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  • CCSD security upgrades up and running

    Creston Community School District’s $600,000 security plan is a reality as all three phases of the plan are now in place.
    March 28, 2017 - 11:05 am
  • 'Pumping up Creston'

    Editor's note: This is the cover story of Tuesday's Progress section, "Coming Home." For more stories on people returning to their hometowns, pick up ...
    March 28, 2017 - 1:25 pm
  • Misha Curtis shows her 'Sweet Side' through 3 businesses

    Editor's note: This is the cover story for Monday's Progress edition, "Women in Business." For more stories on area women in business, pick up a copy ...
    March 27, 2017 - 3:19 pm
  • Dorr and Blue Band saying ‘goodbye’ at Warren Center

    Iowa Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famers Bob Dorr and The Blue Band have been delighting crowds for 36 years, but they are calling it quits this year. Their ...
    March 27, 2017 - 11:03 am
  • Library news

    The following events are at the Gibson Memorial Library, located at 200 W. Howard St., in Creston. Regular library hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday ...
    March 27, 2017 - 11:02 am
  • Council gathers more information on streets

    The Creston City Council gathered more information on its potential $5 million street improvement project during Tuesday's regular meeting.
    March 28, 2017 - 11:06 am
  • 5 minutes with Jessie Smith, Creston Hy-Vee cake designer

    AGE: 22HOMETOWN: CrestonFAVORITE PART OF YOUR JOB: Decorating the unique cakesHOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN ...
    March 28, 2017 - 11:06 am
  • College news

    Briar Cliff University announced 293 students have been named to the dean’s list for the first semester of the 2016-17 academic year and included Jay ...
    March 24, 2017 - 10:52 am
  • Severe Weather Awareness week has planned tornado drill

    Severe Weather Awareness week is scheduled for the last week in March this year. The dates are March 27-31. March 29 will be the annual tornado drill ...
    March 24, 2017 - 10:51 am
  • School lunches

    Creston Monday: pizza, steamed corn, pears, bread and butter sandwich. Tuesday: hamburger, baked beans, peaches, baked chips.
    March 24, 2017 - 10:51 am
  • A night to celebrate

    Southwestern Community College men’s basketball coach Todd Lorensen brought a motto to Creston from his time at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.
    March 29, 2017 - 3:06 am
  • Satisfactory beginning for Panther track and field squads

    SHENANDOAH — Outdoor track season is here and the Creston track and field squads got repetitions in against teams from the southern half of the Hawkey ...
    March 29, 2017 - 2:58 am
  • Spartan bats pick up, but not enough

    The Southwestern Community College softball team hosted a weekend doubleheader with Iowa Lakes Sunday in Iowa Community Collegiate Athletic Conference ...
    March 28, 2017 - 1:08 am
  • Creston girls look to take step toward title

    A year removed from yet another runner-up finish to Glenwood at the Hawkeye 10 Conference Meet and an overall strong finish heading into state competi ...
    March 28, 2017 - 1:11 am
  • Heating up

    A rainy day Saturday kept the Spartans from the diamond, but Sunday brought the “ping” of the bat.Ma ...
    March 28, 2017 - 1:04 am
  • Filling spots, setting high goals

    With a more robust men's roster and still tiny women's unit, the Southwestern Community College Spartans Track and Field squad is heading into the spr ...
    March 28, 2017 - 12:59 am
  • CHAMPIONS!

    DANVILLE, Ill. — Players, coaches, family, friends, Spartan Nation and the city of Creston will forever remember March 25, 2017.
    March 27, 2017 - 4:53 am
  • The dream is complete

    DANVILLE, Ill. — They came from as close as Emerson, Leon, Des Moines and Lincoln, Nebraska; as far away as Milwaukee, Memphis, Tennessee, Charlotte, ...
    March 27, 2017 - 4:44 am
  • CHAMPIONS!

