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Jake Pedersen

The face of farming is changing–hear the story of Jake Pederson and his family’s tradition of farming. From computer screens…

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The face of farming is changing–hear the story of Jake Pederson and his family’s tradition of farming. From computer screens to tractors, Valley View Farms, Inc. is staying current with the changing trends.

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West Liberty Foods

As the largest employer in town, West Liberty Foods is dedicated to the community’s success. Whether it be selling products…

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As the largest employer in town, West Liberty Foods is dedicated to the community’s success. Whether it be selling products locally or half a continent away, they have a reputation for excellence. Supporting that excellence is a powerful network connecting four plant locations around the country.

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WEST BRANCH HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL – THE BEARS

Coach Butch Pedersen of the West Branch High School Bears football program is a living legend. For more than 30…

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Coach Butch Pedersen of the West Branch High School Bears football program is a living legend. For more than 30 years, Butch has built one of the top programs in the state. These days, Butch keeps the Bears in step with the 21st century by using technology to enhance the experience of the game.

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GROWING UP IN WEST LIBERTY

West Liberty residents Rob Krysh and Sara Sedlacek are raising their daughter Ruby in a connected world. Enchanted with the…

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West Liberty residents Rob Krysh and Sara Sedlacek are raising their daughter Ruby in a connected world. Enchanted with the community of West Liberty, they love living where people know their names and keep an eye on their little girl. Meanwhile, they are connected to far-flung family and friends via the power of the Internet.

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West liberty middle school

Jackie Henderson is a TAG program teacher at West Liberty Middle School. She’s one of the people you know. In…

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Jackie Henderson is a TAG program teacher at West Liberty Middle School. She’s one of the people you know. In this video, she speaks to how technology enhances the learning opportunities of the children in our community, and how the school’s unique dual language program fosters cultural understanding in a diverse town.

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MANY STORIES. ONE COMMUNITY.

At Liberty Communications, we care deeply about the people in our community and how they use the technology we provide….

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At Liberty Communications, we care deeply about the people in our community and how they use the technology we provide. We are thrilled to present our video series, presenting real stories of “The People You Know” in West Liberty and West Branch.

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LIBERTY COMMUNICATIONS’ STORY

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Liberty Communications is made up of people you know. We’re not just a broadband technology provider, we’re also your neighbors and friends. In this video, you’ll hear a bit of our own story and what it means to us as individuals to serve the communities of West Branch and West Liberty.


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Zach Morris, West Liberty

My name is Zach Morris. I am the Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor for the West Liberty School District. West…

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My name is Zach Morris. I am the Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor for the West Liberty School District. West Liberty feels like my hometown—it’s been easy to get to know people in the community and make business connections and partnerships that benefit my students.

I love living and working in West Liberty because I can get so much of what I need locally. I’m a big advocate of shopping locally. I tell my students to shop locally. If you take care of your community, it will take care of you. I buy things at Fred’s Feed or do business with Liberty Communications because the money stays in the community. Businesses give back to the kids, and it’s easier to get help from the businesses that are local.

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Tom Burger, West Branch

My name is Tom Burger. I’m the advertising rep for the West Branch Times and the West Liberty Index. We’re…

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My name is Tom Burger. I’m the advertising rep for the West Branch Times and the West Liberty Index. We’re the source of information for the City and the Schools. I’m also the head coach for boys’ basketball and do stats for Bears football. I am an umpire and referee, and I belong to the Lions Club.

I love living and working in West Branch because of the small town and small school feel. I also love the proximity to a bigger city. In my job and in my life I use the Internet everyday. Liberty Communications not only provides my Internet, but you can’t get customer service like that from other providers. You talk to someone who knows you. You talk with someone immediately and you don’t have to push a bunch of buttons to get to someone. Plus, they know what they’re talking about. I choose to do business with Liberty Communications because they are local. You get genuine treatment because they are part of the community.

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Big Imprint, West Liberty

We are a website design and marketing agency for growing businesses and non-profits. We serve clients all across the country…

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We are a website design and marketing agency for growing businesses and non-profits.

We serve clients all across the country out of our office in downtown West Liberty.

We like being in West Liberty because it is centrally located for our employees who drive from Iowa City and Muscatine.

As you can imagine, we spend all day online. Having fast, reliable Internet service is an absolute necessity for our business to operate.

