City studies annexation to the northwest

The recent annexation of Weile Chevrolet has fueled conversation and a study about potential growth for the City of West Liberty. Annexation of the automotive dealership, located northwest of …

Letts man dies after escaping rollover

Muscatine deputies found the body of   Letts man in a Creek Bed away from a rollover accident, Nov. 27, Sheriff Quinn Riess said. Quinn provided the following report. At 9:13 p.m., …

VAC Christmas call to action

By Priscilla Haessig For the Index It’s showtime for the Voluntary Action Council’s (VAC) annual Christmas distribution of food and toys. With over 160 applications it’s …
Latino Culture, Español and English

Regalos inolvidables: Los ramos de flores eternas de Angie Bonilla

¿Alguna vez has recibido un regalo tan singularmente elaborado que te dejó una impresión eterna? Angie Bonilla, una estudiante de segundo año de West Liberty High School, …

$2,000 scholarships available for MCC ag students

The first 25 students who enroll full-time in one of Eastern Iowa Community Colleges’ Agriculture AAS degree programs will receive an automatic $2,000 scholarship to offset the cost of their …

Judy R. Johnson

Jane G. Forte   Jane G. Forte, 97, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023, at the Simpson Memorial Home in West Liberty.  Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, …

Jane G. Forte

Jane G. Forte   Jane G. Forte, 97, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023, at the Simpson Memorial Home in West Liberty.  Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, …

Hills Bank donates $316 to area schools

Would you like to earn money for the West Liberty Community School District? Hills Bank has a program that will do just that. Classroom Cash® empowers you to earn money for the West Liberty …

Iowa hunting, fishing license sales begin Dec. 15

Iowans can buy 2024 resident hunting, fishing and other licenses on Dec. 15.   Licenses purchased for 2023 expire on Jan. 10. The menu of license options includes the popular Outdoor Combo …

Follow the Comets

Thursday, December 7 7th/8th Grade Girls' Basketball: West Liberty   at West Branch, 4 p.m. 5th/6th Grade Girls' Basketball: Middle School Gym, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. 3rd/4th Grade …
Boys' basketball

Comet boys start season with pair of losses

The West Liberty Boys Basketball team dropped both of their opening matchups of the 2023-24 season against Cascade on the road Tuesday and Bellevue at home Friday. The Comets kicked off their …
Latino Culture

La experiencia de pasantía de Jennifer Cano

Jennifer Cano está cerca de completar su trayectoria como estudiante de pasantía en las clases de inglés de Erica Jennings en West Liberty High School. Originaria de Columbus Junction, Iowa, Jennifer, conocida cariñosamente como Jenny por sus amigas, ha sido profundamente influenciada por su educación. Ella es hija de inmigrantes mexicanos y es estudiante de primera generación. Sus experiencias personales dentro del sistema educativo despertaron una profunda pasión por la enseñanza, un campo que ella considera fundamental para formar las mentes jóvenes.
Guest column

West Liberty stands by police officers

West Liberty's city manager Lee Geertz and Interim Police Chief Don Strong posted this on the city's Facebook page.
Latino Culture

Amigos por correspondencia de Austin, Texas

Hace varios meses, dentro de una comunidad de maestros de español avanzado en Facebook, se introdujo el concepto de fomentar relaciones con amigos por correspondencia para nuestras clases. Respondí con entusiasmo a esta propuesta porque es una actividad que quería hacer desde hace mucho tiempo con mis alumnos. Actualmente soy amiga por correspondencia de Abolition Apostles y he visto los beneficios de establecer conexiones con personal a través de correspondencia escrita.

Obituary: Steven Alan Nath

Steven Alan Nath, 71, died on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2023, at University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Obituary: Mary Frances “Fran” Dettwiler

Mary Frances “Fran” Dettwiler, 88, of Iowa City, formerly of West Liberty, died at Lantern Park Specialty Care Center in Coralville, surrounded by family on Nov. 26, 2023.

Roberta “Robbie” McMichael

Roberta “Robbie” McMichael, 69, died suddenly Friday Nov. 17, 2023, at her home. Visitation was held 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty. A …
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