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  • County officials receive 3 percent raise

    Union County Board of Supervisors voted to increase 2016-17 wages for elected courthouse officials Monday. The vote came after the supervisors receive ...
    NEW: Feb. 9, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • Hy-Vee boasts new store director

    Creston Hy-Vee now has a new store director. Jeremy Odem, 32, started Jan. 20. He has worked for Hy-Vee for 18 years. "I've actually worked for Hy-Vee ...
    NEW: Feb. 9, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • College news

    MARYVILLE, Mo. – The office of the registrar at Northwest Missouri State University has announced the names of students named to the academic or presi ...
    NEW: Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • Donors urged to help the American Red Cross maintain blood supply

    The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients by giving blood this February.
    NEW: Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • College news

    INDIANOLA – Justin Hayes, son of Ken and Lou Ann Hayes; Lucas Neitzel, son of Monte and Tosha Neitzel; and Caleb Thompson, son of Jon and Jenny Thomps ...
    NEW: Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:57 am
  • Mullin selected for honor choir

    Marie Mullin, seventh-grader at Creston Middle School, was selected to participate in North Central American Choral Directors Association (NCACDA) mid ...
    NEW: Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:57 am
  • Union County 4-H'ers compete at National Western Stock Show

    Union County was represented by six 4-H'ers during the 110th National Western Stock Show held Jan. 9-24 in Denver, Colorado. During the stock show, ea ...
    NEW: Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:57 am
  • Epidurals soon to be offered at Greater Regional

    Do you ever wonder how much pain a woman is in when her baby is about to be born? Many at Greater Regional Medical Center have, and are soon going to ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • ISU students experiment with new technology

    AMES — A team of MBA students from Iowa State University is investigating the impact of a new technology that brings additional content to print journ ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:10 am
  • CNA wins six awards in INA contest

    The Creston News Advertiser won six awards in the Iowa Newspaper Association's 2016 Better Newspaper Contests.
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:07 am
  • Spartans open two-game conference lead

    Southwestern is firmly in the driver's seat now in its quest for a regular-season conference championship in men's basketball after holding off DMACC ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 2:00 am
  • Interstate 35 wins sectional title

    LIBERTY CENTER — Interstate-35 and Southeast Warren earned the regional dual spots in the Class 1A sectional tournament at Southeast Warren on Saturda ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 2:00 am
  • No. 8 Rams beat Panthers, 86-72

    GLENWOOD — The Creston boys basketball team got a preview of their district opener in two weeks in an 86-72 loss to eighth-ranked Glenwood Monday nigh ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 1:44 am
  • Panther girls knock off Lewis Central

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — The Creston/O-M bowling teams split with Lewis Central here on Friday.The Panther g ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 1:44 am
  • Panthers roll on senior night

    Creston stormed to a 27-13 lead at the end of the first quarter here Monday on its way to a 76-47 win over Chariton on senior night.
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 2:00 am
  • Ranked DMACC sinks Spartan women, 82-58

    Thirteenth-ranked DMACC used a late first-quarter spurt to pull ahead in an 82-58 victory over Southwestern here Saturday.
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 1:44 am
  • Area girls basketball

    Interstate 35 66, East Union 21TRURO — Interstate 35 girls improved to 18-2 with a 66-21 victory ove ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 1:43 am
  • Area boys basketball

    DIAGONAL — Diagonal overcame a slow start to knock off an Ankeny Christian Academy team that was favored by 21 points, according to the BCMoore comput ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 1:43 am
  • City league

    Creston Park & RecMen’s basketballJan. 27 scores — Old Timers 68, Carroll Chiropractic 39; Orient 71 ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 1:44 am
  • Panthers advance 10 despite 'ugliest' sectional performance

    WINTERSET — It wasn't the same crisp Panther wrestling that Creston/O-M head coach Darrell Frain has become accustomed to seeing from his team here on ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 1:30 am
  • Don Pottinger - Creston

    Don Pottinger, 86, of Creston died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. A private family funeral will be held Friday, Fe ...
    NEW: Feb. 9, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Douglas Bowen - Longmont, Colo.

    Douglas Robert Bowen, 38, of Longmont, Colorado, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. A memorial gathering will be held ...
    NEW: Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • Frances Saltzman - Mount Ayr

    Frances Jeanette Sheumaker Saltzman, 98, of Mount Ayr died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. T ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:03 am
  • Don Pottinger - Creston

    Don “Tiger” Pottinger, 86, of Creston died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Funeral services are pending at Pearson ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:04 am
  • Patrick Hollinrake - Creston

    Patrick Hollinrake, 66, of Creston died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:06 am
  • George Dailey - Maloy

    George Dailey, 92, of Maloy died Feb. 6, 2016, at Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Watson-Armstr ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Bob Fulton - Creston

    Bob Fulton, 78, of Creston died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at his home in Creston. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Frances Saltzman - Mount Ayr

    Frances (Sheumaker) Saltzman, 98, of Mount Ayr died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Betty Weller - Bedford

