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  • Storm dumps 7-inch rain total in Adams County

    Two area counties are under a flash flood warning today after a strong thunderstorm dumped between 1 and 7 inches of rainfall in southwest I ...
    July 31, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • Throwback Thursday

    Today is July 30, the 211th day of the year. There are 154 days left in 2015. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for this ...
    July 30, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Elaine Bohling named local Iowan of the Day

    Elaine Bohling has always been an active volunteer and didn't slow down at all when a virus left her with a hearing impairment about six yea ...
    July 31, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • Battle of the BBQ results

    Here are the results from “Battle of the BBQ” cook-off Friday and Saturday in Corning. Overall Grand champion: Corey Rush of Omaha, Neb., Sm ...
    July 28, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Catholic church's new rerun shop to open Aug. 7

    Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Creston is down to the finishing touches on its new $450,000 rectory rerun rummage shop located directly nort ...
    July 28, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Panthers sail 9-0 in third-place game

    Creston defeated Pella 9-0 to capture third place in the Class 4A State Softball Tournament Friday afternoon.Dallas Center-Grimes defeated W ...
    July 24, 2015 - 6:07 pm
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  • Ver Meer finalist for Newton police chief position

    Paul Ver Meer is one of four finalists for the Newton police chief position.Ver Meer is currently th ...
    July 31, 2015 - 12:03 pm
  • Jimmy Buffett tribute band performs in Corning

    Dance of a Parrotthead is the midwest’s number one Jimmy Buffett tribute band performing at the Corning Opera House Cultural Center 7 p.m. Saturday, A ...
    July 31, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • CHS calendar

    Aug. 3-7Monday7 a.m. to 7 p.m., registration, middle school.8 to 9:30 a.m., padded league football c ...
    July 31, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Gas prices: Who's driving?

    It's Friday morning, and super unleaded fuel is $2.72 per gallon at the Casey's on U.S. Highway 34 in Creston. At the Casey's on Highway 25 in Greenfi ...
    July 31, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • Rainbow Park fountain repairs begin Monday

    The long-awaited restoration of the concrete fountain at Rainbow Park in Creston is scheduled to begin Monday.
    July 31, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • Final payments approved for Cromwell, High and Dry projects

    After a delay, the final payments for Union County's Cromwell and High and Dry roads projects were approved and paid for.
    July 30, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • Sweet corn feed raises funds for baby Bibles

    Come to the annual Emmaus sweet corn feed 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Creston First United Methodist Church, 400 N. Elm St. Menu includes all t ...
    July 30, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • Free blood pressure clinic in Corning

    Alegent Creighton Health at Home-Corning will hold a free blood pressure clinic Thursday Aug. 6, 11 a.m. to noon, at the Community Center in Corning. ...
    July 30, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Diagonal School registration announced

    DIAGONAL - Diagonal School registration will be 1 to 6 p.m. Aug. 3 and 4.Unless prior arrangements h ...
    July 30, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • College news

    University of Iowa IOWA CITY - Brent Mattes, a University of Iowa student from Bedford, was named to the university's President's List for the spring ...
    July 30, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • IGCA 2015 All-State Softball

    CLASS 1AFirst TeamMorgan Frost, Sr., Don Bosco; Taylor Graven, So., North Butler; Morgan Christner, ...
    July 31, 2015 - 2:17 am
  • Seven area players named all-state

    Class 4A third-place Creston and Class 1A regional finalist Murray accounted for five of the seven area players selected on one of the all-state softb ...
    July 31, 2015 - 2:38 am
  • Pride of Iowa All-Conference softball teams

    The Pride of Iowa Conference released its all-conference softball teams recently.Unanimous selection ...
    July 31, 2015 - 1:50 am
  • Fishing report

    Green Valley LakeBluegill - Slow: Bluegills up to 8 inches have been caught with worms fished along ...
    July 31, 2015 - 1:50 am
  • State baseball scores

    State BaseballSemifinalsAt Principal Park CLASS 1A Newman Catholic, Mason City 11, Martensdale-St. ...
    July 31, 2015 - 1:50 am
  • Hulett, two Tigers on all-district second teams

