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“We just don’t have enough,” said Ken Sharp, Division Administrator for the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) during a webinar on the COVID-19 vaccine held Jan. 8. The 90-minute … more
The Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine announced last week the most recent recipients of the Racial Justice Grant – West Liberty Public Library and the West Liberty School District. The … more
Economic Development took a big step forward with the first meeting of 2021 for the West Liberty City Council on Tuesday, Jan. 8, awarding the first grant to aid a business expansion/remodeling. … more
Looking back on 2020, West Liberty Mayor Robert Hartman has a brighter outlook on the community following the devastating events that changed the lives of residents, pointing out that citizens have … more
Although the COVID-19 pandemic stole the headlines this past year, there were a lot of other things happening in the West Liberty community that was also extremely newsworthy. The Index put … more
“We’re in this together.” That was one of the first statements that came from West Liberty School District Superintendent of Schools Dr. Diego Giraldo as he learned of the wild spread of a … more
It may be a popular treat at the fair, but the kettle corn and caramel corn produced by Lugo’s Gourmet Popcorn and Lemonade isn’t just a summer treat. The small portable family business … more
Police officers in West Liberty and Atalissa made the holidays just a little merrier for local children, hosting Shop with a Cop events. For Atalissa, it was a community first, the school … more
A total of 109 families from the West Liberty School District received 50 pounds of food and personal items as the Voluntary Action Committee held their annual Christmas distribution Friday and … more
Businesses evolve. That might just be the case for brothers Larry and Bruce Miller when their dad, Fred, decided to buy all the shelving and some inventory from a going-out of business Gambles … more
Timing is everything. That was the reality for West Liberty dentist Michael Tharp. A native of Waterloo and University of Northern Iowa graduate before he came to the University of Iowa to earn … more
A West Liberty High School teacher is one of seven contributors to a new book to be published by the Iowa Writers’ House on immigration in the United States. Vanessa Espinoza, who has a masters … more
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