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  • Congressman Young's Creston office formally opened

    Rep. David Young visited Creston Wednesday to formally open the southwest Iowa's Creston Constituent Service Office, located at 208 W. Taylo ...
    May 28, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Throwback Thursday

    Today is May 28, the 148th day of the year. There are 217 days left in 2015. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for this ...
    May 28, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • Little Free Libraries coming to Lorimor, Afton

    LORIMOR — Desiree Thornton’s “summer project” involves chalkboard paint, empty newspaper dispensers and lots of books. Using two old Creston ...
    May 27, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Raiders tie for third in close 1A team race

    DES MOINES — Defending Class 1A state champion Mount Ayr entered the final event here Saturday at the 2015 Co-ed State Track meet still harb ...
    May 29, 2015 - 3:30 pm
  • Panther girls bring home 6 medals

    DES MOINES — The Creston girls track team put together its most successful state track weekend of the five-year Arnold era here at the 2015 ...
    May 25, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • A bunch of hams

    With about 20 members from Union and the surrounding counties, SWIARA helps during disaster situations, parades and, for the first time this ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:48 am
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  • Iowa lawmakers agree to compromise budget topping $7 billion

    DES MOINES (AP) — Under a compromise budget deal in the Legislature, the state will spend about $7.3 billion for the coming fiscal year, with some add ...
    June 1, 2015 - 1:52 pm
  • Iowa couple who sent cow manure to neighbors file lawsuit

    BURLINGTON (AP) — Iowa courts are now being asked to clean up a messy neighborhood dispute over a dog that included one couple sending a quart of cow ...
    June 1, 2015 - 12:05 pm
  • Fourth KSIB tractor ride scheduled for Saturday

    A colorful cavalcade of farm machinery will chug down Cherry Street Saturday morning as KSIB Radio begins its fourth annual tractor ride.
    June 1, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • LIFE program to begin Wednesday

    The public is invited to participate in the LIFE program being offered to citizens of Union County ages 60-plus. The program is free to all participan ...
    June 1, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Huntsman pleads guilty to theft charges

    Lyndsay Jo Huntsman, 44, of Creston withdrew her previous plea of not guilty and pleaded guilty to five counts of first-degree theft today (Friday).
    May 29, 2015 - 2:21 pm
  • Farewell, Bucky

    Gary Bucklin's 30-year career as sports director at KSIB Radio in Creston comes to an end today. His final sportscast was heard from 11 a.m. to noon t ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:13 pm
  • CHS calendar

    June 1-7MondayTeacher’s last day.TBD, varsity girls state golf.High school boys/girls summer weights ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • Central College PELLA — After months exploring topics like sports analytics, Parkinson's Disease, prairie grasses and consumer behavior, 175 Central s ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Congressman Young's Creston office formally opened

    Rep. David Young visited Creston Wednesday to formally open the southwest Iowa's Creston Constituent Service Office, located at 208 W. Taylor St. The ...
    May 28, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Disaster proclamation issued for Clarke County after storm

    DES MOINES (AP) — A disaster proclamation has been issued for Clarke County in southern Iowa following severe weather.
    May 28, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Panthers' Hance tied for 11th at state golf

    Creston/O-M junior Madison Hance had a strong start and finished in a tie for 11th at 19-over par 90 after the first day of the Calss 4A Girls State G ...
    June 2, 2015 - 1:31 am
  • Rams break away in middle innings, 11-1

    The Glenwood Rams have shown plenty of offensive firepower in an undefeated start to the 2015 season, including an 11-1 road victory at Creston Monday ...
    June 2, 2015 - 1:40 am
  • Panthers shut the door on Glenwood in fourth inning

    A big momentum swing in the fourth inning shut the door on Glenwood's hopes of a Hawkeye 10 Conference victory here Monday, as Creston shut out the Ra ...
    June 2, 2015 - 1:40 am
  • Creston's Smith, Shenandoah's Hoyt sign with SWCC track

