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Congrats, Class of 2024!

As one chapter closed, another began Sunday, May 26, in West Liberty High School’s gymnasium, where more than 80 graduates took their final walk as the Class of 2024. “Looking back, …

City battles windy woes

West Liberty was hit by a severe thunderstorm on Tuesday evening, May 21, during which wind gusts in excess of 50-70 mph knocked out power to the entire town. Thousands of tree branches, a few …

Legion holds Memorial Day services in Oak Ridge

Monday, May 27, marked Memorial Day, a day to remember those we have lost in West Liberty, and across the United States. Oak Ridge Cemetery was the site of a ceremony in the community featuring …

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 …
Sports
boys' Soccer Substate Final

Number five is alive!

The West Liberty boys’ soccer team dominated Bellevue before getting their revenge on Tipton last week to advance to their fifth straight state tournament.   After dominating Bellevue …
West Liberty Softball

Comets topple No. 1 Williamsburg

The West Liberty softball team find themselves at 3-2 after a challenging first week of play.   The Comets secured a pair of wins coming in conference play against West Branch on their home …
West Liberty Baseball

Starting conference play with a win

The West Liberty baseball team started their season off 2-2 capturing wins over Lone Tree and West Branch while dropping a doubleheader to Benton Community. The Season started with a visit from …
Opinion

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 …

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, …
Obituaries

Robert "Bob" Severson, 82

Robert "Bob" Severson, 82, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather passed away peacefully on May 25, 2024 at the Simpson Memorial Home in West Liberty.   He was born on …

Elaine Albina Rehmke, 97

Elaine Albina Rehmke, aged 97, formerly of West Liberty, died peacefully on May 22, 2024 at Wildwood Senior Living in Joplin, Mo.   Funeral service for Elaine will be 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, …

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 …
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