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  • Throwback Thursday

    Today is Sept. 29, the 273rd day of the year. It's a leap year. So, there are 93 days left in 2016. Below are news items from the Creston Ne ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 11:45 am
  • September yards of the month

    The three September yards of the month have been announced by the Image Enhancement Committee. See photos of the three yards here. ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 11:59 am
  • See You at the Pole photo package

    See You at the Pole, a nationally recognized, student-initiated prayer gathering held Sept. 28 each year, was held in Creston this morning a ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 11:27 am
  • National Cattle Dog Finals results

    The 2016 United States Border Collie Handler's Association (USBCHA) National Cattledog Finals were hosted by Curtis Travis of Travis Feeders ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 11:40 am
  • Creston Color Run photo package

    The Creston Color Run, sponsored by St. Malachy School Parent-Teacher Organization, was held Sunday afternoon beginning at McKinley Park in ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:40 am
  • Throwback Thursday

    Today is Sept. 22, the 266th day of the year. It's a leap year. So, there are 100 days left in 2016. Below are news items from the Creston N ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 12:07 pm
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  • Panther harriers take advantage of nice night

    PERRY — Conditions and the course at Perry Golf & Country Club lent itself to terrific times for the Creston girls and boys cross country teams at Thu ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 2:20 am
  • Mustangs back at .500 with win vs. Maroons

    MURRAY — The visiting Diagonal Maroons got stronger every set in their road match at Murray Thursday but the Mustangs still emerged victorious in thre ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 2:09 am
  • Panther harriers take advantage of beautiful conditions

    PERRY — Conditions and the course at Perry Golf & Country Club lent itself to terrific times for the Creston girls and boys cross country teams at Thu ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 2:12 am
  • Bevins ending career as Bearcat legend

    MARYVILLE, Mo. — The legendary toughness of Northwest Missouri State senior Collin Bevins has been, and will continue to be, the hub of the Bearcat de ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 2:05 am
  • Panthers look for 6th straight win over Huskies

    Creston/Orient-Macksburg's Friday opponent has a tendency to hang around a bit longer than what's comfortable.
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • Area football: Eagles staying focused on tasks at hand

    AFTON — It could be easy for East Union’s football team to believe the hype surrounding itself. The Eagles are off to one of their better starts ever ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 12:27 am
  • Freshmen defeat Trojans handily

    Junior Varsity Creston/ Orient-Macksburg 20, Atlantic 6 The Panthers junior varsity team improv ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 2:03 pm
  • Volleyball roundup

    O-M volleyball earns first two wins of season Over the last week, Orient-Macksburg’s volleyball tea ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 2:16 pm
  • SWCC volleyball swept by NECC

    Down two of its better hitters, Southwestern Community College battled even in losing in three straight sets to Northeast Community College.
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 12:40 am
  • Junior high Panthers conquer Trojans

    The Creston junior high football teams made easy work of both Atlantic squads last Thursday, Sept. 22.
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • Opal Fisher - Grant City, Mo.

    Opal Irene Fisher, age 92, of Grant City, Missouri, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, at Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph, Missouri.
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 12:07 pm
  • Mary Carson - Creston

    Mary Carson, 75, of Creston died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at Southern Hills Specialty Care in Osceola.
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 11:50 am
  • Ronald Sprague - Creston

    Ronald W. Sprague, 87, of Creston died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston.
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 12:03 pm
  • Anne Bear - Creston

    Anne Bear, 76, of Creston died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at Crest Haven Care Centre in Creston. Cele ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:43 am
  • Ronald Sprague - Creston

    Ronald Sprague, 87, of Creston died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston.
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:45 am
  • Jerry Russell - Prescott

    Jerry A. Russell, 78, of Prescott died suddenly in a farming accident at his home in Prescott on Sept. 21, 2016. Jerry, son of Clarence and Marjorie H ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 12:12 pm
  • Betty Strauss - Guthrie Center

    Betty Imogene Strauss was born Sept. 30, 1925, in Creston. She was the only child of Stanley Bud and Florence Violet (Johnson) Guthrie. Betty passed a ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 12:14 pm
  • Merl Jackson - Corning

    Merl Jackson, 92, of Corning died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at Corning Specialty Care in Corning. Mem ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 12:18 pm
  • Jerry Russell - Prescott

    Jerry A. Russell, 78, of Prescott died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, at his home in Prescott. Funeral ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 12:19 pm
  • Hazel Maharry - Lenox

    Hazel Maharry, 95, of Lenox died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. Memorial celebration of life services will ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 2:48 pm
  • Adair County Sheriff