    DANVILLE, Ill. — Players, coaches, family, friends, Spartan Nation and the city of Creston will forever remember March 25, 2017.
    March 26, 2017 - 6:05 am
  • SWCC men's basketball championship game preview: How to watch, follow and listen

    This evening, the Southwestern Community College Spartans (35-1) play the Louisburg College Hurricanes (30-4) for the NJCAA Division II national champ ...
    March 25, 2017 - 4:25 pm
  • Louis Kennedy - Corning

    Louis Kennedy, 84, of Corning died Monday, March 27, 2017, at CHI Health Mercy Hospital in Corning. Funeral services are pending at Pearson Family Fun ...
    March 28, 2017 - 11:05 am
  • Wayne Bohn - Mount Ayr

    Wayne Bohn, 91, of Mount Ayr died Sunday, March 26, 2017, at Mount Ayr Health Care Center. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 30, at Armstrong F ...
    March 28, 2017 - 11:05 am
  • Betty Hudson - Creston

    Betty Hudson, 94, of Creston died Monday, March 27, 2017, at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, ...
    March 28, 2017 - 11:05 am
  • LuAnn Riepe - Greenfield

    LuAnn Riepe, 60, of Greenfield died Friday, March 24, 2017, at Greater Regional Hospice House in Creston. Celebration of life services will be 11 a.m. ...
    March 27, 2017 - 11:08 am
  • Carolyn Gillet - Corning

    Carolyn Gillet, 78, of Corning died Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at CHI Health Bergan Mercy in Omaha, Nebraska. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday ...
    March 24, 2017 - 10:55 am
  • Carolyn Gillet - Corning

    Carolyn Gillet, 78, of Corning died Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at CHI Health Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. Funeral services are pending at ...
    March 23, 2017 - 10:46 am
  • Thomas Rotert - Creston

    Thomas Jude Rotert, 55, of Creston died Thursday, March 16, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Sharing services will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday, ...
    March 22, 2017 - 11:04 am
  • Lois Scott - Clearfield

    Lois Scott, 94, of Clearfield died Monday, March 20, 2017, at her home in Clearfield. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 24, at United M ...
    March 22, 2017 - 11:04 am
  • Mike Sluyter Sr. - Creston

    Mike Sluyter, Sr., 49, of Creston died Sunday, March 19, 2017, at his home in Creston. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at McKinley ...
    March 22, 2017 - 11:04 am
  • Theresa Lovell - Urbandale

    Theresa Lovell, 81, of Urbandale, formerly of Creston, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017, at Karen Acres Health Care Center in Urbandale. Mass of Chr ...
    March 22, 2017 - 11:04 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousAccident, 11:08 a.m., March 13, Green Valley Road.Fire drill, 10:30 a.m., March 15, Wes ...
    March 27, 2017 - 10:17 am
  • Police

    MiscellaneousEscort, 9:37 a.m., Friday, New York Avenue.Assistance, 12:04 p.m., Friday, West Adams S ...
    March 27, 2017 - 10:17 am
  • Police

    MiscellaneousAnimal call, 4:36 p.m., Tuesday, West Taylor Street.Domestic dispute, 5:48 p.m., Tuesda ...
    March 24, 2017 - 10:36 am
  • Fire

    Creston firefighters responded to a grass fire 9:05 p.m. Friday at the intersection of 130th Street and Lure Avenue.
    March 23, 2017 - 10:41 am
  • Adair County Sheriff

    Tyler Alexander Estrada, 27, of Stuart was charged with operating while intoxicated 4:15 p.m. March 13 in Adair County.
    March 23, 2017 - 10:41 am
  • Adams County Sheriff

    Stephanie Wilkinson, 30, of Corning was charged with fifth-degree criminal mischief 1:38 p.m. Saturday in Adams County.
    March 23, 2017 - 10:41 am
  • Accidents

    No citations were issued after an accident 5:44 a.m. March 1 at the intersection of New York Avenue and Laurel Street.
    March 23, 2017 - 10:42 am
  • Adams County Sheriff

    Yaasmyn Spivey, 19, of Omaha, Nebraska, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia 10:37 a.m. ...
    March 22, 2017 - 2:10 pm
  • Police

    Cameron Murphy, 38, of Lakewood, Colorado, was charged with operating while intoxicated, felon in po ...
    March 22, 2017 - 2:10 pm
  • Police