    Southwestern Community College’s new cross country/track and field coach, Nick Ekel, hasn’t had much idle time since he landed in Creston. Ekel’s recr ...
    June 2, 2015 - 1:40 am
  • Area softball

    Winterset tourneyWINTERSET — Nodaway Valley went 1-2 in the Winterset Softball Tournament over the w ...
    June 2, 2015 - 1:29 am
  • Area baseball

    MELCHER — Jordan Thompson pitched a no-hitter with 13 strikeouts as Orient-Macksburg defeated Melcher-Dallas Wednesday.
    June 2, 2015 - 1:29 am
  • Mother Nature wins again at ACS

    CORNING — Mother Nature made a late surge last week to secure her fourth win of the 2015 season and her third consecutive win at ACS.
    June 2, 2015 - 1:29 am
  • ADM sidelines Panthers, 3-0

    ADEL — Creston's postseason shutout string ended in a 3-0 substate final loss to eighth-ranked ADM Saturday afternoon.
    June 1, 2015 - 2:56 am
  • Panther junior gains state tournament experience

    WATERLOO — Creston/O-M's Ryan Kucera had a tough draw in his first state tournament appearance, losing to top-seeded and defending state champion Sam ...
    June 1, 2015 - 2:56 am
  • NV's Lamb 16th at state golf

    MARSHALLTOWN — Nodaway Valley junior Jackson Lamb finished 16th in Class 1A state golf tournament Saturday.
    June 1, 2015 - 2:56 am
  • Keith Bailey – Creston

    Keith Bailey, 38, of Creston died May 30, 2015, in rural Union County. Arrangements are pending at Powers Funeral Home, at the junction of Highways 25 ...
    June 1, 2015 - 1:25 pm
  • Arlene Hansell – Mount Ayr

    Arlene Hansell, 90, of Mount Ayr died May 22, 2015, at Mount Ayr Healthcare Center. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Burial will be ...
    May 29, 2015 - 10:43 am
  • Donald Strange – Creston

    Donald Strange, 102, of Mount Ayr, formerly of Creston, died May 28, 2015, at Clearview Nursing Home in Mount Ayr. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, ...
    May 29, 2015 - 10:55 am
  • Jeff White – Mount Ayr

    Jeff White, 52, of Mount Ayr died May 27, 2015, at Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr, after a battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held ...
    May 29, 2015 - 10:57 am
  • Marjorie Foy – Shannon City

    Marjorie Foy, 92, of Shannon City died May 28, 2015, at Afton Care Center. Graveside memorial service will be 1 p.m. Monday, June 1, at Oak Hill Cemet ...
    May 29, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Marjorie Foy – Afton

    Marjorie Foy, 92, of Afton died May 28, 2015, at Afton Care Center. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, at the junction of Highways 25 and 34 ...
    May 28, 2015 - 10:48 am
  • Ora 'Rex' James – Logansport, Ind.

    Ora “Rex” James, 83, of Logansport, Ind., died Jan. 18, 2015, at Chase Center in Logansport. A memorial visitation will be held 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, ...
    May 28, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Brandon Lowell Hanson – Creston

    Brandon L. Hanson, 34, of St. Petersburg, Fla., passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015 in Pinellas Park Florida. Memorial services will be held 7:00 p.m. ...
    May 27, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • Clarence Lamb – Creston

    Clarence Lamb, 85, of Iowa City, formerly of Creston, passed away peacefully at home in Iowa City, Iowa with his family by his side on May 24, 2015. F ...
    May 27, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Donald Hansen – Afton

    Donald Hansen, 63, of Afton died May 25, 2015, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, May 29, at Powers Fune ...
    May 27, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • Police

    Sheldon Jones, 14, 924 W. Mills St., was referred to juvenile services for fourth-degree theft, 12:1 ...
    June 1, 2015 - 10:27 am
  • Accident

    No citations were issued after an accident 11:30 a.m. Wednesday on North Walnut Street.According to ...
    June 1, 2015 - 10:27 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 11:49 a.m., Tuesday, West Montgomery Street.Medical, 6:43 a.m., Thursday, East ...
    June 1, 2015 - 10:25 am
  • Police