    Celebration of life funeral services for Betty Weller, 91, of Bedford, who passed away Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at the Clearview Home in Clearfield, will ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 11:20 am
  • John Northup - Iowa City

    John A. Northup, 60, of Iowa City died Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at Iowa City Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. F ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • Adams County Sheriff

    Christopher Adam Fannon, 27, of Corning was charged with operating while intoxicated and domestic as ...
    NEW: Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • Afton Police

    MiscellaneousSnow removal warning, 8:58 a.m., Feb. 1.Talk to officer, 10:49 a.m., Feb. 1.Traffic sto ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:29 am
  • Adair County Sheriff

    Francisco Martinez-Villagomez, 35, of Omaha, Nebraska, was charged with operating while intoxicated ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:27 am
  • Police

    Rita Campbell, 309 W. Adams St., reported the driver’s front and passenger’s rear windows in her veh ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:27 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 9:38 a.m., Monday, New York Avenue.Medical, 10:01 a.m., Monday, North Maple St ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:26 am
  • Accidents

    Kathryn Sue Spare, 56, of Afton was cited with following too closely after an accident 2:38 p.m. Mon ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:25 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousAccident, 6:54 p.m., Friday, Wyoming Avenue.Medical, 2:16 a.m., Saturday, North Spruce ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 10:45 am
  • Police

    Carrie Ann Johns, 41, 508 S. Birch St., was charged on a Union County warrant for operating while in ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 10:45 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 4:35 a.m., Thursday, West Adams Street.Medical, 8:25 p.m., Thursday, East Town ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 10:07 am
  • Police

    Kent Kristian Collins, 43, of Winterset was charged with driving while suspended 1:23 a.m. today at ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 10:07 am
  • Dolecheck’s Details

    Several subcommittees occurred this week on bills dealing with the Secure and Advanced Vision for Education (SAVE) Fund, the statewide 1 percent (or $ ...
    NEW: Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • Bower: Don’t call me sweetie

    Everyone wants to live longer, but no one wants to be old. No one likes the idea of physical and mental decline as we age, and, if someone brings it t ...
    NEW: Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • Poolman: Caucusing for a better country

    The first and only time I've ever caucused was the year I turned 19, when Barack Obama was not in office yet and John McCain had Sarah Palin as a runn ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:38 am
  • Richardson: Monday's real caucus winner? Iowans

    You could feel it in the air Monday night. It was hanging somewhere in the chilly February breeze that, just a few hours later, would bring the Iowa b ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 12:11 pm
  • Paulsen: I'll be glad when Monday is over with!

    I've seen enough political ads in the past month to last me the next five years. Plus, I'm tired of my phone ringing seven or eight times a night with ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 2:35 pm
  • It's time to make a decision

    Where did it go? Did we throw it away? America, is it gone forever? Take a look around at what our society has become. Basic moral values of right and ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • Dolecheck’s details

    The second week of session has started, and another heated debate over school funding has begun. It is important to understand the facts upon which th ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Make America great again by caucusing

    From Jonathan L. Ehrlich Creston Less than 20 percent of eligible voters in Iowa usually caucus. Establishment candidates want as few voters as possib ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Bower: Not crazy about caucuses

    I am so looking forward to next Tuesday. The caucuses will be over and, for me, it will be a relief. I will attend and support a candidate, but I woul ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Bed bugs and politicians

    From Birdie Sandeman Creston Bed bugs and politicians are both hard to get rid of. Rumor has it, extreme heat can get rid of both.
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston meals Feb. 8 to 12 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: herb crusted pork, bread dressing, country vegetable b ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Club news

    The Book Club The Book Club met 12:30 p.m. Feb. 1 in Creston at the home of Pat Pokorny. Barbara Thomsen gave the book report on the autobiography “A ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston meals Feb. 1 to 5 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: chicken supreme, cheesy whipped potatoes, broccoli and ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • Club news

    Chapter LG P.E.O. met Jan. 19 at Homestead with Carol Harrison as hostess. Thirteen members responded to roll call. Julie Christensen provided the pro ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston meals Jan. 25 to 29 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: salisbury beef, cheesy potatoes, cabbage, wheat roll, ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 11:10 am
  • Club news

    TOPS 1338 TOPS 1338, Creston met Jan. 4 for their its meeting of 2016 at First United Methodist Church. Weigh-in was from 5 to 5:30 p.m.
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston meals Jan. 18 to 22 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: potato crusted fish, oven roasted potatoes, creamed s ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 10:45 am
  • Club news

    Crest Area for Life Crest Area for Life met 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, at Holy Spirit Hall. President Meg Crawford opened the meeting with the right to l ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 10:45 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston meals Jan. 11 to 15 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: herb crusted pork, bread dressing, country vegetable ...
    Jan. 8, 2016 - 11:14 am
  • Club news

    Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary met Wednesday, Dec. 30. Canasta winners were Gwen Sandeman, first; Barb Bills, second; and Buelah McDonald, third. Maxine M ...
    Jan. 8, 2016 - 11:11 am

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