    MiscellaneousSuspicious person, 12:20 a.m., Friday, West Union Street.Traffic stop, 12:50 a.m., Frid ...
    March 21, 2017 - 11:52 am
  • Further explanation on support of former Country Haven residents

    From Rene L. Lauer Assistant administrator of the former Country Haven in CorningOn behalf of C ...
    March 28, 2017 - 10:56 am
  • Schools need Smarter Balanced Assessment

    From Connie MaxsonFormer school administrator and Creston residentRecently, the Iowa Senate passed S ...
    March 28, 2017 - 10:56 am
  • U.S. running out of places to borrow

    As the federal debt has gone from astounding to unbelievable to incomprehensible, a new problem has emerged: the U.S. government is actually running o ...
    March 22, 2017 - 11:00 am
  • 'Thank you from the veterans'

    The Union County honor flight program is so thankful for the support we have received from the community. We’ve had two more successful events this wi ...
    March 21, 2017 - 10:59 am
  • Trump and Ryan health care bill causes concern

    The Trump/Ryan Care Bill appears to be coming to a vote this Thursday evening in the House of Representatives. I am personally concerned as one of my ...
    March 21, 2017 - 11:00 am
  • Seeking nominations for 4-H Hall of Fame

    From Barb WilmethPresident, Union County Friends of 4-H Inc.Union County has a rich 4-H history whic ...
    March 16, 2017 - 10:54 am
  • Dogs love cars

    From Bernard G. Stamper Sr.CrestonA recent segment on Channel 13 News showing a dog sounding the car ...
    March 16, 2017 - 10:54 am
  • Busting brackets

    Thursday marks the day many sports fans, such as myself, wait for all winter.Sure, NCAA Tournament g ...
    March 15, 2017 - 10:50 am
  • 'Computers, crochet and chess'

    Q: What do computers, crochet, chess and Creston have in common? A: The Gibson Memorial Library.My f ...
    March 14, 2017 - 11:15 am
  • Reading the Bible

    A story is told of an old man who lived on a farm in the mountains of eastern Kentucky with his young grandson. Each morning, Grandpa was up early sit ...
    March 9, 2017 - 10:42 am
  • Club news

    Members present at the March 20 Friends of the Library meeting were Emily Cook, Jessica Duncan, Judy Hoakison, Cari Jack, Marisue Lewis, Bunny Norton, ...
    March 24, 2017 - 10:48 am
  • Congregate meals

    March 27-31 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: balsamic onion chicken, oven roasted potatoes, mixed greens salad, as ...
    March 24, 2017 - 10:49 am
  • Club news

    Creston Area Retired School Personnel Association (CARSPA) held its meeting March 14 at Crest Ridge Estates in Creston.
    March 17, 2017 - 10:43 am
  • Congregate meals

    March 20-24 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: beef spaghetti casserole, green beans, cabbage with carrots, dinner r ...
    March 17, 2017 - 10:43 am
  • Congregate meals

    March 13-17 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: baked chicken with gravy, whipped potatoes, Harvard beets, multigrain ...
    March 10, 2017 - 10:46 am
  • Club news

    Court Joan of Arc No. 428 met in the church hall following Mass. Dinner was served by the committee of Janet Brown, chairman, and Pat Wagner, Barb Tho ...
    March 10, 2017 - 10:46 am
  • Club news

    Chapter LG P.E.O. met Feb. 21 at the home of Kay Ritter with Dianne Huffman assisting as co-hostess. Twelve members responded to roll call.
    March 3, 2017 - 10:29 am
  • Congregate meals

    March 6-10 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: creamy garlic chicken, cheesy parslied potatoes, Harvard beets, multig ...
    March 3, 2017 - 10:29 am
  • Congregate meals

    Feb. 27 – March 3 Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447. Monday: beef italiano, garlic rotini, Lima beans, wheat roll, apricots.
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:48 am
  • Club news

    Creston Ladies Literary Circle met Feb. 17 at the home of Sherry McKie with 18 members present. President Vanita Moberg conducted business including r ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:47 am

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