fourth-straight win over the …
West Liberty Softball

Comets open season ranked No. 14 in Class 3A

The Iowa High School Girls Athletic Union has tabbed the West Liberty softball team at No. 14 in the preseason softball rankings in Monday’s release. The Comets are coming off of a 20-12 …
Opinion

Timeline for the 28E Agency and settlement agreement between the City of West Liberty and the West Liberty Rural Fire District

Feb. 2021 The City of West Liberty (“City”) began to negotiate a new and updated 28E Agreement with the Rural Trustees that would be compliant with requirements of the state code, …

Eric Yao's Inspirational Documentary

Throughout our lives, we have all met someone who has a testimony of triumph over adversity. One story that has resonated deeply for our community has been the one of West Liberty High School junior …

Latino Culture (4/18/24)

Miss Mai- a passionate educator West Liberty has been so fortunate to have people from all corners of the world. In particular, our elementary school has had teachers from other countries such …
Obituaries

Patricia M. Nelson, 89

Patricia M. Nelson, age 89, of Muscatine, Iowa, died Friday, May 3, 2024 at Simpson Memorial Home, West Liberty. A visitation was held Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at Bentley Funeral Home, Wilton. A …

Mary Susan Dettwiler Meyer, 62

Mary Susan Dettwiler Meyer, 62, of Holden, Missouri, died at St. Luke's Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri, surrounded by family on Dec. 25, 2023. Visitation will be held Saturday, May 11, …

Derwood Gail Keith, 100

Derwood Gail Keith died on Friday, April 26, 2024, at the Simpson Memorial Home in West Liberty.     Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at the West Liberty …
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