West Branch city councilman Jim Hasty dies


WEST BRANCH — West Branch City Councilman Jim Hasty passed away Thursday morning.

The Herald confirmed his death through multiple sources Thursday.

West Branch City Manager Heather Grace said the news came as a surprise.

“We are very shocked and saddened by this news and thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time,” she said.

No further information is available at this time.

Hasty was appointed to the city council Sept. 8, 2014, filling the seat of late Councilman Chad Lucas. He was one of four who submitted letters of interest for the vacant seat.


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