Some people are surprised that we can operate an online marketing company out of a small town in Iowa. But we’ve grown so accustomed to Liberty Communications’ stellar Internet connection that we never even give it a second thought. It just works.

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Jacob Lane, West Liberty

Howdy, my name is Jacob Lane. I’m the editor for the West Liberty Index, a weekly newspaper the covers our…

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Howdy, my name is Jacob Lane. I’m the editor for the West Liberty Index, a weekly newspaper the covers our community… and boy does this community keep me busy! Every week West Liberty is up to something, from events downtown to at the football field. We may not be the city that never sleeps, but people here don’t get to bed before midnight.

I’m also involved with the Community Youth Group, shortened to CYG. The youth group encompasses youth from every church in West Liberty. During CYG season, we meet on Sunday evening for play and praise. It’s ton’s o’ fun!

I was raised in Muscatine, Iowa and Tucson, Arizona. In my 27 years I’ve never lived in a tight knit community like West Liberty. The people here know each other, the people here care about each other. In fact, I can’t even walk to work without waiving at 5 to 6 people along the way. I love it here!

My wife Faith and I just bought a house in West Liberty, so we’re in it for the long haul; however, I couldn’t think of a better place in Iowa to plant my roots.

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Deepak Giri, West Liberty

My name is Deepak Giri and I am an Entrepreneur. We own Giri BP where you can get gas, groceries…

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My name is Deepak Giri and I am an Entrepreneur. We own Giri BP where you can get gas, groceries and beverages! We own and operate the Papa John’s franchise and Coopers Chicken, where we have delivery and carry out service throughout the West Liberty community. We also offer check cashing and western union service to
our customers.

West Liberty is very unique, diversified; and multicultural people all living together who are barely one degree of separation apart.

We use the Internet everyday, corresponding/sending email, creating new social contacts with my friends and family all over the world, reading news, banking and paying bills.

We like doing business with Liberty Communications, it’s a locally owned business offering outstanding products and services to our community. Locally owned
businesses build strong communities by sustaining vibrant town centers, linking neighbors in a web of economic and social relationships, and contributing to local causes.

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Lynchs Plumbing, Inc., West Branch

“Hello” From Lynchs Plumbing!!! My name is Sharon Lynch-Voparil, and I am the office manager for Wayne and Steve Lynch…

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“Hello” From Lynchs Plumbing!!! My name is Sharon Lynch-Voparil, and I am the office manager for Wayne and Steve Lynch and the rest of the crew at Lynchs Plumbing in West Branch, Iowa. Wayne started this business back in 1994 out of a small building located on this site, along with one service truck. Steve Lynch joined the business in 1997. Today there are 8 employees servicing all the surrounding communities. We offer full plumbing services both commercial and residential. We also specialize in directional boring, hot water heat, new house construction and septic systems.

West Branch is home for Wayne and Steve. Both brothers were born and raised just 6 miles north of town. Our customers aren’t just clients, but are friends and neighbors.
Liberty Communications play a large role in the success of Lynchs Plumbing.

We depend on the internet on a daily basis for on-line services with our vendors, monitoring our bank accounts and keeping up with customers with invoicing through email. We have several customers that choose to have their invoicing and payments provided on-line to avoid mail delays.

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Jerry Fleagle, West Branch

I am the Executive Director of the Hoover Presidential Foundation. Having grown up in West Branch, then moved away, it…

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I am the Executive Director of the Hoover Presidential Foundation. Having grown up in West Branch, then moved away, it was a joy to return 28 years later! The Foundation is the private non profit that supports the Hoover Presidential Library-Museum and the Hoover Historic Site, besides having programs we administer to raise the awareness of Herbert Hoover, 31st President of the United States.

I enjoy the comraderies of a small town! To borrow a phrase from “Cheers”- everybody knows your name! It is a joy to come to work in Hoover Park every day.

Liberty provides excellent, reliable internet service. We moved from an on-site computer server three years ago to the “cloud”, which means EVERYTHING we do is over the internet. It was even suggested that we get dual service in case of outages. I declined. Liberty is so reliable, there is no need for a backup provider! And, Liberty supports the local community and hires local people that provide the great service when you may have a problem! In our office, we use it virtually 100% of the time, since we are cloud based, and if I am away from the office, you will likely find me on my smartphone, trying to keep up!