    Creston's Kadon Hulett and two Lenox players are among the Iowa BAseball Coaches Association's all-district players announced recently.
    July 30, 2015 - 2:25 am
  • Sports briefs

    Football campsThe Creston/O-M junior padded football camp for grades 4-6 will be held Aug. 3-5 at th ...
    July 30, 2015 - 2:25 am
  • Croghan paces Harlan past Wahlert

    RUNNELLS — Sixth-seeded Wahlert Catholic out-hit the third-seeded Harlan Cyclones, but Brett Croghan stranded eight Wahlert runners as he hurled a com ...
    July 30, 2015 - 2:18 am
  • Baseball scoreboard

    State baseballClass 3AQuarterfinalsBoone 9 Sergeant Bluff-Luton 1Pella 2 Dallas Center-Grimes 1Harla ...
    July 30, 2015 - 2:18 am
  • Pine Valley golf leagues

    PINE VALLEYIndustrial LeagueJuly 20TeamPointsGraham-Willets106Holliday-Loudon99Defending Champs9 ...
    July 30, 2015 - 2:18 am
  • Terri McMurphy - Creston

    Teresa Lynn McMurphy, 63, of Creston died July 29, 2015, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, ...
    July 31, 2015 - 11:34 am
  • Verlyne Westphal - Corning

    Verlyne Westphal, 85, of Corning, died July 25, 2015, at his home. A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, at the Corning Redeem ...
    July 31, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • Ronald Tull - Creston

    Ronald Tull, 78, of Creston died July 28, 2015, at Greater Regional Medical Center. No public services are planned. Pearson Family Funeral Service, 80 ...
    July 31, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • Delma Bittner - Creston

    Delma Bittner, 89, of Creston, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at Creston Nursing and Rehab Center in Creston, IA. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Satu ...
    July 31, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • Karen Donner - Afton

    Karen L. Donner, 74, of Afton, formerly of Creston, died July 25, 2015, at the Afton Care Center. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. ...
    July 29, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • Delma Bittner - Creston

    Delma Bittner, 89, of Creston died July 28, 2015, at Creston Nursing and Rehab Center. Arrangements are pending at the Powers Funeral Home, junction o ...
    July 29, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • Karen Donner - Afton

    Karen Donner, 74, of Afton died July 25, 2015, at Afton Care Center.Services are pending at Pearson ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Verlyne Westphal - Corning

    Verlyne Westphal, 85, of Corning died July 25, 2015 at his home in Corning.Services are pending at P ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Larry "Red" Van Pelt - Indianola

    A celebration of life visitation for Larry “Red” Van Pelt, 81, who passed away Friday, July 24, 2015 at the VA Hospital in Des Moines, will be held fr ...
    July 27, 2015 - 12:57 pm
  • Alan England - Clearfield

    Alan England, 49, of Clearfield died July 23, 2015, at the Mosiac Life Center in St. Joseph, Mo. Fun ...
    July 27, 2015 - 12:57 pm
  • Police

    MiscellaneousWarrant, 10:06 a.m., Thursday, North Pine Street.Talk to officer, 10:17 a.m., Thursday, ...
    July 31, 2015 - 10:53 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 4:11 a.m., today, Grand Avenue.Medical, 5:31 a.m., today, North Elm Street. ...
    July 31, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 9:03 p.m., Wednesday, North Division Street.Medical, 7:35 a.m., today, South C ...
    July 30, 2015 - 10:34 am
  • Police

    Dennis Gross, 505 W. Montgomery St., reported someone threw a large stone through the passenger side ...
    July 30, 2015 - 10:34 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 5:10 p.m., Tuesday, Clayton Road. ...
    July 29, 2015 - 10:39 am
  • Police

    Walter Anthony Hodgkins, 34, 810 W. Adams St., was charged on a Union County warrant for possession ...
    July 29, 2015 - 10:38 am
  • Afton Police

