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Carnaval, also known as Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras, is a joyous celebration observed in various parts of the world, symbolizing a final indulgence before the solemn period of Lent. Among the most … more
This week we are beginning to discuss legislation to further address school safety. The tragic shooting at Perry High School brought school safety to the top of our legislative agenda. We have … more
I’m always amazed at the paths our lives take. My best friend lives in the house where he was brought home from the hospital following his birth. I, on the other hand, have had the opportunity … more
This week I will explain my continued opposition to the AEA bill.   Before I get into the why I oppose it, I want to acknowledge an opinion that has been nearly unanimous – there is room … more
The 2024 Legislative Session is underway. I am going to start my column out the same way I always do – with a reminder. Republicans have had control of all three branches of government for … more
Moving to a new town can be an intimidating experience, especially when you're in eightht grade. Freshman Ximena Valenzuela Hernandez moved to West Liberty last year. She came from Columbus Junction, … more
We begin a new year, the year of our Lord, 2024, an election year, the New Year. It is a time to reflect on the past year of 2023. It is a time to ponder ahead on the new year of 2024. Let us … more
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday is now celebrated as a day of service to our fellow human beings. I want to relate my favorite story about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and tell you … more
Eric Yao, a junior at West Liberty High School, is an innovative scholar inspiring people to be courageous and to not limit themselves. Growing up, Yao loved toys, his favorite one was always … more
Freshman student Ricardo García Rodríguez is a member of the Danza Guadalupana WL. This matlachines dance group has been in our community for 34 years, founded by José Lopez. … more
Ricardo García Rodríguez está en su primer año de la preparatoria y es miembro de la Danza Guadalupana WL. Este grupo de baile matlachines tiene 34 años en nuestra comunidad, fundado por José López. more
The West Liberty Voluntary Action Council wants to thank all the individuals and groups who helped make the annual Christmas distribution successful. One hundred and fifty families from the West … more
When I was running for Mayor, I remarked that one of the things I liked most about West Liberty is the neighborliness of the people. When I have my granddaughter in a backpack, people stop so that we … more
I love the Christmas season. The lights, decorations, the music (which I listen to all year round, especially the rock and punk versions of classic songs), the food, and of course, the reason for the … more
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. more
En un mundo lleno de oportunidades sin fin, algunas personas realmente se destacan como faros de inspiración, lo que demuestra que la determinación y un espíritu intrépido puede conducir a experiencias increíbles. Paris Salais, una estudiante de último año de West Liberty High School, recientemente se embarcó en un viaje transformador al corazón de la democracia estadounidense - Washington D.C. Esta joven líder viajó sola, y con esta experiencia, nos anima a todos a aprovechar el momento y lanzarnos a nuevas aventuras. more
At the beginning of the 20th century, auto touring and camping in this country was in its infancy. The best of the outfits were no more than an old model of a car, a tent, a few cooking utensils and some blankets. more
Los estudiantes de los grados 7 a 12 tienen la emocionante oportunidad de embarcarse en una inolvidable aventura a España en el 2025. El líder de este emocionante viaje será el profesor de español, el Señor Mark Plum. El profesor está ansioso por compartir todos los detalles emocionantes con ustedes. Para mantenerlos informados, habrá una reunión informativa el lunes 23 de octubre a las 6:30 pm en la biblioteca de la escuela secundaria. En la reunión informativa, se proporcionará información detallada sobre los costos del viaje, opciones de pago y posibles programas de becas o recaudación de fondos. more
Latinos Unidos de West Liberty invita cordialmente a toda la comunidad a su Fiesta Latina anual. Este vibrante evento tendrá lugar este fin de semana, el sábado 16 de septiembre, justo en el corazón del centro de West Liberty. more
Summer’s about gone, but here’s a bit of little known history about where the generations before us spent their summers. more
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