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Teri & Brenda, Herb N’ Lou’s, West Branch

Hi. We are Terri and Brenda. We grew up in West Branch. We love working in town because we get…

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Hi. We are Terri and Brenda. We grew up in West Branch. We love working in town because we get to see everyone we’ve known for years. West Branch is a close knit community.

We’ve been working at Herb N’ Lou’s since we were teenagers, you could say we grew up in this place. Our family has been connected with the original Herb N’ Lou’s owners for a very long time.

We couldn’t do business without the Internet. We do payroll, all of our book keeping, and all of our customers love the WiFi. We even have TV service from Liberty. We know the guys and if we ask for anything they just get on it right away.

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Shanelle Peden, West Branch

My name is Shanelle Peden, and I grew up on a farm just outside of West Branch. I’m a student…

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My name is Shanelle Peden, and I grew up on a farm just outside of West Branch. I’m a student and a videographer.

I love living and working in WB because it’s so easy! It’s safe and secure. West Branch is a great small community. It’s growing and changing and attracting new people.

I depend on the Internet for school. It’s so cool that I can upload a paper and get people’s comments real time. I use the Internet for instant messaging and to read. I love that we as a community can share news about each other so quickly and it’s super fun to see the good things happening.

I like doing business with Liberty because everything is combined, sales and service, one bill, one network. If I need anything, Mark Colvin comes over to help. It’s just simple, and they make it easy.

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Marisa Stout, West Branch

My name is Marisa Stout, and I’m a 1999 West Branch graduate. I graduated from the University of Iowa and…

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My name is Marisa Stout, and I’m a 1999 West Branch graduate. I graduated from the University of Iowa and then got my Real Estate Licenses in 2003. Thirteen years at Iowa Realty, where has the time gone!

I love living and working in West Branch. These are the people I have grown up with. This is the market area I know and love best!

Small communities really know how to come together and support one another. We have a great town, doing some great things. Fun to be a part of it all.

I love supporting local companies and love the great local service. We tried other cable providers a long time ago and Liberty worked the best for us!

Not sure what I would do without internet. Almost all of my communication for Real Estate is via email. All of our forms are online and the majority of marketing takes place online these days. Most buyers shop for a home online prior to contacting an agents. And of course my kids think internet should exist wherever they are!

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Cindy Mays, West Liberty

My name is Cindy Mays and I graduated West Liberty High School and live in Elder Ridge. I am Market…

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My name is Cindy Mays and I graduated West Liberty High School and live in Elder Ridge. I am Market President of MidWestOne Bank. It is great to live and work here and so nice to be 7 minutes from the office. It’s fun to participate and be a part of the community where you live and work.

I use Liberty Communications services at home and at the office. We are so fortunate in our community to have a state of the art Internet provider. I am on the West Liberty Economic Development Board (We-Lead). I know when business prospects take a look out our telecommunication services they are very impressed. I don’t always understand the impact Liberty Communications has on our business community on a day to day basis, but I know we are very fortunate!

For me personally, it is the service that comes with Liberty Communications products that puts them second to none.

It seems as though I have cable or internet problems at the most inopportune time, but between the help-lines available and the technicians, I am back up and running in no time. Once, we were not getting internet, I called the support line, and they suggested I have a technician come out, since on their end it seemed to be working. They came out – simple quick solution, the cord was unplugged. No matter the issue I feel my needs are a priority, and I really appreciate that. I have called on holiday weekends and gotten issues resolved. Thank you!

I am also impressed with the amount of community support given by Liberty Communications. That is so important to the success of any small community!

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Dusty Feldman, West Liberty

My name is Dusty Feldman. I’m the owner of Feldman Performance in West Liberty, a 24-hour gym offering group training,…

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My name is Dusty Feldman. I’m the owner of Feldman Performance in West Liberty, a 24-hour gym offering group training, personal training, youth training, online training, and nutrition coaching. I am also a strength and conditioning coach for the West Liberty High School and an independent contractor for North Dodge Athletic Club in Iowa City.

I love everything a small town brings; from taking fewer than 5 minutes to pick something up “across” town, the closeness, safety, and relationships. I love how supportive people are with local businesses. I love the diversity and schools in West Liberty.

I do business with Liberty Communications because of the customer service and how much they were able to help setting up my gym during construction. I have my security, cable, internet, and media all from Liberty. It makes getting questions answered easy.

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