    MiscellaneousInformation, 6:11 p.m., July 20.Escort, 11:44 p.m., July 20.Escort, 9:35 a.m., July 21. ...
    July 29, 2015 - 10:05 am
  • Fire

    MiscellaneousMedical, 1:46 p.m., Monday, Sycamore Street. ...
    July 28, 2015 - 10:41 am
  • Police

    MiscellaneousTalk to officer, 6:44 a.m., Monday, North Pine Street.Parking complaint, 7:59 a.m., Mon ...
    July 28, 2015 - 10:42 am
  • Adair County Sheriff

    Bryana Christine Mulbach, 19, of Adair was charged with violation of a no-contact order 4:30 p.m. Ju ...
    July 28, 2015 - 10:27 am
  • Poolman: Awaiting next year's fairs

    The sun baked my skin and scents of wood chips, tilled Iowa earth and cow manure wafted on the warm breeze. I stood with my arms resting on a large me ...
    July 30, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • Thank you to Union County Historical Village

    From the Thompson family During a recent family gathering in Creston, we were able to tour the Historical Village and Museum at McKinley Park. Altho ...
    July 29, 2015 - 10:49 am
  • History about Highway 25

    The spring and summer of 2015 mark the 79th anniversary of one of the largest construction projects to affect the west part of the city of Creston. Th ...
    July 28, 2015 - 10:37 am
  • Paulsen: Summer is in full swing

    The hot and humid weather lately has made for some tough days outside. All the rain has also made the bugs a challenge this summer.
    July 23, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Sharing information about excessive nitrate levels in drinking water

    During the past several months, there have been articles in newspapers as well as reports on the local morning and evening news stations about the iss ...
    July 23, 2015 - 12:49 pm
  • We should not be signing a treaty with Iran

    From Richard J. Brammer Lenox Iran refused to sign a treaty that they will not try to build hydrogen bombs and rockets to carry them to the U.S. unles ...
    July 21, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • PETERSON: A special night - similar to one-run triumph over Perry 19 years earlier

    Sometimes, it’s best to trust your gut instincts. The “rational” side of me told me Tuesday night to ...
    July 17, 2015 - 3:31 am
  • A little more history

    From Randy Hughes Creston A recent letter suggested that President Lincoln initiated "an illegal war." I doubt that the reference was to the conflict ...
    July 16, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Poolman: Firefighting: not just fighting fires

    The sound of nails hammered into wooden planks echoed through a maintenance shed, and voices rang as men yelled to each other for building materials. ...
    July 16, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Is your dog cool?

    From Janel McLain, Director Dog Gone Rescue Creston Summer is definitely here! A heatwave is in full steam this week with temps in the high 90s…and wi ...
    July 16, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • Reunion

    The annual Ehm Reunion will be held at noon on Aug. 9 at the Pizza Ranch in Creston.Hope to see you ...
    July 31, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsAug. 3-7Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782-2 ...
    July 31, 2015 - 11:19 am
  • Club news

    Alpha Sigma Master ChapterAlpha Sigma Master met July 9 for supper at “Up In Smoke” in Afton. Member ...
    July 31, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Reunion

    Kent PicnicThe 18th annual Kent picnic was held July 18 at the Salem Lutheran Church, Creston.Those ...
    July 24, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Club news

    TOPS 1338TOPS 1338, Creston met July 13 with 10 members weighing in. Carol Sheldahl was best loser a ...
    July 24, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Congregate Meals

    Creston mealsJuly 27-31Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782 ...
    July 24, 2015 - 11:19 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsJuly 20-24Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782 ...
    July 17, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Club news

    Kent Dinner ClubKent Dinner Club met July 9 with eight attending at The Pizza Ranch.The next meeting ...
    July 17, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Reunion

    Mitchell Reunion/ExpeditionThe second annual Mitchell reunion/expedition was held June 19-21 at Gree ...
    July 10, 2015 - 10:42 am
  • Congregate meals

    Creston mealsJuly 13-17Menu subject to change.Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-782 ...
    July 10, 2015 - 10:40 am

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