Jessica Schafer

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New Show!

Master of circus arts and sideshow stunts, Martika will be doing an interactive show on Saturday at 12:30!

Sword-swallower, fire-eater, and international woman of mystery, Martika will bring high octane entertainment to the Main Street Stage this summer. You won’t believe one person can do all the things she does!

Martika’s shows are entertaining and even inspirational, which makes the show perfect for the whole family.

You can see some highlights from her performances below, but you’ll definitely want to see her act in person. When was the last time you saw someone swallow a sword in real life?!

Saturday Music

Hoover’s Hometown Days planning is in full swing, and we want you to know we’ve got some great entertainment lined up! Saturday after the parade, head over to the Main Street Stage to check out Jordan Danielsen with Jef Spradley.

Raised in the Quad Cities, Danielsen’s music features soulful horns, electric guitars, acoustic ballads, blues and even a little hip hop. Jef provides harmonies and backup on drums and guitar. When they perform together, Jordan & Jef have a catalog of over 500 songs, including covers from the 50s all the way through today’s hits. Check out their video page for an idea of what you can expect, and make sure you’re on Main Street for the performance on Saturday, August 3rd at 11:00am!

Life Celebration featuring Lt. Governor Adam Gregg

The Hoover Presidential Foundation has confirmed Lt. Governor Adam Gregg as the keynote speaker for the Life Celebration at 1pm on Saturday, August 4th.

The event will be held at the Hoover National Historic Site, across from the birthplace cottage, and will feature patriotic music from the group, The Extension Chords, followed by short speeches from Hoover Presidential Library director, Thomas Schwartz and Hoover National Historic Site superintendent, Pete Swisher.  The Lt. Governor will then present the keynote address.

“Adam Gregg was a history major in college,” said Jerry Fleagle, president and CEO of the Foundation. “He and his family really enjoy visiting and taking in all the West Branch history.”

Many members of Hoover family will also be in attendance for the event, including Herbert Hoover’s grandson, Andy Hoover, great grandchildren Leslie Hoover-Lauble, Alex Hoover and Margaret Hoover, along with members of their families. We invite everyone to come by and meet the Hoovers and welcome them back to West Branch!

Fire in the Hole!

All the information you need is now online regarding Friday night’s doubles bags tournament at the Fire Station!

Find a partner and get signed up, there will be a limit of 30 teams! The entry fee is only $30 if you sign up before July 31st (it’s $40 after that date).

All teams will need to check in by 5:30 pm so the tournament can begin at 6 PM.  Entries include 4 drink tickets; there will be beverages, food, and live music by Swing Crew.

Pick your team name and sign up by Facebook message, email, online form, phone call to 319-360-6871, or you can grab a paper form at the City Office or West Branch Repairs.

For more information and signup instructions click here!