    Adam Thomas Harris, 30, of West Des Moines was charged on an Adair County warrant for possession wit ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • Accidents

    No citations were issued after an accident 11:37 a.m. Sept. 9 on West Adams Street.According to a Cr ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • Afton Police

    MiscellaneousAssistance, 2:41 p.m., Sept. 19.Information, 3:25 p.m., Sept. 19.Assistance, 2:55 p.m., ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 9:31 am
  • Police

    MiscellaneousReckless driving, 8:16 a.m., Tuesday, West Prairie Street.Theft, 8:25 a.m., Tuesday, La ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 9:31 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 10:02 p.m., Friday, West Mills Street.Medical, 11:42 a.m., Saturday, Wyoming A ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • Police

    MiscellaneousTraffic stop, 7:24 a.m., Monday, College Drive.Traffic stop, 8:32 a.m., Monday, East Mi ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • Police

    Thomasena Durst, 34, of Winterset was charged with driving under revocation 2 a.m. Saturday at the i ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Fire

    Creston firefighters responded to a brush fire 7:53 p.m. Thursday on South Chestnut Street.According ...
    Sept. 25, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Police

    Dakota Dean Rosch, 21, 100 W. Ringgold St., was charged with driving while revoked 5:15 p.m. Thursda ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 10:35 am
  • Police

    MiscellaneousWelfare check, 8:45 a.m., Tuesday, South Lincoln Street.Talk to officer, 8:59 a.m., Tue ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:35 am
  • A Sunday with no absentees

    There’s a story about a church in east Texas that supposedly had some producing oil wells on the church property. The wells were a lucrative source of ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • McDermott: Superintendent update on school improvement projects

    Over recent years we have accumulated quite a list of potential facility upgrades or capital projects that would certainly benefit students and our co ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • One more time

    As the holiday season comes, I would like to make you aware of a problem we are facing ... yes, go to the pet store or to a breeder ... see that littl ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • DAR sponsors annual essay contest

    The Nancy McKay Harsh Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolutions (DAR) is again sponsoring the DAR annual American History essay contests.
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 11:45 am
  • Peterson: Hall inductees offer reminders about impacting lives

    I learned a few nuggets from each of the new inductees into the Creston High School Hall of Fame Thursday night during their presentations.
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 11:45 am
  • Insurance scam

    It appears that our city council does not agree with the statement, “Shop at home and support your local business owner."
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 10:32 am
  • Prank or worse?

    When I retired as managing editor of this newspaper, I never thought I would be writing a letter to the editor. An event that happened last week has p ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 10:32 am
  • Paulsen: Homecoming week is on tap here in Creston

    Friday is the Creston High School homecoming game. The Panther football team is off to a good start. The parade is on Friday afternoon and it is alway ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:36 am
  • Thank you SWCC and Creston community

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank Southwestern Community College (SWCC) and the Creston community for making my induction into the SWCC H ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:35 am
  • Carter: Kinnick greets a first-timer

    IOWA CITY — I’m sure a good portion of you reading at this very moment have had the pleasure of attending an Iowa Hawkeyes football game at Kinnick St ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 12:33 pm
  • Congregate meals

    Sept. 26-30Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447.Monday ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 11:44 am
  • Club news

    VFW Post 1797 met Sept. 13 at the Elks Lodge in Creston. Twenty members and guests were present for dinner.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 11:43 am
  • Club news

    Afton Federated Garden ClubMembers of Afton Federated Garden Club met 1:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at Afton Com ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 11:54 am
  • Congregate meals

    Sept. 19-23Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447.Monday ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Reunion

    The Keller dinner will be noon Sunday, Sept. 18, at Pizza Ranch. Notice change of place. Pay at the desk. For more information, call 641-344-4489.
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Hospital

    Theresa Lovell had a mild heart attack Aug. 31, and has been hospitalized and in rehab.Cards can be ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 12:07 pm
  • Congregate meals

    Sept. 12-16Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447.Monday ...
    Sept. 9, 2016 - 11:31 am
  • Club news

    Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary met Sept 7. Canasta winners were Wanda Nash, first; Janet Kessler, second; and Sharon Gile, third.
    Sept. 9, 2016 - 11:31 am
  • Congregate meals

    Sept. 5-9Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2447.Monday: ...
    Sept. 2, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • Club news

    Crest Area for LifeCrest Area for Life met 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, at the Holy Spirit Hall. Seven m ...
    Sept. 2, 2016 - 10:44 am

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