    Kirby Konkler, 52, 209 E. Mills St. Apt. 4, was charged on a Union County warrant for violation of a ...
    May 29, 2015 - 10:44 am
  • Adair County Sheriff

    MiscellaneousTraffic complaint, 3:13 a.m., Saturday.Traffic complaint, 8:01 a.m., Saturday.Traffic c ...
    May 29, 2015 - 10:44 am
  • Accident

    No citations were issued after an accident 8:01 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of North Lincoln ...
    May 29, 2015 - 10:41 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 6:33 p.m., Saturday, South Bureau Street.Medical, 3:27 p.m., Sunday, North Elm ...
    May 28, 2015 - 10:20 am
  • Police

    Patrick Riley Iiams, 21, 701 N. Cedar St., was charged with disorderly conduct and three counts of s ...
    May 28, 2015 - 10:19 am
  • Adair County Sheriff

    MiscellaneousTraffic hazard, 12:15 a.m., May 18.Transport, 9 a.m., May 18.Theft, 9:05 a.m., May 18.A ...
    May 28, 2015 - 10:17 am
  • Afton Police

    Brandon Barrett, 18, of Creston was charged on a Taylor County warrant for simple assault, two Union ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • Thank you for attending Memorial Day service

    Thank you to all who came to the early DAR Memorial Day service Monday morning. It was rainy, chilly and very windy, but just about the time the servi ...
    May 28, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • Paulsen: Rain, Rain go away... come again another day!

    It seems to be the cycle we are in right now. It rains for a few days, we get a good day or two and then back to the rain machine.
    May 28, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Support our school board

    It was disappointing to attend the thank you coffee for our school board members on Monday (May 18) and see Creston's business community represented b ...
    May 27, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • Accident waiting to happen

    A young male in dark clothing rode a skateboard north on Elm Street from Howard Street for over a block on Tuesday evening after dark.
    May 19, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • It is that time again

    Spring is the usual time to celebrate the achievements of young (or older) students by honoring their school work in the exercise called graduation.
    May 19, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Richardson: Parting is such savory sorrow

    Pizza Hut is leaving us, and I think I’m still in the denial stage.Years ago, when I was a kid, we l ...
    May 19, 2015 - 10:11 am
  • Paulsen: Graduations are upon us

    We had the SWCC graduation last weekend and now the local high schools start this weekend. The school year is just about over.
    May 19, 2015 - 10:11 am
  • Salute to our veterans

    From Marion E. Chubick, U.S. Army veteranCrestonOur area veterans deserve recognition for their sacr ...
    May 12, 2015 - 1:48 pm
  • Food for Life update

    From Ruby StephensCrestonStarting May 5, there is a new treasurer for Food for Life. Bob Mohr was el ...
    May 12, 2015 - 1:49 pm
  • Poolman: Musical, races make for great weekend

    Last weekend I had the opportunity to see a modern production of "The Lion King" Saturday at the Des Moines Civic Center. That was probably one of the ...
    May 19, 2015 - 10:11 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsJune 1-5Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2 ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • Club news

    Delta Kappa GammaThirteen members attended the May 11 meeting of Pi Chapter Delta Kappa Gamma Intern ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsMay 25-29Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782- ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:09 pm
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsMay 18-22Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782- ...
    May 15, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Reunion

    Macksburg Alumni BanquetThe Macksburg alumni banquet will be held June 6 at Macksburg United Methodi ...
    May 15, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • Club news

    Ladies Lakeshore AuxiliaryLadies Lakeshore Auxiliary met May 6.Canasta winners were Joan Chubick, fi ...
    May 15, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsMay 11-15Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782- ...
    May 8, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • Reunion

    Cromwell AlumniThe 84th Cromwell School alumni banquet will be May 23 at Supertel Inn and Conference ...
    May 8, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • Club news

    Union County Genealogical SocietyUnion County Genealogical Society met April 27 at Gibson Memorial L ...
    May 8, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsMay 4-8Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-24 ...
    May 1, 2015 - 10:58 am

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